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Designing For Disability: How Augmented Perception and Adapting to Extremes Drives Innovation

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

Preparing to Partner with a Product Development Firm

Product development firms are in the business of helping to conceptualize, build, and develop new products that have the potential to fundamentally change markets.  Finding a solid partnership with the right development team is critical, as the

What the New FDA 510(K) Guidelines Mean for Medtech Product Development

For centuries scientists, engineers, and visionaries have been iterating and expanding on each other’s designs, even on products seemingly as simple as the light bulb Their efforts are focused on making them safer, more reliable, and more compatible

8 Ways to Secure Funding for Your Project

People do not enjoy talking about money with others, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there's a handful of people who don't know how to secure financing for their big project. The idea you've come up with is a good one, and you’ve done your

CES Survival Guide

Nectar Product Development kicks off the year with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)! This trade show is notorious for being a grind. In 2017, the expo attracted over 72,000 industry attendees and more than 2,000 exhibitors. As technology

Do the Research!

At Nectar, all of our projects begin with a Research Phase where we focus on the areas that will help shape our design requirements. However, the research is not limited to this first phase, as it continues throughout the entire project. Each

Medical Devices vs. Wellness Devices

The recent boom in wellness and medical technology advancements have led to a new division of the FDA's guidelines, wellness devices. The guidelines aim to help those creating wellness devices and apps to better understand when their product crosses

CSULB Visits Nectar for Industrial Design Workshop

In the early hours of Monday, November 6th, 2017, the Industrial Design students at CSULB lined up outside of Nectar Product Development, waiting to experience a day in the life of a professional Industrial Designer. They began the day with a tour

Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop first of its kind-folding treadmill

Long Beach, California – October 20, 2017 – Nectar Product Development helps fitness entrepreneur develop a first of its kind, light weight, folding treadmill. U-Treadmill, the first light-weight folding cardio machine, is about to take the fitness

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