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Our Top Three Pointless Smart-Devices

With this year drawing to a swift close, and with our refreshed objectives of purpose-driven product design, successfully executed, highlighted through this article are products that slightly contrast this intention. Connecting a device to an application certainly has its perks, however, the question has to be asked when observing some of these devices, is this additional feature completely necessary? Its seems as if many new ‘smart-devices ‘have been created simply for the sake of it and that the addition of an application adds very little value or purpose to product.

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Interactive Guides to Help Tackle Product Development Barriers

A product design journey can be challenging, barriers are present throughout that can be hard to conquer. Approaching a team of experts can also seem daunting when explaining your ideas and transforming your passions into a product. We understand that these passions are personal and exposing them to a group of people can be one of the hardest hurdles to overcome. Our aim is to build our clients’ confidence up to a point where they feel like they understand key considerations at the start of their journey so that they can navigate their project and desired outcome assuredly. To enable this, we have created four interactive guides covering the topics we believe assemble the backbone of a successful design project.

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Sign-up, sign-up!

We have just relaunched our newsletter full of engaging, interactive content for everyone involved in our ITERATE community. The aim of this newsletter is not to bombard our subscribers with promotional content but to create a space where useful information, exciting updates and exclusive worksheets are made available to our users. We want to create a hub for our audience where they can become inspired, build up conversations around their projects, and engage with one another through sharing product design journeys and ideas.

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ITERATE takes on Movember

This month the team at ITERATE are taking part in Movember, an annual event that takes place in the month of November and includes growing a moustache in order to raise funds for men’s health. This year, we have decided to focus on men’s mental health, a topic the team feel really passionate about generating awareness around. With the design engineering sector being heavily male orientated, we feel obliged to use the platform of Movember to show case our support and raise as much funds as possible to help this fantastic organization.

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We are Excited to Welcome Louise Murphy to ITERATE

I am thrilled to be starting a new venture with ITERATE Design + Innovation as their Marketing & Sales Executive. I am really excited to take on this role and make it my own through a new marketing strategy that has an engaging and creative edge. Most of my previous experience has been within sales, so the marketing aspect of this position will be a fantastic challenge for me. However, through meeting the friendly and motivated team, I believe I will be supported and inspired every step of the way!

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New Junior Design Engineer Joins ITERATE

Having followed the work that ITERATE Design + Innovation have produced since starting university in 2017, I am delighted to join such an amazing team as a Junior Product Design Engineer. I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to be given this opportunity straight out of university, having graduated from the MSc Product Design course at Cardiff Metropolitan University this year.  I also completed my undergraduate degree in BSc Product Design (Hons) at Cardiff Met and absolutely loved my time there.

 

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ITERATE are Thrilled to Welcome Joseph Melia to the Design Team

For the most part, 2020/2021 has been a rollercoaster for everyone and I am no exception, which is why I am pleased to join the ITERATE family as their most recent Product Design Engineer based in Chepstow. After spending some time abroad, I am looking forward to settling back down in Wales and appreciating what this beautiful country has to offer, whilst working alongside the award-winning design team at ITERATE.

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Have You Noticed – Do We Look Different?

You might have noticed a subtle change in our online presence recently. However, you can be forgiven if this has gone under your radar; as we have quietly been working on a brand refresh and slowly rolling this out across our social media platforms without the normal fanfare usually applied to such an unveiling. Having built a successful brand identity and consolidated our reputation within the UK design and manufacturing industries, we felt that it was time to update our image to better reflect our evolving business values and to more closely align with the customer base we now serve. Read more

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INSIDE ITERATE: Gethin Roberts on Why You Should Share Your Design Budget

INSIDE ITERATE is back, taking on a subject that’s a vital part of the new product development process, inspired by Managing Director, Gethin Roberts. This subject is the value of being open about your design budget.

Here’s a scenario to illustrate just this,

You reach out to a product design consultancy who could partner on your project. The NDA is in place and you share your ideas, objectives, and ambition; upon discussing this, both parties become energized about what could be achieved during this possible project and the creative juices start flowing. The consultancy delivers a quotation for the project and then, everything stalls.

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Inside ITERATE: Holly McSweeney on the Future of FemTech and Why Women’s Health is Not a Niche

The most recent thought to inspire our INSIDE ITERATE series comes from ITERATE’s Sales & Marketing Assistant Holly McSweeney who was eager to use this opportunity to shine a spotlight on femtech: exploring its origin, why the sector matters to all and what we can do to fuel its growth. Holly shared her curiosity in this area…

The fact that the very term femtech itself was only conceived of a mere five years ago speaks volumes, both about the incredible work done by the earliest femtech startups and about the attention that this sector is long overdue.

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