Product Design for Iterative Processes

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I recently wrote a post about design simplicity where I encouraged technology design teams to think about “designing for the novice, configuring for the pro&# users. I’ve seen this “error of iteration&# occur many times in software designs.

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Qulab Applies Artificial Intelligence To Drug Design

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Los Angeles-based Qulab , a biopharmaceuticals startup developing artifical intelligence software aimed at small molecule drug design, said on Wednesday that it has launched its first product, Quleap. qulab artificial intelligence drug design automated small molecule biotech lifescience biopharma phamraceuticals venture capital

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Semtech Gets Design Win

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Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Semtech announced a design win this morning, saying that smart home technology developer Savant is using the company's chips in a design. According to Semtech, Savant is using its BlueRiver AV-over-IP chipsets for a new IP video product line. Those products provider 4K video over IP to residential and commercial markets.

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Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be revealed at its LA design studio on March 14

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Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio. It’s the fifth new car design to come from Tesla’s shop since the company was founded in 2003.

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Semtech Wins Audio Networking Design

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Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech said this morning that it has a new design win, this time with its BlueRiver technology. According to Semtech, IDK Corporation, a developer of professional A and broadcast equipment, is linking its audio networking with Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) using its BlueRiver products.

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The Honest Company Launches Designer Products

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Santa Monica-based e-commerce startup The Honest Company --whose co-founders include subscription e-commerce entrepreneur Brian Lee and celebrity Jessica Alba--said today that it has launched a new line of designer, limited edition products.

Blueland launches with a suite of eco-friendly cleaning supplies designed to reduce plastic waste

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The answer she came up with is Blueland, a new line of cleaning products that launches today. Blueland cleaning products/Image courtesy of Blueland. With Naqzi on board, the company began filing patents for its unique process and the products it’s bringing to market, says Paiji.

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Evite Appoints Head Of Product

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Los Angeles-based online invitations service Evite announced this morning that it has named Yun Woo as its new Head of Product, to oversee development of the company's product. Woo was most recently Head of Product at Whalerock Industries, where Evite said he had been leading the product team that launched the Kardashian/Jenner family native apps and sites across iOS and Android. evite executive head product

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Semtech Gets Design Win With Aerospace Manufacturer

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Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech has chalked up another design win for its LoRa wireless radio frequency technology, saying that its technology has been selected by an aerospace manufacturer, Ineo-Sense , for it smart asset tracking tools. Semtech said its wireless technology is being used in Ineo-Sense's "Clover-Core" sensor products, used for asset tracking in manufacturing settings.

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Beauty By Design Raises $2.2M

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Los Angeles-based Beauty By Design , a startup offering up "hyper-personalized" beauty products based on a customer's skin, has raised $2.2M David Weissman is CEO and Co-founder of Beauty By Design. According to the company, it uses a consumer's skin data to help them find and buy exactly matched skincare products, using a user's smartphone, computer vision technology, and a user's selfie.

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Oculus Buys Carbon Design

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Irvine-based virtual reality technology developer Oculus VR --now owned by Facebook--said Tuesday that it has acquired the team behind Carbon Design , an industrial design and product engineering team. According to Oculus, the team will become a "key component" of the product engineering group at Oculus, and will operate out of Seattle. Carbon Design''s project include the Xbox 360''s game controller.

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Design Mornings - Design Thinking for Sustainability

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Friday, August 19, 2016 -- Design Mornings - Design Thinking for Sustainability. Experience the magic of the design thinking process as we re-design sustainability in LA. education/design-mornings-design-thinking-for-sustainability/los-angeles/28036. General Assembly.

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Semtech Gets Design Win In India

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Camarillo-based Semtech , the developer of analog and mixed signal semiconductors, announced a design win in India this morning, with Indian startup EasyReach Solutions. Semtech said that EasyReach will use its LoRa wireless radio frequency technology into its industrial and smart vehicle monitoring products.

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MaxLinear Gets Satellite Receiver Design Win

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Carlsbad-based MaxLinear , which develops radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal, integrated circuits, has scored a design win with a satellite receiver developer. MaxLinear said its products are being used by the Unitron Group, for a new satellite receiver, used for receiving signals from up to four satellite bands and multicasting up to 32 channels on an IP network. Unitron is using MaxLinear's MXL584 FSC full spectrum capture (FSC) receiver as part of its product.

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Designing UX with Willy Lai, recent Apple UX Design Director

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -- Designing UX with Willy Lai, recent Apple UX Design Director. Lai’s hands-on workshop teaches designers, product managers, marketing managers, and engineers how to design successful user experiences for software products and services across devices.

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MaxLinear Gets DVR Design Win

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Carlsbad-based radio frequency (RF), analog, and mixed signal integrated circuits maker MaxLinear as scored a design win with a manufacturer of a digital video recorder (DVR). According to MaxLinear, Nuvyyo has seleced one of its chips for a new DVR product, which streams live HDTV and records over-the-air (OTA) content. MaxLinear said that Nuvyyo is using its MxL69x ATSC receiver (tuner and demodulator) for the product.

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Broadcom Wins Another Chinese Smartphone Design

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Irvine-based Broadcom said this morning that it has scored another design win in China, with Chinese cellphone manufacturer K-Touch. Broadcom offers up its chips as part of a turnkey platform, which can easily be turned into a smartphone product by companies with minimal changes.

