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Meet the team - Ben

Meet the team - Ben

Finding your feet as an electronics engineer

Job Title: Graduate Electronics Engineer   Degree background & University:   I studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath with a year in industry. My placement year was spent in an automotive electronics company; I enjoyed the challenge but found it difficult to thrive in such a large company. Upon returning...

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Capturing high-quality user insights

Capturing high-quality user insights

Applying our analytical approach to research

Designing products that not only perform well but that also delight the people who use them every day requires frequent testing with real users and specialists. As we continue to invest in equipment and facilities that allow us to develop intelligent and beautiful solutions to complex technical briefs, we've also invested in facilities to help us gather richer...

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Making sense of tolerances

Making sense of tolerances

Ensuring reliable product performance

Discovering issues late in a project often results in eye-watering costs, with changes to production and assembly equipment leading to significant delays. Our clients are increasingly seeing the benefit of early detection, opting for upfront investment in analysis to predict risks and identify problems before any physical parts have been produced.   A...

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Meet the team - Olly

Meet the team - Olly

A day in the life of a designer

Name: Olly Needham Job Title: Product Designer Degree Background & University: I studied Product Design at the University of Leeds, with an Industrial Placement year as a packaging designer at Unilever. My course was very multi-disciplinary, with a focus on human-centred design and modules which spanned the entire process from creating...

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Meet the team - Jack

Meet the team - Jack

Advice for engineering graduates

Name: Jack Carroll Job Title: Mechanical Engineer Degree Background & University: Bath University – Master of Engineering Degree     What does a typical day in your job involve?   As an engineer at Crux, my schedule varies widely on a day-to-day basis. We work on unique projects, which each bring their own challenges...

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Prototyping Human-Machine Interfaces

Prototyping Human-Machine Interfaces

Applying UX methods to product design

Prototyping is crucial to the way that we approach projects at Crux; we fail fast, learn quickly and incrementally improve a design until it looks and works beautifully. We'll prototype surface models to understand how an object looks in it's intended environment, while at the same time design rigs that allow us to understand, test and...

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