News & Updates

The latest company updates and social media postings from the SGW Designworks team.

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    Projects Updates

    The SGW Designworks team is pleased to announce some recent project milestones. Feb 23 – The team is developing a tracked object for the HTC Vive VR system, a mechnical system for cargo management in aircraft, and working on an innovative sound attenuation system for offices and other spaces. Click here to learn more about the HTC Vive VR.

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    Product Design & Development

    February 14 – Our team shared some thoughts and experience with optimizing products for manufacturing with Product Design & Development magazine. Our team had a lot of insight to provide on the subject and we continue to gain insight as we work with more and more clients. Read the article here.

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    Rugged Design

    February 9 – See our latest blog update talking about some of the thinking that goes into making a product rugged. You can see it on our blog page, or click here.

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    New Portfolio Additions

    February 8 – We have added new projects to our portfolio that are available for you to browse. You can also see our latest updates on

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New video is now LIVE! Check it out: Product Development Process - SGW Designworks

A behind the scenes look

December 13, 2016 – Zach talks about the company’s new Instagram.

We promise no matter what, we won’t clog our Instagram account with pictures of our lunch. But we do have a lot of things we would love to share. Our staff is very outgoing and we live in Boise, ID so we are just minutes away from some of the best trail systems and outdoor recreation in the nation. Plus, our office is literally always full of some cool thing we are working on, or our resident drone pilots are making tweaks to their hardware. Our Instagram is a way to show people what we do behind the scenes.

We have a lot we are looking forward to in 2017 and this will be a way to show everyone what we’re up to. So check us out, our handle is @sgw_designworks and we would love for you to follow us.

Prototype walkthrough

November 4, 2016 – Ryan introduces our Prototype Process page.

We have clients come to us all the time (especially startups) that know they need a prototype, but may not know the different ways prototypes are used in development. Often times, somebody new to product development will think of a β€œprototype” as what we would call a level 4. But a level 4 prototype is an output of a lot of development effort (as well as lower level prototypes) before it. I spend a lot of time on the phone educating people about this, and I thought it would be nice to have some existing content to show those people, or talk through with them. – Ryan Gray

Are your IoT Products Secure?

November 4, 2016 – Ken shares some thoughts on cybersecurity.

Ken is a Sr Embedded Systems engineer at SGW and has previously worked as an independent consultant, a developer for start-ups, and myriad roles at HP, including firmware, web services, and application software.

Having led a cloud storage project at HP through a security certification process (including the full OWASP security testing checklist), Ken is aware of the myriad ways that security can be compromised in Internet-connected software and devices. After reviewing the role of IoT devices in the DDoS attacks on Dyn and elsewhere in recent months, he wanted to bring awareness to ways that IoT developers can defend against many of the risks to their devices.

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