Product Design

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
“Faster. Cheaper. Better” Read more >

The Balance of Power: Skil Circ Saw

By Group 4 on Tuesday April 26th, 2016


Skil’s enviable reputation in circular saws is so ingrained that many refer to any circ saw as a “SkilSaw”. Balance, power and weight are critical factors in saw design and improvements have been incremental – each ounce shed is a major achievement. 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 >

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


Top 4 Observations from 2014 Hardware Show

By Michael Solomson on Tuesday May 27th, 2014


Always an exciting show for us, this year’s National Hardware Show did not disappoint as ingenuity, inspiration and inventiveness could be found in aisle after aisle. Here are our top 4 takeaways: Read more >

Miracle-Gro Gro-Ables Market Performance Noted in Scotts Earnings Call

By Michael Solomson on Thursday May 15th, 2014


Slide7A Great Design – A Winning Product 

Scotts Miracle-Gro
Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call Read more >

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 >