K-I-S-S. It’s a pneumonic device. Crude but effective, it helps us remember to keep things manageable. But, as we all know, many times the ease or difficulty of a situation is not up to us. Hence, the Cynefin model.
While there are many different types of trends you can and should reference throughout the new product design and development process including macro, consumer and industry, aesthetic design trends may be some of the harder nuts to crack.
Counterbalance technology offers consistent operation and inherent advantages that make it a good fit for a variety of applications.
January 1, 2017
From an office copier’s lid to doors on convection ovens and other cooking appliances used in restaurant kitchens, there is a surprisingly wide range of lids, hatches, covers and other panels that need to be opened and shut constantly, on a daily basis.
Whether consumer or industrial. Whether you’ve heard it called IoT, Industry 4.0, or the smart factory, the Internet of Things is here and it’s only going to grow. I particularly like the term the Internet of Everything. It’s quite descriptive if you think about the ultimate goal—everything connected to everyone and everything else.
Since the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) last Green Guides revision in 2012, companies have been punished for “greenwashing” or making false or misleading claims about the sustainability of their products.
In April 2016, Comcast released an interesting report, compiled from almost 1,300 U.S. consumers, providing valuable insight into why customers are interested in smart home services, what features they really want and how they plan to use smart home technologies.
Test-centric assembly is the design and engineering of assembly systems with priority to failsafe and foolproof testing. The goal is perfection. The result is improved throughput, yield, system uptime and time-to-market. When leak testing is an afterthought — just another engineering add-on — personal and corporate reputation is needlessly at risk.