Posts in Design
Challenge Statements and Hawaiian Pizza

My colleague, Andrew DiMeo, is one of the foremost experts in the world on defining the unmet need. In his article, Need Statements vs. Challenge Statements, What’s the Difference? we get a master class in understanding the unmet need statement, but I feel compelled to elaborate on the Challenge Statement and nuanced flavor of Pineapple Pizza, or more properly, Hawaiian Pizza.

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C-UV400: The Future of UV Protection

With the C-UV400 tablet, professionals in the medical industry along with eyewear specialists can show their clients exactly how defended their eyes will be in any set of glasses. Sunscreenr previously made waves with a UV detection camera displays sunscreen coverage on skin. This technological foundation has been built upon to create the indoor detection technology that is now at work in the C-UV400. The 8” tablet is easy to transport and features intuitive operation making it fun and informative for clients and technicians alike.

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The Tuxedo Principle of Industrial Design

How do you know when to finish adding features to a product? Minimalism in product design is very hard to achieve in large or small companies. How does one know where to draw the line between a blank slate and the visual clutter of feature creep and bloatware? I ask you to consider the tuxedo. 

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Industrial Design and Development

Trig recognizes that your creations represent who you are as a company and we don't take that responsibility lightly. We have the expertise in human-centered design to create the very best version of any item you can dream up, so long as we don't break any laws of physics.

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Industrial Design Matters

Common responses when asked to describe industrial design: People that build factories or People that make stuff look cool. The first answer stems from the confusion between "Industrial Design" and "Industrial Engineering." Those who identify with the latter response of making stuff look cool might have a different search result in mind. (Think turtlenecks and designer glasses).

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Holistic Design

As a designer, the word holistic is something that resonates in my soul and is married with design. It is a way that we, as Industrial Designers, approach a product knowing that it is not an entity of itself. It is connected, to a human, other products, an environment, an emotion.

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The Uncanny Valley (CES 2018)

Highlights from the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show.   Virtual reality, augmented reality, and the related sensory stimulation devices are all trying to fool the human brain into experiencing something completely different. The technology is getting good enough that it is hovering in the creepy uncanny valley zone where the expected familiar reality is just a bit off. 

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