Good sketching skills are important in any design process, and something truly needed in the design industry today. While working in the design industry, I have seen many young designers give
Image from AllMoviePhoto That is right friends, I like to introduce to you a new activity on Design Sojourn and that is our very own Designer Mentoring Program. But
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on
This question of the week by reader Jane is delayed, in fact much delayed. Apologies as I have been caught up with work! She writes: I've been working at a product design company for almost a year and a half. Meeting new friends,
We can’t get good at something solely by reading about it. And we’ll never make giant leaps in any endeavor by treating it like a snack food that we munch on whenever we’re getting bored. You get good at something by doing it repeatedly. And
Originally published on 20 April, 2006. Edit 1: Updated 25 Aug 2007 Edit 2: Updated 16 Nov 2008. This has to be one of the "classics" here at Design Sojourn, and a post that got me noticed in the blogosphere! Here it is updated again for 2008!
(This post was updated and edited. The original was published on the 19 Dec, 2005!) John Maeda, formerly from MIT Media Labs, and now RISD President, spoke about how "good art makes our mind blink". John was referencing Malcolm Gladwell's Blink with his art
Image Source: Listen to ME! One of the key skills I noticed great designers have is the ability to engage in Active Listening. I was lucky. I managed to pick up this skill 6-7 years ago in a training seminar and it has been vital in
I have always been saying here on Design Sojourn that sketching is an important design and communication skill to have, I would say even more than any CAD skill of sorts. Importantly, in the last few years, I've seen more and more design companies
Personally as Head of Industrial Design for an in-house design department I find this quote particularly interesting and quite an accurate reflection of creativity in most corporate environments.
In a recent survey by our company, eight out of 10 in-house designers said it's difficult to convince