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Scrooge’s Perspective Our gift to you Oh, how the time flies! It only seemed like yesterday when we were preparing for the Christmas break, now Father Christmas is making his final preparations and ...

Blankeez ‘Save on heating this Christmas’ Christmas is all about spending time with the family, unwinding, and eating as many roast potatoes as humanly possible. Instead of our usual outlandish cr...

5 Tips to Trigger Sales A Product Designers View 1. Make your product intuitive                   User experience is of paramount importance for any design...

Hot Lips ‘The worlds first practical face heater’ No, don’t worry this isn’t another product from Kim Kardashian, this is much classier. If you’ve been confronted by a loved one for seeming ...

The ‘Fresh’ Patch We all know the saying, ‘the grass is greener on the other side.’ But what if that side fell well within your humble abode? Would the grass still be green? The simple answer ...

The lean start-up movement can be based on a single insight – the purpose of a start-up is to discover a business model that works. Gone are the days where entrepreneurs know what the market wants. ...

Products come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, products come in such a vast array of shapes, sizes and materials that the cost of designing and manufacturing them can vary so much that we felt it nec...

The Super Stroller  September means school, but September doesn’t necessarily have to mean ‘uncool.’ Oh no no… There’s nothing more daunting than getting up at 5.30 to a couple of hacked of...

Not being industry specific has major advantages – there are no boundaries as to what trade shows we can attend! It’s always interesting to see which brands are showcasing the latest product i...

The DIY inventor Innovations come in many shapes, sizes and frequently enter the public domain prior to being perfected. Solutions that are ‘rough round the edges’ often lay the foundation for pro...

Invention Vs Engineering More often than not, we come across clients who have been forced to take the tough decision to part ways with the consultancy they’ve worked with from the beginning. Usually...

Bathe & Brew In this day and age, it’s hard to get away from technology. Especially considering technology is now incorporated into most household products in an attempt to make our lives easier...

The world we live in is increasingly data driven, but it’s important to remember that data isn’t the sole driver for change. Trends have always been a major catalyst influencing the direction of a...

Majestic Moon jigsaw puzzle John Spilsbury, a British map maker and geographer, is famed for inventing the jigsaw puzzle. Originally, jigsaw puzzles were intended for educational purposes. As time pro...

  Thank you for all your support. We’re glad you enjoy reading our monthly updates as much as we enjoy creating them! If you know of anyone who would benefit from our product design, plasti...

My First Fire – By Kindex To give your child the very best start in life, they need love, attention and a good education. Children’s educational toys are proven to have an invaluable effect on...

No Two Plastics are ever made the same!  Engineered plastics: Once you’ve digested the table below, it’s suddenly obvious – no two plastics are the same! Plastics come in all shapes and sizes, ...

The Final Straw – Single-use plastics Our commitment & their future The chain of events that followed the public’s reaction to Blue Planet II were phenomenal, but let’s face it, a public...

The Pet Sweep There’s no denying the fact, animals are great to have around. Their happy-go-lucky attitude, and the companionship they offer to humans is recognised to be very calming and relaxing. ...

As a product design consultancy who focus on design for manufacture, ensuring a product is suitably engineered for production is of the up most importance. Some of you who have been guided through the...

The ‘3-month slump’ hoodie The 3 O’ clock slump is a daily occurrence in most offices across the UK. Usually, a strong espresso or a light clipping around the ears brings most employees ...

Consumers nowadays aren’t brand loyal and rarely wear their heart on the sleeve when looking to purchase a new product. So, what is the best way to attract the modern-day consumer? Last month we tou...

The Toddler Tamers Gone are the days of buying roses or a box of chocolates for your significant other. Nowadays, something useful, thoughtful and truly memorable will help your partner understand jus...

If you weren’t already aware, we’re currently in the midst of an era dubbed, ‘the retail apocalypse.’ Picture a sparsely populated high-street occasionally frequented by expressionless shopper...

SUCCESS by Trump Welcome back. We hope you’ve all had an amazing Christmas and New Year. To kick start 2018, we felt it necessary to share a few resolution ideas, and of course, this year’s first ...

Some of you may be wondering, “What’s turnkey design and how is it relevant to my business?” It’s very simple, turnkey refers to something that is ready for immediate use. Turnkey design bonds...

Sled Legs  Some of you may be reading this post and already be dreading next month. Yes, it is Christmas soon…but don’t worry, we haven’t started our Christmas shopping either! So, to help you ...

You’ve had a great idea, one that’s destined to change the lives of the masses. From the very beginning, your research indicates the market is yours for the taking, now you’re eager to take the ...

The beer tracker Are you wondering why you’ve seen plenty of beer steins and wurst (German sausage) this month? October tends to bring out the German in us. Yes, you guessed it…this month is Oktob...

Last month we got you up to speed with 3D printing, this month we’re introducing ‘proto-forming.’ That’s a buzz word we have created to encase everything that falls outside of 3D printing addi...

                It’s officially ‘back to school’ month! We wanted to celebrate this occasion by bringing you the craziest invention made by the next generation of British product ...

As technology advances and new methods of prototyping become available, clients expect high quality products and even shorter lead times. Reduced set up costs and the availability of 3D printing have ...

Are you going on holiday one last time before summer ends? If your better half is expecting you to morph into ‘Magic Mike’ by the time you step off the plane, we have the answer. The ‘Ab hancer...

Design-Thinking 101 Depending on the industry you work within, you may or may not have heard of ‘design-thinking.’ This term has been around for some time, however, only recently has it been makin...

“Is that a bird, a plane or two UFO’s in the sky?” It has been a very British summer so far. In other words, the weather has been a bit hit and miss… But that’s OK if you’ve ar...

It’s a chain of events we’re all too familiar with; your market is evolving at the rate of knots, trends are changing, and your competitors are growing stronger by the day. Retail analyst, Richard...

Weighing scales that definitely wont are guaranteed to make you look forward to summer! The months June, it’s 2017, and us Brits have seen approximately a weeks’ worth of sunshine. If you’re lik...

The fridge – once a sign of prosperity, forever the location of endless dreams! Almost everyone at some point has experienced their food stocks shrink or simply disappear without explanation. Is...

I can see clearly now the rain has gone! If you’re British, or frequently in London on business. You might be familiar with the unpredictable and somewhat unruly nature of the weather.  In April al...

Human focused design and innovation funding The evolving nature of modern medicine and the healthcare system presents product designers tough challenges to overcome. 3Di has forty-plus years’ experi...

Vacancy: Product Design Manager Are you looking for a new challenge within an established product design consultancy? 3Di is seeking a passionate product design manager (minimum 3 years experience) to...

1. Have the passion This is a no brainer. Before proceeding to study product design at university, you must be living it. Eat, sleep and dream design, this way engaging with your course and getting st...

March has been an exciting month for us all at 3Di. Firstly, we re-launched our website today. Creating a crisp, friendly experience for those seeking to learn more about us, our services and the amaz...

Four years ago, Norfolk farmer, Tim Flaxman approached us asking for help with his revolutionary new invention. He had suffered from debilitating motion sickness his whole life which stopped him from ...

This months crazy invention sees the introduction of an absolute essential: the grass flip flops! If you’re sick of sand between your toes, standing on bees, wasps or even the odd thistle. Look no f...

“Innovation is pointless” – said no one ever! Today innovation is everywhere, you really cannot escape it! This process of transformation and change is crucial for an organisation to maintain su...

The team at 3Di would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2016 has been a great year for us and we are looking forward to working with you all again ...

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