Innovation Engineering is an innovation method that applies principles from Dr. Deming (and Master Yoda) to strategy, innovation, and how people work together in companies.... Read More
NAIAS isn’t what it used to be but still sparks creativity in the world of automotive design. This designer took note of unique headlight, taillight, panel, and wheel lip design.... Read More
CES showcases technology’s pace every year. Companies must innovate like a ninja to stay alive. DISHER’s SWAT team can help expedite product development for continued success.... Read More
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality are starting to revolutionize product development from user research and ideation to prototyping and testing. ... Read More
The pace of innovation can make your head spin. Just a little over a decade ago no one owned a smart phone. Only forty years ago—no one owned a computer. Today, over 60% of Americans are glued to some type of screen. Even colleges struggle to put together curriculums for careers that are coming. It’s hard to keep... Read More
NeoCon is the battle-royale of commercial furniture design. It is the only opportunity for a comprehensive look ahead— all of the big-name brands, all under the same tent (or one very large building) for one short week. It’s the epicenter for showcasing design creativity and idea-making for the commercial furniture market. Several folks from DISHER explored NeoCon 2018... Read More
How do organizations effectively innovate to stay ahead of the competition? One significant way is through research, yet surprisingly companies often run ahead and skip this foundational step. Research has the ability to confidently move companies forward into new inventions, industries, and initiatives by translating raw data into strategic decisions. As a researcher at DISHER, I have seen... Read More
“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” - John Donne
Imagine you are a designer who was marooned on a desert island for the last ten years. You are finally rescued this year and brought back to society. Because of the decade-long disconnect, you return to the mainland and are completely surprised... Read More
What’s in It for Me?
Have you ever caught yourself asking the question, “What’s in it for me?” This question certainly has a negative connotation when used for personal gain. If you are expecting something in return, then you’re missing the point in asking this very powerful question. However, if you ask it in a way that challenges your... Read More
Positive Change Led by Emerging Electronics
The DISHER mission is ‘Making a Positive Difference’. The differences made by many of the companies I visited with were what really impacted me this year at CES. These companies were aligned on using electronics for the betterment of all.
The first area I visited, and ended up spending a significant amount of time... Read More