Intelligence

As designers and engineers it is important to continue the exploration of newer and better ways of approaching any challenge. Here are a few insights we'd like to share with you.
Trends in Food Service Equipment
Maggie Graham
The foodservice equipment industry is undergoing a revolution. The products being designed and developed are the greatest thing to hit the industry since sliced bread (pun intended). The industry continues to innovate rapidly to keep up with the ever-evolving demands from restaurants and commercial kitchens. The first half of the year brings multiple industry conferences including The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Show and The National Restaurant Association...
George Konstantakis
Takeaways from prior posts: Part 1…  “Remember not to break any one of the links, or the other two will fall apart” Part 2… “Remember to keep on chunking!” From our experience, “Innovation” means different things to people. When I first meet with clients, I ask those in the meeting to offer words or phrases that capture the meaning from their perspectives. I usually receive varied responses… the word has a different meaning to people within the same organization. With the “I” word...
George Konstantakis
Takeaway from Part 1…  “Remember not to break any one of the links, or the other two will fall apart”. Numerosity, the number of “things” that humans can mentally process, stands as a widely studied cognitive topic. “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information”, published by George Miller in 1956 stands as the authoritative paper on this subject. Dr. Miller demonstrates that five to nine chunks are best. More recent studies...