The primary objective of the Smart Search project was to create a search tool that would allow design engineers to easily find relevant patents, with a simple and straightforward interface.
In addition, the project aimed to improve the overall efficiency of the design process by reducing the time and effort required to search for and access relevant patents, thus allowing the team to focus on the creative and technical aspects of their work.
To achieve these objectives, Nebuli provided a systematic and methodical approach, which included the following key steps:
The first step was to understand the needs and requirements of the design engineers who would be using the tool. This involved conducting interviews and focus groups to gather feedback and insights on what design engineers needed from a patent search tool.
Team Nebuli then conducted a feasibility analysis to determine whether it was technically and financially feasible to build the tool as envisioned. This involved evaluating the available supporting technology, assessing the costs of development and maintenance, and determining the potential return on investment.
Based on the requirements and feasibility analysis, the team designed and developed a prototype of the Smart Search tool, powered by Nebuli’s Datastack and Nanobot frameworks. This involved creating a user-friendly interface, integrating the internal and external patent databases, and developing algorithms to accurately and efficiently search and retrieve relevant patents.
The prototype was then tested and refined through multiple iterations, based on feedback from the design engineers and other stakeholders. This allowed our team to identify and address any issues or limitations, and to ensure that the final product met the needs and expectations of the users.
Once the final version of the tool was completed, it was deployed to the design engineers and made available for use. The team also provided ongoing support and maintenance to ensure that the tool continued to function properly and effectively over time.
The Smart Search tool was successfully implemented and has had a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the design process. The client’s design engineers are now able to easily and quickly find relevant patents within the internal and external databases, enabling them to work more efficiently and focus on the creative and technical aspects of their work.
The tool has also had a positive impact on the overall productivity of the company, with fewer delays and bottlenecks in the design process. This has resulted in cost savings and an increased ability to bring new products and technologies to market faster.