Introducing and updating international standards has proved key in pushing companies to raise the bar in product development over the last fifty years. ISO 13485: 2016 specifically addresses the way companies implement management strategy that
When designing for disability, it is important to consider our preconceived ideas and our perceptions. Not only do we need to consider the ‘normalcy’ we place on having all our senses, our limbs, and an average height; we also have to consider how
It’s exciting to develop a new product or discover ways to improve upon an inefficient design. Perhaps you’ve already found a unique solution, or you’re eager to be the one that finds it and invents something valuable and rare. However, no matter
As the saying goes, “If you’re going through Hell, keep going”. The quote, sometimes attributed to Winston Churchill, may as well have been written for Eric Ell, who does business development for Nectar Product Development (NectarPD). Eric is
Since 1989 when the FDA completed their study on device recalls that “demonstrated that 45 to 50 percent … stemmed from poor product design” (1), design companies and the FDA have taken more seriously how humans interact with machines and software.
Nectar Product Development’s (NectarPD’s) Experience Manager, Evan Ross, is tall and thin with dark hair and a contained, yet wry, sense of humor that you can see playing at the corner of his lips in a barely perceptible smile. We meet at the
1. Reduce Employment Expenses One of the most obvious reasons to hire independent contractors is because it makes financial sense. For each employee you hire, up to 30% of their salary goes to social security and medicare, state unemployment
If you’re working on developing a product to completion and want to ensure its success, you might want to consider using outside contractors. While your hand-picked team might be up to the job, there’s also a matter of scale and specialization in
Stacie Depner, a calm and colorful woman working in mechanical engineering consulting, has a pleasant smile and a gentle laugh and is one of those multi-faceted people that can surprise you. Stacie has a unique quality of being able to straddle both
There are many things that make a team successful. Some might guess the most obvious; that the team works well together. Others may list the impressive resumes of their employees, but what is written on paper doesn’t represent ability in practice.