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2024 02 29 electronic product design HERO
On-Ramp to Electronic Product Design: Which Is the Best Embedded Solution for Your Product?
Inside every electronic device sold today – whether it’s a coffee maker, phone, automobile, or Mars Rover – is an embedded solution, or a combination of hardware and software that makes the thing run.
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The Plough Hypothesis and Design’s Gender Data Gap
What do ancient farm tools have to do with contemporary gender inequality? According to the Plough Hypothesis, there’s a direct link.
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Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research to Drive Product Innovation
As many as 95% of new products fail. To improve the odds in your favor, put users at the center of the design process and conduct user research early and often.
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Speeding Up Product Development
There are several methodologies available to speed up the development process. Which best fits your needs?
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Diagnosing Unexplained Product Failures
Diagnosing problems in failing products that have already been released for manufacturing can be a tricky business.
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Rugged IoT: Considerations for Electronic Components
You’d be surprised how many startups come to us with excellent connected device concepts that have failed under routine, predictable environmental stresses.
2024 02 13 Defuzzing Innovation Process HERO
Defuzzing the Innovation Process
We’ve developed several techniques for defuzzing the innovation process — to uncover user and technology insights that lead to innovation and reduce risk of failure.
2024 02 08 B2 B v B2 C HERO
Is There a Difference Between B2B & B2C Product Development?
Designers love to talk about the needs of the user. But what if the end user isn’t the person making the decision to buy your products?
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How 3D Printing for Rapid Manufacturing Is Pushing Boundaries
Features that would be impossible to pull off using conventional manufacturing methods are made feasible with 3D printing.
2024 01 30 Offshore Manufacturing HERO
How to Make Offshore Manufacturing Work
When offshore manufacturing works well, it can be fast, cost-efficient, and deliver good quality. But often speed, price, or quality is sacrificed without the right vendor, relationship, and process.
2024 01 24 Industrial Design Concepts Too Many HERO
How Many Industrial Design Concepts is Too Many?
A question we get often from new clients while drafting industrial design proposals is how many concepts they’ll be reviewing in the early phases of a project.
2024 01 23 8 Questions Smarter Parts Selection HERO
8 Questions to Smarter Parts Selection in Electronic Product Design
Using leading-edge parts comes with risks. You may have a great, even disruptive, product to debut, but realistically it needs to get to market before someone else beats you to it.
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How the Internet of Things is Changing Industrial Design
Several years ago, someone gifted me with Twine, an Internet-connected 2.5 square box that can be “programmed” in plain English, without needing to know how to code.
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How To Make Polished Product Prototypes Using Everyday Shop Tools
A couple of weeks ago I did a shop presentation to share techniques I’ve developed for making models come together in a more professional way.
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On-Ramp To Electronic Product Design: 4 DDoS Attack-Prevention Tips
The huge number of unsecured IoT devices currently connected to the internet make DDoS attacks it all too easy. There are measures you can take to make sure yours is better protected.
2023 12 22 Simulated Use HERO
Medical Device Testing: Go As Far as Possible with a Simulated Use Environment
Medical device usability testing serves different — and equally important — purposes throughout the product design process, from generative through evaluative research.
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On-Ramp to Design Engineering: Sealing
Figuring out just how much sealing products will need is part of the design process.
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On-Ramp to Design Engineering: CFD for Product Development
In its infancy, CFD was complicated, expensive, and challenging—so it was only employed for complex projects like bridges and the space shuttle. Today, engineers use it to optimize everyday products that incorporate the flow of air, gas, and fluids.
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Product Design for Extreme Environments
Here are some of the harshest environments you might come across as a product designer or engineer and the ruggedized solutions and products that stand up to them.
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Wet and Wild: Our Favorite Fluidics Design Challenges
Product design and manufacturing are always more challenging when the wet stuff is involved.
2023 12 05 Over the air updates HERO
What Do Over-the-Air Updates Mean For Product Design?
Wireless updates are good for manufacturers and users who are worried about security concerns. But for product designers, they require extra planning.
2023 11 22 consumer med device usability HERO
Consumer Medical Devices: 5 Design Practices for Usability
Medical device companies can boost usability by adopting these consumer product development practices.
2023 11 27 Making Tech Accessible HERO
Making Tech Accessible: How To Bake Accessibility into Software Development
At Delve, we believe that mobile, voice, and “interfaceless” applications should consider accessibility before the first line of code is written or the first wireframe is constructed.
2023 12 08 8 Essential Prototypes HERO
Eight Essential Prototypes: The Nesting and Stacking Approach to Product Development
While a final product may appear to stand on its own, it’s actually buoyed by tiers of development. These include rounds of prototyping and testing.
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Don’t Launch Late! Four Ways to Reduce Risk in Connected Device Development
Launching nine to 12 months late can cost a project up to 50 percent of its potential revenues. Here’s how we reduce technical risks to keep connected device development on track.
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Design That Clicks: The Art and Science of Tactile Feedback
A click is a universally recognized cue that an action is complete. Here's how to get the right sound and feel.
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How Making an IoT Product Is Like Making a Movie
Creating a connected device is a bit like making a movie: it has a beginning, middle, and end; challenges to overcome; and an ultimately victorious hero, the user.
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How We Do It: Virtual Reality for Better, Faster Prototyping
Today we have the ability to set up and interact with a VR-simulated prototype. As the technology continues to grow more accessible, can leverage it for product design, easily translating to faster turnaround and cheaper development costs.
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‘Tell, Don’t Ask’ Is a Design Principle for Simplified Embedded Systems
There are an infinite number of ways to write the software for an embedded system. How do you decide which way is the right way?
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