CLIENTS and PROJECTS: Our work spans design services and manufacturing management. Whether working with a large client or a small startup, we help fill out your team or augment your existing resources. Our clients repeatedly return to use our services. We have experience with large ODM's down to small CM's to match what is appropriate for you. We have trusted partners to help expedite the engagement process and ensure long term success of your business. Here are a few examples of clients and projects...
engineering Known for their innovative synthesizers and retro design language, teenage engineering, based in Stockholm, never compromises on design or execution. We have collaborated with TE on a number projects, from Mechanical Engineering to Manufacturing Assessment and Migration to a new manufacturer. Projects include OP-Z and a number of other, yet to be announced products. Stockholm, Sweden
Ember Technologies Ember’s line of products control the temperature of hot beverages, managed by the preferences you set in your smart phone. We helped them finalized the mechanical part design prior to tooling, set up the production line fixtures, and define and implement the production test software and protocol. Projects include the original TM15 travel mug, and CM17 ceramic mug. Voted by TIME magazine as one of 2018's Best Inventions of the Year. Westlake Village, CA, USA
Automatic Labs We began working with the founders as the sixth person in the company. We handled the entire product design process including managing external and internal resources, from development through manufacturing coordination. This extended to product certification, reliability testing, contract negotiations and logistics. During our tenure there we released two products; the initial was Bluetooth based, the second was cellular connected. When it came to packaging, our goal was to minimize waste found in consumer products. We designed the retail box to transform in to a drinking cup after unboxing. San Francisco, CA, USA
Vizio Vizio planned dozens of products every year but had no internal product design. They chose to work with ODM’s in Taiwan to design and develop complete products and manufacture them. The range of products was vast… from Android tablets to set top boxes to DMAs and even televisions. We got involved to manage the ODM and ensure the product being produced met our product requirements. This spanned reviewing EE - ME - FW - SW - reliability and production test plans, and overseeing their execution. Hundreds of days per year were spent in Taiwan and China managing this process. Irvine, CA, USA
confidential client From day one this patient thermometer was designed to comply with the requirements of FDA’s 510(k) process. Materials, processes, choosing a suitable manufacturing site and identifying the testing that would need to be completed were central to the effort. This product complied with all of these requirements. We oversaw the certification of the assembly line to meet the appropriate regulatory needs. We designed an iOS app, as the primary display for this low-cost Bluetooth thermometer to report patient temperature. USA
Oral-B How do you get your child to brush their teeth? When Oral-B approached us they wanted a single brush. At different stages of their development children have unique ways of expressing their toothbrush needs and our research paired with Oral-B’s clinical expertise yielded a product line that is still sold worldwide since 1998 with great success. A comprehensive user-research study was conducted in people’s home, observing a child’s behavior that guided us to key factors to reduce the child’s resistance to brushing their teeth. Global