Our previous article, “Lean & Affordable Product Development” revealed the approach we’ve developed that doesn’t require big budgets because the focus is to solve the functional problem first with a reference for the desired aesthetic employing DFM, rapid iterations, and economic manufacturing techniques. The approach is sensible and efficient regardless of budget size. Let’s take a deep dive into one
A product’s design will evolve dramatically from the initial concept to achieve the functional and performance requirements that were set in the beginning. The nature of the development process, the costs involved and the learning that happens from one iteration to the next are the drivers of this dynamic. That is why it is so silly to spend unnecessary
It's incredible how many engineers and designers spend their entire careers completely missing their purpose and mission in the workplace. Throughout my career, not a single director, VP, or executive ever discussed what the purpose of my work was beyond the immediate problem to solve or the larger context of the mission of the company. The fundamentals of business, finance, sales,
Hustling, taking on as much work as possible, cutting expenses, saving, and being a value-player will position us to navigate the world unraveling around us; idealism, socialism, and altruism won't bring home a personal win, performance will. Stand up and fight. Set yourself up for long term success, your actions during this crisis will define you for the next decade.
With no consequences, poor performance becomes the standard. As a leader it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate. Set expectations and hold people to them. -jockowillink *HR Disclaimer: Adhere to state and federal labor laws and regulations to protect employees and their rights in the workplace. This article expresses an opinion based on the fundamental principles of competition and capitalism. Now
In general, leads are lost when visitors find an antiquated website or they lose trust and credibility in your business because it is less than professional. Your online presence, corporate identity, and content marketing tell visitors how well or how poorly you run your company, whether to take you seriously or not and what to expect from you.
DFM Axiom 1 What is Design For Manufacturability? Creating a design that is the most simple, easiest part to make, ever. We’re problem solvers, but just because the problem is complicated, doesn’t mean the solution and parts have to be. Most often, 85% of the costs incurred throughout the life of a project happen during production, which is the last phase. However, those
Leads choose the most professional company that quickly and clearly demonstrates they know how to run their company inside and out. It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) for users to form an opinion of your website and within one or two clicks, they will make a decision of whether they will want to work with your company or not. Most
Google has imparted a priority on mobile page load speed. It is a key metric in ranking that can keep you out of the top 10 and definitely out of the top 3. Why is it important? Google does not want to serve up results that are a poor experience for people (waiting for pages to load) and they