Design Theatre – Life in the Product Design Trenches

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Good afternoon!  Today is Saturday, April 10th and the formal launch date of  This blog is inspired by my work as a product designer but more so by my role of chief entrepreneur, President and founder of American Innovative in Boston, MA.  I am frequently asked things like:

  • How did you found the company?
  • How did you get the ideas for your products?
  • How do you patent something?  And the all-time favorite …
  • How do you make stuff in China?!

This blog will be a forum by which I can reveal some of my experience in a casual and fun way that I hope will bring both enjoyment and knowledge to my readers.  I welcome your comments for ideas on what elements of product design, intellectual property, Asian sourcing, and especially small business ownership you would like to hear about.  You may also like to follow me via Twitter at  Twitter is admittedly new to me and I plan to make use of it in a very sparing manner … so learn and grow with me!

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April 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm

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  1. awesome post, you can check out my wp blog as well:


    April 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm

  2. Adam,

    Thanks for writing these parts in the crunchgear series, they’re fantastic! I’m a senior at Cornell trying to get my startup off the ground, and finding a contract manufacturer had been a big question of mine, but now I have a much better idea of how to go about it.

    By the way, are you coming to the big entrepreneurship event at Cornell this coming weekend?

    Rockwell Shah

    April 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    • Rockwell, thanks for the kind words. Yes! I will be at the Entrepreneurship@Cornell event this weekend – in fact I am a panelist on Friday for one of the sessions. Look forward to seeing you there!


      April 11, 2010 at 9:16 pm

  3. I have an idea for a product which I believe would be profitable for the right person. I do not wish to make anything off of it, I would just like to get the idea in front of the right pair of eyes which can do something with it.

    I think it would be simple to design and I have not seen anything on the market like it.

    If you would like to hear about it please let me know.

    Thank you,

    Sean Turvey

    Sean Turvey

    April 12, 2010 at 2:27 am

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