Enhance Product Development Blog

 

Helpful articles for inventors and entreprenuers on product design and invention licensing.

 


4 Traits of a Successful TV Product

Nov 14, 2017

Everyone wants their product on to be sold on television.  For many years—the As Seen On TV (ASOTV) marketplace has been rife with gadgets, gizmos, and doo-dads that look to make life a little bit easier for the average American household…

10 Principles of Good Design

Oct 30, 2017

Good design can be a subjective matter, but if you peel back the layers to the core, there are a handful of principles and ideologies that we can all agree. This is according to Dieter Rams, a German Industrial Designer well known for his unobtrusive approach to design and his belief in ‘less but better’….

Learn About Design: Engineering Software

Oct 19, 2017

Design/Engineering Software The software we use at Enhance Product Development is the most popular 2D/3D design software in the industry. All of our designers have extensive experience working with this program and its many features. Below is an overview in how the CAD software works…

Top 5 Factors that Make a Company a Good Licensee

Sep 29, 2017

So many inventors begin the licensing phase of their journey and want to license their product to a company who isn’t an ideal fit for their product. Before you start to pitch your idea to a company to get your product on the shelves, make sure to remember these five things…

By Inventors, For Inventors

Sep 21, 2017

We at Enhance get to chat with people from all over the world. People who have dreams, ideas, and concepts that they are excited about and eager to get started. Frankly, we love it. We are so keyed into the excitement and high that one gets when they are in pursuit of their next big idea…

Designing with Type

Aug 20, 2017

Typography is a crucial element of good design. It is the visual voice that directly communicates to the reader and bridges imagery and meaning together.  Three points to consider when incorporating text are Relevance, Readability, and Placement

Keys to the Capitals Make Positive Impact

Jun 16, 2017

A dream nearly 25 years in the making. What started as a basic idea with a simplistic prototype grew into a successfully launched board game, and is helping spread an important message: no matter the circumstances or obstacles in life, inventing a new concept is a real possibility for everyone…

Enhance Finalist For Two Housewares Awards

Apr 21, 2017

Enhance Product Development, a Minneapolis-based design firm serving brand-name consumer product companies, start-ups and inventors alike, is turning heads in the housewares industry. Known for developing “smart solutions to real problems” on behalf of their clientele…

Design for Licensing vs. Design For Manufacturing

Mar 21, 2017

One of the most common questions we get is “What is the difference between Design for Licensing and Design for Manufacturing?” In regards to our process at in Enhance, we recommend Design for Licensing first!  Design for Licensing is where we develop a concept, which can range from a napkin sketch…

Am I An Inventor?

Feb 24, 2017

There are common questions that arise when you tell people that you’re an inventor: “Like Ron Popeil?”  “Like Doc Brown?”  “Like The Nutty Professor?”  “Like that J-Law movie?”  There are so many film and television portrayals of inventors, and a number of cliches that pop up from time to time…

Photo-Realistic Rendering or Virtual Prototyping

Jan 5, 2017

end – er – ing: a work of visual art, especially a detailed process drawing which uses color and shading to make it appear solid and three dimensional.  For most, this is not a familiar term, despite the fact that we observe renderings on a regular basis. Renderings are the photo-realistic images…

Prototyping and 3D Printing Options

Dec 3, 2016

3D printing is a manufacturing process that allows for the construction of a three dimensional solid object from a digital file. A 3D printer works by laying out successive layers of material, one on top of the other, until the entire form is constructed. 3D printing can be a great and economical resource…