Posts in Inspiration
Explore Your World Like a Cross-Pollinator

There is a big, bright world of inspiration out there!  So why are so many people still sitting in windowless meeting rooms with empty tabletops and beige furniture?  When is the last time you came up with a brilliant idea while staring at a blank wall?

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Virtual Ideation and Peak Creative Performance

The truth of face-to-face brainstorming is that the quantity of ideas generated per person drops significantly each time someone is added to the team. The political nature of the typical office can be stifling. Think about your most recent brainstorm, when a colleague was talking were you thinking about your ideas or trying to figure out how to respond to them?

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Innovate Carolina 2014 Brings Together Area Product Development Community

On Friday, April 25, Trig Innovation participated in the Product Development and Management Association’s fifth annual Innovate Carolina conference in support of the Research Triangle’s product development community.

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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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Left to My Own Devices: Thoughts on the Do Lectures

I recently traveled to Wales for the Do Lectures Startup event, a global gathering of bright minds from across the spectrum of business, arts, sports, and more.   It’s an event that is difficult to categorize, from the people, to the presenters, to the overall experience.

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Trig’s Brisley Heads to Wales for Do Lecture Series

Trig Innovation industrial designer Drew Brisley has earned selection to attend the latest installment of the Do Lecture series. An emerging ideas gathering based in Wales, the Do Lectures focus on launching big ideas to change the world.  

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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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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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Shaping an Agency, Chapter Two

Agency agreement signed, sealed, and delivered, we set forth with the ATX communications plan. Brian knew this would be a real test-not just for the company, but for himself.  He had always exceeded expectations for a variety of clients of most shapes and sizes, but the ATX project represented the biggest fish we had hauled in thus far.

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Murphy’s Hypotenuse: Thoughts on the Passing of Bill Moggridge

Bill Moggridge passed away on this past September, leaving many of us in the global design community saddened at the loss of not only a great designer, but a great person. He also leaves us with his monumental legacy achieved on two continents, in multiple areas of design—doing it, teaching it, and serving as one of its principal champions over the course of four decades. His influence will live on for at least as many to come.

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