A New Way of Manufacturing Products

May 10, 2018

What sucks about being a product designer 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, or a change in…

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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.

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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…

Barcelona Travel Log #1

November 13, 2015

Todays post is going to be a little different from the design stuff I usually write about. Earlier this year I moved to Barcelona to live and work and I wanted to share some of the photos I’ve taken of this great city. The beauty of the city still amazes me every day, and despite living here for four months already I still find myself going around looking at all the buildings as if I had just gotten of the plane.

What Does a Product Designer Do, Really?

September 29, 2015

What do we do We all get the question “what do you do” on a regular basis. If you are fortunate enough to have an occupation that is well recognised and understood, like acting or being a lawyer, you will simply say what you work with and that will be the end of it. Unfortunately…

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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…