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Electronic Design in a New Product – RF3 Design Derby

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Mechanical Design | 0 comments

Electronic Design in a New Product – RF3 Design Derby

A new electrical product can have everything going for it – strong marketing, little direct competition, and a good visibility campaign, but if its electronic design isn’t absolutely perfect, then the product could be victim to faults, unnecessarily expensive components, or heat and power problems which can cause a product to fail. Electronic design is essential to make sure that an electrical product can be produced as cheaply and is as economical with its power consumption as possible. Electronic Design – Simplicity and Innovation is Key There have been many cases of...

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RF3 Product Design Derby – Why You Buy an iPad Every Year

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Product Design, Product Design Derby | 0 comments

RF3 Product Design Derby – Why You Buy an iPad Every Year

Here’s a shocking statistic; if you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who bought the highest model of each version of Apple’s iPad on launch (including the Mini varieties), you’ve given the company $5833 –  around £3600. That’s quite a lot for a product that can’t do anything even the most basic modern laptop can do. So – why do you keep buying the new version of the iPad every year? RF3 Product Design Derby are on the case to show you how this blend of design and marketing work to lighten your wallet so effectively. RF3 Product...

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Dignity and Disability Products – How Product Design Helps Disabled People

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Disability Design | 0 comments

Dignity and Disability Products – How Product Design Helps Disabled People

Creating disability products presents a unique set of challenges, not least of which is making sure that the products designed make the target customer’s life easier while maintaining their dignity. The advancement of education, science and technology has meant that people with special requirements can keep their independence. Disability aids generally fall into two categories; mechanical and electronic. Mechanical Disability Products These products are often very simple, serving a specific purpose. The prime example is the Helping Hand – a simple extending grabber which allows...

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How Apple’s Product Design Made Steve Jobs Billions

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Product Design Derby | 0 comments

How Apple’s Product Design Made Steve Jobs Billions

Think of a technology brand. You’re thinking of Apple. RF3 Product Design Derby Analyses Apple Apple’s product design and marketing have become textbook examples of how companies need to operate. Their marketing plans have become tech startup companies’ Bibles, and Steve Jobs has passed into business legend. But how did they do it? Let us count the ways. 1. Leadership Steve Jobs may have been ejected from the company by Apple’s board of directors in 1985 due to conflicts, but a close brush with bankruptcy led them to install him as acting CEO. Under his leadership,...

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Getting Started with Mechanical Design

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Mechanical Design | 0 comments

Getting Started with Mechanical Design

The Process of Mechanical Design Mechanical design is a complex task. It’s quite surprising how much creativity is required – sometimes you’ve got to think very originally to successfully design the mechanisms needed to solve the problem your product targets. Designing mechanisms is, in many ways, the bread and butter of good product design – it’s the basis from which the entire plan of attack is based, including marketing, pricing, and manufacture. Good mechanical design leads to profitability and can help give products a reputation for reliability and style...

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