Multi-functional products can be complex, and far from user friendly. There are a number of basic ergonomic guidelines designers can follow which will eliminate confusion and reduce overall learning curve time and effort.
Regardless of high hopes it is a somber fact that nation-wide, fewer than 5% of new product ideas actually succeed. With those odds, how do we make a best guess regarding which prospects have the best chance of bringing their product to market?
Whether or not a company is ISO registered, all medical device developers must follow the FDA Quality Systems Regulations. In many cases, ISO certification can add unnecessary overhead and cost burdens.
There are two ways to contract for design and engineering services: fixed price and time and materials. The former can give the purchasing department an idyllic vision of security and control, while the latter offers a vision of mayhem and runaway costs. When competing product development firms...
Sourcing and qualifying outsource partners is a daunting task for companies who require product development and manufacturing services. We are often asked which is more advantageous, to hire a company that provides both services, or outsource from separate organizations. Without thinking it...
Contract design and engineering firms serve a wide range of clients - inventors, start-ups, and corporations. They need good methods for qualifying prospects. Before the job starts it's almost impossible to know what to expect, but a short consultation can reveal plenty.
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