Six Major Distinctions Many People Can’t Make Between Art and Design

by Will Gibson April 13, 2015
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This is a rudimentary question that gets overlooked by those who’ve been familiar with the two occupations and their distinctions. I’ve learned that it’s often for others to scratch their head when I inform them that I’ve got a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design with a focus in Product Design. Do I […]

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The End of the Age of Squircle?

by Ralph Bremenkamp April 6, 2015
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  Simplicity is good. Yes, we’ve all learned this by now – we want our products intuitive, easy to use, easy to understand… human focused we say. Clean, sober and minimal as in Ive, Fukasawa or Rams. But wait – haven’t we forgotten something? Isn’t product design supposed to communicate, to build up an emotional connection between the product […]

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Sketching, Product Design Presentation

by Roselien Steur November 23, 2014
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In this book we have shifted our focus from learning to sketch, to the context in which sketches can be seen. We will discuss several influential visual perception and visual language theories that can be of help in creating visual presentations in the product design process. Among others, we will discuss the Three brain theory, […]

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5 Creative Uses of CNC Manufacturing

by Dean Ronnie August 7, 2014
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We have reached a point in technology where Computer Numerical Control machines – or CNC machines as they are more commonly known, are found in almost all of the manufacturing industries. From small scale operations to large organisations, it’s hard to find a section of manufacturing that doesn’t use automation in one form or another. […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Design Internship  

by Jordan Maurice June 25, 2014
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Being an intern is tough. No matter where you work, whom you work with or what you are doing. You are dropped into an unfamiliar environment and expected to produce design content at a high level, and rather quickly. It’s almost become a rite of passage for design students to have an internship. Experiencing the […]

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5 Essentials for Every Designer

by Marouane Bembli May 27, 2014
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There are a few things that I need in my life as a designer and creative professionals. Here are the basic 5 things that I use every day! 1, Pen & Paper Before jumping into the digital world, pen and paper is definitely the way to go. Whatever you’re sketching, products, cars, fashion, landscapes or maybe concept art, […]

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The Art of Product Design

by Lauri Poldre March 10, 2014
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The Web has revolutionized so many things, but has only just begun to change what really matters—the physical world. The things you pick up, drive, sit on, and rely on to live your life haven’t been affected by the digital revolution. Until now. The Art of Product Design explains the rise of Open Engineering, a way of breaking down barriers […]

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How many tech companies today can claim they produce products and services that don’t become outdated and obsolete within a year or two?

by Alexander Wastney February 2, 2014
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When I think back at the devices I’ve purchased over the last 7 years it scares me to count the products I have been through – 4 cameras, 3 speaker systems, 3 computers, 4 laptops, 5 portable music players, 3 gaming consoles and 5 cell phones! And I’m not even that “into” tech or gadgets! […]

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Steps to Consider when Designing a New product

by Bill Amberg September 2, 2013
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You may have the best idea in the world, but unless you follow the tried and tested principles of product design, it’s unlikely to become the successful, marketable item you envisage. Here, we take you through the key stages you must take into account when designing a new product: Strategic enquiry and orientation While, as […]

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