The Beauty of Cheap – BIC Crystal Pen
Like a judo master who takes down his opponent using smallest possible movements, these products achieve a lot with little. The BIC Crystal pen is a perfect example of such a product.
More Detail is Not the Solution
In this post I discuss a simple heuristic that I have found useful when designing things.
Why I Switched to Fusion 360
When I first started using CAD I was amazed by their lack of usability. All the parametric modelling programs I tried felt like relics with bolted on features that made little intuitive sense. The result was that modelling became a drag.
This changed as I discovered Fusion 360.
A Call for Knobs and Buttons
There is no point in me going over why this is happening. We all use touchscreens and know the ways in which they are awesome. What I would like to spend a second talking about is what we are loosing as we switch to the glass interface.
Tips for Creating Photorealistic Renderings
In this post I go over some high level concepts that will help you create photorealistic product renderings.
Focus – What Happened to it and How to Get it Back
With the arrival of the digital age our attention spans have dropped significantly. But why are attention spans decreasing, and how to we combat this?
The Dangers of Customization
Letting users customize various aspects of their products has progressively become a more common practice. Consumers today often get to choose a multitude of product traits, such as colour, size, texture and tech-specs. Despite all of the great things about customization there are some problems that can appear if implemented incorrectly.
What Does a Product Designer Really Do?
Unfortunately for us product designers our occupation and what it entails, is still a mystery to many. I find the confusion about what we do very understandable as I myself have long struggled with defining what we do.
The Importance of Values
So what effect does a designer’s beliefs have on the output he produces? First of the beliefs will guide the multitude of choices that need to be made in order to get to the final result. This means that if he is true to his values the product will reflect how the designer thinks about the world and perhaps most importantly how he thinks about the users of his product.