Tag: design

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

We Hear It All the Time… “I have a tech startup company and product idea in mind, but I’m not sure what the next step should be.” This is where we come in! Join our co-founders, Jon and Mike, as they discuss half a dozen reasons why you should integrate

AER Mesh Network Drone

The AER mesh network drone was a fun in-office concept project we worked on. In particularly low-signal areas, it deploys multiple units into the field to provide a temporary outdoor mesh wireless network. Using AI to find the nearest 5G signal, the drone also positions itself for other units to connect to

cmf x DESIGN = EVERYTHING (PART TWO)

We interviewed 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,

How Might We Use Design To Change the Future of Farming?

Food makes the world go ’round. As consumers, we are unknowingly closely connected to the Agricultural industry simply through the food we eat daily. The growing concern of climate change continues to spark interest in the design world, and as designers, we strive to problem-solve. One of the many problems

ICYMI: California By Design

In case you missed it, here is our feature in CBS’ California By Design. Our segment begins at the 4:55 mark. Thank you again for the opportunity and to those who tuned in! We have enjoyed seeing the other amazing innovations throughout the series. Whether through using unconventional materials or

The Value Of Design (Part Two)

Written by Erielle Tolentino Before reading this, I encourage you to read Hatch Duo’s blog post highlighting design’s value from a designer’s perspective. Keeping that post in mind, we have ideas about how design can help from a business or branding standpoint. But as I listened to events during this year’s annual

New Normals for Design Teams: Half a Dozen Reasons Why Hatch Duo Believes Remote Work Beats Traditional Office Environments

Written by Jon Thai Until 2015, I have always worked in a very traditional office environment(though for design firms, we still had to be in the studio from 9 to 5). From then on, I had firsthand experience in remote working environments as well, and upon compare-contrast, I conclude that

Designing For the Future: Part Two

As we reach another month of shelter-in-place, it’s difficult not to imagine the world post-COVID-19. Wearing masks or gloves in public, standing six feet apart, and limiting the number of guests in restaurants have become the new norm. In our Designing For the Future: Part One blog post, we covered

Designing For the Future: Part One

“I need a haircut, but this shelter in place is killing me!” This is an all too familiar thought probably crossing the minds of people across the country right now. Well, probably not a haircut specifically, but I’m sure with how things are going now, we can all agree how

A Healthy Amount of Social Media a Day Keeps the Blues Away

Photo courtesy of HubSpot It’s all about connection, right? Humans love feeling a part of a community, regardless of COVID-19 or not. With everyone home these days, it only makes sense for social media usage to skyrocket, right? Thanks to modern technology, we have the ability to reach out to

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