10 Insights on Being an Entrepreneur

10 Insights on Being an Entrepreneur

November 22, 2021 HatchOne specializes in getting products to market - especially entrepreneurial product ventures.  Recently a lot more of our inquiries are startups and smaller companies looking for guidance on launching their first products. Over the years we’ve accumulated a go-to list of insights on launching products.  Below are our Top 10. Getting a product to market [...] Read More
Product Review – Oatmeal in a Box

Product Review – Oatmeal in a Box

October 25, 2021 HatchOne’s latest product review is Picky Bars Performance Oatmeal. Picky Oats is not only a tasty, protein packed nutritious meal — it comes in a clever flat pop-up cup for steeping and eating.  A perfect solution for backpacking, camping and a meal on the run. Packaging   The packaging is a clever multifunction design.  Graphics are [...] Read More
Product Review – Dyson Air Purifier

Product Review – Dyson Air Purifier

September 28, 2021 HatchOne is constantly reviewing products, and when we recently purchased a Dyson HP07 Air Purifier, we knew we had to write a review.  The HP07 is an exceptional product — from the unboxing experience, to the app download, to the setting up and running.  Unboxing   The HP07 Purifier was shipped in its original product packaging.  [...] Read More
Cross-Pollinating Innovation

Cross-Pollinating Innovation

August 26, 2021 HatchOne is currently collaborating with another product development company. During a recent brainstorm, we realized the innovation value that Hatch One adds because of our involvement on such varied products. Product development innovation is accelerated by the creative opportunities individual projects bring to the table. I read one of my favorite books on innovation (Managing [...] Read More
Visualize, Sketch, CAD

Visualize, Sketch, CAD

July 19, 2021 HatchOne utilizes sketches early to share concepts and build consensus. The ability to visualize — and then communicate — what is in your brain to paper (or screen) is key to early product success. Product innovation begins with a clear problem statement that catalyzes concept solutions. Getting visualized concepts from your brain to paper is [...] Read More
Bicycle Disc Brake – Heat Sink

Bicycle Disc Brake – Heat Sink

June 28, 2021 HatchOne often gets asked to recommend products based on unique design elements. We also stay aware of clever innovations that can be used cross-functionally in different products. We climbed a mountain pass recently on bike and while riding behind a clearly outfitted road rider, noticed a heat sink on the rear disc brake. Brilliant, I [...] Read More
“I have a great product idea!”

“I have a great product idea!”

May 25, 2021 Creating products and being an entrepreneur. What does it take to get a product to market? Getting a product to market takes more than a good idea.  Good and great ideas can be the catalysts for product launches and certainly can fulfill dreams.  But keen awareness is needed that getting an idea to market likely [...] Read More
Design and the Brain – Right and Left

Design and the Brain – Right and Left

April 27, 2021 The Brain This blog was originally going to talk about the importance of utilizing the analytical and process side of our brains along with the artistic and creative side in product development.  It didn’t take me long to learn that there really isn’t a ‘side’ of the brain one uses versus another, but that all [...] Read More
Design is our Name, Process is our Game

Design is our Name, Process is our Game

March 23, 2021 The importance of design processes in product development. Product Development Process  Processes are critical for efficient and innovative product development that drive margins for revenue. HatchOne uses a five phase approach for full product development projects.  Each phase can be gated with go/no-go decisions and allows for important revision cycles for proof-of-concept, specifications and prototype [...] Read More
Creative Plastic in Engineering

Creative Plastic in Engineering

February 21, 2021 Thermal Conductive Polymer Tech  Understanding thermal heat transfer in products is key for innovative engineering solutions in product design and development. What is a thermally conductive polymer?  Thermally conductive polymer materials come from high-tech and were developed in part, to provide conductive cooling in products that produce a lot of heat. The ability to injection [...] Read More
10 Products in 12 Months

10 Products in 12 Months

January 25, 2021 Lora DiCarlo is a startup designing micro-robots for the health and wellness industry.  Success during a pandemic is getting innovative products to market as quickly as possible to generate sustaining revenue and company growth. What does it take to get 10 products to market in 12 months?   Process Partnership Empowered Team  These three are key [...] Read More
3 Ways Visual Frames Build Brands

3 Ways Visual Frames Build Brands

December 31, 2020 Business plans are documents that outline the details of a business - usually a startup - and define its objectives and how to achieve specific goals.  It’s a written roadmap from marketing, financial and operational perspectives. What’s missing in most business plans is any specifics about the business brand.  Most often a ‘brand’ is associated [...] Read More
Passive Cooling in Product Design

Passive Cooling in Product Design

November 18, 2020 If mechanical designers ruled the world, all electro-mechanical products would be passively cooled. Why? There are five primary reasons: Eliminate moving parts that fail Decrease the cost of the equipment Eliminate noise  Decrease repairs and maintenance Ensure warranty  These are the promises of passive cooling systems in products, and really, they lead to a win-win-win [...] Read More
Material Choices in Product Design

Material Choices in Product Design

October 10, 2020 Don’t discount material choice in product development. Brand Oxo products are a great example of material choice building brand equity.  Oxo came out with a line of kitchen utensils using TPR overmold as a design element.  Oxo became known for ‘black handles’ along with clear, user-based forms. Product Choosing the right material can make or [...] Read More
MOMA Product Success

MOMA Product Success

August 27, 2020 Two designs decades apart.  Getting products into MOMA involves three key areas for success. Blog Post by Kim Porter   Brand Equity Brand equity is the first key area for MOMA consideration.  This means a clear, concise vision of what your product is about, a signature look and form driving product function.  Kipiis was not [...] Read More
Whiteboard Product Development

Whiteboard Product Development

July 8, 2020 3 Ways Whiteboards Contribute to the Product Development Process Blog Post By Kim Porter   A lot of people think there is a clear delineation between right- and left-brain thinking; and that you’re either right or left. Left-brain dominant thinkers have an aptitude for logic, reasoning, language, and numbers. That’s why most engineers are very [...] Read More
Three things that get Products to Market

Three things that get Products to Market

July 8, 2020 Kipiis Bib Clips, “Make Anything a Bib”   We all have great ideas that make great products; we are all designers.  The difference is whether we take action to create the products we imagine.  HatchOne’s clients have great ideas and a lot of passion.  The initial meet-and-greet involves sharing three basic needs for successful product [...] Read More