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The future of instructions for use

The future of instructions for use

Tailoring content around user learning styles

As individuals we all approach, interact and retain information in unique ways. Despite an almost infinite number of individual preferences over how we receive information, there are three distinct groups that can generally help categorise and identify how someone naturally processes information.   Visual learners prefer to observe and look over information...

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Supporting the next generation

Supporting the next generation

Why is this so important?

At Crux we believe that by providing students and graduates with relevant hands-on experience and mentorship will provide them with the right mindset, confidence and credibility they need to progress in their chosen careers.   Leon; an A-level student completed a short design and development project as an introduction to the basics of iterative development....

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KTN Break Through Innovation

KTN Break Through Innovation

Insights from the day

KTN Innovation Conference - 2018 We recently attended Break Through Innovation, a day-long conference hosted by KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network) Design and Innovation Effectiveness team, to learn and to share experiences with designers and entrepreneurs of how collaboration can help deliver products to market effectively. It’s increasingly understood...

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Coffee with Crux: Lettus Grow

Coffee with Crux: Lettus Grow

Fresh perspectives on sustainability

Q. What stories that relate to sustainability have caught your attention so far this year?   The first one that comes to mind is Cape Town’s recent water crisis. In simple terms the city’s reservoirs almost ran dry because of severe droughts and increased consumption by their growing population. At the beginning of the year the government...

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Wear Modelling at Crux

Wear Modelling at Crux

A vital tool in the engineers armoury

Whether developing a product from scratch or troubleshooting an existing design, computational simulation is a vital tool in the engineer’s armoury. At Crux, our in-house experts work with industry-leading Abaqus software. Ever driving to extend our technical competence, we increasingly push beyond traditional FEA methods to solve new and challenging problems....

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Big Data

Big Data

Closing the Loop

‘Bad Medicine’ Freakonomics Radio podcast episode, Dr Vinay Prasad, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, exposes the unsettling reality that ‘evidence-based medicine’ is still not as pervasive as we would all hope.   Dr Vinay Prasad comments:   “… one of the things...

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