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Design Thinking

The Latest ID Label for the Same ID Story Some would say that making a product that looks good is the only duty of an Industrial Designer. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Fundamentally, the role of industrial design (ID),...

5 Benchmarking Tips For Product Design Inspiration

Where does an idea come from? Do ideas spring into the mind fully formed? Of course not! Ideas rarely start out beautiful— they need to be collected, nurtured, and built upon. Ideas are inspired (stolen) from something else that we’ve...

Effective Prototype Development

Don’t Waste Precious Resources   During the space race of the 1960’s, as the legend goes, NASA engineers encountered a challenge. Astronauts needed to take notes in space but typical ballpoint pens did not function in a Zero-G environment. NASA funneled millions...

DISHER Participates in MiCareerQuest 2017

Engineering Interns Launch Learning MiCareerQuest gives West Michigan students a unique opportunity to explore a variety of occupations, get to know a few colleges/universities, and meet potential employers from several industries. This year’s exhibition took place on Thursday, April 13th, 2017,...

Innovation Still Behind Old School Mastery

The Human Element of Design “Old school” modeling methods are often thought to be obsolete when embracing innovation in product development, but this is not always the case. For 80 years, automotive design studios have used clay to create life-size models....

Get More Hits in Product Development

As the owner of a product development firm, I often receive calls that go something like this, “We have this idea for a new product, but we’re not sure how to get it developed— can you help us?” As the...

Product Constraints Can be the Catalyst to a Great Design

In the world of design and engineering, product requirements (also called constraints) can often feel like restraints to our creativity and ability to design a great product or solution. We’ve all experienced the feeling of frustration when a constraint has...

What We Gleaned from CES 2017

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is an annual trade show that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada. A group from DISHER’s electronics team gleaned quite a bit from this year’s gadget-thon. Why does DISHER attend CES? To see the...

Pack Expo: Growing Trends in Packaging Design

As a packaging engineer, the Pack Expo is thee annual tradeshow for the packaging industry. Every other year it’s conveniently located at Chicago’s McCormick Place. For those that have never been to McCormick, let me warn you– bring your walking...

The SEMA Show

It’s the SUPER BOWL of automotive specialty shows, the annual SEMA Show. Held in Las Vegas from October 31 to November 3, this event draws thousands of industry experts and hot new products from all over the world. Types of...
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