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 […]Read More Ergonomics 1: Chairs
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 […]Read More Choosing a Manufacturer
Through the blogs I’ve written so far, there have been some tips that will help you to get the most out of working with your developer such as here, here, here, and here. When you spend money on doing something right, you want to make sure that you are getting the best service possible, and […]Read More Top 5 Ways to Maximize your Developers Potential
Many inventors and entrepreneurs have asked me as a product developer to get them just to the point where they can sell, nothing else. While it may seem like a simple request, and it is, it also doesn’t have the answer most people are looking for. When you start with an idea, the potential is […]Read More When is the time to sell your idea?
This has been covered over and over, but there is good reason for that. Defining the segment of the population you can best serve is important. Knowing your niche means you’ll know your market, what they want, how much they’ll spend, etc. Often, you’ll personally fit within this niche yourself if you are a start-up […]Read More Defining your Niche – Why it Matters
When looking to create a new product, there are two general ways a new product idea is created. While one is more business focused and the other is more personal, both are valid and very good ways to think of new products. They are also both used by developers and designers. Inspiration! The first […]Read More Creating a New Idea
When most people think of branding, they think of businesses getting logos, colors, fonts, etc. But products need this as well. When speaking with inventors and start-ups, and even companies with a few products, product branding does not usually get brought to the table as something that the client needs. It should be. A products […]Read More Products Need Branding
When working with a product developer, there are two types of programs you should be familiar with. While there are many options for each one, these two types of programs will help with communication between you and your developer. The first one is one you probably don’t have, unless you work with people in 3D […]Read More 2 Tools you Should use with Your Developer
I’m sure logically you could figure out what Design for Manufacturability means in a broad sense, but what does it really mean for you and your product? Design for Manufacturability, or DFM for short, is where Design meets Production. The DFM process takes a design and produces a final design that can be manufactured properly, […]Read More What is Design for Manufacturability?
If NASA has a launch plan so should you! After all of your time and money spent polishing your product the launch is a crucial step between your investment and your profits- NOT something you want to wing. It may feel like the end of a development process but it’s also the beginning of your […]Read More 5 Tips to Creating your Product Launch Plan