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Tips for Finding, Choosing, and Working With A Design Firm

07/16/2019

Thinking about hiring a design firm for new product development? Over the years, we’ve worked with a lot of clients in the process of finding, choosing, and working with a design firm. Recently one of those clients, the DuPont Silicon Valley Innovation Center, invited 219 Design to share our experience with Stanford Me2We LEAD participants….

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We Are Fifteen!

06/20/2019

Fifteen years ago, five passionate engineers started a company that embodied everything they felt the best product engineering firm required – all the engineering disciplines needed to develop new products in-house, people who love to learn and practice their craft, and a place where those people could thrive.   Since then, we have achieved those…

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Virtual Reality as User Experience Evaluation Tool

06/03/2019

As product designers, we look for methods to get user feedback fast and often on our prototypes. Rapid iteration keeps designs grounded and irons away pitfalls before they are baked into the design. Virtual Reality can be a fast and inexpensive way to get user input, speeding up prototyping iterations and improving the product design…

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Top 5 Ways To Overcome Innovation Challenges

04/02/2019

One of this year’s hosts for the Stanford LEAD program’s Me2We event was the DuPont Silicon Valley Innovation Center – home to four labs designed to enable real-time collaboration, prototyping, testing, and iterative design. Having collaborated closely with the Innovation Center on exciting and innovative projects, 219 Design was invited to lead an interactive workshop…

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SF Office Gets New Vintage Location

12/17/2018

219 Design’s San Francisco office has moved! We’re now at 509 6th Street, just a few blocks away from our old space. As our mechanical engineering team grew, we changed offices to gain much-needed workspace. Our projects were literally stacking up. In addition to more desk space, the new location offers the floor space we…

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