The Design Process: Product Innovation Trends and Tips

Engineers, DON'T PANIC: A Designer’s Guide to Successful Collaboration in the Product Galaxy

Posted by Patrick, on February 27, 2018

Engineers, I feel like I should start this off with an apology.

It’s not that us designers haven’t wanted to work with you in the past, it’s just… we’ve been worried you’d ruin everything.

Now, we know that that hasn’t been entirely fair, or warranted, and we’d like to see how we can make amends.

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Product Designers: 4 Tips for More Impactful Collaboration with Engineers

Posted by Greg, on February 12, 2018

You’ve designed something beautiful you think users will love, only to find out weeks later that it’s not feasible. It either can’t be built as designed, or isn’t cost-effective to produce.

Has your design team ever run into this challenge?

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Discover 9 Trends Impacting Product Lines in 2018

Posted by Rachel, on January 12, 2018

Shifts in society, advancements in technology, and preferences of product users are changing.

Is your company moving with the times?

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2018 Product Trend: Cool Colors

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

Cool colors help achieve calming and minimal spaces. Whether paired with neutrals or a bold all-over color, blues, teals, and cool purples will create the tranquil interiors we desire.

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2018 Product Trend: Dimensional Layers

Posted by Sara, on January 11, 2018

Dimensional layers add dynamic elements to the traditionally flat look we’ve seen in the past. This trend will become more prevalent as we move toward merging a digital interface with our physical world.

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2018 Product Trend: Primitive Forms

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

As we distance ourselves from physically interacting with products, the products’ forms have become simplistic and geometric.

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2018 Product Trend: Virtual and Augmented Reality Used for More Than Entertainment and Gaming

Posted by Sara, on January 11, 2018

As other industries find value in VR & AR technology, there will be greater adoption from users looking for more than entertainment. 

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2018 Product Trend: Invisible Experiences Transform Tech

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

With smart products adapting to our specific and immediate needs, we no longer have to physically interact with products. Instead, these experiences, when properly designed, will become invisible to the user. 

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2018 Product Trend: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Impact Product Customization

Posted by Sara, on January 11, 2018

As machine learning technology advances to identify, categorize, and sort information, the possibilities are as endless as the data. AI provides companies the ability to make better, more informed decisions, and provides users with a custom and personalized experience. 

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2018 Product Trend: Consumers are Craving Calm

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

More and more, we’re seeking to reject the crazy and hectic way of life we’ve felt pressured into keeping up, and, now, we have a growing desire for slow-paced and calm lifestyles.

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