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Why I Switched to Fusion 360

April 5, 2018

During my studies as well as my first years working I was amazed by the state of CAD software. The programs that were supposedly the industry standard were buggy, required years to master, and had no collaborative work modes to speak of. The result was that modelling became a drag. This changed as I discovered Fusion 360.

Dieter Rams Braun Designer

The Importance of Values

August 22, 2015

So what effect does a designers beliefs really have on the output he produces? First of the beliefs will guide the multitude of choices that need to be made in order to get to the final result. This means that if he is true to his values the product will reflect how the designer thinks about the world and perhaps most notably how he thinks about the…

Melon Shades – 3D Printable Sunglasses

August 28, 2018

This summer I had a fun time exploring the possibilities and limitations of 3D printing. One of the products I designed as part of this exploration were the Melon Shades.

These shade are special in that you are able to get custom fit sunglasses at a low price.

3D Printable Version of Armadillo Headphones

August 8, 2018

A long running project indeed. The concept first emerged four years ago while doodling back in University and later became my thesis project. Then last year I finally decided to bring it to users in the form of a 3D printable product.

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More Detail is Not the Solution

June 4, 2018

This is a simple heuristic that I have found useful when designing things. If a design is subpar in a low resolution format, adding more detail will never improve it. Let me give you some examples of what I mean with that: A design that looks bad as a doodle, won’t improve by being turned…

A New Way of Manufacturing Products

May 10, 2018

The single most frustrating thing about being a product designer is how little of your work ever reaches a user’s hands. Often the work ends up sitting under a NDA in some company vault due to an underestimation of the cost of hardware development. The reason I am writing about this issue today is that I believe a new way for designers to get their products onto the market has emerged.

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A Call for Knobs and Buttons

October 6, 2017

More and more devices in our environment are using touch screens as their primary mode of interaction. This trend started with the introduction of the original iPhone that sported a capacitive touch screen that blew the old tech out of the water. It was nothing like the old resistive touch screens…

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Why Not to Worry About Idea Theft

February 28, 2016

Something I encounter often is that a client reaching out to me, is unwilling to talk about the project they have in mind before I have signed an NDA. While I understand the urge to keep secrecy, this approach is actually damaging the project as a whole on several different levels. With this post I hope to ease some worries and…

The Dangers of Customization

February 10, 2016

Letting the user customize various aspects of their product has progressively become a more and more common practice. Consumers today often get to choose a multitude of product traits, such as colour, size, texture and under the hood-specs. Despite all of the great things about customization there are some serious problem that can appear if implemented incorrectly…