Category Archives: Process

Design Idea Generator

While I’m generally not down with doing pro bono design work (there are always exceptions), I’m also a firm believer in making up projects for your portfolio in the absence of paying clients/employment. Sharpen.design is a great starting point for generating ideas.

Podcasting is Process

Over at AIGA’s Eye on Design blog, Jude Stewart solicited advice from podcasters on everything you need to know before starting a podcast: Perhaps the most pungent advice comes from The Poster Boys’ Schaefer: “Fail. Screw up. Fall on your face, and embarrass yourself… Only you can figure out what you want your thing to […]

No One is Going to Steal Your Idea

Tony Larsson on why you shouldn’t worry about identity theft (via Life Hacker): Bringing a product to market takes a huge investment of time, energy and money. This means that if a person wanted to capitalize on your idea, they would need to stop current endeavors and refocus their life on this new task. It […]

Hard Work First

Seth Godin: The Wright Brothers decided to solve the hardest problem of flight first. It’s so tempting to work on the fun, the urgent or even the controversial parts of a problem. There are really good reasons to do the hard part first, though. In addition to not wasting time in meetings about logos, you’ll […]

Machining Porn

If you’re into manufacturing and machining porn, Greg Koenig has some details descriptions of the processes behind making the Apple Watch: Apple is the world’s foremost manufacturer of goods. At one time, this statement had to be caged and qualified with modifiers such as “consumer goods” or “electronic goods,” but last quarter, Apple shipped a […]

Play It Again

Seth Godin’s post from this morning is all the more appropriate in light of Nokia’s new N1 tablet: John Koenig calls it vemödalen. The fear that you’re doing something that’s already been done before, that everything that can be done has been done. Just about every successful initiative and project starts from a place of […]

Crayons

Oh Mister Rogers, you were cool. via Explore