Category Archives: Electronic product design

VR Changes Product Design

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Virtual reality (VR) is the next big thing according to technology evangelists. But it is unclear what kind of impact the visualisation technology will have on our everyday lives. Some of the more puritanical believers say that VR will shape our lives even more than smartphones, particularly when the hardware starts to improve. Others, however, […]


Developers urged to refocus IoT designs

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Everybody has an opinion on the Internet of Things (IoT), but some of these opinions carry more weight than others. In the last couple of weeks some extremely weighty opinions have crash landed into the debate – highlighting important possibilities and potential pitfalls of developing IoT technology. We’ve summarised two views below. Although they each […]


Is Li-Fi the new Wi-Fi?

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In brief, no. Well not yet anyway. But the technology is coming along, and the possible applications are pretty exciting for product designers and developers. What is Li-Fi? Li-Fi has captured the imaginations of techies and designers ever since Professor Harald Haas gave a TED lecture and coined the term in 2011. Haas’s technology allows […]


Why the thermal management of LEDs is important

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The market for Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) has exploded in recent years. Designers and engineers from a broad range of sectors are scrambling to use these components in new and innovative technologies. However, as the demand for LED based products increases, there is a growing concern that some developers are ignoring the principles of thermal […]