Timeless wisdom and new technologies are revolutionizing the world of testing, and bringing us from vision to finished product faster.
Do you see product testing and checking as a necessary evil? Then take some time to change your mind. In the long process between vision and reality of a product, intelligent and efficient testing is esential. The latest test and measurement equipment help develop a product when it only exists in our minds.
The latest trends in technology can help, bring these products to market faster. And together with a few timeless truths, which we turn to none other than Leonardo da Vinci.
The Renaissance was a spectacular time when the whole world of thought was turned upside down. Questions never before asked were pondered for the first time while cultural, scientific, and technological development quickened their pace as never before.
Among the many leading figures of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci occupies a unique position. He was able, like almost no one before him (and very few since), to combine the beauty and elegance of art with technological progress and the inventive spirit.
Perhaps you have read that da Vinci had already conceived of numerous products from the modern era, such as the helicopter or parachute. As we survey the radical changes in society and technology of our time, we can sometimes feel very close to the great inventor. The world is being reinvented again today, and new solutions for the great questions of humanity must increasingly be solved through technology.
So it is worthwhile to look back at the advances and ideas that da Vinci showed us half a millennium ago. Although he never implemented many of his ideas in his lifetime, he did place a series of his inventions in operation - and made real progress.
He proceeded according to his own basic principles, which centered around orderly testing and checking of his own thoughts and drafts. These are ideas that help us with tests and testing projects in today's reality.
How is a product developed from the first vision and idea to its reality? Millions of engineers ask this question every day. That’s because the success of technology companies is based on technological innovation more today than ever in the past. Only new products with a high utility value will enable us to meet rising customer needs, as well as general social and political conditions.
This insight may seem to be based on today’s situation, but in reality, it is not new. Visionaries in technological development have always preferred practice over theory, and accomplished great things as a result.