Innovation Unwound: Finding Paths to “Faster, Cheaper, Better.”

By Group 4 on Thursday April 19th, 2018


From our Innovation Unwound series…thoughts on reaching New Product Development’s Holy Grail
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Innovation Unwound: Not Just Research…The Right Research

By Group 4 on Wednesday March 28th, 2018


From our Innovation Unwound series…this piece delves into what could be an imbalance between market
research and qualitative research with users at the front end or “Discovery” phase of a project.   Read more >

Seek Thermal Compact XR “Best of What’s New”

By Group 4 on Friday November 20th, 2015


Congratulations to our friends at Seek Thermal!

Today Popular Science announced that the Seek Thermal CompactXR thermal imaging camera received a prestigious “Best of What’s New” award in the Best Gadget category. Read more >

See the Heat – Harness the Light

By Group 4 on Tuesday October 13th, 2015


The history of thermal imaging dates back to the late 1950’s and has evolved predominantly in military, public safety, industrial and sophisticated professional applications with availability, price and complexity well out of the reach of consumers, Read more >

New Pharma Therapies – Will Packaging Keep Pace?

By Frank von Holzhausen on Tuesday August 4th, 2015


New pharmaceutical therapies generate enormous attention and hope among the healthcare community and patients.  Many of these therapies are in forms – pills, patches, inhalables – that often shifts drug administration to patients which calls for increased education and training by health care provider’s. Read more >

Group 4 wins 2015 Green GOOD DESIGN Award for Dow Corning’s Vacuum Insulated Panel design

By Michael Solomson on Wednesday May 6th, 2015


The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design announced that Group 4 won a 2015 Green GOOD DESIGN Award for work on Dow Corning’s Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIP). The design represents the first successful VIP integration into global construction methods. Read more >

Seek Thermal Camera Big Hit at 2015 SHOT Show

By Group 4 on Wednesday January 28th, 2015


One of the hottest products at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas…Group 4 helped brand, package and encase this incredible little thermal camera.  Check out the You Tube video review and the case study in the portfolio section of our site


Observations from the International Housewares Show

By Frank von Holzhausen on Monday March 31st, 2014


Chicago in March can only mean one thing – The International Housewares Show. A few things we picked up on:

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The Social Kitchen: Dinner at 7:00; We eat at 8:00

By Frank von Holzhausen on Tuesday February 25th, 2014


The “Social Kitchen” concept is among the more intriguing of our observations from The International Builders Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show earlier this month. If the concept does find footing through focused new product development where among Housewares categories would these most likely come from?… Read more >

Packaging World Magazine Features Innovation Collaboration Between Scotts and Group 4

By Group 4 on Tuesday November 5th, 2013


Tending the underserved gardening from seed market, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Group 4 collaborated on a ground breaking innovation designed to bring success and satisfaction to new and current gardeners… Read more >