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Chris Murray Talks Color at IDSA Northeast

We've turned Design Manager Chris Murray's session, "Grounding Color Decisions in User Research: Moving from Emotional Decisions to Rational Thinking," from the IDSA's 2013 Northeast District Design conference into a webinar. In it Murray talks about recent research that debunks preconceived notions and suggests industrial designers are best off approaching color rationally via consumer personae and other analytic methods.

To Boldly Go Where No Scanner Has Gone Before

Our Orbit Scanner on the set of "Star Trek Into Darkness"

When we spotted our Orbit point-of-sale scanner in photos from the set of the new Star Trek movie, we were tickled. And then we got to wondering.

What made the props person stop when he or she saw Orbit and say, "Yeah, that's the one. That's what the Starship Enterprise needs."

Color Matters: The IDSA Conference Wrap-Up (Part 1)

Color Matters: The IDSA Conference Wrap-Up (Part 1)
Bresslergroup's ID team has had a couple of weeks to reflect on IDSA Northeast's conference, The Color of Design. The topic of color generated some diverse and stimulating viewpoints that reinforce color's importance in design practice today. I'll sum up Day 1, which focused on trends, in this post and follow up with a sequel on Day 2.
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Marrying User Interface with Industrial Design

On April 3, 2013 Bresslergroup hosted a panel at our office with the local chapter of the PDMA about the marriage of industrial design (ID) and user interface (UI) for a superior customer experience (CX). Mathieu Turpault and Rob Tannen, PhD, moderated a panel of design professionals through a lively discussion of user interface design in various industries, trends shaping user interface design and development, and creating a template for integrating user interface design into your product development process.

The Happy Marriage of Industrial Design and User Interface Design

Mathieu Turpault opens PDMA panels discussion on user interface in customer experience
Anyone with a toddler who routinely swipes TV screens and mirrors knows how technology is reshaping users’ abilities and expectations beyond what the traditional product design process was set up to deliver. More and more, people are conditioned to interact with their objects. As the design of physical objects merges with the design of user experience, industrial design and user interface tend to get pitted against each other.

Aquabot Breeze XL Scrubber

Aqua Products presented Bresslergroup with a significant challenge: Design and engineer a new robotic pool cleaner, including performance improvement and significant new features, ready to release for tooling in less than six months.

Integrated User Interface and Industrial Design for Improved Process Efficiency

On July 19th Bresslergroup’s Mathieu Turpault and Rob Tannen, PhD demonstrated the value of effectively integrating UI design into NPD process during PDMA’s webcast. From defining the user and product benefits resulting from an integrated process to identifying and overcoming process obstacles attendees learned how they can develop a stronger NPD process.


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Integrating User Interface and Industrial Design

Bresslergroup's Mathieu Turpault and Rob Tannen, PhD, demonstrated the value of effectively integrating user interface design into the new product development (NPD) process during a PDMA webcast. The duo defined the user and product benefits resulting from an integrated process and gave suggestions for overcoming obstacles.

Porter Cable Accessories Line

Bresslergroup worked with Porter Cable to add three new tools to extend Porter Cable's line of Maryland product designs.

Cutco Ice Cream Scoop and Cheese Knife

Using New York product design skills, Bresslergroup developed a cheese knife and ice cream scoop for Cutco's line of kitchen tools.

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