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Mechanical Engineering For Prototypes, Manufacturability, and Next Gen Products

08/01/2019

Since joining 219 Design’s team, I’ve learned a lot about our unique design process and past successes in mechanical engineering. This post highlights from some of the projects I found the most exciting at each stage of the process. -Abe McKay, Mechanical Engineer What We Do 219 Design is a Silicon Valley based interdisciplinary product…

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Tips for Finding, Choosing, and Working With A Design Firm

07/16/2019

Thinking about hiring a design firm for new product development? Over the years, we’ve worked with a lot of clients in the process of finding, choosing, and working with a design firm. Recently one of those clients, the DuPont Silicon Valley Innovation Center, invited 219 Design to share our experience with Stanford Me2We LEAD participants….

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We Are Fifteen!

06/20/2019

Fifteen years ago, five passionate engineers started a company that embodied everything they felt the best product engineering firm required – all the engineering disciplines needed to develop new products in-house, people who love to learn and practice their craft, and a place where those people could thrive.   Since then, we have achieved those…

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Virtual Reality as User Experience Evaluation Tool

06/03/2019

As product designers, we look for methods to get user feedback fast and often on our prototypes. Rapid iteration keeps designs grounded and irons away pitfalls before they are baked into the design. Virtual Reality can be a fast and inexpensive way to get user input, speeding up prototyping iterations and improving the product design…

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VR Character Recognition Demo

05/02/2019

You’ve probably heard the buzz about Virtual Reality and Deep Neural Networks. In this post, I’ll demonstrate one way the virtual user experience can be improved by an application that recognizes the letters of the alphabet written in the air using a Deep Neural Network. Tracking the positioning and orientation of the user’s head and…

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