We used VR to increase the user experience and won!

Virtual reality – the fully immersive experience that brings you to another world (or makes you run into a wall) is so much more than video games or simulated roller coasters. Virtual reality is ushering in a new era of product development through a virtual prototyping environment – something we are perfecting here at Catania. … Read more

Responding to Shark Tank, Design for Cost

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Have you ever made the observation of how products get smaller? Have you ever looked at computers from the 70s and compared them to today’s computers, and asked, how did that happen?    As engineers and designers, we do that all the time. We do it in part because we’re curious about things and we … Read more

Reverse engineering to develop a better product.

Person looking at a custom designed wheel, with the title reading "Design for Manufacturing: Simplifying with Reverse Engineering".

Ever torn something apart or broken something down piece by piece to see what’s inside?  In the process did you discover something new, like how it was made?  I know that I have. Recently, I took apart one of my son’s remote-controlled toys and what I found was that it was surprisingly complex. It was … Read more

From mailbox to MilaBox, Shipping Rethought

An artistic mailbox with words overtop reading "The MilaBox, A Look at Catania Design Process".

“Find a job you enjoy doing and you’ll never work a day in your life.”  Mark Twain’s famous quote is more than just lip service. It’s our mantra. Passion is contagious. It flows from one person to another, feeding the energy and drive from employees to customers. The projects that have the most success are … Read more

Its not a job, its a life style – Mobile Design Lab

The best work doesn’t always happen sitting behind a desk…meet the Mobile Design Lab. When we think about our primary goal, it’s to provide our customers the best product development experience. We do that by thinking outside of the box and sometimes outside of the office. This philosophy inspired the creation of our mobile design … Read more

Not Your Typical Big Business Project Management

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Studies show that organizations who use project management techniques are 28% more likely to meet their target business objectives.  But not all project management systems are alike. Sometimes bigger isn’t always better.  Here at Catania, we individualize our project management techniques to provide the best fit to meet your needs. And it all starts with … Read more

The Future of Ab Workouts – User Experience

A product is more than the end result of an idea made into a real-life design. It’s your baby. Your brainchild. But seeing your dream made into a reality shouldn’t signal the finish line. The ultimate goal of any product is to serve its user beyond the original concept to give them the best results … Read more

Inventions are our past time – Catania team

Catania is founded upon the spirit of innovation because every member of the team is an innovator at heart. Most are also inventors. Christine Bralich is just one of those stories. Christine has been working at Catania for a little more than a year. She is passionate about creating user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing products that … Read more

Optimal Work to Life Balance – Catania

Engineers have made some pretty astonishing accomplishments in the past 100 years. In fact, it’s hard not to look at just about everything around you and not be amazed at how far technology has come in such a short time. So, with all these advancements in technology, how is it that the technology industry hasn’t … Read more

SwiftPaws Shows Off Sleek Lure Controller Design on ESPN

In business for the past decade, SwiftPaws® (www.swiftpaws.com) holds the patent for lure coursing equipment and is currently the only professional manufacturer in the industry. The competition took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Three-year-old Reas, a Whippet (a medium-sized breed of … Read more