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Managing Innovation in Product Development Engineering

Managing Innovation in Product Development Engineering

Product Development engineering in practice, as we have seen, relies heavily on the application of creative ideas into innovative products/processes.  How these concepts are supported is where the magic happens in the design development consultancy field. Creative and...

Design Thinking Strategies for an Innovative Product Design Process

Design Thinking Strategies for an Innovative Product Design Process

The production of creative strategies to use in an innovative product design process is fully dependent on the engineering staff.  The following quote from Chang (2016, p.356) helps to round out the point.   “It is well known from the literature that the personal...

Prototyping Ultimate Goal

Prototyping Ultimate Goal

Design iterations or prototypes allow us to work out all the kinks in a product before it is complete. No new product gets completed without some hiccups or bumps along the way.   Some testing is as straightforward as taking a product or device and trying it out...

Solar Product Development & Embedded Systems

Solar Product Development & Embedded Systems

There has been a great interest in Solar Product Development in recent years and as a result, product development engineering firms have gained a great deal of experience in designing solar energy products. Our team has been involved in some exciting projects recently...

Mastering Embedded Software Design

Mastering Embedded Software Design

Embedded Software Design: A New must have for Future Product Design Embedded software design programming permeates all corners of our modern lives. Any time you pick up your phone or access a web page you are sifting through the hard work of software engineers....

IoT Product Development : Choosing the Right Web Services

IoT Product Development : Choosing the Right Web Services

If you’re planning to deliver an IoT (Internet of Things) product, you may have a solid concept for the IoT product development process of physical connected products and software development process, since it’s the centerpiece of your solution. Similarly, you may...

Portable and Rugged Product Design

Portable and Rugged Product Design

For many, the term rugged product design evokes images of electronics built into thick plastic frames, military equipment, and the OtterBox.   However, the term can mean a lot of different things depending on the application. One significant factor in what...

What to Consider When Prototyping

What to Consider When Prototyping

Prototyping service design serves a critical role in a modern product development efforts. Often times production of a prototype serves as an important development milestone since the testing of that prototype will generate new information that will feed back into the...

Demystifying New Technology

Demystifying New Technology

Sometimes, a new innovation can sound a little scary. Even if it is using a well-established technology, such as RFID technology. Radio frequency identification (RFID) chips have been around for years. They have been used for identification of vehicles, factory...

The Influence of Budget on Development Projects

The Influence of Budget on Development Projects

Talking about budgets can be uncomfortable. It is common for new clients to try to avoid the topic entirely. Commonly, clients feel that if they tell us what their development budget is,…

The Importance of Validating Use-Case

The Importance of Validating Use-Case

Over the years, our repeat clients have asked us to get more involved in their product development efforts, as opposed to just providing engineering insight and execution. This has given us a…

A Career in Product Development?

A Career in Product Development?

Last week, we gave two University presentations about product development methodologies. For us, it is always energizing to connect with young students that are curious and passionate about what we do as…

Drone Racing is Here to Stay

Drone Racing is Here to Stay

This month marked the first ever, National Drone Racing Championships in New York City as well as the first year of the Drone Racing League. The National Drone Racing Championships are showcasing…

Reducing Risk in Product Development

Reducing Risk in Product Development

We hear it every day, whether we are talking with a startup founder or with an engineering director of a large manufacturing business. Product development is risky. Products often fail to launch.…

Kicking off your Kickstarter

Kicking off your Kickstarter

Kickstarter is fun for consumers. Where else do you get to browse hundreds of listings for cool or fun new products and then get to be one of the first people to…

Support Your Business with Product Documentation

Support Your Business with Product Documentation

How do you ensure customers know how to use your product? How can you help an installer avoid breaking components? How can you help yourself avoid litigation? Good documentation and user guides…

Are your IoT Products Secure?

Are your IoT Products Secure?

by Ken Oakeson (Sr Embedded Systems Engineer) A little over a week ago, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) left a large segment of the American population unable to access popular websites and services,…

Avoiding Common Product Design Mistakes

Avoiding Common Product Design Mistakes

Product strategy helps to avoid common product design mistakes.   Aviation, drone, and cool gadget enthusiasts were all surprised earlier this year when Russian company Hoversurf unveiled its product design for the Scorpion-3 Hoverbike. The vehicle was exciting...

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