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Applying the Pareto Principle to Product Development
The Pareto Principle is a great tool for project teams when they’re trying to decide where to focus their energy and efforts.
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Designing Consumer Robotics? Answer These Four Questions First
Convincing discerning consumers to buy a home robot isn't easy. To earn a spot in our homes and our lives, “home bots” (and those designing them) must answer four important questions.
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3 UX Trends Reshaping Medical Product Design
The acceleration of tech, and especially the mobile revolution, has deeply impacted both the consumer and medical device industries.
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How To Maximize Battery Run Time in Mobile Electronic Devices
Design efforts to maximize battery run time typically focus on minimizing standby power, but an equal emphasis should be placed on designing for peak power.
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How Design for Misuse Creates Safer Products
Users often go rogue, using products in ways they weren’t designed to be used. Design for misuse is a way to counteract this.
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Cast a Vision: Four Steps to a Forward-Looking Technology Roadmap
In order to meet the needs of future users, companies must anticipate disruptive technologies and develop a path to innovation.
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Implement the Vision: Four Steps to Breakthrough Technical Innovation
These four steps for repeatable technical innovation have proven trustworthy for us on project after project.
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A Guide to Developing Better Product Requirements
Creating product requirements can seem like a straightforward task, but it has plenty of potential pitfalls.
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What Is Innovation Enablement at Delve?
Delve helps clients develop innovative organizations, teams, and leaders. How can you tell if your business needs Innovation Enablement?
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Design Lessons from 4 Early Wearables That Didn’t Quite Hit the Mark
These early attempts at wearable technology were innovative but flawed—and paved the way for the more advanced devices we have today.
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Our Product Engineers’ Best FEA Simulation Tips
As product engineers, we use FEA simulations to develop, test, and refine designs. These best practices allow us to move quickly while keeping simulation results accurate, honest, and affordable.
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7 Interaction Design Principles for IoT Product Designers
Interaction designers have spent decades figuring out the best way to build an interface from scratch. A lot of what we know translates well to smart products.
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Designing an IoT Medical Device? Four Factors To Consider
Given the maze of use cases and associated certifications, designing an IoT medical device may take longer and cost more than you expect. Take the shortest path to a completed project by considering four factors.
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Design or Buy? 6 Tests to Tell If You Should Buy or Design That Component
More often than not, designing your cool new product relies on some new widget. You’re not sure if you should design your own or buy one from a supplier. What if there was a straightforward way to decide?
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How Root Cause Probing Improves Medical Device Design
Often, users don’t know why they made a mistake. Human Factors researches use the art of Root Cause Probing to uncover what went wrong.
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How to Use High-Fidelity Prototyping for Soft Goods
You’ve vetted your MVP design through low and medium-fidelity prototypes. Now use high-fidelity prototypes to amplify your MVP into a truly compelling offering.
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On-Ramp To Electronic Product Design: Troubleshooting Bugs in Electrical Products
Successfully troubleshooting these problems prior to product launch is in everybody’s best interest, and can be the most rewarding part of a project for an engineer.
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How Affordance Makes Medical Devices Safer
Affordance is the relationship between what something looks like and how it’s used. The user should be able to figure out how to use something just by looking at it.
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How to Use Patient Journey Mapping to Design an Outstanding Patient Experience
Want to deliver a better patient experience? Start by mapping the patient journey. Here's how to do it.
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What Taylor Swift Can Teach Product Designers About Experiential Brand Language
I just spent six months researching experiential brand language for a client. Here's what it is, how to create it, and examples of great EBLs from Apple, Airbnb, REI, and, as the title promises, Taylor Swift.
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Four Agents of Change You Need on Your Innovation Team
Together, we can design a better world. Let’s start by leveraging our unique skillsets as change agents.
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Four Elements to Achieve Trust in AI-Enabled Healthcare
To achieve societal trust and move responsibly into an AI-enabled healthcare future, we need to put four elements in place.
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Start with UX: 3 Quick and Easy Ways To Kickstart Your Product Design Project
We offer three UX “starter packs” to meet clients where they are. In addition to making product design more accessible, each approach puts user experience (UX) at the heart of the process.
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How to Measure Your Impact Potential
What if you could plot your impact potential in real-time over the course of your project, allowing you to make necessary changes when it matters most?
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How to Use Low- and Mid-Fidelity Prototyping for Soft Goods
It’s important to prototype and test soft materials at various stages in the product development process.
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How Will AI Impact Medical Devices?
Fresh from our webinar, AI & Medical Device Development, we'd like to share a few takeaways from the discussion.
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Touchscreens Become Tactile
Touchscreens are now tactile. This may have big implications for medical devices and vehicle infotainment systems, where safety and error-reduction are paramount.
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When to Use Soft Goods in Product Design
To develop the best version of your product, have you considered leveraging softer materials?
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The Value of Design and the Responsibility of Designers
The theme of the DMI Madrid 2023 conference was "The Power of Design in Turbulent Times." Here are some reflections on major themes that defined the talks and the conversations throughout.
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