Posts tagged Consumer Products
A Way Forward for Medical Device Innovation

In a Q+A session, Stuart Karten, a California-based industrial designer and juror for the Medical Design Excellence Awards, talks about the intersection of consumer products and medical design.  Karten correctly documents the power of the first impression, since consumers often inform their buying choices with that powerful first interaction with a product.

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Murphy’s Hypotenuse—The Unmistakable Power of Icons (Part One)

Out of all the artistic expressions I have the privilege to explore in my world of industrial design, there’s nothing that provides the instant gratification of an icon, whether it’s placed on a product or used in marketing applications to sell it. In other words, I love a good icon.

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Innovation in Medical Devices versus Consumer Products

When building practice specialty areas in product design and development, one must take into consideration that different industries require appropriate tailoring of innovation management skill sets.  A case in point is the difference in innovation management approaches when considering the medical device market in relation to consumer products.

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Inspiration: Jamie Oliver’s Battle for Cultural Innovation

I recently found myself hooked on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, now in its second season on ABC.  The noted British chef is renewing his crusade, initiated last season in a town of 50,000 people in Huntington, West Virginia, to challenge our notions about the food we Americans eat and, more importantly, how we feed our children.

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