Physical controls

A Call for Knobs and Buttons

October 6, 2017

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.

Blue orange

The Dangers of Customization

February 10, 2016

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.

Product designer

What Does a Product Designer Really Do?

September 29, 2015

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.

Dieter Rams

The Importance of Values

August 22, 2015

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.