5 Tips on Protecting Your Idea

While some people don’t choose to protect their idea, I believe you should. Does this mean getting a patent, not necessarily, it depends on the situation. I want to go over a few things to keep in mind when thinking about how to protect your ideas. Keep in mind, this isn’t an exhaustive list and […]

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Project Brief vs Scope of Work

We’ve recently made our language clearer around what a Project Brief and a Scope of Work are. It’ll be short but is important to understand. In many ways, these terms are interchangeable, however it can cause some confusion, so I thought it would be a good time to explain how we use them, and when. […]

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What’s a Feasibility Study?

You have probably heard of it in passing or can even guess what it might mean just by thinking about the word feasible. But what does it mean specifically when it comes to product development? I’ll go over what we put into a feasibility study for our clients and what it can help you learn […]

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Building Your Network for Success

There are a lot of things to look for when selecting the right developer to work with for you or your company. Experience, skill sets, niche expertise, team size, and many others come to mind to compare. Something that may not always come to mind is the network and other resources your developer can bring […]

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Time, Budgets, & Luxury

These are the two all-time favorite questions of almost every person I’ve talked to about developing their product. How much and how long? Well, prepare to find the secret answer to these questions! But first, let’s talk about what you invest into a project besides just money. It’s a short list of one. Your time. […]

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The Importance of Prototyping

You’ve heard of 3D printing, and it’s amazing. You might have the idea that everything should be 3D printed for prototyping and you don’t have to use any other prototyping services ever again! Wrong. While 3D printing technology is amazing and continues to make leaps and bounds every year in improving, there are some things […]

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Ergonomics 1: Chairs

This will be kicking off a series for this blog, written with the help of Mike Magda, an industrial design student and current intern at the Peterman Design Firm. We’ll be diving into different products and discussing their ergonomics from both a user and a design perspective. A lot goes into design when it comes […]

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Choosing a Manufacturer

We’ve talked about why you should hire out sourcing here, but in case you want to dive into this yourself, here are some things to look at. A common question when looking for manufacturers for your product is whether you want to source domestically or from overseas. You likely already know that it’s almost always cheaper […]

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