Polishing the Process
Getting a Grip on Product Differentiation
How a Design Guide can Help Streamline Product Development
When we enter a relationship with a client, we ask ourselves, what are the long term needs of this company viewed through the lens of design? How does the company’s product and brand need to evolve over time in order to continue to benefit their customers? We always strive to develop long-term relationships with clients, but even on a first project these questions are important to ask.
Design Thinking & Non-Profit Development
Creating unique design assets to compete in a crowded “me too” market
When we take on a project with a client, we put a great deal of thought into finding the combination of branding design, aesthetics, and user benefits that will make their product stand out in the market.
3D Printing Tools for Molded Wood Parts
Using the Creative Process to Engage North Shore Nordic Association's Greater Community
One tool from the design industry that was especially effective in approaching work with NSNA was “design thinking” – a five-pronged approach to the creative process driven by empathy, ideation, and exploration rather than linear innovation.
Reimagining Molded Wood, Part 2
One major attraction of 3D printing to designers and engineers is the ability to create rapid prototypes in plastic and metals. But what if you need a molded wood prototype?
Reimagining Molded Wood
In our last post, we discussed our blue sky research combining molded plywood and 3D printing [if you missed it, read all about that here]. We explained our process for integrating wood and plastic pieces – as task that would be difficult (if not impossible) to complete using traditional manufacturing methods such as injection molding.
Happy New Year!
In an article we wrote for Herman Miller's Why Magazine, we discuss not only our history designing products made from molded plywood, but also our ongoing experimentation with combining molded plywood and 3D printing.
We're celebrating 30 years of design excellence!
Happy New Year to you from us at Catalano Design! We hope that this message finds you well and that 2018 is full of creative & prosperous opportunities.
Behind the scenes: Here is a bit about how we created the image you see in our greeting.
Catalano Design wins an EPDA award for product design
We are celebrating our 30th year in business as an award-winning leader in the design of innovative consumer and professional products. Carol Catalano, our founder and president, reflects on how things have grown and changed over three decades of design.
We're proud to announce the HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 is a winner of the 2017 European Product Design Awards! Read on to learn of the process we took when creating the headphones.