Tag Archives: product development

Selecting a microcontroller

These days product design typically involves sensors, LEDs, displays, buttons or a touch screen, sound, data logging, and wireless connectivity. The lowest cost, lowest power, most flexible, and most compact approach to implement all of this is almost always a micro-controller. A microcontroller is a processor – a computer – that includes its program, memory […]

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Daedalus advocates for design research at the 2013 HFES International Symposium on Health Care

Carolynn Johnson, Daedalus Research Manager, recently presented Management System for a Pediatric Heart Pump: A Design Research Case Study at the 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the Cause. This year’s topics was “Advancing the Cause,” and presenters were asked to extend their message beyond “incorporate human factors” and […]

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Enlisting engineers and designers for informative research in a short amount of time

The beauty and the curse of product development lie in the initial hurdle of design – the existence of a multitude of unknowns. Wading through this large pool of uncertainty can cause any project to take an excruciating amount of time before the design direction is narrowed enough that the project can really kick into […]

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Definition of Experience

The meaning of experience

My mom is barely old enough to remember a world without color television. As far as I remember, we’ve always had a computer in the house, and my younger brother never knew the pre-internet world. Technology, its advances and accessibility, revolutionizes the way we live. Because designers play a key role in the way transforming […]

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Medrad ProVis Angiographic injector on the Fox series “House”

My product is on TV!

There is always a flurry of emails at Daedalus when one of the products we helped design is spotted on TV or in a movie. For some reason the excitement is higher when the setting is fictional. We have yet to top our Miami Metromover’s appearances on Miami Vice in the eighties, but we have […]

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