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The Imagination Factory - As seen on TV!

Every commuter fears hearing the tannoy announcement that their train journey will be delayed. And the fact that this is often attributed to 'leaves on the line' seems incomprehensible. How could leaves possibly cause a problem for a massive passenger train? Can't the rail companies just sweep them away with a leaf blower or something like that? This piece on ITV News featuring co-founders of The Imagination Factory, Mark and Julian, explains what the real problem is, why it's difficult to solv...

September 21, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #10 Turn on the tap

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share....

September 7, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #9 Let go...

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share....

September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #8 Imitate Nature

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share....

September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #7 Deal with the Saboteur

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share....

September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #6 Get Physical

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share....

September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #5 The Adjacent Possible

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share....

September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #4 Think Visually

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share....

September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #3 What's actually going on inside your head?

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share....

September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #2 Nurturing the Tortoise

John Cleese has a fantastic way of describing his own comedic creativity by likening it to a tortoise that nervously pokes its head out from its shell to see if it is safe to come out....

September 6, 2016

The Imagination Factory wins place at UK’s largest innovation show

The Imagination Factory has won a place in an exhibition of the most cutting edge innovations from businesses across the country at the UK's largest innovation show in November. We were one of 100 companies nationwide to be selected to showcase our innovation to over 2,500 attendees at Innovate 2016 on November 2nd and 3 rd in Manchester. The Imagination Factory is a product design engineering agency with experience developing successful products for a range of clients across a variety of in...

September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Having Great Ideas - #1 Framing the Problem

Someone recently asked us how the design team at The Imagination Factory approaches repeatable idea generation in the projects we work on. It made us stop and think and we ended up with a list of 10 top tips for having great ideas which we thought might be useful to share. ...

September 6, 2016

The Future of Technology Past

At the Imagination Factory we love learning about new technology and how it can be implemented into products that make a difference to people's lives. We enjoy the challenges of understanding how things work, how they'll be used in context and creating novelty for our clients so that they can benefit from their intellectual property. But recently we've been looking back as much as to the future. What if some of the best solutions to the problems people are facing were solved tens or even hundred...

March 11, 2016

Please throw this business card away...

As designers we are painfully aware of the impact our work can have on the environment and have been wrestling with the issue for a number of years. We know that the majority of the environmental impact of a product is determined during the connecting phase. For a long time we thought that energy consumption was the main issue and made attempts to reduce the energy required to make, sustain and dispose of our designs. Our efforts were focused on designing products that lasted as long as possible...

February 23, 2016

Tools of the Trade #2

In this series of blogs we look at some of the tools we use at The Imagination Factory. This post describes how we evaluate the usability of products we are designing to try and avoid user frustration....

February 2, 2016

Top Picks from CES 2016

We watched the coverage of the International Consumer Electronics Show this year with interest. There have been so many predictions about the trends in technology and consumer behaviour we were curious to see how this would play out in the products that were on display....

January 19, 2016

Tools of the Trade #1

In this series of blogs we look at some of the tools we use at The Imagination Factory. The landscape of software and hardware available to today's design studios has changed dramatically in recent years. With a little bit of effort to discover and learn these tools designers of all backgrounds can create professional work in a range of areas including electronics, Apps, 3D designs, prototypes and even virtual reality. Many of the newer tools are open source or have a low cost compared with tr...

January 18, 2016

Season's Greetings

To all of our clients, suppliers, supporters and friends. Here's to an exciting 2016 from all at The Imagination Factory ...

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