Monthly Archives: September 2009

Brian Lipford

10 Years – 10 Biggest Mistakes – Part 1

09.29.2009 by Brian Lipford

In tribute to our 10 year anniversary, I thought others outside of Key Tech might like to hear some of our more colorful screw ups. So I put together a four-part series of what I think are some of our best. I hope you find something of value.

Chad Schneider

Blaming the Designer

09.21.2009 by Chad Schneider

If a product is not being used correctly, most often we blame the user. But, how much of the blame comes to rest on the designers? Now, a Swedish initiative has shown that road and intersection designs significantly affect how cars, bicycles, and people are interacting with each other on our roads, saving lives.

Lei Zong

Selecting Flash Memory

09.14.2009 by Lei Zong

Flash memory is becoming increasingly popular in portable devices as the main storage medium. Flash memory offers advantages such as a serial interface, fast access time (compared to hard drives), and low power consumption, making them a popular choice for embedded medical devices.

Chad Schneider

Designing for a Lower Carbon Footprint

09.08.2009 by Chad Schneider

Mechanical Engineering Magazine has a good article for designers about significantly lowering the overall energy impact of our products, based on the vision of Saul Griffith, a mechanical engineer and serial inventor. The good news is that we don’t have to start creating medical devices from bamboo.