Product design firm team members discuss a new product design in Seattle

What to Bring to a Product Design Firm Meeting

Starting a product design journey can be daunting and often single inventors and/or entrepreneurs don’t know where to start.  When first meeting with a product design firm, these are a few things you should have ready to go to help maximize your time and help convey your product idea clearly. Signed NDA An NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) will protect your idea and allow you to freely talk through the details of your product. Make sure to get this signed before you arrive at your consultation so you don’t have to use your time at the meeting to print and sign the papers. Design Brief A

Product Inventor tests innovative XOOT monitor arm

Thoughts from an Inventor – XOOT

We asked our client, Chris, the inventor of XOOT, about his innovative idea, product development journey, and thoughts on working with a design firm. Pillar: Tell us a little bit about you and your product or invention. Chris: I’m a classic lone inventor with an idea for a better mousetrap.  In my case the mouse trap is a monitor arm to improve the ergonomics and usability of drawing/touch screens. See: the web site This is a complicated product, with lots of custom parts and electronics. Pillar: How did you come up with your product idea? Chris: I’m a computer engineer and when the initial iPhone