The 2010 InfoComm Expedition – Las Vegas, Nevada

Year after year, the Audio Visual marketplace enthusiastically embraces the InfoComm tradeshow to make their purchasing choices, network with specialists and enhance their skills. The 2010 InfoComm - Las Vegas tradeshow provided a terrific platform for this industry interaction with over 900 exhibitors and 300 educational seminars. The thousands of Audio Visual (AV) professionals that converged for the tradeshow embodied innovation, showcasing AV technologies that pushed the boundaries of how users interact with conventional products. Design 1st staff enjoyed the excitement at InfoComm 2010, taking the opportunity to checkout new […]

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Design 1st Client’s Named as Gartner’s 2010 “Cool Vendors”

  The new technology landscape is filled with firms who have the potential to change a market in a significant way, yet have not gained exposure for their new value. Market analyst Gartner’s annual “Cool Vendors” report seeks to oust these innovative firms through publishing a series of research reports in key technology areas, highlighting emerging technologies.  The Cool Vendors report is a driving force behind the discovery and commercialization of new technology that has both a business impact and enables users to do useful things that have not been […]

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Design 1st – Color teller Connects with Stevie Wonder

"As a messenger of peace I want to encourage countries throughout the world to find ways of subsidizing technology and ways of making the world more accessible to those with disabilities." ˆ Stevie Wonder Advances in technology and innovative product development have made Stevie Wonder's message of accessible technology for the disabled - a reality. Selective material sourcing, user-centric design methods and innovative technology have all been combined to produce useful and empowering devices for the impaired. A recent 2010 NFL Superbowl Volkswagen commercial highlighted the latest advances in technology […]

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Getting the Colour of Chocolate Right

When you hear “milk chocolate”, what colour comes to mind? In our efforts to support a recent promotional program for Hershey, Design 1st had some chocolate colour co-ordination to sort out. The program involved a pickup truck fully wrapped in printed vinyl, a giant painted fiberglass chocolate bar structure, and backpacks sewn with custom-printed fabric. Before Design 1st was brought on board the project, Hershey’s mobile marketing firm, Gearwerx had been busy developing print graphics for everything from billboards to chocolate bar wrappers. The Design 1st challenge was to first […]

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Product Development and Marketing Relationships

For inventors and entrepreneurs launching their products it is more than just the great idea; it’s about finding an experienced product development team they can rely on to successfully bring their products to market. Design 1st Inc., an Ottawa-based product design company, knows an experienced product development team is the tour guide for the inventor when creating, developing and finding an appropriate manufacturer for the new invention. The process starts with the innovative idea and a strong understanding of why this idea is both unique to the market and is […]

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Filed under: New Product Development

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