Posts tagged innovation management
How Training for the Olympic Trials Inspired our Product Design Process

The concept of physical activity being linked to creativity is a relatively new discovery. For years, the concept of “left brain vs right brain” has dominated the creative world, with the idea that stimulating the right side of your brain may also stimulate new creative ideas. In 2017, we now know there's much more to it than that. 

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Best Practices or a New Way: Patent Drafting vs Ideation

We hear a lot about best practices in innovation management circles.  In fact, we recently interfaced, at the same conference, with a speaker who had authored a book called Best Practices Are Stupid, as well as a consultant who recommended applying best practices in certain aspects of product development.

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Innovation Success and Failure—Meeting Stakeholder Needs

As I navigate different industries while wearing a few different hats—innovation management consultant, industrial designer, and product developer—I try to absorb as much knowledge as I can from the successes and failures I see in the marketplace.  And if there’s one thing that both successes and failures remind me of, it’s the fact that there are no shortcuts in product development.

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Industrial Design—Strategic Context Is Everything, Part Two

Recently, we had an engaging conversation while ramping up a new client, and they posed an interesting question: “Where does industrial design fit into the product development or innovation management picture?” A short answer to this question, that’s quite illustrative of ID’s raison d’être, is that industrial design is the bridge between marketing and engineering in product development.

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Industrial Design: Strategic Context Is Everything—Part One

Industrial Design is the bridge between marketing and engineering. The part we play in the process can make or break a product. We know where we stand and we want to provide excellence for you, our client.

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Relating to Ideation—Part One

As an industrial designer and innovation management consultant, ideation is a familiar topic, the principles of which can be applied across many industries.  At Trig Innovation, we have built deep industry experience in consumer products, but we have also found that most of our talents translate easily into medical devices and most recently, even to service companies. 

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Trig Innovation Announces Animation Services

We don’t routinely use this space as a direct commercial for Trig Innovation, but we’re too excited about this latest service development to stay silent. 2011 has been a very good year for us, and we are thankful that we have been able to achieve the continued growth of the company’s capabilities in developing new products and the marketing assets companies need to enhance the sales experience for their customers.

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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 at Work—A Trig Innovation Core Value

Please don’t hate us because we love our work. It’s okay; we’ve paid our dues and worked in some pretty gut wrenching jobs where our efforts were disconnected with our interests, wishing we were doing . . . well, what we do today!

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3D CAD Sculpting—the Bridge from Concept Refinement to Prototyping

Product development occurs in distinct stages, with concepts being generated, culled, and refined throughout the process. For inventors and corporate product teams, the process begins with translating customer insights through ideation to generate concept solutions that are refined into polished solutions and renderings.

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