The production of products entails a process of creating parts and assembling them together, that make-up a finished product according to the design of the product. Many steps are taken. The manufacturing of finished products typically happens at a factory. A cost analysis of the production process and materials gets conducted. A design is prepared. Materials are chosen, shaped, and fitted, that make-up a part within the assembly or component of the product. A study of the market is done to inform of possible competing products, price placement, and consumer demographics and interests.
An alternative way of approaching the production of products is to take an existing product, already serving a purpose, and doubling-up with a compatible product to make an entirely different product for a different purpose. By developing products that double-up with a product that already exists on the market, in order to create a different product, reduces the amount of material consumption and waste creation. Not to be confused with unit reduction. The reduction of material consumption and waste creation results in an efficiency improvement, which extends the existing supply of materials for the same use or other use and reduces saturating the living environment. Savings may get passed-on to the consumer and gains for the producer.
The Swinga Baby Harness and the Swinga Baby Tripod are such products.