After an idea has gone through the design sketching process, it's time to test out how the concept holds up in the real world. Just like in the design sketching process, making a quick, rough model out of foam, cardboard, or wood can help us get a feel of how we would interact with the product. Through this process we are able to assign realistic proportion and dimensions to the concept. Often times by interacting with a simple physical model, we will learn or discover new things that weren't possible to understand by only sketching. Because of this, the design process goes back and forth, refining a idea between design sketching and model making until the design of the product is fully explored and the user experience at this stage is refined.
At GMAY3 Design we make use of in house 3D printing to allow us to create detailed, high accuracy models which allows us to further develop the design of a product.