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  • Thinking is Killing Creativity 29 Jan '16, 6am

    You might have probably heard everyone’s jaw drop after I mentioned this on Twitter over the weekend. A fellow designer and I were discussing this in detail and jointly came to this disappointing conclusion. It was quite a significant conclusion and likely to be correct, as both of us...

  • 9 Lessons from a Design Entrepreneur 11 Jan '16, 11am

    9 Lessons from a Design Entrepreneur By Brian Ling (Design Sojourn) May 5, 2011 Design Articles Sometime in 2006, I decided that if I were going to be designing commercially successful products and strategies, I would need to know what it is really like to run a business, a business t...

  • Tips For Creating A Killer Portfolio @Chelsea_blue95

    10 Essential Tips for Creating that Killer Portfolio 05 Feb '16, 3am

    10 Essential Tips for Creating that Killer Portfolio By Brian Ling (Design Sojourn) 07/26/2011 Design Articles It is actually a perfect time to update your portfolio! Not only are we somewhere in the middle of the year, we are right smack in the middle of summer and it’s blistering ou...

  • 30 Essential Books for Industrial Designers 29 Jan '16, 6am

    Now into its 4th edition, this is one of the few supplemental books that I bought that focused on Industrial Design as part of a bigger process. This is something that you don’t get to see much of at design school even the more multi-disciplinary focused ones. The tendency at school i...

  • This Little Thing about the Apple Pencil is what makes Apple a Leader in Design

    This Little Thing about the Apple Pencil is what makes Apple a Leader in 23 Nov '15, 11am

    I’m sure most of you would have heard about the new Apple Pencil by now. Unless you have used it before, you might not have known about this beautiful little feature. Because the Pencil is round-barreled and has no clip on the cap, I was worried that it would roll around (and eventual...

  • @mesayteo It's all in the shoulder!

    Tips on how to improve your drawing ability 18 Jan '16, 8pm

    Further our previous discussion on the merits of the ability to sketch and how sketches are used in studios, I now present a list of hints and tips that has helped me improve my drawing ability. Tips on how to be a sketch god! (or at least get you close!): 1) Know how you draw? Do you...

  • @DanielEran @IDC How about 1983?

    Before the iPad and Newton there was Another Apple Tablet 03 Dec '15, 2am

    The “Bashful” — named after the story-book dwarf in Snow White — was created alongside the Apple II computer series as an extension of the Snow White design language that frog Founder Hartmut Essligner helped create for the company in 1983. Concepts for this early pre-touch tablet inc...

  • We are Hiring 12 Apr '15, 10am

    We value your comments as they provide different perspectives that we can learn from and/or improve our products as we see this blog as a platform for interaction and exchange with our friends. However, whilst we welcome constructive criticism, we do not tolerate offensive and disresp...

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