The future of product and service design will be hugely impacted by digital twin technology. One of the most exciting things we experience as digital twin consultants are introducing product design companies to what “digital twinning” can do and how it can 10X the efficiency of product design. The potential to create, design and alter products using the digital twin interface is endless, however, most product designers and manufacturers have a tendency to compare digital twins to the average product design software. Although this new technology is able to simulate products in their entirety and change them just like a normal 3D software would do, it has a few distinct features that make digital twin interfaces very powerful and useful when it comes to design. Let’s talk about them.
Creating, manufacturing and simulating designs will become truly easy using digital twin technology. Apart from having the ability to create and build products from scratch and then seeing how they will interact with the world by simulating various scenarios, digital twin technology will be a very powerful tool in every product designer’s arsenal in the next decade. The biggest difference between a digital twin interface and a simple 3D product modeling software is that by developing designs with digital twins, you are able to immediately witness how your product design will interact with the environment and predict customers usage. This will ensure that you are on the right track of developing a product that is 100% compatible with the environment, is user-friendly and designed to last. This is the luxury digital twin technology will give you – creating simulations in order to test products and witness how well your design will cope in a specific context.
In order to create a good end-user experience, designers are often forced to test their products in real life by presenting them to the customer and then trying to get feedback. With digital twin technology, customer experiences will be simulated. For instance, simulating a person (the customer) and the environment they will use the product in via digital twin technology, can be recreated digitally. All the action the customer will take and everything he will do in order to use the product successfully can be replicated as well. By executing these processes, the digital twin platform will then be able to extrapolate how the person might use the designed product in the future by creating new use cases. Combine this with real-life data and developers will have a fully built product design, testing, and development interface they can depend on to design products more efficiently. To explain this further, we would need to write an entire series of articles, but we have decided to take a more efficient approach and host a summit for designing with digital twin – feel free to attend by clicking the link.
The digital twin interface can be used for designing products, testing them in real time situations, stipulating how the customer or the end user will use them and how the design will complement the product’s environment, however, the technology itself is not limited to only these features. One of the biggest issues in the field of design is that it is hard to find customers who would appreciate design as much as the designers themselves do. Most people do not realize the importance or value of design work and view it as overrated, instead of appreciating it and viewing well-designed products as worthwhile investments. Digital Twin technology is more than capable of solving this by having an interface where product designs, previews, and presentations can be shared with the end users directly. According to our online research team at challenge.org, this will allow designers to find the perfect buyers for their work, overcoming the trial and error part of finding prospects who would value design.
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