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Without robust design processes, it is all too easy to lose track of critical design issues – the consequence of which is usually schedule delays, added costs, and/or undesirable design compromises.
Creating a detailed Product Specification is one of the most important steps one can take at the beginning of new product development. If the spec defines the entire sphere of possibilities, what needs to be included (and excluded) here?
Do you know how an atomic force microscope works? You can satiate your curiosity and impress your friends with all kinds of intellectual knowledge by watching just one of the many open-courses freely available online. Educate yourself.
Here we have a sign that is confusing to at least one group of users. the water taxi sign-makers get kudos for going out of their way to create a pictorial sign in an attempt to bypass any language barriers for international tourists. Unfortunately, the graphic in the middle is very busy and confusing.
Warnings are not a substitute for good design. The warning labels clearly indicate that the supermarket scooters are not meant to be used in the parking lot. But, how are users expected to get their groceries to their cars?
Say you want to be a veterinarian. You’ve got to get to know a lot of animals in school, both inside and out. That requires a lot of time in the library, but eventually you have to get your hands dirty and actually touch some animals. Fortunately for the next generation of vet students, the days of putting your hand up a cow’s butt in vet school may be over, thanks to a little area of research known as Haptics.
Over the past year or two, Key Tech has taken advantage of improvements in the usability and functionality of online tools to share information quickly and easily. Over the same period, we’ve observed dwindling attendance at industry conferences. So, where is everyone?
Recently, I published an article in MicroManufacturing Magazine about the challenges of designing microparts for manufacture. Not unlike any collaborative process, good communication is the key to a successful project.