designsojourn.com Archives - 30 June 2016, Thursday

  • Come to our Creative Freelancer Bootcamp! It's Free!

    designsojourn.com 21 Jun '16, 12pm

    FREEDOM! That is the first thing that freelancers talk about when asked why they became a freelancer. Why work in an office when you can work from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and an Internet connection? While the benefits are many, the challenge is managing clients, money...

  • How to Get your Designs into MoMa?

    designsojourn.com 17 Jun '16, 2pm

    Antonelli: You know what makes good design is one of the biggest questions and one of the hardest questions to answer. Sometimes people ask us, “How do you decide to put an object in the collection of MOMA?” because you know it’s a small collection. It’s not huge. It’s about 4,000 obj...

  • How Industrial Design has Changed in the Last 10 Years?

    designsojourn.com 08 Jun '16, 10pm

    A great little video that accurately describes the changes the Industrial Design profession has gone through in the last 10 years. Notably how in the past a product’s form was largely driven by the engineering components inside it. But today, with miniaturisation and the move to digit...

  • Workshop Coming Soon

    designsojourn.com 16 May '16, 9am

    Categories About Design Sojourn Design Articles Design Leadership Design Process Designing Designers Entrepreneurship Featured Article Industrial Design workshop Recent Writing Workshop Coming Soon (Re)building Trust in the Healthcare System 90% of All Content is BS so Don’t be Lazy I...

  • REBUILDING TRUST IN CLIENT TITLE

    designsojourn.com 12 May '16, 10am

    REBUILDING TRUST IN CLIENT TITLE (Re)building Trust in the Healthcare System 90% of All Content is BS so Don’t be Lazy Is this the End of Windows? The Most Important Skill All Design Thinkers Must Have

  • Dieter Rams and his 10 Design Commandments

    designsojourn.com 23 Apr '16, 4pm

    Dieter Rams’ 10 Design Commandments 1. Good Design is innovative It does not copy existing product forms, nor does it produce any kind of novelty for the sake of it. The essence of innovation must be clearly seen in all functions of a product. The possibilities in this respect are by ...

  • Has #design thinking crossed the 'chasm' on its way to the boardroom?

    Manifesto 2012

    designsojourn.com 11 Apr '16, 7pm

    When Tim Brown said that ”design is getting big again”, he meant that Design is moving (or has moved, in my humble opinion) from a form giving exercise and into the boardroom where is have become a much bigger strategic activity. I agree. Design is fast becoming a more strategic and h...

  • #designermeetup #ankaradesigners #designer #ankara #StartupTurkey #entrepreurship

    9 Lessons from a Design Entrepreneur

    designsojourn.com 07 Mar '16, 1pm

    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 that would rely on the type of products and strategies that I would come up with. Not only that, ...

  • 10 Tips on landing you an Industrial Design Job

    designsojourn.com 26 Feb '16, 2pm

    8. Do any job you can find, but make sure it is ID related That’s right people. If you have to pick a job, make sure it is at least related in some way to design. The product development process is a very long one and an ID graduate can actually find work anywhere up or down stream in...

  • 12 Thoughts on Implementing #DesignThinking in your Organization

    12 Thoughts on Implementing Design Thinking in Your Organization

    designsojourn.com 18 Feb '16, 8pm

    12 Thoughts on Implementing Design Thinking in Your Organization By Brian Ling (Design Sojourn) 04/04/2015 Design Articles A few simple observations on how you can implement Design Thinking in your or any organization large or tiny. These observations have been validated time and time...

  • 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...