Posts tagged Product Development
Innovation is Caring and Thoughtful

The word “innovation” is getting used a lot these days. So much so that its meaning has become generic and its definition lost. I wish to find it. What follows is an exploration of the word “innovation” in search of a useful definition, for clarity, and for enlightenment. My favorite definition to date comes from Scott Burleson, friend and innovation expert at The AIM Institute. Scott describes innovation as, “an improvement in value” and then further defines “value” as “benefits over cost.”

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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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Culture is the Most Important Differentiator

I recently read "A Stake in the Outcome" by Jack Stack, author of "The Great Game of Business" and well known for his success in open-book management. A key takeaway for me after reading "A Stake..." is that culture is the most important differentiator.

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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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Ethan Creasman Promoted to Design and Development Manager

Trig is pleased to announce that industrial designer Ethan Creasman has accepted a promotion to Design and Development Manager. As our firm keeps growing and bringing on new talent in the pursuit of human-centered design, it is important to ensure that proper leadership be appointed to oversee every department of service we offer.

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Industrial Design Matters

“It is of utmost importance for me to ensure life is cherished, and to spend weekdays working on things that really matter, to improve health and happiness for all. And to spend my nights and weekends with loved ones, family, and good friends, enjoying all that life has to offer.” Human-centered design gives us the chance to provide the world with better choices than we had before, every day.

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Iconopoly - A Made-Up Word That Should Exist

Iconopoly: A monopoly derived from creating an iconic brand and/or intellectual property around an iconic product. The term was coined by Trig to describe the unique value of industrial design in creating long term sustainable value for companies. 

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Andrew DiMeo, PhD Joins Trig

First off, for those Biomedical Engineering (BME) rising seniors who enrolled at NC State specifically to take Dr. DiMeo's design course, I apologize. Twelve generations of BME students have taken his Senior Capstone experience to then go out into the world armed with relevant skills as medical innovators. This announcement marks the end of a chapter and the beginning of something special in the world of human-centered design.

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Servant Leadership and the Inverted Pyramid

The inverted pyramid is a way of approaching a company’s organizational chart – a way of thinking about one’s place in the hierarchy – in which the traditional leader, the CEO for example, is on the bottom, not the top.

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Ashley Whitley Promoted to Director of Operations

In less than a year after joining Trig, Ashley Whitley has been elevated to the position of Director of Operations as an expansion of her responsibilities as Project Manager.  She will be accountable for all client services and internal operations at Trig, particularly in holding the line on making sure standard processes are followed, deadlines are met, and client deliverables match expectations.

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Trig Innovation Sponsors PDMA’s Innovate Carolina 2013

Trig Innovation, a Durham, North Carolina-based innovation management firm, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2013 Innovate Carolina conference. Innovate Carolina, held annually at rotating sites in North Carolina and South Carolina, is in its fourth year as the signature event of the Carolinas chapter of the Product Development and Management Association.

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