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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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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Inside the Minds of Designers

Michael Graves Its amazing that the Moleskine has manage to brand and associate themselves with the great talents of our time. Don't get me wrong as I think this is a good thing, but I wonder if this branding aspect has been taken too far.

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Graduated from design school? Where to Next?

Congratulations, if you have just completed your design studies. You are finally qualified to begin your journey into the working world of design. Now that you have graduated, where do you intend to pursue your design career? More often than not, fresh design graduates

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Yves Behar on Design in 2012

This is an interesting presentation by Yves Behar from Fuse Project on designing in the near future. He talks about his work with Swarovski, his controversial Leaf Lamp with Herman Miller and the One Laptop Per Child project (my favorite discussion topic!) Some interesting points

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Managing Designers Like Students…

Edit: This does not apply to ALL designers, but it does apply to some that I have met and spoke too, I have also fixed some typos and cleared up some statements. Managing designers is not easy, some are quiet, some rant and rave, and

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How to Turn Your CD into a Table Saw?

Designed by Joseph Graceffa, a designer from IDEO, this is a concept music Hi-Fi system has been doing the rounds on the internet. Apparently it has been posted on 14 blogs world wide. I supposed this blog will be number 15? After studying it,

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