Posts tagged product development
Digital Ideation at Innovate Carolina 2017

At Innovate Carolina, Ty’s talk will take place during the afternoon session on Friday, April 21. The talk will explore a new approach to ideation that balances the need for individual reflection and gathering new creative stimuli from team members using digital collaboration tools - making creative teams more effective while reducing the cost and time needed to conduct ideation sessions.

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International Home & Housewares Show: Our First Adventure

The team at Trig is always on the lookout for new and emerging trends in products across many industry sectors.  We enjoy going to trade shows as a way to stay up on the hottest inspirations from our fellow industrial designers.

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Design Intent and Engineering Integrity in Short Order?

The product development process is a multi-stage endeavor. Informed by customer research and marketing analysis, strong opportunities drive the first legs of the race to get a product onto shelves. When the project is handed off to development, it is in these stages that opportunities become designs, and designs become products.

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Innovate Carolina 2013: What We Learned

For the fourth year running, our growing team at Trig was proud to participate in the Innovate Carolina conference, the annual signature event of the Product Development and Management Association’s Carolinas chapter. Representing Trig at this year’s event were our lead business developer, Lilly Ferrick, video and photography specialist Cristina Fletes-Boutte, and principal and founder Ty Hagler.

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Defining Innovation

What is innovation? Perhaps just as importantly, what isn’t innovation?  As an innovation consultant, I’ve heard several limiting definitions, particularly in the product development space.  But for me, it’s a pretty expansive term.

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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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Trig Innovation Introduces Video Solutions

Trig Innovation is pleased to announce the introduction of yet another new service area for the benefit of our clients in 2012. After breaking new ground with product animations, a new way for stakeholders and customers to experience the design and engineering of new and refined products for the marketplace, we are thrilled to bring video production into our suite of innovation management services.

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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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SolidWorks Poses Competitive Advantage for Industrial Design

Many industrial design firms working in product development rely on surface modeling to express their creative vision for a product in development. Surface modelers such as Rhino, 3D Studio Max, and Alias StudioTools all have a high degree of usefulness in building complex surfaces.

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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 Two

In the first installment of this two-part series, we looked at how ideation yields powerful results that transcend particular industries.  In part two, we’ll take a look at behavioral differences that either drive successful ideation sessions or, in some sad cases, sabotage them.

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