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Realize your ideas

Realize your ideas

You have a great development idea but, for whatever reason, you lack the ability to realize it. Sound familiar? Many project managers I’ve worked with over the last few years know this problem. They either lack the manpower to work out new ideas or their other developed projects are more important and so their innovative...
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Product Developers: Be Like Motorcyclists

It never hurts to get some inspiration from a totally different perspective. Although product development and motorcycling seem to be from two different worlds, they surprisingly have a lot of similarities and in the end ask for a similar mindset in order to be successful.
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Hire soft skills or talent MMID

We hire human beings.

Should you hire soft skills or talent? Marcel Magermans, founding owner of MMID, is sharing a personal blog on building a team to solve complex challenges: I am proud of each of my three children. Each is completely different from one another and also different from my wife and I. To be honest, I sometimes...
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A Fever Dream of a Conversation Between You, Me, and Myself About Why We Need to Build the Right IoT Devices Now

Connection is many things: friendship, education, love, etc. The conscious choice to disconnect is one that I made several years ago when I deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Aside from everyone’s common complaint that those two platforms are frozen hellscapes of general endless-void-screaming over vegans/meat eaters/politics/wars/immigrants/religion/identity/celebrity break ups/internet memes, I felt (and still feel)...
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IoT: Why Now?

Article after study after market analysis after global consumption report show that the IoT and connected device markets are growing at an increasingly rapid clip. It’s no longer fantasy to command a toilet to lower the mood lighting, read global news on a bathroom mirror, or expect that highway signs will auto-update based on traffic...
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When Going Smart Isn’t Smart: A Guide to When Connecting Your Product is a Bad Idea

The promise of an Internet connected future is real. Most companies that choose to compete in the rapidly growing IoT marketplace will have access to new methods of monetization that enable rapidly scalable business models only seen to this point in the byte-world where an app can be launched and relaunched and modified with little...
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The Best of CES 2019: A Different Perspective

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is now over. For those in the know, it needs little introduction other than to say that it rivals Sin City itself in the sheer number of flashing lights and glitz that it illuminates over a four day period in January. Interestingly, for all of the hype...
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MMID at CES 2019

We’ll be at CES in Vegas! We solve complex, human-centered design and development challenges that help shape the future. Want to chat at an all-you-can-eat casino buffet? Contact Marco Cross to set up a time to talk about how we can help you achieve your growth and innovation goals. Marco Cross Innovation Manager marco.cross@mmid.us +1.508.380.0029    ...
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Predicting Future Design and Production Trends: The Cabinet of Curiosities as an Indicator of What Comes Next

Mark Twain is famously (and perhaps erroneously) quoted as saying something to effect of: “History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” MMID is in the business of predicting the future. Our clients hire us to build out their product lines, create new products, or iterate on their tried-and-true methodologies. When doing so, we often...
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No More Coins: Internet of Things (IoT) Parking Meters and the Power of Innovation

From where I sit, I look out over a long downtown street in the heart of Providence. The far side of the street is flanked with parking meters and omni-present urban ginkgo trees. These parking meters are a lot like parking meters everywhere else: the displays on these meters blink happily away as the sun...
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