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BeachMint Expands Product Line

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Santa Monica-based BeachMint said Monday that it is expanding its product line via its JewelMint web site, with a new collection of jewelry from designer Richard Chai. beachmint ecommerce jewelmint designer jewelry richard chai

Hunker Launches New Home Design Site

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A new, online home design site, called Hunker , launched today, focused on home design, home tours, product recommendations, personal essays, and helpful information for homeowners and apartment-dwellers. hunker home design content magazine website demandmedia leafgroup demand leaf

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Framework Benchmarks

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Simulating production environments. For this exercise, we aimed to configure every framework according to the best practices for production deployments gleaned from documentation and popular community opinion. How we designed the tests.

Broadcom Aims Designs At 3G Smartphones

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Irvine-based Broadcom said this morning that it has released a portfolio of turnkey designs, aimed at developing 3G smartphones. The new designs include single-, dual-, and new quad-core platforms tied to cellular baseband, RFIC, and PMUs.

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MaxLinear Wins Panasonic Design

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Carlsbad-based MaxLinear , the developer of mixed signal and RF integrated circuits, reported a design win this morning with Panasonic Corporation. Maxlinear said that Panasonic is using its product as part of a reference design for DVB-T2 set-top boxes. maxlinear panasonic rfic design semiconductorREAD MORE>>.

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Broadcom Gets Design Win With Robotic Sprinkler

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In what looks to be a more unusual design win for Irvine-based Broadcom , the company reported a design win today for its low power applications processor: as part of a "robotic sprinkler system" from company Droplet. Droplet''s product provides functions typically found in water timers, smart irrigation controllers, and sprinkler heads. water cleantech controller irrigation chip semiconductor design broadcom sprinkler robot

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Relativity is building a 3D-printing rocket manufacturing hub in Mississippi

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At Stennis, the company has 220,000 square feet at its disposal to install second-generation printers, larger than the initial designs it has in its LA base of operations. “We can easily move components back and forth from production to testing.

RFaxis Ties With Silicon Labs On Reference Designs

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Irvine-based RF semiconductor developer RFaxis has rolled out a new reference design with fellow chip maker Silicon Labs , to support a new Internet-of-Things application. RfAxis said its RF front-end reference designs connect with Silicon Labs' ZigBee and Threat EM35x mesh networking products. rfaxis reference design chip chipset internet things networking silabs silicon semiconductor

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Supplyframe Opens Hardware Design Lab In Pasadena

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Pasadena-based electronic hardware design and manufacturing information service Supplyframe says it is launching a new design lab in Pasadena today, where it will look to bring together investors and entrepreneurs to bring hardware projects to market. According to the company, the Supplyframe Design Lab will include 4,900 square feet of lab space to help with product design, manufacturing, and more. hackaday design electronics hardware supplyframe

Qualcomm Rolls Out New Biometric Patch Design

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According to Qualcomm, it has released reference designs--used by engineers to develop their own products designs from the technology--that allows for the monitoring of patients with real time data. Qualcomm said it is using Benchmark Electronics as the FDA manufacturer of record for its new line of products. The two said its new products are currently in clinical validation, and the patches are slated to be commercially available through Benchmark in 2018.

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The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. According to The Design Accelerator , it will help startups by selecting promising early stage, design-driven technology companies from the Art Center and Caltech communities for an intensive three-month program. >.

RFaxis Ramps Chip Production

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Irvine-based semiconductor developer RFaxis reports this morning that it has ramped up production of a new chip, focused on the Zigbee and Internet of Things (IoT) market. The company said it is ramping production of its RFX1010 Braodband CMOS RFeIC, which is a CMOS RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) which is used in 802.11ah and ZigBee designs. rfaxis chip production rfeic front zigbee cmos

Partnering With Product Design Firms

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 -- Partnering With Product Design Firms. A panel of expert practitioners will share their personal experiences using and providing contracted resources and answer your questions on this critical aspect of product development. PDMA. See [link] (more

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Partnering With Product Design Firms

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 -- "Partnering With Product Design Firms To Accelerate Your Product Development Cycle" PDMA. Topics discussed will include: Deciding if and when outsourcing makes sense; Adroitly selecting outsourced product development organizations; Spurring product innovation through product development collaborations.

How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

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I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated. ” Most technologists design for themselves and then test with uncorrelated user groups only months after product launch – if ever.

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Rather, these were the words given in response to the opening question to a panel of product managers to “describe their occupation” in 3 words or less, + an additional word on what their biggest challenge was. Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design, Fullscreen.

Qualstar Wins Design Deal With Sony

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Simi Valley-based optical storage manufacturer Qualstar said this morning that it has been selected by Sony Imaging Products & Solutions , to design and manufacture an enterprise optical disk library for Sony. Size of the win was not announced.

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MaxLinear Gets Design Win

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Carlsbad-based MaxLinear , the developer of radio frequency and mixed signal integrated circuits, has scored a design win with a developer of cable TV systems. SiliconDust is using MaxLinear's HXL241SF cable TV tuner in its products. maxlinear integrated circuits radio frequency design semiconductorThe firm said that SiliconDust, a developer of HD cable TV systems, has selected its cable TV tuners. Expected shipment volumes of the win were not announced.

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