Professional Makers Macadamian and Design 1st Collaborate to Spark Imagination and Product Innovation at Ottawa Mini-Maker Fair

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Local product design and development firms Macadamian and Design 1st demonstrate how easy it is to take an idea from napkin sketch and translate it into a market ready product.

Macadamian and Design 1st Inspire Creativity and Collaboration at Ottawa Mini Maker Faire

The Mini-Maker Faire is a great way for the local community to discover the cool stuff that technology enables; and imagine the possibilities on how to shape technology to enrich people’s lives. - Fred Boulanger, CEO Macadamian

Macadamian and Design 1st, two local product design and development firms are partnering with local high school and university educators to show young makers just how easy it is to take an idea, create it and take it to market.

“Design 1st and Macadamian are passionate about opening up opportunities for young people to learn how art and technology can come together to develop innovative new products. We want to inspire young makers and let them know that there is a large community of support to help them be successful.” Kevin Bailey, CEO Design 1st.

The Ottawa Mini Maker Faire brings together individuals who celebrate the fusion of art and science, and embrace a DIY spirit. While the focus of the Mini Maker Faire is on the process of making, Design 1st and Macadamian are focused on showing how to partner and collaborate to bring together creative design, physical hardware and software to come up with unique solutions designed to address an identified market need.

“The Mini-Maker Faire is a great way for the Ottawa-Gatineau community to discover the cool stuff that today’s technology enables; and imagine the possibilities on how to shape technology to improve and enrich people’s lives." Fred Boulanger, CEO Macadamian.

Here is a sneak peak at what Macadamian and Design 1st are working on for the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire August 16 and 17, 2014:

About Macadamian

Macadamian is a full-service software design and development firm that creates meaningful and compelling user experiences for mobile, web and desktop. With more than 1000 completed projects worldwide, Macadamian has partnered with some of the biggest brands including McKesson | MED3OOO, Elsevier, Varian, Vitera and Microsoft. From napkin sketch to market ready, we are dedicated to ensuring that our healthcare solutions improve interdisciplinary team effectiveness, patient engagement and outcomes. Macadamian is headquartered in Gatineau, Canada and also has offices in the United States, Armenia, and Romania. Contact us at +1 877 779 6336.

About Design 1st
Design 1st specializes in technically challenging new product design and development, specializing in industrial design, mechanical and electronics engineering to help deliver world class physical products. Our lean product design process reduces development costs and risk. Major brands, corporations, and start-ups rely on us as their behind-the-scenes new product design and engineering team. Design 1st is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Contact us at +1.877.235.1004.

For further information:
Macadamian contact:
Vani Edwardson
Director of Marketing
Tel: +1 819 772 0300
Email: vedwardson(at)macadamian(dot)com

Design 1st contact:
Ian Kayser
Vice President, Sales
Tel: +1.877.235.1004 x228
Email: info(at)design1st(dot)com

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