Disher Brings Work to Life

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Over the last two years author Tracy Brower – of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work –  has been doing research about healthy work cultures that bring work to life by bringing life to work. She recently heard that Disher has been doing that for the past 15 years.  She was excited to be able to highlight… Read More

The Tough Road to Innovation Success

Author: Jeff Disher


As the owner of our product development firm, I often get calls that go something like this, “I’m calling from Company XYZ and we have this idea for a new product and we’re not sure how to get it developed. Can you help me?”  As the conversation goes on, I sense that this company thinks their idea is a big winner… Read More

White Board Wednesday® Marathon


  Disher recently facilitated four free innovation sessions for four different start-up companies in the Ann Arbor area. These sessions  – called White Board Wednesdays® – are part of a proven Disher process which generates a high quantity of quality ideas around a given problem statement. A year and a half ago, Disher established an office presence in Ann Arbor and started… Read More

What is ‘Stewardship’ all about?

Author: Chuck Beasley


Disher’s Definition of Stewardship: Stewardship – being responsible with all the resources we have been given . . . for us and for the world around us. Stewardship comes in many forms and meanings for every individual that participates.  Here at Disher, in just the last 12 calendar months, our team has contributed more than 1,912 hours making a positive… Read More

Lifelong Learning

Author: Ryan Noble

Starting College

I didn’t always enjoy formal learning. Growing up, school was this involuntary experience that was happening to me. I wasn’t overly engaged, rarely doing homework at home and almost never studying. I absorbed enough in high school to graduate with a respectable GPA and acceptance letters to Kettering University and Purdue. Starting at Kettering in the fall of 2000, I… Read More

Trusting Relationships

Consumer Insight

June Culture Characteristic: Trusting Relationships   Trust is a foundational characteristic that Disher Design and Development strives to build its relationships on. Trusting relationships in the workplace and with our customers are the building blocks of an effective partnership and Disher’s ability to make a positive difference in the lives of those we come in contact with. These relationships are based… Read More

Velostat Resistive Sensor


Cool Gadgets & Materials:  Disher has a collection of cool gadgets and materials that serve as inspiration during Whiteboard Wednesday™ Sessions. There are a wide variety of mechanisms, gadgets and materials in the collection that encourage us to think outside the box when we are designing new products.  The 3M™ Velostat™ family of products is made of opaque, volume-conductive, carbon-impregnated polyolefin…. Read More

SeaDoo Sustainability

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Two years ago I bought a 1996 SeaDoo XP 800. Praised during its time for its revolutionary handling and power, this ski (and others like it, WaveBlaster) has achieved somewhat of a cult-like following because of the lack of small, fun and cheap personal watercraft models today (most jet skis today are over $10,000 and 700lbs). These skis combined the fun… Read More

Story of a Part


Over 70 students from the area attended a Michigan SmartCoast event hosted at OMT Veyhl and sponsored by Consumers Credit Union. Disher Design and Lakeshore Advantage also helped support the event. “The Story of a Part” highlighted the interesting steps a part follows from idea to production. OMT-Veyhl and Disher Design collaborated to design a real part for the event…. Read More

Michigan SmartCoast Engineering Event


Disher is Co-Hosting a FREE Event “The Story of a Part” Disher is partnering with Lakeshore Advantage and OMT-Veyhl to host a fun, free engineering event for students. Are you curious about engineering? Want to learn about what engineers do on a day-to-day basis? Interested in exploring an engineering career in West Michigan? Join us for a fun, FREE engineering… Read More