Congratulations to Football Flick

We are delighted to announce that one of our clients, Football Flick, have secured national retail deals for their innovative URBAN skills training product.

It’s been a fantastic project, from initial idea generation through to sourcing manufacturing suppliers in India.

Brand ambassador John Farnworth has stared in various tutorial and showcase videos, which can be viewed at

Football Flicks from Small Press Music on Vimeo.

Product Design Top Tips

The recent success of BlackBerry’s BB10 line, with devices flaunting a revolutionary design face-lift, highlights the importance of good product design. It seems the fresher, sleeker-looking handsets have also played a great part in the firm’s rise in share price; from $6.31 in September to today’s comparatively lofty price-tag of $13.20; showing how good design can yield a great return on investment.

The cumbersome shape of older generation handsets has often prevented the company from competing with the forward-thinking designs of competitors; however, Blackberry appears to have learned from past mistakes and created a line of devices that is set to shake up the mobile hierarchy.

This success, combined with the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S4, has yet again turned the spotlight on product design as a whole, focusing on its importance and the effect it can have on the success of a product.

Drawing on past experiences – good and bad – 4D Products, have compiled 10 product design top tips for trailblazing product design;

1 – Research existing products and existing solutions

It is rare to work on a project where there are no alternative solutions on the market. If you can identify an area where current products are Read the rest of this entry »

Gadget Show Live 2013

4D visited this years Gadget Show Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC.

So whats hot in the world of consumer product design? If the quantity of exhibitors is anything to go by, the public wants;

  • Smart phone & tablet cases / accessory’s
  • Speakers systems
  • Low cost tablets
  • Gaming PCs
  • Robots & Flying machines

Expanding a smart phones camera functionality is also popular, not surprising given the rapid increase in quality available from the better phones.

gadget-show-live-1Welcome to Birmingham!

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