Category: Resources

  • Should Industrial Designers Be Required To “Think Like” Mechanical Engineers & Vice Versa?

    Should Industrial Designers Be Required To “Think Like” Mechanical Engineers & Vice Versa?

    Can industrial designers become mechanical engineers? Can mechanical engineers become industrial designers? It’s no secret that industrial designers and mechanical engineers have their specific fields of expertise. But what happens when those fields of expertise collide and squeeze onto a thin line between industrial design and mechanical engineering? We believe it’s beneficial for all disciplines […]

  • Small Vs. Large Design Firms: Which One Is Better For Hardware Startups?

    Small Vs. Large Design Firms: Which One Is Better For Hardware Startups?

    “๐ˆ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐š ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฅ’๐ฆ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ. ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ?” There’s a ton of competition when you’re looking for a design firm to help you get started. We get it. When you’re starting a hardware startup, it can be overwhelming […]

  • Why You Should Integrate Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering In Early-Stage Product Development

    Why You Should Integrate Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering In Early-Stage Product Development

    Multidisciplinary Teams Are Key To Innovation Today’s business world is more complex and ever-changing than ever before. Your team must constantly innovate for your business to succeed and stay ahead of the competition. Simply put, you need to bring together groups of employees with different skills and perspectives to work on new ideas. Multidisciplinary teams […]

  • The Value Of Design

    The Value Of Design

    One of the most common design misconceptions is that designers aim to โ€œmake things look pretty.โ€ People mistakenly think of design as a back-end or decorative portion when in reality, itโ€™s the tip of the spear. It is a process that involves enormous empathy and creative and strategic thinking to better-fit customersโ€™ needs. Incorporating design […]

  • Should I Start A Business In An Uncertain Economy?

    Should I Start A Business In An Uncertain Economy?

    We know what youโ€™re thinking, but hear us before you completely turn down this idea. Some people see a recession as a restraint; some see it as an opportunity. Starting a business in any environment is challenging and tireless, requiring determination and proper planning–this only proves true during a recession; however, it is doable. Both […]

  • Hatch-22: Designing During A Pandemic (The Finale)

    Hatch-22: Designing During A Pandemic (The Finale)

    If you have been following along, we have been documenting our design process as we work with San Francisco startup, Rubbish, in bringing the first smart litter picker-upper to life! Today, we are extremely excited to bring you the final installment as we give you a glimpse into project finalization. In episode five, Hatch Duo […]

  • The Secret Behind A Successfully Designed Product (Part Two)

    Two weeks ago, we dropped a video talking about the importance of design language and identifying brand elements before putting pen to paper. Today, we’re back with part two! We’re going to offer you some helpful tips on how to translate a brand feeling into visual design language. Join Hatch Duo co-founder and Design Principal […]

  • The Secret Behind A Successfully Designed Product

    Design is the silent ambassador of your brand. Paul Rand Do you want to know the secret formula behind a successfully designed product? Also known as a “brand promise,” design language refers to what your company desires to communicate to your end-users. At Hatch Duo, we believe visual branding and product development should be intertwined. […]

  • How Collaborating Can Help You Build Memorable Product Experiences

    First and foremost, thank you and sending a massive shout-out to our friend, Evan Lessler, for joining us in this mini entrepreneur roundtable. When we started our first business, Aggregate, we were looking to collaborate. Because we’ve always been such huge fans and supporters of a well-known Bay Area brand, Adapt, we thought, “Why not […]

  • MIKE’S QUICK TIPS: SKILLS NEEDED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ENGINEER AND CONSULTANT

    As a startup design consultancy that serves other startups, we pride ourselves on being nimble and wearing various hats. Join Mike as he offers his top three quick skills and tips needed to be a successful engineer and consultant. Talents required to be a successful engineer and consultant include a combination of interpersonal and knowledge-based […]