1. Tag Archives: product development

  2. How to Become a Top Branding Firm

    Interview by the Founder of StudioRed: A 37 year old Brand and Product Development Firm

  3. Innovation in Today’s Youth

    How many ways can you make a hovercraft?  Particularly one that runs on batteries!   Recently I had the good fortune of helping at a science completion for students, and the ideas and cleverness from the young contestants was far more diverse than anyone could have predicted.  The Tech Challenge, held at The Tech Museum of…

  4. Challenges In New Product Development

    Challenges in new product development are one reason to consider if the investment to convert your idea into a sellable product is worth it. They are usually not so daunting that they cannot be overcome. They range from initial development cost to complexity of testing and certification to overall production ramp up and distribution costs….

  5. Go Big or Go Home With Your New Product Design

    Everyone loves compact products.  Smaller is better.  It almost seems the thinking is that this communicates a higher degree of technological achievement, or greater versatility, or sophistication, but is it the best choice for many products?  Does this approach from the onset make for unrealistic marketing promises, cause cost over runs in development, limit features…

  6. What Everybody Ought to Know About Product Design Prototyping

  7. Medical Product Design Tips

    Medical Product Design sounds like it’s a unique field requiring specialist to successfully navigate the product challenges. However, this is not the case. Medical Product Design is basically regular product design with especially sensitive users to certain aspects of the product. Things like robustness, flexibility and performance is much more important than things like cost…

  8. Creating Sheet Metal Assemblies that Stand Up to Manufacturing Tolerances

    Sheet metal assemblies are frequently seen when producing large scale products as it’s a very cost effective way to create big structures, as the processing equipment is well established and there is no need to create large expensive tools that would be needed making a plastic part. However because parts are made from an assembly…

  9. To Print or Machine: How the Process Can Impact Your Prototype

    Prototyping is a crucial step in any development process, it’s important to validate your design outside of a CAD environment as there are some things that can’t be checked in a computer, or are just easier to evaluate with parts in hand. For most human scale items this leads to a decision between two major…

  10. Ode to the Prototype

    The impact of virtual design is indisputable but what of the claims in recent years where whole products could be developed in the virtual realm, ready for production release.  If we are to believe some of what has been written, a complete new aircraft could be designed in Computer Aided Drafting and Design software, analyzed…

  11. Is Your Product Ready for Prime Time? Render vs. Reality

    Is Your Product Ready for Prime Time?  Render vs. Reality What does “production-ready” really mean?  Scanning any crowd-funding site, you’ll see countless beautifully rendered products bearing this phrase yet, even when funded, many of these projects fail to deliver on substance or schedule.  So why then do so many products seemingly ‘ready to launch’ end…

  12. 5 Tips for Designing IoT Products for Millennials

    5 Tips for Designing IoT Products that Attract and Keep Millennial Consumers By Soyun Kim Millennials are a new type of consumer yet IoT products designed for millennials don’t always reflect this. In the past, the traditional consumer journey consisted of reading reviews and buying the product that most reflected what you, the consumer, wanted….

  13. GE CARESCAPE Case Study

    Read through this blog post to discover a few of the interesting steps taken to create this great product.  You’ll even get a peek into the down and dirty mock-ups and see how we poured water over our prototypes to test for water ingress all while allowing heat to flow through and escape the product using…

  14. Let’s talk about Juicero …

    So I just read about Juicero’s membership model and the $699 dollar juice press. While I cannot claim to be a vegan in any way, it is a very trendy thing to drink nutrient rich liquid health. Sounds good anyway. I cannot however, fathom the development program which can end up with a product so…

  15. The Challenges of Product Design

    Product development is difficult. The invention of a new product, new functionality, new customer interaction and experience is challenging enough that if we can simplify the development process, this results in high value to the developer in reduction of time, cost and excessive do overs. Price Alignment with the Market One challenge is to try…

  16. Clothing Design May Be a Life Changing Opportunity

    Clothing design may be viewed by many people as a frivolous pursuit, affecting only the way people look.  However, sometimes clothing designs are more than aesthetic in nature.  One designer’s new clothing line has made waves on social media with an innovative idea to make clothing that has been specially designed to meet the needs…

  17. A New Startup Makes Complex Design More Efficient

    Some new complex designs are visual.  When the new camera comes off the assembly line, it looks visually different from its predecessor.  However, with so much industry involving technology and online development, some new design changes can feel almost ephemeral.  Even though these new designs can be hard to visualize, their effect on a company’s…

  18. The Sync Project Bridges Science, Design, and Art

    They say that music can soothe the savage beast, but perhaps it can do even more than that.  While many people think of music as something to be enjoyed, the design team at The Sync Project are taking music in a different direction.  The field of music therapy, which studies the health benefits of music…

  19. Deprivation Testing Aids in Product Design

    When most companies create a new design, they test it with sample users before its released to the public.  Generally, the new product design with its added features are given to a person, and they are asked how they like it.  GitHub, a software development company, recently started implementing a unique approach to its design…

  20. What Your Product Design Says About You

    What kind of company do you have?  Not in terms of product but in terms of the statement that your company makes.  What message is being sent by the products that you sell?  Perhaps your product design say that you care about the environment.  Maybe they say that you have a strong sense of tradition…

  21. Product Design Fails

    We learn from our mistakes.  Everyone from your parents to your teachers has tried to tell you that, but we don’t always listen.  Even in the design world, manufacturers sometimes ignore the lessons of history and create a product that seems so mind-bogglingly stupid that one can’t help but wonder what these designers were thinking…

  22. Product Design: Classic Retro or Sleek Modern?

    You’ve seen the commercials for products that purport to be a throwback to a simpler, more elegant time.  Pepsi will release a soda can that hearkens back to its original product design, or a company will advertise that it hasn’t changed its classic design in 100 years.  Concurrently, other products will show off their designs…

  23. How Automated Design and Manufacturing Affect Your Products

    The manufacturing process is evolving and improving every day.  Innovations such as composite materials and 3D Printing are changing the shape of the manufacturing industry.  In many ways, these changes bring both incredible improvements but also some challenges that must be considered.

  24. Four Myths About Product Design

    Coming up with a product design?  How hard could that be?  Some people really believe that, and that kind of shortsighted thinking can lead to huge mistakes and missteps throughout the production process.  There are several myths about product design that should be debunked before you proceed with the creation of your product.

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