Apple have only 16 people in their design team. Thinks of how much influence they make.
How many designers you have on your team? How much influence do they make?
Apple Wins D&AD awards for best brand, and best design studio of the last 50 years. Read more here.
Dan Benjamin is joined by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and Mike Rohde to discuss visual thinking, visual note-taking, and the “doodle revolution.” They discuss how something as simple as a drawing can change how we communicate concepts and ideas more directly, and how this is beginning to change how people to business.
“We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
‘Product Design’ isn’t really dead, but the meaning of it has changed dramatically in last few years.
I graduated last year with a BFA in Product Design but now I find the terminology confusing while job hunting for both companies and future employees.
I just noticed this add on the Pinterest jobs board. While I might be a Product Designer on paper I don’t fit the job description.
Why don’t we make it easier on ourselves.
Industrial Design is a well known (relativity) profession with distinct (yet slightly loose) description. Industrial Design pertains to the physical consideration of object interaction. Product design (also interaction) has to do with an interaction as a whole but mostly pertains to digital interaction. For defining the profession, ‘Industrial Design’, it’s a good start.
So why do they still distribute degrees in ‘Product Design’?
It does not mean one can’t be both. That might be the future of product design. But why not make it easier and define It just for the sake of job hunting. A process that is not always that fun to begin with.
” She had no fear. People who die more than once aren’t afraid anymore. In the statistics of war, she was among the fortunate ones. The Nazis didn’t kill her, they just took her life.”
An excerpt from the page turning book Memories After My Death by Yair Lapid about his dad, the famous Israeli journalist and politician, Joseph Tommy Lapid. A man who was as loved as he was hated. A Holocaust survivor (ain’t we all in a way?) which helped in building a country and shaping its culture while keeping true to his often in-your-face idiosyncrasies. A fun (it really is funny) yet insightful read.
“Lord Boothby… once told me. In 1931 I visited the Führer in Munich. When I stepped inside his office he jumped up, raised his right arm in the Nazi salute and shouted ‘Heil Hitler!’ I had no choice, I jumped up myself , raised my right arm and shouted, ‘Heil Boothby!’”
- These are my translations directly from the Hebrew version. The translated book may (certainly) have these translated differently.
Vermin Supreme is an American performance artist, anarchist and activist who is known for his being a satirical candidate in various local, state, and national elections in the United States
This project by MVRDV was shut down as many observes complained it reminded them the image of the smoking twin towers. Moreover, the master planner of this design is none other than Daniel Libeskind who designed the ground zero plan. MVRDV has apologized and stashed this project away from sight. So… here it is:
Read more here.
1. press play to turn music on
2. start reading:
“I’ve always thought of composing as problem solving, and in that light, limitations are actually an advantage that can help frame the parameters of a given project into clearer focus. When there are no limitations set I invent them. One of the first steps in the compositional process is defining the borders of one’s inspirational vision – setting the rules. there’s a joy in craft that carries one through these moments. Stretching the smallest kernels of inspiration ecstasy as far as one can go. experimentation is of course part of the process, along with imagination and perspiration.” John Zorn. July 1996. NY
“You cannot possibly think outside the box unless you understand the nature of the box that bounds your current thinking. You must come to know that nature deeply. You must have real insight into it. You must accept it, and embrace it at some level, before it will ever release you.”
I couldn’t say this better myself (So I’m providing a link).
How many times have you seen this bizarre phenomena of designers trying to think “outside the box” (whatever that really means) without being aware of the box’s actual boundaries and it’s totally relevant, unmistakably vital content. Dan Pallott expand on it HERE.