The Importance of Prototyping in Product Design

prototyping for product design

Any technology company that wants to prevent design obstacles or problems during its lifetime must build a prototype. It is a preliminary model of your product, which has been created to test a concept and its functions. It is common for many companies to develop more than one prototype during a design’s lifecycle, with each product pushing a business one step closer towards a final design. If you’re unsure whether it is the right option for your business, learn more about the importance of prototyping in product design. Design Revision…

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Patent reveals new details about Facebook AR glasses

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A patent filing has provided more details about the yet to be released augmented reality glasses. Although the much anticipated Facebook AR glasses are not due to be released until sometime in the future, a few more details regarding how these glasses might function have been revealed in a new patent filing. Among these details include hints about the audio function of the new device. The wearable technology could be equipped with a “cartilage conduction audio system”. The Facebook AR glasses patent, which was filed back in January but was…

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Huawei blacklisting in the US hurts the company on a global scale

Huawei blacklisting - Huawei smartphone

Google has removed Huawei from the Android partner program. As part of the Huawei blacklisting order by the US government, Google was required to remove the Chinese tech company from the Android Partner program. Such a move implies that Huawei will no longer be privy to proprietary apps and services from Google. This restriction could hurt Huawei’s prominence in the market. For now, Google will continue to send software updates to Huawei phones until mid-August. On Tuesday, the US Commerce Department decided to grant mobile phone companies a 90-day license…

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US mobile consumers would give up social media for mobile games, study

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Nearly 70% of mobile users would give up social media than lose their favorite mobile games. According to a recent study from Tapjoy, US mobile consumers prefer mobile gaming to social media, with 69% saying they would rather give up social media apps or TV than lose their favorite games they play on mobile. The study’s findings help to explain why many social networking companies are branching out into mobile games. The mobile advertising and app monetization company surveyed over 18,000 US consumers ages 18 and older in February and…

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San Francisco to become first major US city to pass facial recognition ban

Facial Recognition Ban - Biometric technology

The Californian city has banned the use of the technology by its police and other agencies. A facial recognition ban is likely to be enforced in San Francisco after an 8-to-1 vote in favor of banning the technology was carried out by the Board of Supervisors. This will make San Francisco the first major city in America to reject using the biometrics search tool to identify criminal suspects. Civil liberty groups have expressed concerns about the use of the technology after it was used last June. Back in June 2018,…

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