How to be a Design Superstar!

Bono Glasses by killkenny That's right everyone just wants to be a Design Superstar? Oh really? No the fact of the matter is, when all else is equal, Superstars get hired, and boring designers don't. The main difference between the two? The Superstar has the ability

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The Corporate Designer's Survival Guide

A designer in corporate life is not that easy. It does has it pros and cons, but the reality is not only will you have to do good design work, you will have to navigate the corporate ladder as well as all its related

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Six Tips for Managing Design or Specification "Creep"

One of the issues industrial designers, often working in a high level strategic roles, face is the dreaded "Design Creep" or some call "Specification Creep". Year after year it's the same old unproductive story, and I hazard a guess probably for you as well.

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Six Tips for Managing Design or Specification "Creep"

One of the issues industrial designers, often working in a high level strategic roles, face is the dreaded "Design Creep" or some call "Specification Creep". Year after year it's the same old unproductive story, and I hazard a guess probably for you as well.

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Innovation is Everybody’s Responsibility

A few times a year most companies tend to start or relook at their Innovation and product development cycles for the following year. Often involved in such matters, I've experienced that most of the time, elements of the answer involves Innovations and some of

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Essential Websites for Industrial Designers

There are just so many websites out there these days, so how do Industrial Designers determine the ones that are worth looking at, and relevant to the wide range of topics covered in the Industrial Design profession? Therefore I have decided to create a

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The future of the Industrial Design Discipline

Every once a while I like to look back to see what sort of trend predictions research companies made, that have come true. In 2002, some clever researches from British Telecom published in BTexec that in 5 years time, ie 2007, lifestyle brands will

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10 Tips for Guaranteed Concept Development Success

Sketch by Michael Bretherton The concept development phase can be one of the best or most frustrating times a designer can experience during the design process. Furthermore managing the concept development work from both from an Art directors or designer's view point can also be

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How to get Recognition for Your Design Work?

Often I get questions from designers by email on how to solve various problems they may have in their design careers. Most of the time my advice is returned via email. This time however one of my readers, Bill, has asked a great question that

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