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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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Employee Spotlight on Jay Tucker, Strategic Account Manager

“…If I can see a clear vision for how a project or product can help people in the end, and I can understand the people who might benefit from it, I get excited about it.” Jay began working at SIGMADESIGN in 2000 What was your youth like? Like so many others who grew up in the 80s, I was a …

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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 …

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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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SIGMADESIGN ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System certification

By Bill Huseby, President & CEO To help support growth, continue to produce high-quality deliverables, and open our services to additional market sectors, SIGMADESIGN has worked hard to achieve ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System certification. This certification focuses on quality systems management, emphasizing risk analysis and management. Improving our company processes will help us continue to meet our clients’ project requirements …

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SIGMADESIGN Masks – Pattern and Instructions

The SIGMADESIGN Soft Goods Team produced a design for our own “sneeze guard” masks. As production ramps up, we are distributing masks so employees who need to come to the office because of work requirements can wear them.  Thankfully, the team is making more than enough of these for everyone at SIGMADESIGN. Many people (internal and external to SIGMADESIGN) have …

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Systems Engineering and Automation

Why Systems 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. Systems Engineers provide a holistic perspective, ensuring that every component and sub-component contributes to and …