September 28th, 2017:On October 18, 2017, Goddard will be teaming up with Medical Design and Outsourcing to deliver a webinar on bridging the gap between pharma and medical devices. We will provide a new...read more
September 27th, 2017:Repair requires transformation, and this can take many forms. This little nugget has resurfaced in my mind recently and seems topical in juxtaposition to the many broken things around us today....read more
August 30th, 2017:If you are involved in the development of medical devices, it's likely you’ve heard the words design outputs. Well, “What are design outputs?” “What purpose do they serve?” and “Why should I be...read more
August 16th, 2017:“So, what do you do for work?” I’m sure you’ve run into this popular question in one setting or another. Often tossed out as the first lame serve to hopefully strike up a volley of conversation,...read more
August 2nd, 2017:Now that it’s August, we’ve officially entered the “Dog Days" of summer. For a person who despises heat, this means huddling up by the air conditioning unit in my apartment and watching a ton of...read more
July 19th, 2017:If you’ve ever watched the Bachelorette, there is a point in the show were the camera pans out to witness the protagonist, glossy eyed, contemplating, over four pictures of her four different...read more
Posted in: Life, Strategic Planning
July 5th, 2017:We’ve all had people around us stress the importance of preparation. Most of us know that before a project begins, there are usually team kickoff meetings to discuss Gantt Charts, project plans, cost...read more
Posted in: Strategic Planning
June 21st, 2017:A few months ago, a co-worker shot me with a dart from across the room to get my attention. Jumping up out of my seat and removing my headphones, I realized that I could get a NERF® gun and I...read more
June 7th, 2017:As I was driving home the other day on windy back roads, I noticed that I was hitting a lot of yellow lights. Of course, like any rational human being, I put the pedal to the metal to make it through...read more
June 7th, 2017:For those who plan to attend MD&M East next week, Goddard will be exhibiting at Booth 1767. We encourage you stop over and say hello! If you haven’t signed up to attend the show, use promo...read more
May 24th, 2017:As product designers and consultants, a frequent request is for products to be designed with an intuitive user interface (UI). While UI is often the term used to describe the images on, and...read more
Posted in: Design, Innovation
May 11th, 2017:Since the turn of the century, there has been a surge of interest and ideas in environmentally conscious products. Almost the entire range of goods commercialized in the world now have an eco-...read more
May 1st, 2017:BIOMEDevice is returning to Boston, and Goddard is excited to be exhibiting yet another year in a row. We'll be over at Booth 211, so come say hi and find out what's new with our team! We...read more
Posted in: Engineering, Events
April 26th, 2017:After a brief, two year hiatus from my articles on the product development process, I am back with the next step in this undertaking!  If you are interested in the early phases of our process,...read more
April 12th, 2017:There are many articles and books discussing product development; however, an area that I personally find to be a challenge within a medical device company is navigating the design transfer process...read more
Posted in: Design Transfer
March 29th, 2017:There are many decision points along a project’s lifespan. One often brushed aside decision is Means of Joining. As anyone who’s delved into the Titanic’s sinking and similar structural disasters...read more
Posted in: Design, Engineering

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