Electrolux Appliance Design Competition

    The history of industrial design began during the 1920’s when automobiles and electrical appliances were starting to enter the consumer market. As competition grew, firms differentiated their market position catering to consumers who were willing to spend more on luxury goods and intelligent design. The inventors and engineers behind these products were technically brilliant but often lacked creativity to enhance the look, feel and usability of products. To remedy this problem they turned to talented artists from various art schools leveraging their creative insights for the development of consumer […]

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Filed under: Events, Industrial Design, Product Design

What is Industrial Design?

Here's a great video compilation of quotes from design luminaries giving their interpretation of design. It reflects what goes through the heads of designers when engaging in the product development process - truly inspiring. To me Design is.........

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Canadian Innovation: A Look at History, Today & Tomorrow

The history of Canadian invention has spanned more than a century with over one million patents filed – yet few people can name more than one or two Canadian inventors. The most common name that comes to mind is Alexander Graham Bell – the inventor of the telephone in 1867. Over 125 years later Mike Lazaridis & Doug Fregin sought to greatly improve the telephone through adding wireless email functionality – this was the start of Canada’s treasured RIM (Research in Motion) corporation. In between these two great feats of […]

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Filed under: Funding, New Product Development, Patents, Startups

Patent 101 – A How-to Guide

If you have recently wet your toes in the world of product development or are a seasoned professional – updating your knowledge on patents is always advantageous.     This article seeks to explore patents through three separate focuses; mainly, what is a patent, why they are important and how to extract value from one. What is a Patent? On a high-level, a patent is a subset of legal protection for intellectual property. Grouped with patents are Trademarks and Copyrights; however, for hardware and physical products, patents are most relevant […]

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Filed under: Blog, Patents, Resources

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