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         Development SupportSamsung, South Korean company that is one of the world’s largest producers of electronic devices. Samsung specializes in the production of a wide variety of consumer and industry electronics, including appliances, digital media...

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.

Industrial design portfolio tips and application advice

Industrial design portfolio tips and application advice

We see that some talented students have trouble presenting themselves and their work. Therefore we created this post to share our tips and preferences. We hope that this information will help you to get accepted into our studio. (or somewhere else… 😉

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:...

Visit Qingdao

Visit Qingdao

In August, our design team visited Qingdao, China. During the visit, we conducted interviews with a number of modern Chinese mothers. The goal was to gain an understanding of the positives and negatives associated with a product used by working Chinese Mothers. All...

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

New ballpoint pen design for Monami

New ballpoint pen design for Monami

New ballpoint pen design for Monami Monami has a long-lasting history as Korea’s leading manufacturer of stationery products and office supplies. Their basic ballpoint pen, named ‘153’  has continuously been on sale since 1963, with over 3.3 billion units...

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...

Dutch Design Week

Dutch Design Week

It was a cloudy day in Eindhoven, but the designs were bright and full of energy. There were lots of interesting designs displayed, from professional design studios to large companies to students work. One unifying theme was how many optimistic concepts were presented...

Reviving revolution in washing

Reviving revolution in washing

At IFA 2017 we saw that Samsung is reviving the counter-rotation action Dyson developed 18 years ago. It was taken out of production after 3 years because it was expensive and often used in an industrial way, resulting in extensive wear. Great to see that Samsung also...

IFA Berlin 2017

IFA Berlin 2017

We spent two days at IFA Berlin, visiting all conceivable types of booths and meeting industry professionals from all fields. It was a busy, yet a meaningful time of learning and connecting that provided us with insight into the future of product design.

20x Event

20x Event

We had a great discussion at the Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) for the 20X Event about the future of Industrial Design. One of the discussions was about globalisation; Is the difference in product design languages becoming smaller? Does it change because the...

Panasonic Nubo Cam winner in consumer test!

Panasonic Nubo Cam winner in consumer test!

Panasonic Nubo Cam winner in consumer test! Panasonic Nubo Cam winner in consumer test by Smarthome Magazine. They compared seven IP cameras and the one that scored the best was the Nubo Cam, designed by SLIMDESIGN. They appreciated the excellent images, extended...

Mobile world congress 2017

Mobile world congress 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 What will we remember of this year’s fair? Please find our selection of interesting announcements. Withings becoming Nokia One of the first things that drew our attention, is the re-branding of the Withing products to Nokia. Indeed,...

Zepcam Camera

Zepcam Camera

Introduction New Zepcam T2 body camera designed by SLIMDESIGN At the Enforced Tac security expo in Germany, Zepcam introduced their new Zepcam T2 body camera. With this Rec only model, Zepcam continues to expand their range for the body-worn camera...

Mobile World Congress News

Mobile World Congress News

Oppo announced a slim optical zoom lens for their next mobile phone. Optical zoom changes the focal length between the lens and the optical sensor. normally this distance makes the product thicker. Oppo uses a prism to create a 90-degree angle like in a periscope....

Leonardo da Vinci: Brilliant design-engineer avant la lettre

Leonardo da Vinci: Brilliant design-engineer avant la lettre

Leonardo da Vinci: Brilliant design-engineer avant la lettre Yesterday we saw an exhibition about the great Leonardo. It is amazing to see what da Vinci created five centuries ago. The exhibition shows many mechanical and technical projects. Leonardo da Vinci had a...

3D Human Model Hyperloop

3D Human Model Hyperloop

3D Human Model first hyperloop passenger We at SLIMDESIGN created the 3D Human Model to visualize the human interaction between a product and it’s user.  The tool is accessible for other...

3D Human Models

3D Human Models

SLIMDESIGN created the 3D Human Models to validate designs at an early stage of the development process. We make the tool available for other developers through the 3D Human Model website. Beside Solid Works, we also have the other main Cad software available...

