Trig Sponsors Hangar6 Advanced Rapid Prototyping Center

Trig is proud to be an early supporter and sponsor of the advanced rapid prototyping center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, known as Hangar6. The center is an initiative of the First Flight Venture Center, which has a 26-year history of incubating 300+ technology-based startups that have a combined valuation in excess of $7 billion.

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Trig Celebrates 10 Years!

Wow. You look up one day, shut your laptop, and you realize that you’ve been in business for 10 years. Happy birthday, Trig! Enjoy a walk down memory lane as we explore many of the team members and awards Trig has picked up along the way over the course of the last decade.

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A Nostalgia-Driven Look at Retro Branding (on Toys We Loved as Kids)

As a fun addition to Trig’s 10 year anniversary celebration we thought it could be an opportune moment to take a look at something near and dear to our hearts: Visual Brand Language. Although rather than looking at the newest, hottest innovations in consumer goods presentation today we’re instead going back through time to explore the branding of… toys each of us loved as 10 year olds.

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Press Release: Trig Claims IDEA 2018 Finalist Position With Redbud Labs Stage

August 1, 2018 (CHAPEL HILL, NC) - Two-time IDEA Award winner Trig has done it again with this year's IDEA submission, earning a 2018 finalist recognition from the Industrial Designers Society of America in respect of their design work for the Redbud Labs Stage. 

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Why We Leave Projects Unfinished (And How to Finish Them)

Why are we passionately drawn to starting new projects but so colossally bad at finishing them? Designer Connie Tran discusses what it takes to rekindle motivation and stop the endless cycle of incomplete tasks and neglected hobbies.

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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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The Tuxedo Principle of Industrial Design

How do you know when to finish adding features to a product? Minimalism in product design is very hard to achieve in large or small companies. How does one know where to draw the line between a blank slate and the visual clutter of feature creep and bloatware? I ask you to consider the tuxedo. 

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Unlikely Timeless Relics Explained by the Lindy Effect

Survivorship Bias suggests that, minus outliers, things themselves statistically do not survive like we think they do. The Lindy Effect, however, seems to suggest that ideas don’t follow the natural laws of decay over time. If important enough, these ideas can survive the odds, perhaps even through periods of undulating popularity. Which takes us back to bike seats.

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Marketing Specialist Samantha Harr Joins Trig

Trig is pleased to announce the addition of Samantha Harr to the team as our junior marketing consultant. The talented and effervescent Ms. Harr entered the product design world from the fashion industry and has discovered her true calling in brand image creation. Congratulations and welcome!

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The Preflight Checklist

Dr. Andrew DiMeo reflects on lessons he's learned about values. When an airplane pilot is getting ready for a flight, they perform the preflight checklist every time to ensure not a single important step is overlooked. What if we all start treating our company values like a preflight checklist?

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The Listening Leader

Ty explains a journey of surprising self-reflection when he discovered that being a quiet introvert does not necessarily make someone a good listener. Some people need to feel heard and understood before they can reciprocate trust. Build stronger connections with your coworkers and clients.

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Coach's Corner - Public Speaking

A peek into Trig’s private Slack channel reveals a recent discussion among the team about an upcoming speaking engagement. It was fun to see the advice from some of the more seasoned members. Dr. Andrew DiMeo shares his thoughts and personal strategies for overcoming stage fright.

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