The value of design?

Persuading businesses to invest in product design isn’t always easy. The end product isn’t tangible at the outset of a project, and overall costs are hard to pin down. Some people assume a designer just makes the product pretty after the real development work has been done.

It is enlightening to look at the profitability of a well known business that has put design at the heart of all it does. Apple Computers recently reported profits of $6bn on revenues of $26.74bn for the three month period running up to Christmas 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

TCT Magazine Link

Our recent press release entitled

‘Design Business Diversifies with Launch of Photo Display System’

can be viewed on the TCT magazine website;
http://www.tctmagazine.com/x/guideArticle.html?gname=&id=14510

UK Innovation?

An article in The Observer Business section told how only 3% of Britain’s consider their country to be the most innovative nation. Read the rest of this entry »

The cost of employment

If you were to employ a good designer, how much would it cost? Read the rest of this entry »

4D in Daily Post

Liverpool Daily Post – 17th September 2010

“OVER the past 2 years many businesses have noticed a fall in revenue due to the global recession.
Manufacturing has been particularly hard hit as consumers become more selective about what they are prepared to purchase. In such times people really ask questions of the products they buy, looking for value and quality. Read the rest of this entry »

Design Lead Company flourishes in recession

Like them or not Apple certainly knows how to produce desirable products, they also know how to make money from their products. All their products are heavily focussed on the best product design and user experience. If you have ever bought an Apple product you’ll be amazed at how even the most basic of product has real attention to detail. Read the rest of this entry »

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