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Three Elements of Product Design

Every product can be broken down into three elements: function, value, and appearance. These elements are permanently intertwined with each other to create a balanced product design. One cannot exist without the others and no product can exist without all three. After all, how can you have a functional product that has no value? Or a beautiful product that has …

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President’s Corner – Thriving during COVID-19

By Bill Huseby, President & CEO Covid-19 created a rapidly changing work environment. To remain a successful business during this tumultuous time, SIGMADESIGN implemented flexible, short-term tactics and is actively evaluating long-term strategies for resilience and growth. Creativity, innovation, and adaptability continue to be essential to thrive and continue to grow our business.  Since the onset of the pandemic, we …

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Successful User Interface Design

Successful User Interface design is a combination of having the right tools for the job, the right talent for design, and the right process in place to put it all together. SIGMADESIGN delivers User Interface design (or UI design) expertise using Adobe’s latest UI Design software, Adobe XD. Our designers use this software program as a part of their UI …

Firmware & Software Virtual Event – September 15, 2020

SIGMADESIGN FW+ SW VIRTUAL EVENT OVERVIEW Is your company looking for ways to enhance your Firmware and Software skills or catch up on ‘best practices’? SIGMADESIGN’s Firmware and Software group is hosting a virtual event for companies that are looking to upgrade their FW/SW chops. Learn some new skills to take away for your team, or see how SIGMADESIGN can …

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Product Development Cycle

Understanding Levels of Engagement in the Product Development Cycle As a full-service Engineering and Product Development firm, SIGMADESIGN sees a tremendous variety of project types that we help through the product development cycle. SIGMADESIGN has capabilities encompassing everything from concept through production, so projects can range from building a quick prototype in two weeks, to a full scale development of …

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Alexia Rostow – Employee Spotlight

“I have experience in engineering production and manufacturing, with an emphasis on prototyping and assembly. My technical experience combined with my creative and liberal arts background allows me to think outside the box when problem solving, communicating effectively, and managing personnel.” Started at SIGMADESIGN in 2013 What was your youth like? I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. …

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Systems & Controls Engineering in Automation

Why Systems Engineering & Controls Engineering is important in Automation Development Automating systems or processes provides many benefits: increased productivity, improved quality and consistency, reduced costs, and increased throughput. Automation projects can be complex with an associated long list of requirements from the client, regulatory, and industry standards. At Sigma, our Systems Engineers and Controls Engineers work together to provide …

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Four Pillars of New Product Introduction

By Piet Ganzer How do you launch a new product successfully? With New Product Introduction (NPI) which includes a series of critical steps to turn an idea into fully realized product. Successful NPI emphasizes four key pillars: A well-established NPI process Strong project management skills Design excellence Manufacturing process excellence New Product Introduction Process At SIGMADESIGN, we diligently follow these …