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5 Hurdles to IoT Device Development and How to Overcome Them

If you’ve attended a technical tradeshow in the past five years, odds are you’ve stumbled across a slew of new devices being marketed as a “Smart This” or “Connected That”. NAIAS, Neocon, RVX, NBAA, and certainly CES have all featured...
Generative Design

New 3D Tools Escalate Product Development

Advances in technology have benefited product development. This engineer discusses 3 innovative tools for 3D modeling: generative design, Fusion360, and image rendering....
Innovation Engineering

Yoda and Deming on Innovation

Innovation Engineering is an innovation method that applies principles from Dr. Deming (and Master Yoda) to strategy, innovation, and how people work together in companies....
87867 Steps at CES

87,867 Steps at CES Helped Me SEE

CES 2019 offered much to see in terms of hi-tech products that help you see such as: mini-video cameras, smart cameras, and video processing equipment. Capture the future....

Be a Change Agent for Recycling

With China no longer accepting recycled plastics, we need to become better recyclers by specifying recycled content, reducing plastic use, making better choices, and sorting. ...

3 Tips for Effective Problem Solving

The team at DISHER loves to problem solve. We take on many roles with clients where we put our hours of problem-solving training and experience to work. Some of our favorite structured methods include: Six Sigma, Shainen, KT, Practical Problem...

3 Ways to Innovate Smarter and Faster

The pace of innovation can make your head spin. Just a little over a decade ago no one owned a smart phone. Only forty years ago—no one owned a computer. Today, over 60% of Americans are glued to some type...

Asking the Right Questions Always Leads to Improvement

I am the proud father of two little boys, ages three and five. Among the busy days, messes, and laughter there is one other constant: questions. What are we doing tonight? How does a key work? Could you somehow get...

You Make It— I Break It

The Importance of Validation Testing. Validation testing plays a significant role in product development. Have you ever wanted to rip the radio out of your car and smash it on the ground? I’ve taken things out of my car and smashed...
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