New Banner Leveler

April 15th, 2019

We made a quick video today to show off our new banner leveler mechanism (it comes standard now on Bison and Chase Frameworks from Upland).

Learning to Fail

April 11th, 2019

I’ll just say it. Our initial idea was crap.

One of our clients came to us with a specific but challenging problem. So we came up with an innovative solution, as we always do. Only this one was crappy. We just didn’t know it at first.

Shortly after building the first prototype to fix our client’s problem, a different client of ours came by for a meeting. We’ve always got fun stuff happening in our shop and this client was poking around before the meeting started. She walked over to this new product prototype we had just created and promptly did what, in retrospect, we realized pretty much anyone encountering the product for the first time would do. And she immediately broke it! The very first interaction, what we’d now expect 99% of users to do on the first time they encounter this thing, just broke our new prototype.

Was I angry? Absolutely not; I was ecstatic! Witnessing this action from across the room immediately showed me that we had failed in our prototyping process, and gave me an immediate idea as to how to improve the product.

Had we not experienced this failure in our design, we would have moved forward with production on the flawed prototype. That would have been a costly mistake to fix down the road.

It was a good reminder to fail early, fail often.

Just don’t fail to learn and improve upon those mistakes.

Small Interior Signage Project

April 5th, 2019

Couldn’t help but notice the components for a simple interior signage project laid out on the shop table today.

Laser cut 3D lettering for interior signage project

It’s always fun to see projects take shape no matter how big they are.

New Tabletop Touchscreen Coming Soon!

April 3rd, 2019

New Tabletop Touchscreen unit

Dan’s working through the details of a new Tabletop Touchscreen size that will be available for purchase from Upland in the next week or two. This is a larger size than we have used for StoryCarts and Bison in the past. We think it’s a good improvement requested by a client, and we’re anxious to see it in use!

Cuesta Case Demo

April 2nd, 2019

New lower pricing for Cuesta Cases coming soon! In the meantime, here’s a simple video showing how the doors swing open providing easy access for managing your collection.