Introducing the new Design 1st boardroom

New Design 1st main boardroom with project wall displays. Did you know Design 1st has helped develop over 700 physical products? We came to this number by looking back at our project history from 1996 - 2018.  After gathering all the past project data and sorting through old project boxes we identified 50 of our favorite products that told great stories about the product development process. The challenge was how to share all these products in our boardrooms. The existing boardroom setup of display shelves was good but wouldn't allow […]

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Filed under: Blog

5 reasons why companies outsource IoT development.

Connected IoT hardware products are complex. There are so many working systems, technologies, and variables at play, that getting it right the first time without deep expertise is tough. When companies do go at it alone they often end up making decisions outside of their comfort zone, compounding their business risk. Choosing to outsource their connected product development, firms can reap big benefits including: 1) You can hire 5 times more design and engineering staff, for less. 2) Get to market faster, often within 9 months. 3) Uncover more creative ideas […]

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Get ready for Battlebots 2018

Lucky vs. Yeti Battlebots is a battle of wits, engineering talent, design prowess - and of course carnage! The 2018 season is about to be underway and Design 1st is excited to participate by supporting Team Lucky - a fierce Battlebot competitor for the past several years. As Team Lucky gets set to fly to Los Angeles, California to film the competition, we put together some commonly asked questions and answers so that you too can get in on the action! 1) What is Battlebots? 2) How do Battlebots matches […]

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Filed under: Design Engineering

Glossary of Product Design Terms

88 Product Design Terms You Need to Know If you are designing a new product, working with a product design firm or have an interest in hardware startups - knowing your way around product design terminology is critical. For example, exploding a  BOM - may come as shock to those who don't know BOM stands for bill of materials, and exploding it simply means showing a list of all the components in one view! But a quick read of the most frequently used product design related terms below will bring […]

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Filed under: Product Design, Resources

How will 5G impact IoT product development?

Source: Bridgera Ontario’s IoT product development industry got hit with some exciting news Monday: a $400M research boost to create, the super-fast, next generation of 5G wireless networks. Termed the “5G Corridor,” the public-private partnership plans to make Ontario a contender on the global stage for IoT development through access to a pre-commercial 5G network.  But to understand how the 5G announcement will impact product development now and into the future, we need to answers some questions: What is 5G? What are Canada's goals for new 5G Corridor? Will Canada be the […]

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Filed under: Electronics Design

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