Product Development: How does one go about designing and manufacturing a backpack? [Quora]

by · March 25, 2021 ·2 min read

A startup or new business is in the process to discover a profitable business model.

A startup or new business is in the process to discover a profitable business model.

“A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.”
– Charles Kettering

American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 patents.

You must answer these questions before entering into development.

  • What will the business model be for your backpack?
  • What is your backpacks minimum viable product?
  • I wouldn’t invest a single penny or time in development until you have answered these questions.

The design process for a backpack would be similar to a product I designed “The Alkemista Alcohol Infusion Vessel” The physical product raised $120,162 + on Kickstarter & Indiegogo.

Here is a short snippet of the my design case study on the “Alkemista Alcohol Infusion Vessel”

Design Brief

Ethan + Ashe: “A modern bar and houseware brand crafting design-led science inspired tools for the gastro-enthusiast”


Brand Moodboard: masculine, earthy warm colours, class, finesse.



Individuals, gastro-enthusiasts and bartenders create creative custom signature infused cocktails for all to enjoy.

However, the current process is cumbersome and complicated as the process requires multiple tools not to mention the mess!



To design and develop an all in one bar tool that simplifies the process in infusing fresh fruit, spices herbs and botanicals to create unique custom cocktails.

Continue to read on: Physical Product Design Case Study: $107K+ Funded Via Kickstarter

Physical Invention Roadmapping Service

Define your physical product concept, validate your physical product idea, and set the stage for full design development.

  • Define the problem you’re physical product will solve
  • Research and analyse whether the solution is viable.
  • Discover what is required at minimum to launch your product.

Read more here: ROADMAPPPING-Industrial Design – Jay Johl – Medium


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