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How to build a prototype without a designer

October 28, 2021
Prototyping is not about creating a thing, it's about going through a process that helps you solve problems.
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Get a sense for your brand

October 21, 2021
Before you start designing your product, it's very helpful to have a good understanding of what your brand is really like.
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Bluetooth Development Like a Pro - Adding a Portable CLI to Your Firmware

October 7, 2021
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Draft your business plan and launch strategy

July 22, 2021
This doesn't have to be a 50 page document. Here are two great resources you can use to get started on the right foot.
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Look at Your Product Critically

June 7, 2021
This is one of the hardest things to for innovators to do. So how does one self-criticize without becoming too much of a critic?
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50 Custom Icons for Onshape

May 26, 2021
We're big fans of Onshape and write many of our own custom features. To spruce them up, we made this set of 50 custom icons for Onshape.
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7 Things You Should Do Before You Develop A Product (Series)

May 7, 2021
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Patent or Prototype: Which Comes First?

April 7, 2021
The dangers of getting a patent without doing any prototyping work, and how to balance those risks.
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Under-Developed Products are Bad. Over-Developed Products could be worse

March 2, 2021
Over-developing or under-developing can both sink your company. This is how we achieve ideal-development.
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Rapid PPE Design: Part I

September 21, 2020
In the face of this pandemic we have joined the effort to develop an effective mask that can be made locally.
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Rapid PPE Design: Part II

September 21, 2020
We're following up on our mask development effort. Read about the updates we've made to our mask design and how you can get one.
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Two-Day Build Part III: Prototype vs Product

September 21, 2020
This is part 3 in a three-part series where we show how we designed and prototyped an IoT device in 2 days at the Nashville Maker Faire.
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Two-Day Build Part II: The Prototype

September 21, 2020
This is part 2 in a three-part series where we show how we designed and prototyped an IoT device in 2 days at the Nashville Maker Faire.
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Two-Day Build Part I: The Challenge

September 21, 2020
This is part 1 of a three-part series where we show how we designed and prototyped an IoT device in 2 days at the Nashville Maker Faire.
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Ovyl Earns Its First Five-Star Clutch Review

Our cross-disciplinary team allows us to combine early insights in strategy and extensive expertise in execution to solve problems
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