Product Review – Oatmeal in a Box

October 25, 2021By Kim Porter
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 [...]

Cross-Pollinating Innovation

August 26, 2021By Kim Porter
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 [...]

Visualize, Sketch, CAD

July 19, 2021By Kim Porter
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 [...]

“I have a great product idea!”

May 25, 2021By Kim Porter 1 Comment
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 [...]

Design and the Brain – Right and Left

April 27, 2021By Kim Porter
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 [...]

Design is our Name, Process is our Game

March 23, 2021By Kim Porter
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 [...]

10 Products in 12 Months

January 25, 2021By Kim Porter
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 [...]

3 Ways Visual Frames Build Brands

December 31, 2020By Kim Porter
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 [...]

Whiteboard Product Development

July 8, 2020By Kim Porter 2 Comments
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 [...]