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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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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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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

Five Common Product Design Mistakes to Avoid

Do you have a product idea that could change the world or an industry? Then you will want it to be the absolute best. Here are the top mistakes that people make during product designing and development, and how you can avoid them. 1.  Creating Unbalanced Products No matter the product, from small solutions to large-scale ones, there are three key factors that need to be considered: aesthetics, performance, and cost. The best products understand the right balance between all three. Products that ultimately fail usually disregard one of these factors. The product may work great and be cost-effective, but
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Industrial Design Today

This second article of the series will focus on the design considerations that industrial designers are faced with, and on the design development process. Today’s industrial designers are involved in diverse disciplines that include: Product design (Aesthetics) Product branding (Identity) Engineering Product strategy Human factors Traditional skills in product design include a strong background in aesthetics, visual balance, proportion and color. These are tools to be applied to express the functionality of the product and unify the elements that go into its appearance, construction and operation. Skills in sketching and modelmaking allow for an examination of the concepts and are
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, Rotational Molding, and Uncategorized.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN – The Creative Bridge Between Art, Engineering and End User

This first article in this series provides a description of what an industrial designer does, a brief history of how industrial design emerged, and how it evolved through the typical education for industrial designers. Industrial Design is a multidisciplinary profession, bridging the requirements of a demanding market and the need to effectively provide products which meet its demands. It requires an understanding of the end user, of current technology and of the goals of the companies who are developing the products. Industrial designers must be able to listen to the requirements of the users, marketers, manufacturers, engineers and distributers. With
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, Rotational Molding, and Uncategorized.

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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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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Industrial design & plastic product design – virtual seminar

Michael Paloian’s extremely popular industrial and plastics design course, conducted at the University of Massachusetts for the past 10 years, is now available to a limited group of attendees as an eight-part series. Read below for a more detailed description and register ASAP! Seats are filling fast. Blend innovation and creativity with technical and practical skills UMass Lowell—a leader in Plastics Engineering training—presents this eight-part interactive seminar for designers and engineers. The weekly Zoom sessions will be facilitated by Michael Paloian, president of Integrated Design Systems, Inc.  Mr. Paloian is an experienced inventor, lecturer and educator, a faculty member at
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

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.