Tips on Hiring a Reliable Product Design Firm

Attempting to create and sell a product or service is the core of most businesses. Creating something that only your business offers, and that is needed by consumers or other businesses is key to getting business for your company. Quality is very important for anything you offer, and that means you need to do a lot of research to ensure that the design of your product is reliable, and that any product design firm you choose can create exactly what you need. With the right product design firm at your back, you can take your new product from concept to
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Categories: Product Design.

Top Five Reasons to Hire an Industrial Design Firm

There are plenty of good products out there. But what separates a good product from a great one? Why do some things take off while other, sometimes better ones don’t? The reason may be that the product’s creators needed to take their idea to the next level first, and that means employing the services of industrial design firms. Here are a few reasons why you should look at industrial design firms, and why finding the right one may be your key to success. Get an Outsider’s Perspective What separates a good idea from a great idea? One is built in
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Categories: Industrial Design.

Why are Product Design Services So Popular Nowadays?

You have a great idea. One that could change how people think about a certain thing, or something that could make people’s lives way easier or better. It’s an idea that you know will make an impact, but how do you get it from the idea or even prototype phase and into development and beyond? For many businesses and entrepreneurs, this is where product development companies come into play. Product development companies are specialized companies that know and understand the process between ideation and success. They are poised to help you take your idea to the next level, and they
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Four Aspects to Consider Before Investing in a Medical Devices Designer

Medical device design is a complex process with many steps and a lot of risks along the way. If your company designs medical devices, or if you are adjacent in the industry, you may consider investing in a medical devices designer to design medical devices that you want to use or sell. Of course, if you already design yourself, you may just want to invest in another medical devices designer for the fact that, sometimes, it pays to have small components designed by a firm whose core competency is that type of component. Before you consider investing in a medical
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Categories: Medical Product Design.

Matching Your Product Design Requirements with the Ideal Industrial Design Company

How do you identify the ideal industrial design company as a partner for your next new product design? This decision could have a long-lasting significant impact on your company’s future sales and profits, placing you at the number one spot in your market or plummeting you into financial ruin. The answer to this question is not simple and requires you to consider several factors specific to your product development needs. A list of the top ten considerations is provided below: Qualifications versus project requirements Before you begin searching for an industrial design (ID) company you should have compiled and prioritized
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Categories: Blog, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

Big Picture Benefits of Holistic Product Design

Product design is a challenging and creative profession especially for the select few who enjoy the variety of projects presented to them as design consultants. Designers employed within an OEM based corporation experience completely different challenges versus those working within an independent design firm. In-house corporate designers become highly experienced in one particular product group and may even specialize in a sub-assembly within a much larger system. Independent consultants however are faced with a wide range of products in multiple markets with a shallower understanding of the product. In either case, it’s extremely beneficial for a designer or engineer to
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Categories: Blog, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

Michael Paloian receives the Charles D. Frederick Distinguished Service Award

ARM NEWS RELEASE, Posted August 27, 2020 Association of Rotational Molders Distinguished Service Award is typically a surprise for the recipient at our Annual Meeting. In that spirit, minutes ago we interrupted Michael Paloian as he was about to present the finale of his webinar series on design, to announce that he was selected by ARM’s Executive Committee to receive the award. For more than 15 years, Michael has presented his design seminar to attendees at our Annual Meeting, providing new case studies every time to keep it fresh. For more than twenty years he has acted as an ambassador
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Categories: Blog, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

Brainstorming: The Root of All Great Product Designs

The best product designs often represent the outpouring of ideas from many individual contributors with different perspectives and objectives. A great analogy to describe this process is to compare it to eight people standing around a statue and describing what they see from their perspective. Each person will view the same object from a different position and thus describe it from their point of view. The culmination of all these interpretations will provide a much truer description of the statue, versus a single viewer’s point of view. This process of collaboration is often referred to as brainstorming. Effectively managing a
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

Product Design: Perception, Imagination and Design

The boundaries of the product design profession are often blurry. These can range from simple ideas to those specifying a resin grade or surface gloss. Product designers interact with diverse people including inventors, presidents of companies, product managers, marketing specialists, manufacturing experts, engineers and scientists. They also include countless others who dream up better ways to solve problems in our daily lives. Within this relatively small profession are a select group of designers who can transform the obvious into the extraordinary. This requires a magical mix of talent, intelligence, knowledge, imagination, and the ability to perceive things not as they
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Categories: Blog, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

Design Analysis: A Critical Part of the Design Process

Industrial design and product design are often thought of as creative professions that are exclusively motivated by a free and open spirit, focused on developing a revolutionary new product. Although there is some truth in this ideal, there is another essential aspect to design that is often ignored: design analysis. The reason design analysis is ignored is because it isn’t exciting or emotionally charged. Really good design analysis requires patience, logic, objectivity, extensive technical knowledge, keen observational skills, and methodical procedures. Great designs are never developed from start to finish without numerous revisions and checkpoints throughout the process. The need
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.