designsojourn.com Archives - 11 February 2016, Thursday

  • Tips For Creating A Killer Portfolio @Chelsea_blue95

    10 Essential Tips for Creating that Killer Portfolio

    designsojourn.com 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...

  • Thinking is Killing Creativity

    designsojourn.com 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...

  • 30 Essential Books for Industrial Designers

    designsojourn.com 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...

  • @mesayteo It's all in the shoulder!

    Tips on how to improve your drawing ability

    designsojourn.com 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...

  • 9 Lessons from a Design Entrepreneur

    designsojourn.com 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...

  • @DanielEran @IDC How about 1983? https://t.co/zjtmzBbzqV https://t.co/aSreDA0mPO

    Before the iPad and Newton there was Another Apple Tablet

    designsojourn.com 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...

  • 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

    designsojourn.com 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...

  • The Most Important Skill All Design Thinkers Must Have #patternSight #connectTheDots

    The Most Important Skill All Design Thinkers Must Have

    designsojourn.com 04 Aug '15, 4pm

    Pattern sight requires you to master the skill of looking for what should and shouldn’t be there. It’s the ability not only to see the rare “odd duck” but to routinely look for that duck and see it…It takes time to learn patterns of information, which is why you need to spend a lot of...

  • Dealing with Feedback

    designsojourn.com 07 Jul '15, 7am

    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...

  • Adopting the Simulation Mindset in

    designsojourn.com 24 Jun '15, 5pm

    A warm welcome to you dear reader! If you have not already, why not subscribe to The Design Sojourn Newsletter and get my latest thoughts on Strategies for Good Design conveniently delivered right to your inbox? It's free! You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook as well. Thanks...

  • The Lifecycle of a Designer: Part 1

    The Lifecycle of a Designer: Part 1

    designsojourn.com 17 May '15, 1pm

    Part 1 of this 2 part article will focus on the lifecycle and the different paths a designer can take. In part 2, I will do my best to describe the various design positions available, the capabilities and expectations, and the sort of work that should be highlighted in the portfolio. ...

  • Call them Clients? No, they are Business Partners!

    designsojourn.com 14 May '15, 2am

    Hi Claudia: That is a problem, sometimes business partners expect you to do more than you are paid. Occasionally is fine but it is bad if it becomes a habit. In reality these are not really your true business partners. True partners are as in my point 2, have mutual respect in the tim...

  • We are Hiring

    designsojourn.com 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...

  • What is the Design Agency of the Future?

    designsojourn.com 05 Apr '15, 4am

    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...

  • 12 Thoughts on Implementing Design Thinking in Your Organization

    designsojourn.com 04 Apr '15, 9am

    12) Finally, Design Thinking is a very uncomfortable activity , process, approach, mindset etc. (pick one?) for many people. After working with a number of clients and also with participants from many Design Thinking workshops, we have found people lost, uncomfortable and sometimes ev...

  • When is Design Led Innovation is Not Right for You?

    designsojourn.com 21 Nov '14, 5am

    A warm welcome to you dear reader! If you have not already, why not subscribe to The Design Sojourn Newsletter and get my latest thoughts on Strategies for Good Design conveniently delivered right to your inbox? It's free! You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook as well. Thanks...

  • A Classic iPod Parody

    designsojourn.com 13 Nov '14, 1pm

    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...

  • Implementing Design Thinking 4: It is a Full Time Activity!

    designsojourn.com 06 Nov '14, 11am

    Implementing Design Thinking 4: It is a Full Time Activity! File under: Design Leadership Written by Brian Ling (Design Sojourn) Nov 06, 2014 Comments Anyone? Tweet A warm welcome to you dear reader! If you have not already, why not subscribe to The Design Sojourn Newsletter and get m...

  • Using Design to Build a Great Brand

    designsojourn.com 25 Aug '14, 7am

    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...

  • Tips on how to improve your drawing ability

    designsojourn.com 14 Aug '14, 7pm

    Ah, I see. I try to draw a couple hundred parallel lines everyday(horizontal, vertical and oblique) but am not seeing improvement. I know I shouldn’t expect improvement over-night but I feel like this might be one of those things that can’t actually be improved(like the human body can...

  • Designing for the New Economy

    designsojourn.com 07 Aug '14, 5am

    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...

  • 10 Tips for Guaranteed Concept Development Success | Design Sojourn via @designsojourn

    10 Tips for Guaranteed Concept Development Success

    designsojourn.com 06 Jul '14, 2pm

    8) Pick a Good Idea and Refine It Many times you will have so many options and possible design solutions that it becomes just a boat load of confusion. The best thing to do is pick a good idea and develop it. Some times arriving at a good design solution becomes difficult when you jus...

  • The Design Process Simplifed

    designsojourn.com 01 Jun '14, 8am

    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...

  • Is Good Design Making us Stupid?

    designsojourn.com 27 May '14, 3pm

    Convenience. Ease of use. Seamlessness. On the face of it, these all seem like desirable traits in digital and physical products alike. But they come at a price. When we design, we try to do the work so that the user doesn’t have to. We do the thinking so the user doesn’t have to. Don...

  • Next to the Skin Technology Showcase: The Process: As you may know from our last post, we worked with ETPL

    Next to the Skin Technology Showcase: The Process

    designsojourn.com 16 May '14, 11am

    A warm welcome to you dear reader! If you have not already, why not subscribe to The Design Sojourn Newsletter and get my latest thoughts on Strategies for Good Design conveniently delivered right to your inbox? It's free! You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook as well. Thanks...

  • Next to the Skin : 8 Weeks, 10 Wearable Concept Designs and Everything Else in Between!

    Next to the Skin : 8 Weeks, 10 Wearable Concept Designs and Everything Else in Between!

    designsojourn.com 06 May '14, 4pm

    I’m super excited to share that tomorrow marks the launch of one of the biggest projects we have led and worked on to date. In partnership with ETPL , we brought to life The Next to the Skin Technology Showcase where in 8 weeks, we worked with multidisciplinary teams of scientists, en...

  • This is why Large Corporations need to INNOVATE or DIE

    This is why Large Corporations need to INNOVATE or DIE

    designsojourn.com 25 Apr '14, 3am

    For too long, Comfort has relied on its market dominance and has stagnated in improving its services. The usefulness of its electronic terminals (developed in the early 2000s by ST Electronics and running Windows CE) for bookings is probably at an end. The arrival of GrabTaxi has quic...

  • No One Really Cares About Your Great Idea

    designsojourn.com 08 Apr '14, 2pm

    Before I answer your question directly (and I promise I will) let me just offer the opinion that young entrepreneurs often think this is a real problem which faces them, when in fact the opposite problem is much much much more likely to be the case: far from other people seeing your t...