Posts in Consumer Products
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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Patrick Murphy Named Senior Industrial Designer at Trig Innovation

In a not-so-controversial move, Trig Innovation is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Murphy to the role of Senior Industrial Designer.

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Video Highlights of PDMA Innovate Carolina 2013

As we shared recently in this space, Trig Innovation was proud to sponsor and participate in Innovate Carolina, the signature event of the Carolinas chapter of the Product Development and Management Association, for the fourth year running. 

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Lilly Ferrick—the Tangents Interview

Lilly Ferrick has taken business development at Trig Innovation by storm since joining the company just a couple of months ago, bringing a wealth of expertise and experience in selling industrial design solutions to her new role.

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Digital Industrial Design Sketching with Patrick Murphy

In the above video, our lead industrial designer, Patrick Murphy, demonstrates his techniques for concept sketching on an iPad.  Using the Wacom Bamboo Paper app, Patrick creates a drool-worthy sketch of a bicycle flashlight, intended to be mounted on the handlebars. 

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Ferrick Joins Trig Innovation

Trig Innovation, an innovation management firm based in Durham, North Carolina, announces the addition of Lilly Ferrick to its business development team. A graduate of Florida International University, Ferrick arrives at Trig with a wealth of experience in consulting on behalf of industrial design and communications companies.  

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Murphy's Hypotenuse: Evolution in Design at Sling, Part Two

Perhaps the most wildly innovative design in NewDealDesign’s Sling portfolio came with the 2010 release of the Slingbox 700u – a fully-capable Slingbox device developed solely for media provider distribution. The 700u marked the smallest Slingbox yet. 

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The Medical Device Tax: Explore the Alternatives

We recently published some thoughts on the coming medical device excise tax housed in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The excise tax in question, a 2.3 percent levy on medical devices geared at hospitals, rehab clinics, and other medical practices, would generate $20 billion in revenue in the coming 10 years in support of a variety of efforts to deliver basic, affordable care to almost all Americans.

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Too Many Windows: The Medical Device Tax

This brings us to the coming 2.3 percent medical device tax is going into effect on January 1, 2013, as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  There has been a lot of very real upheaval, and not just rhetoric, in the device industry over the excise tax, as it is 2.3% of gross sales, as opposed to net sales.  

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Murphy’s Hypotenuse: Evolution in Design

Design is constantly evolving. Design is the answer to problems that reside different environments, and environments are always in flux. Along with the development of new technology, new markets, new styles, and the ever-changing tastes of the human mind, design adapts to embody and satiate all of these factors.

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Connecting People with Products and Services

For a recent Tangents interview, I sat down with Trig’s video and photography wunderkind, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, to discuss multiple aspects of her work.  During the course of the interview, she touched upon an inspiring subject, the notion that her work could help people reach deeper connections with the products and services of Trig’s customers.

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