Design 1st Blog

Design 1st Blog

Jan 21, 2021

Design 1st Demonstrates Significant Momentum in 2020

Ability to Turn Touchable Ideas into Commercialized Products Fuels Growth Across North America  January 19, 2021 - Design 1st, one of the most trusted full-service product design-engineering firms across North America, today announced the company experienced strong growth in 2020 across North America with an increase of 16% in project bookings and over 10% in profitability compared to the previous fiscal year. This growth reinforces the organizational need for senior hands-on new product design experts that provide the risk assessment early, and are skilled in the end to end technical and service capabilities […] The post Design 1st Demonstrates Significant Momentum in 2020 appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Jan 18, 2021

Design 1st Featured in CBC News Investigation on Product Idea Dispute

CBC Go Public 's Investigative Team Asked Design 1st For Expert Opinion   Design 1st President Kevin Bailey gave expert analysis on CBC Go Public's investigation of an inventor’s complaint that Tim Horton’s took their idea. CBC Go Public's Investigative Report Featuring Design 1st President Kevin Bailey (2:18min) Ahead of the interview with CBC Dragons' Den host Diane Buckner, Kevin ran an in-house experiment looking at how likely it would be for separate individuals to come up with similar product designs. The experiment gave three Design 1st product designers the challenge of […] The post Design 1st Featured in CBC News Investigation on Product Idea Dispute appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Jan 4, 2021

Looking Back at 2020: Infographic

The Design 1st team met the challenges of 2020 head-on. The result was six new staff members, over 68 unique projects and hundreds of Zoom calls. Take a look at our infographic below to see what our hard-working team accomplished last year. The post Looking Back at 2020: Infographic appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Dec 3, 2020

Design 1st Named Clutch 2020 Top Global Design Agency

Recognized for Product Design industry expertise and ability to deliver  December 3, 2020 - Design 1st, one of the most trusted full-service product design-engineering firms across North America, today announced it was recognized by ratings and review platform Clutch as one of the top B2B Creative & Design Agencies for 2020. Design 1st was named a Leader in the Product Designers category.   For the listing, Clutch released rankings for the top 210 creative and design companies on their platform. Results showcase the top 15 companies across 14 categories. Companies were selected for Leaders Awards based […] The post Design 1st Named Clutch 2020 Top Global Design Agency appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Nov 3, 2020

Design 1st Joins IoTerra Marketplace

November 3, 2020 - Ioterra is pleased to announce a partnership with Design 1st, one of the most trusted connected product design-engineering firms across North America. After collaborating recently within a crowdfunding conference to provide a prize for startups, there was a recognized opportunity to provide Design 1st’s specialized services within the Ioterra marketplace. For over 25 years, Design 1st has been helping entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprise organizations transform ideas into winning products. With expertise across all aspects of industrial design and engineering combined with a philosophy of incorporating human behavior science, Design […] The post Design 1st Joins IoTerra Marketplace appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Oct 23, 2020

Epiphan Launches Pearl Nano

Design 1st client, Epiphan has launched its next-generation video production device, the Pearl Nano. A lightweight, portable 4K Live Video Streaming and Production device for audio-video professionals. Epiphan's new hardware device is the second product Design 1st has helped design and manufacture. The first product was the Epiphan Pearl, which featured an eye-catching brush metal finish and intuitive user interface. The all-new Pearl Nano focuses on portability with a lightweight smaller footprint and range of new features for professionals on-the-go.       The Pearl Nano focuses on portability with […] The post Epiphan Launches Pearl Nano appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Oct 12, 2020

How Much Do Product Design Firms Charge?

There are three financing models for new product design and development: Flat Fee, Hourly Fee For Service, and Reduced Fee + Equity. Searching for a product design firm to help with your new product idea is tough. A quick Google search will give you dozens of potential firms with a range of services, pricing models, and experience. The challenge is choosing the right firm that will deliver a successful project right, the first time.  Understand what finance models firms offer will help you make the right choice.   To help […] The post How Much Do Product Design Firms Charge? appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Sep 23, 2020

Top 10 Canadian Wearable Startups You Ought to Know

Canada's Taken Charge of Innovation in Wearables Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa - 3 cities you could visit in one day...driving in a car! But they're close in more ways than just distance. Each of these cities boasts a growing Hardware Startup and Wearables Community where entrepreneurs, startups and established companies are jumping head first into the growing wearables industry. This growth has lead to 10 Canadian hardware startups based on wearable technology Some of these wearable startups have become industry-leaders and others have grown obsolete. Discover each of these wearable […] The post Top 10 Canadian Wearable Startups You Ought to Know appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Sep 21, 2020

How much do prototypes cost?

Prototype costs can range from a $100 to upwards of $30,000 for high fidelity connected devices.   Video: Reasons why we prototype One of the most common questions we get is how much does a prototype cost to make? This is a tricky question, as prototypes can be free or cost upwards of $100,000. It all depends on why you want a prototype.   So, why do YOU want a prototype?   If you ask any of the recent people we talk to, many will have a different answer. Some […] The post How much do prototypes cost? appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

Sep 17, 2020

How to Manufacture an Idea: Lily Chillers E-Commerce Case Study

Start-ups and E-commerce entrepreneurs are developing custom products to meet niche customer demand. This allows them to control quality, features, and most importantly, margins! The challenge is getting ideas into manufacture-ready designs, building out a supply chain and ramping up volume production with consistent quality. Discover the process one entrepreneur went through to manufacture his proof-of-concept prototype idea for a mass market. The post How to Manufacture an Idea: Lily Chillers E-Commerce Case Study appeared first on Design 1st | Product Design Company.

Read more

How does this agency match to your business needs? Create a free account to find out

Save to favorites