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CASE STUDIES

DISHER’s agile team of technical talent is ready to collaborate with you on your next project whether simple or high tech. Our cross-functional, multi-industry experience enables us to take projects to the next level and beyond. Helping our customers succeed and make a positive difference in our world is what drives us. Take a peek at just a few of our stories.+

Vehicle Demonstration Buck


Global Innovative Auto OEM
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Process and Quality Improvements

The DISHER Difference +

Problem Statement

A global creative arts distributor needed help improving their on-time deliveries. Our client’s end-customer was about to replace them due to significant order backlogs. Our client had serious process, quality, and material availability challenges to solve.


Manufacturing Process,

Laundry System GUI

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Alliance Laundry Systems (ALS), a leading commercial laundry OEM, selected DISHER to help design a graphical user interface (GUI) for their high-quality, industrial washer and dryer product lines to create a positive user experience.


Scrap Rate Reduction

The DISHER Difference +

Problem Statement

A manufacturer partnered with DISHER to reduce the scrap rate of an assembly from 7.7% to under 2% in six months.


Manufacturing Process,

Material, Process, and Packaging Cost Savings

The DISHER Difference +

Problem Statement

 A local office-furniture manufacturer asked DISHER to identify and recommend cost-saving opportunities with their frame and fabric-tile materials, processes, and packaging.


Manufacturing Process,

Manufacturing Process and System Expansion

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

The Right Place/MMTC partnered with DISHER to support and streamline the development of new manufacturing processes and systems for a growing hydraulic-products manufacturer.


Manufacturing Process,

Herb Kit

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

A market-leading manufacturer of garden products partnered with DISHER to explore and develop new product designs for the Do-it-Yourself (DIY), consumer-planter market.


Product Discovery & Industrial Design, Research,

NYC Pier 17 Gliding Bench

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Landscape Forms—a world-renown, outdoor-furniture design company, partnered with DISHER to engineer a durable, gliding mechanism for outdoor benches at Pier 17 in New York City. The form was given to DISHER—we had to make the function fit the form.


Engineering,

Vehicle Demonstration Buck

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Demonstrate a series of new high-touch user features for a concept vehicle (show buck). DISHER needed to incorporate interactive technology; multiple touchscreens; integrated electronics, sensors, and scanners; and ambient lighting with controls and sequences into the vehicle.


Electronics, Engineering, Product Discovery & Industrial Design, Research,

Smart, Wearable, Safety Monitor

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Walkers are needed for safety but too often seniors forget to use them. i-Tell Alert® partnered with DISHER to design and develop a wearable device to remind seniors to use their walkers to reduce the risk of millions of falls a year.


Electronics, Engineering, Product Discovery & Industrial Design, Research,

UX Research

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

A leading automotive OEM came to DISHER for help in gathering, organizing, and analyzing empathetic user research and presenting it in a useful, visual way for confident decision making.


Research,

Healthcare Furniture

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

A leading furniture manufacturer collaborated with DISHER to help develop an innovative product line to enhance provider-to-patient communication, support technology, and adapt to a variety of medical settings.


Engineering, Product Discovery & Industrial Design, Research,

CES Trade Show Booth Development

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Manage selection of prototype builds and trade show booth development to boost customer engagement at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).


Program Management,

Technology Holders

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

The client partnered with DISHER to design and develop innovative holders for technology devices with user-centered functionality, mobility, security, and accessibility.


Engineering, Product Discovery & Industrial Design, Research,

Automotive Interior Cost & Weight Reduction Research

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

The customer engaged with DISHER to identify new materials and applications to lower both  the cost by and the weight of interior automotive components by 40%.


Engineering, Product Discovery & Industrial Design, Research,

Gear Shifter

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

The customer chose DISHER to rapidly develop, integrate, and field test three different gear shifters to learn which interface users preferred while driving.


Electronics, Engineering, Product Discovery & Industrial Design, Research,

Fast/Casual Furniture

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Develop a family of products using mixed materials. DISHER was tasked to design and develop chairs, stools, and tables for the fast-casual market with simple design-for-manufacturing integration.


Engineering, Product Discovery & Industrial Design,

Innovation Workshop

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Organizations face constant pressure to innovate in order to stay relevant and survive. DISHER helps companies accelerate the creative process of innovation and enable them to make unified, informed decisions for the future by creating, vetting, and ranking the best ideas.


Product Discovery & Industrial Design,

EPIC Research

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

The customer partnered with DISHER to determine the market potential of three new medical devices through EPIC research which includes immersive market research, analysis, and ranked comparison.


Vision Mapping

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Create a vision map to bring clarity and direction to their team and their network.


Research,

Storm Door

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Reimagine residential storm doors with aesthetic, simple, and manufacturable design characteristics.


Product Discovery & Industrial Design,

Bread Slicer

THE DISHER DIFFERENCE +

Problem Statement

Refresh and improve the design aesthetics and the user interface (ergonomics, functionality, and safety) of a self-serve industrial bread slicer. Behind-the-counter operators desired to slice bread in a safe, professional way providing a better end-user experience to receive their freshly cut bread.


Engineering, Product Discovery & Industrial Design, Research,
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