Archive for: September, 2015

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    3D Printing: A New Dimension

    I am excited to be an early adopter of the latest wave of technology gaining momentum and actively altering the landscape of many industries in inconceivable ways. Most thrilling, perhaps, are the creative possibilities these developments will bring to the inventor and the innovator. What is 3D Printing? 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a…

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    Pet Food Donation to BREW

    Last month, our friends at Hugs Pet Products, who have licensed several pet products designed by Davison, introduced the Paula Deen Hugs Premium Select Pet Food. Since August, the product has sold on both Deen and Hugs’ website, in K-VA-T food stores in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. Recently, we worked with Hugs Pet Products to…

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    Tips for Tackling the Daunting Project

    Starting or managing a new project can be an overwhelming and complex array of near-impossible tasks, unique challenges, and unexpected obstacles. It’s easy to become discouraged and impede your own progress. I usually have several undertakings in progress at once, so I understand the difficulty of leading a team and developing an idea to completion.…

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    Happy National Thank You Day

    September 15 is National Thank You Day. It’s a good reminder and a perfect opportunity to take the time and thank the people that inhabit all the dimensions of your life, from work to home. I’m thankful for our brilliant and ambitious team across Inventionland and Davison Design & Development, who have brought over a thousand…

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    Happy National Swap Ideas Day

    September 10 is National Swap Ideas Day, a day to embrace and encourage creative collaboration and new, innovative perspectives. I find the team brainstorming process to be an effective and powerful tool to develop concepts and solve problems. So, to celebrate, here are some of my tips for fostering a healthy, creative environment. Enhance your…

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    Inventionland Institute Makerspace: The Kiski School

    Last spring, my alma mater, The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA, became the first school to participate in our Inventionland Institute exclusive curriculum. This semester, Kiski students are continuing our coursework in a custom three-room makerspace, designed and furnished by our own Inventionland team. The space will feature sound-proofed walls, a laser etcher and other…

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    Inventionland: Pittsburgh Coolest Offices

    Pittsburgh Business Times kicked off a series featuring the city’s “most interesting, inspiring, and attractive office spaces,” and I’m delighted to see our creative design facility, Inventionland, leading the way as the first of “Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices.” “Ideas are conceived at the round table in the Inventalot Castle, take root inside Davy’s Treehouse, come to…

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    Team Visits Henry Ford Museum

    Henry Ford’s influence extends beyond the Ford Motor Company and the development of mass production techniques during American industrialism. As an engineer, Ford brainstormed and developed ways to improve the processes with which he worked. His automobile experimentation, backed by iconic inventor Thomas Edison, would lead to the development of the Ford Motor Company, which…