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What are the Benefits of Prototyping?

A prototype is the first full-scale and functional form of a new product design. It is used for investor demonstrations, user testing, and gives your audience a product to visualize and interact with. Prototypes are not production quality and should

Post-it Notes: Catalyst for Collaboration

Post-it notes are an analog tool that offers immense value for product development ideation and innovation, even when compared to other modern and specialized digital tools. The practice of brainstorming with Post-it notes offers unparalleled

Medical Device Start-Up Program soon to be Revealed

Long Beach, California - October 6, 2017 - Strategic partners, Nectar Product Development and Med Tech Directory, announced a new program for 2018 dedicated to helping medical device Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs launch their business. Med Tech

Find the Best Funding for Your Needs

You’ve created a growth plan for your business and now are ready to implement it. You will likely need to seek funding from a personal relationship, institution, or investor. Funding is essential for businesses to grow, tap into new markets, grab

What separates good industrial design from great industrial design?

Good industrial design is Identifying a problem in a product and taking the right steps to fix it and enhance the product. Typically, the problems revolve around products that people purchase and use throughout their day to day lives. These products

Excellent Product Design & Development – Stacie Depner – Director of Engineering at Nectar

As Director of Engineering at Nectar, what teams do you manage and does it vary from project to project? I’m the Director of Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers and I also have a dual role as Program Director. I will often be leading

A Decision- maker’s Guide to Selecting a Product Development Firm

Outsourced product development helps companies reduce costs, save time, and meet product goals. For many companies, outsourcing is an easy decision that yields many benefits. Development groups can take on single tasks to large complex projects.

Industrial Design for User- Centered Products - James Wilkin - Nectar Product Development

How do you define Industrial Design (ID)? Industrial Design is a design process to help shape a product. ID, to me, is identifying a problem and strategically solving it. Usually, that problem revolves around products that people purchase and use in

Nectar Sponsors 2nd Annual Med Tech Monday

For the second year in a row, Nectar Product Development sponsored Med Tech Monday in Irvine on August 7th, 2017. This year’s Med Tech Monday attracted start-ups and established businesses, growing the attendance substantially. The medical device

Product Development Leaders - Nectar's CEO - Darren Saravis

How did you think of Nectar Product Development? My background is in industrial design and mechanical engineering. Early on I had an interest in visual arts, music, and math. I gravitated to product development because it combined all those