Tag: business tips

  • The Future of Daily Life In and Out of Virtual Spaces

    What are the future physical product opportunities of VR? VR is still a relatively young technology and the Metaverse is still in early development. Think back to the creation of the IOT – it’s had nearly 80 years to develop into what it is today. From military origins to public domain, it’s grown to be […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hatch-22: Designing During A Pandemic (Episode Two) – Understanding the Brand, Ergonomics, and UX/UI Of the Rubbish Beam

    Have you ever wondered how your favorite technology devices were designed and brought to market? Even more, how are they developed during a global pandemic? In our first-ever “design-umentary,” you’ll get an inside look at our design process as we work from home. Join us, Hatch Duo, and our friends at Rubbish, as we bring […]

  • Risking It All For Entrepreneurship

    Would you quit a well-paying, steady, and corporate job to be your own boss? Even more, would you do so to design a concrete watch from the ground up? If you’re a young entrepreneur in need of motivation or inspiration to chase your dreams, this video is for you! Join Hatch Duo co-founders Jon and […]


    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 […]


    Weย interviewedย our team before about the importance of CMF (Color, Material, and Finish) in product development. It plays a huge role in brand recognition and becomes the distinguishing factor between prototype and market readiness. For designers, CMF allows us to communicate who the brand is for, how their product is used, and proper market positioning. CMF […]

  • The Value of Mechanical Engineering

    Written By Mike Yim Weโ€™ve talked before about the value of design, but what about the other half of our company, the engineering side? Mechanical engineering is defined as โ€œdeveloping, testing, and building mechanical and thermal sensors and devicesโ€ (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). To us, it goes beyond building the product. Without even realizing […]