ZYXEL

ZYXEL

We are pleased with the new cooperation with ZYXEL. They have asked us to give our vision on the quickly changing networking environment. For more information www.zyxel.com.

Flexible meeting room system

Flexible meeting room system

Circuinvest’s flexible meeting room system is featured in the ArchitectNL. SLIMDESIGN developed the smart (tool-less) fixation method. It makes it possible to set up the room in a very short time, change panels and move the whole room when...

Dutch Police selects Zepcam bodycams

Long lasting cooperation Zepcam

Zepcam continues to innovate and lead the body worn camera market. We are honored they asked us again, to help achieve their new ambitious goals.

Design workshop Fujitsu

Design workshop Fujitsu

Fujitsu Japan selected SLIMDESIGN to help develop a new range of products. We had a great time working with the designers of Fujitsu.

Dare Festival

Dare Festival

We will attend the Dare Festival 2016 in Antwerp on 26th of August. Wouter Konings will give a talk about Consumer Product Design, the difference in developing for small, medium and large production quantities.

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...

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...

Dyson

Dyson

         Development SupportFounder Wouter Konings was involved in the development of the third Dyson vacuum cleaner and the Dyson washing machine. Dyson is technology-driven and approaches and employs an integral development method wherein one team of design...

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...

Nike

Nike

         Mobile Retail SystemNike has frequent marketing meetings where they present their new collections. Because the locations change the system needs to be mobile and easy to handle.Challenge   Nike invited several retail partners to pitch on the project...

Bravilor

Bravilor

         Development SupportBravilor Bonamat is a worldwide leading manufacturer of Proffesional filter coffee machines, espresso machines, fully automatic coffee machines and hot water dispensers.Challenge   Over the years, we have built a strong...

Baby Monitor

Baby Monitor

         Baby MonitorsWe've worked alongside Angelcare for numerous years now. Our latest collaboration is a video, sound, and movement monitor that interacts with your smartphone or tablet.Challenge   AngelCare was looking for a studio to create a modern...

4G Security Camera

4G Security Camera

         4G Security CameraNubo, the water-resistant security camera we developed for Panasonic, can work independently from Wi-Fi allowing it to be positioned anywhere, including outdoors. It features a wide-angle view, IR night vision, and HD video quality....

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...

Roccat

Roccat

         Gaming MouseFor Roccat we designed a concept for a gaming mouse that reflects ergonomics, great gaming experience and fits the Roccat product-line.Challenge   Create an ergonomic mouse that supports the rough and edgy brand image is not easy.  The...

Smart Doorbell

Smart Doorbell

         IoT Innovation StrategyThe smart doorbell design enables users to connect their doorbell to their phone. This project is a good example of how we introduce a lean start-up approach in established companies.Challenge   We were asked to analyze the...

Haier

Haier

         Strategy and Product DesignHaier is one of the top-selling appliances and white good companies and one of the biggest in China. We helped them with the strategy and design for a new type of product aimed at the Chinees market.Challenge   For this...

Rocean

Rocean

         Smart Water DispenserFor several years now, we have partnered with Rocean, an ambitious American start-up. Their aim is to make single-use water bottles obsolete and remove one billion single-use bottles from circulation within five years.Challenge...

Philishave

Philishave

         R&D Support Wouter Konings was asked to lead a team of engineers with the task to reduce the production costs of the low-end shaver without sacrificing quality.Challenge   The task to implement changes in a big organization like Philips is not...

Switch Pen

Switch Pen

         Switch PenWe developed a pen with a smooth and addictive magnetic clicking mechanism to enhance the writing experience.Challenge   When SLIMDESIGN was tasked to design a new pen, we set the challenge of reinventing the traditional pen...

Monami Pen

Monami Pen

         Innovation StrategySouth Korean stationery products manufacturer Monami commissioned us to conduct innovation strategy research on their ballpoint pens.Challenge   With a focus on the European market, we were tasked with finding ways to improve the...

Fujitsu

Fujitsu

         Innovation StrategyFujitsu asked us to help define their laptop design strategy for the coming years. Alongside Fujitsu's design team, we held multiple workshops in our Amsterdam based design studio, where we developed several concepts.Challenge  ...

