The execution of product development is incredibly difficult. Most companies, including design firms, fail miserably. Truth be told, most product development processes are theoretically identical. Which begs the question: What makes some design firms (like the ones I specifically mentioned above) so much more successful than others? At M3 Design, we believe that it is specifically dependent on execution
How important is creativity to commerce?
How do you translate ideas from mind to market?
How do you balance investment and innovation?
How is the maker movement changing product design?
I recently participated in a great panel discussion that explored some of these questions as part of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Creativity and Commerce event. The topics and insights we discussed were quite illuminating—and extremely important to explore, in my opinion.
Join M3’s President and Founder, Terry Branson, as he reflects on his 40 years in product development and his vision for what comes next
Life hackers and designers are more alike than you may realize. In this article, Jayson takes us through the differences and similarities in how life hackers and designers view the world and how their skills, experience, and perspectives help them solve some of the most difficult challenges.
I’ve cooked some terrible food in my day. But I’ve also made some pretty damn good food (as far as I’m concerned). And recently, while enjoying one such meal, I got thinking about the many things that cooking and product development have in common.
In part 2 of this series, we began looking at the first few items on our list of 7 characteristics that define good product-development (PD) programs with excellent results.
Not surprisingly, some clients profit more than others.
Let’s look at the final 4 characteristics of rock-star clients we’ve worked with.
What if I put a big pile of components in front of you,
and your task was to design a product using only
those items? Could you do it? Probably. And there’s
no telling what might come out of it…
Gadgets with connected technologies that can predict human behavior and adapt to our preferences automatically aren’t going away anytime soon. Just think about that for a minute. What does this mean to your life today? And what will it mean to your life tomorrow, when all of these technologies finally go mainstream?
I’ve worked in product development (PD) for many years, and a lot has changed in that time. But one challenge has remained constant: cost. More often than not, this is one of the greatest difficulties teams face
Our hometown is the kind of place that everyone seems to love. But for us innovation and technology junkies, Austin is particularly wonderful. Full of youth, brains, local love, and breakthrough ideas, it’s the kind of place that seems to buzz with constant energy and excitement.
Especially this time of year.