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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Design 1st Wins Intel Competition

Design 1st used the latest tools and a little innovation to demonstrate the basics of a day in the life of product design.  Intel sponsored a Canada-wide design competition asking companies to share what they do and how they differentiate themselves from their competition. Selected as the Grand Prize Winner from 120 entries, Design 1st receives a $10,000 prize which they will donate to the OttawaTechnology Venture Challenge (TVC). TVC is celebrating their 10 year anniversary as Eastern Ontario's most prestigious competition for encouraging and mentoring post-secondary students to act […]

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