Our goal is to help you succeed, start by exploring our blog articles and tools. If you have a question, please ask our experts!

How to write an effective design brief for your project

How to write an effective design brief for your project

The design brief is the foundation of any project. A good design brief saves development time, mitigates risk, and reduces costs. It clarifies the requirements, roadmap, and goals of your project and is beneficial for communication between your design agency and manufacturers/suppliers.

Kickstarter Tips & Advice

Kickstarter Tips & Advice

For small start-ups and entrepreneurs bringing a product to market can be a daunting and complicated endeavor, but it doesn’t need to be. Here we give tips and advice.

How to bring your new product to market

How to bring your new product to market

Not all our clients know that there are several different ways to develop your product and bring it to market. In the majority of cases, there are already similar products on the market. If the manufacturer is located in Asia, they are...

Intellectual Property: The Full Guide

Intellectual Property: The Full Guide

Many clients struggle with the question of what they need to do in order to protect intellectual property (IP). To provide some useful insights we have created this article, including tips, links, and example documents.Disclaimer:...

Pros and Cons Crowdfunding

Pros and Cons Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular way for creators to raise money and start businesses. There are of course a lot of upsides to using crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo but what is often overlooked are...

Top Kickstarter failures due to manufacturing problems

Top Kickstarter failures due to manufacturing problems

Starting a crowdfunding campaign on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have proven to be a fruitful way for start-ups to gather funds for concepts. However, high profile failures draw a lot of attention in the crowdfunding world

Circa Smart Alarm Clock funded on Kickstarter

Circa Smart Alarm Clock funded on Kickstarter

Circa funded on Kickstarter We are pleased to inform you that Circa smart alarm clock has recently raised €117,056 on Kickstarter. To make this project a reality, SLIMDESIGN is engineering the project for production. If you missed the Kickstarter, You're now able...

Police Body Cam

Police Body Cam

         Police Body CameraSLIMDESIGN operates as an external design and development team for Zepcam. We work in close contact with their electronic and software engineers. We were responsible for the design, engineering and production of the T2 wearable body...

Bike Tracker

Bike Tracker

         Bike TrackerWith more bikes than people, the Netherlands reports over 100 000 bikes thefts each year. Our bike tracker ensures your trusty steed is covered.Challenge   Bike trackers are useless with a dead battery. Current bike trackers on the...

Circa

Circa

         Smart Alarm ClockThe Circa alarm clock is a Kickstarter project designed to help you wake up and fall asleep without any distractions. No more restless nights due to your smartphone. The final design is by Robert Bronwasser.Challenge   Circa...

Train & Track

Train & Track

         Child TrackerThe use of child location trackers will grow in the near future. When the child tracker design and development is executed well, they can be very useful for the parent and child.Challenge   Current tracking solutions encounter a variety...

SLIMTIME

SLIMTIME

         Minimalistic DesignWe believe that design should focus on the bare essentials. A product should blend into the background and do nothing more than it is supposed to do.Challenge   SLIMTIME is an inhouse project by SLIMDESIGN. We wanted to create a...

Mixed Reality Tools

Mixed Reality Tools

         Augmented Reality ToolsTools were essential to the development of humans. Augmented reality is no exception to this. We believe that current hand gestures and controllers are not ideal in the work environment.Challenge   We set out to design tools...

Bagtag

Bagtag

         Startup R&D SupportBAGTAG is an electronic luggage tag that enables travellers to check-in their baggage using their phone, and skip queues at the airport. For airports, this results in improved passengers flow throughout the check-in area. Challenge...

Rockstart

Rockstart

Wouter has been asked to be a mentor and give advice to start-ups on how to develop their hardware efficiently by start-up accelerator Rockstart (one of the biggest in Amsterdam).