Analysis

eBook plots paths from inspiration to design

5th September 2019
Mick Elliott

Designing an Idea is the first eBook from Engineering Big Ideas, the newest series in Mouser Electronics’ Empowering Innovation Together program. In the new eBook, experts from Mouser and the electronics industry provide an in-depth look at how innovators move from the first spark of inspiration to product design to the first steps of production.

The eBook begins with a foreword by Skullcandy Chief Product Officer Jeffrey L. Hutchings, who examines how the path from idea to product is changing, with expanded access to tools and resources presenting organisations and individuals with new, more affordable routes to production.

Special contributors include Bob Martin, “Wizard of Make” and Senior Staff Engineer at Microchip Technology; Josh Lifton, Ph.D. graduate of the MIT Media Lab and co-founder and president of Crowd Supply; and Dr. Andy Stanford-Clark, CTO of IBM in UK and Ireland.

The book also includes an innovation-to-productisation model that can help technology creators improve their chances of success.

The Engineering Big Ideas series is supported by Mouser suppliers Analog Devices, Intel, Microchip Technology and Molex.

“The road from idea to product can be arduous and filled with obstacles, but new technologies are opening up new and quicker paths,” said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Mouser Electronics. “The Engineering Big Ideas series begins with a look at how innovators develop their concepts and where they go from there.

Mouser recently launched the Engineering Big Ideas series with a video that followed celebrity engineer Grant Imahara as he visited the Arizona test track of Nikola Motor Company.

There, he spoke with CEO Trevor Milton about how Nikola Motor Company is bringing its vision for hybrid truck design to market, and revolutionising the economic and environmental impact of commerce in the process.

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