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Lean Thinking Drives InnovationVendor:Tinnerman | Type:Design GuideWhen a large Midwestern building manufacturer had a strong need to improve the way their product was assembled their thoughts immediately turned to the unfortunate potential for increased cost in solving their problem. Find out how innovation has been the process to connect quality and cost savings. When a large Midwestern building manufacturer had a strong need to improve the way their product was assembled their thoughts immediately turned to the unfortunate potential for increased cost in solving their problem. Find out how innovation has been the process to connect quality and cost savings.
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There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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