Posts by Michael Paloian

Product Design: Essential Tools Commonly Used by Product Design Engineers

Have you ever wondered what goes into product design? The path from an innovative idea to the finished product has many elements, designers, and steps involved. The job of a product design engineer requires high-level thinking, creativity, innovation, and communication. That’s why there are a few key tools that a product design engineer uses to ensure that designs, upgrades, and modifications all go as smoothly as possible. Here are 8 of the most common product design tools used by product design engineers: 1)  Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software Many people have heard of CAD software, though they may not realize its
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Dos and Don’ts in Product Designing

Innovative minds drive change in the business world. New ideas and new ways to do things push companies to be as efficient and effective as possible. But product designs don’t exist in a vacuum; they have to be implemented into our reality properly. Hiring a product designing company to help you fine-tune your idea can be really helpful, but here are some dos and don’ts to get you started. DO plan for human factors When you’re designing your product, just try to keep in mind Murphy’s Law: “If Something Can Go Wrong, It Will Go Wrong.” Remember that you might
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Marketing and the Industrial Design Company

Marketers use many tools to achieve their goals, including demographic data, statistics, budgets and more. Yet one of the best tools at a marketer’s disposal is often overlooked, and that tool is product design. Today, the best marketers are using product design firms to increase their sales, develop company recognition and create brand loyalty. For some years, the larger corporations have included Industrial Design departments and the smaller companies have employed Design Consultancies to develop their products, but marketers have not always taken advantage of their creative potential. Defining the features The competitive nature of our current commercial environment means
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Basic Principles of Risk Management for Medical Device Design

Understanding how to treat a medical condition is a difficult process, and when it comes to needing to use technology in treatments, it’s important that any medical device created by humans is also safe for humans. While, in the past, safety wasn’t as important, these days, it’s the number one priority when creating medical devices. Medical devices designed by companies have to be used safely by patients. Sometimes they are just one time use, but very often, a medical device needs to be used everyday, and it must continue to function the same way every day for as long as
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Categories: Medical Product Design.

How to Design Medical Devices that People Actually Want

Designing medical products in a landscape that seems to be full of innovative ideas can be difficult. There is still plenty of room for better functioning, innovative medical device designs, and you might be the next designer to enhance the lives of countless people. There are a few things that you should remember when working on your next medical device designs. Keep in mind these 5 key characteristics of useful and successful medical device designs: 1)  User-First Approach Always put the patient first in your medical device designs. Their safety and health are your number one priority. It also means
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Categories: Medical Product Design.

The Benefits of Hiring a Product Design Company

Are you considering whether hiring a product designing company is right for your business? There are a lot of advantages to product design companies, including professionalism, cost and time efficiency, optimization for sales, and more, so let’s dive into some of the key ways a product design company can help your business to thrive! Professional Expertise and Experience A product designing company should have loads of professional knowledge and experience that the average business owner just doesn’t have time to master. From expertise regarding the most efficient manufacturing processes to deep understanding of consumer needs and desires, professional product design
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Five Considerations for Designing a Medical Device

Are you developing a new medical product or device? There are a lot of things to think about. Here are five of the top considerations when it comes to developing a new medical product, and how a medical device designer can take your idea to the next level. 1. Patient Safety At the end of the day, a product needs to be safe above everything else. If it is somehow not, then it is a liability and therefore not worthwhile. Many of the great medical products that are being developed right now are made without this important consideration, resulting in
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Tips for Hiring an Industrial Design Company

If you have an idea that you think you can take to market, then you may be wracking your brain trying to figure out how to get your design finalized and ready for production in a way that isn’t going to require years of iteration and stressful sleeps. The good news is that hiring an industrial design company may be the solution you are looking for; getting access to professional designers and consultants that can take your idea at whatever stage it is at and work with you to produce something great is the best strategy for success. Choosing the
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Categories: Industrial Design.

Industrial Design Today – Part 3

In this third article, we will look at the elements which are considered in defining a final product design. There are no magical rules which dictate how to create a perfect design, but this has not stopped people from trying to find them. One of the most intriguing began its evolution two thousand years ago and took hold in medieval and renaissance Europe, and it gave us the Golden Rectangle, which can still be used as a touchstone today. The Golden Rectangle The Golden Rectangle (or Fibonacci Rectangle) is mathematical tool used to design forms which are deemed most pleasing
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Four Tips for Designing Medical Devices with Safety in Mind

Creating medical devices can be a complex challenge with all the regulations and safety standards from federal agencies that need to be followed, as well as with the additional requirement for the product to be truly safe to use for any potential users. The FDA has a very strict process for the certification of medical devices to ensure the safety of the products, and the entire design and making process must be to their strict specifications. If companies do not adhere to the FDA’s specifications, they could find that the entire design and making process of medical devices could be
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Categories: Medical Product Design.