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...

MSI 360 Camera

MSI 360 Camera

         360° CameraThe camera's aim is to create a versatile tool to monitor important places. The 360 lens makes it possible to view the whole room at the same time. and the two-way audio makes interaction possible.Challenge   MSI, a leading computer...

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).

Panasonic Nominated

Panasonic Nominated

Panasonic is nominated twice for the GSMA Global World Awards. The ceremony will take place during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Report Masterclass ThingsCon

Report Masterclass ThingsCon

We have been asked to give a masterclass during ThingsCon Amsterdam 2015. The masterclass is about IoT: Scaling IoT products. This IoT conference will take place on December 4th in Volkshotel. Masterclass IoT by Wouter Konings Production in large...

‘Smart City & Logistics’

‘Smart City & Logistics’

We have been asked to write an article about the development process of ‘Internet of Things’ products. Read the full version of this article here.

Anniversary Party

Anniversary Party

We celebrated our anniversary! We now have almost 50 years of combined experience in design & development. It was an amazing night and thank you all for the great support and money that we donated to Nepal.

DMF Summit #6

DMF Summit #6

We will join the expert pannel at the Design for Manufacturing Summit #6 The Design for Manufacturing Summit #6 connects industrial designers, product developers, makers, engineers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing...

G+J Family Consumer Award

G+J Family Consumer Award

Angelcare’s new baby monitor has won the G+J | Family Consumer Award. The award was initiated and held for the first time by Gruner + Jahr in association with the Kind + Jugend trade fair. 40 Products were nominated in 4 categories by the editorial department...

3DHUMANMODEL @ Stedelijk Museum

3DHUMANMODEL @ Stedelijk Museum

3D Human Model will show at the SUPERMODELS exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, from 6 – 9 June 2014 The exhibition consists of a survey in miniature of multiple Dutch Designs, ranging from interior and furniture design to architecture. Maarten Olden,...

Internet of Things Lecture

Internet of Things Lecture

‘Development process of smart devices’ Wouter Konings is asked to give a presentation on the Internet of Things-event, on June 3rd, in Eindhoven. The case presentation will focus on the development process of the award-winning Baby Video Monitor (with an app user...

Meet us in Milano!

Meet us in Milano!

We will be visiting the Salone del Mobile Milano from Wednesday 9th up to Saturday 12th of April. If you would like to touch base or if you are interested in a visual report of the Fair and Exhibitions in town please send us an email or give us a call.

Red Dot Award

Red Dot Award

We are happy to let you know that we have won the red dot design award. The prize has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design. K&K convinced the 40-member expert panel for the Red Dot Award: Product...

iF Design Award

iF Design Award

We have been awarded with the iF design award! It is among the largest and most important international design awards: the iF label is a seal of quality known all over the world.

Partnership with TU Delft

Partnership with TU Delft

We created an anthropomorphic design & development tool in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering: the 3D Human model. A free student version, based in DINED data, will soon be available on the TU Delft...

Good Design Award

Good Design Award

We are proud to announce that the Angelcare baby monitor AC1200 has been awarded with the prestigious Good Design Award! It is a video monitor that connects to your smartphone and is a perfect example of an ‘internet of things’ product. Good Design Award 2013.

Successful pilot in Orlando

Successful pilot in Orlando

The New Event Merchandising System 02 (NEMS 02) pilot was a big success during the annual Nike sales meeting in Orlando. With some minor adjustments, we can start the full production in China.

Innovation Award Nomination

Innovation Award Nomination

We are proud to announce our nomination for the Kind + Jugend Innovation Award 2013 for the Angelcare IP Baby Monitor.

Cooperation with MSI

Cooperation with MSI

MSI (computer manufacturer from Taiwan) has asked us to develop a new range of products. We are happy with this new cooperation, and look forward to working together!

Nike Pitch

Nike Pitch

We have won the international pitch for Nike Retail System. For the second time! We are contracted to design and produce the new retail system. For more information see our first model NEMS I.