The Design Process: Product Innovation Trends and Tips

2018 Product Trend: Consumers Are Tapping Into a Shared Economy

Posted by Sara, on January 11, 2018

The interest in less, but better, paired with advancements in technology has made it possible for us to connect to things as we need them, and, in some cases, only when we need them.

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2018 Product Trend: Societal Shifts Have Consumers Craving Less But Better

Posted by Pete, on January 11, 2018

Tighter household budgets, smaller living spaces, environmental concerns, conscious consumerism—there are many varied motivations driving an intrinsic call to live a more minimalist lifestyle. 

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Developers: 5 Traits to Look for to Hire the UX Designer Your Product Needs

Posted by Sara, on January 3, 2018

With next to no expertise in design and user experience, how can you comb through the talent pool and separate ok UX designers from those candidates who stand above the rest? We recommend you look for these 5 traits.

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8 Design Lessons Inspired by Netflix’s Abstract: The Art of Design

Posted by Pete, on July 13, 2017

What if you could learn tips from some of the design world greats, all from the comfort of your own living room?

Netflix recently made this possible with the debut of Abstract: The Art of Design, a series that follows “eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design today,” sharing each individual’s unique expertise one episode at a time.

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3 Reasons Why Innovation Labs or Big Idea Brainstorms Fail (And What You Can Do to Succeed)

Posted by Sara, on June 5, 2017

We explore three common missteps companies encounter in the quest to innovate, along with a few tips your company can use to overcome each challenge and innovate successfully.

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The Future of Wearable Health Monitoring Technology: 1 Big Prediction, 2 Obstacles, 3 Calls to Action Explored

Posted by Mike, on March 29, 2017

How should these devices evolve, and, more importantly, what could that mean for the future of the wearable fitness and health monitoring market? That’s what we’d like to discuss.

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Doctors, Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals: Here’s What You Need to Know About The Medical Innovation Process of Product Designers

Posted by Mike, on March 15, 2017

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are in a unique position to discover problems and needs based on the work that they do every day. Their discoveries can lead to meaningful innovations that can improve healthcare delivery and save lives.

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Consumer to Clinical: Design for Interoperability Considerations to Take Consumer Apps to the Hospital System

Posted by Mike, on March 9, 2017

It’s the age of wearables, biosensors and remote health monitoring. Consumers everywhere are downloading apps to keep tabs on their health and wellness, creating a revolution that could lead to big impact and outcomes for patients looking to truly become CEO of their own health.

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Wearables Helped Me Walk Across the US

Posted by Mike, on September 2, 2016

For those that do not know, I just completed a trip that changed my life. On March 17, 2016, after jumping in the water at Coney Island Beach in New York, I took off on foot for what would be a four-month, more than 3,600-mile journey until I jumped in the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica Beach near Los Angeles.

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Advice for Makers: 3 Methods to Make More Impactful Products

Posted by Mike, on August 31, 2016

The process of product creation is deeply personal. A prospective client can say to a group of 30 product engineers and designers—show me the smartphone of the future!—and get 100 conceptual variations in return, each with signature flair of its creator.

While this could seem like a never-ending quest for greatness, doors of potential and promise open when one person simply thinks differently, and puts his or her own spin on something otherwise common.

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