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Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby FH13 » September 9th, 2015, 3:42 pm


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Great work and thanks. I often find myself looking on youtube and realizing how few sketching/id/design videos there are and how few likes they get. Here's some feedback on episode 4 like you requested.

1. I think you need to closeup on you. I feel like you're falling off the screen/too much background. Similar to what Keno said. Closeup on min 9 with the cornflake on your nose was more engaging.
2. I read that 4-6 minute videos are more efficient for people to see, enjoy or click on. This one felt a bit long.
3. You touched on inspiration, technical skills, company branding styling cues, and you showed 2 product renderings. I think this could have been 3-4 separate shorter videos easily.
4. I liked you sketching video. It's amazing how many kids now a days don't value or have not learned how to properly sketch or have ideation sessions. Thank you for spending the time to create this videos.
5. Regarding enthusiasm. Well, it is kind of slower and mellow but I enjoyed it. A nice break from the typical over-the-top youtube videos that are loud and change frames every 3 seconds to keep you engaged. Maybe just bump up the sound.

Thanks again.

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby Modern Man » September 10th, 2015, 11:54 am

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Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby product tank » September 10th, 2015, 12:57 pm

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Thanks modern man

FH13 thanks for the great feedback, you've given me a lot of good stuff to think about, I was thinking of possibly making longer videos, but it will be a lot easier to make shorter ones (with close-ups)!

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby acf_88 » September 10th, 2015, 4:10 pm


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These are all awesome, thank you for taking the time to make these!!! I'm learning and refreshing so much.

I especially benefitted from you addressing (in episode 02) the same two solutions/problems a designer comes up with; a pre-existing solution that a user doesn't know about, or something more service based. I really wish that was discussion about how to get around that back when I was in school, so thank you for bringing that up.

Throughout the series, especially in episode 02, I also gained a better insight about what it really means to design with empathy, something that gets talked about a lot in design thinking, and that you vividly demonstrated it with just a few moments with your grandmother and created user persona.
I could tell, because it was personal and someone you are comfortable with, that you were very inspired and passionate when you worked on those projects, and as a result created brilliant and beautiful solutions. Meeting with people and listening to their stories is something I personally really need to work on, so this instilled a lot of confidence that that stage really is worth the effort.

I could go on and on, so thanks again, looking forward to the next one(s)!

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby Jboogie941 » September 10th, 2015, 5:54 pm


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Amazing videos Product Tank! I found them fun, informative and to the point. Keep them coming! . :D

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby Modern Man » September 10th, 2015, 6:51 pm

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product tank wrote:Thanks modern man

FH13 thanks for the great feedback, you've given me a lot of good stuff to think about, I was thinking of possibly making longer videos, but it will be a lot easier to make shorter ones (with close-ups)!



Modern Man thinks the 12 to 15 minute video segments lengths you've done are ideal allotments.
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Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby rjpd » September 23rd, 2015, 4:05 pm

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I can relate to the videos which is great! Keep up the good work Product Tank!!

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby product tank » October 18th, 2015, 11:10 am

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So here's the next one, I thought I better do another prototyping and model making episode, before getting in to my next video which will be on giving presentations. Hope you guys find it useful.


Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby gmay3able » October 19th, 2015, 9:56 am

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Hey Product Tank!

I just wanted say that I'm really enjoying and learning a ton from your series! The amount of very high quality information you're able to pack into these 10-15 minute long videos is enormously helpful. I love the vibe of the videos and how down to earth they are, as an example, finding material references around the house to use as examples when rendering to making your work look more professional. Another example was when you showed how you created a very professional looking presentation sketch using children's art supplies.

It's clear you have a lot of passion for making these videos and the amount of work you're doing to make them as great as they are isn't lost on me. The only suggestion I'd make is to make a Patreon account so folks can show their support for your videos!

Keep up the great work!
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"Don't Forget the Highlights" is the next iTunes chart topper :)

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Hey Gmay3able

Thanks for the reply, I've looked in to Patreon, which seems like the future, I wish I'd found it at the start of this series! :D PT

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@producttank, Id be wary of patreon at the moment, they just got hacked and tons of user data was leaked.

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Happy New Year everyone, here's the latest video in the series, this one is about giving a concept design presentation.

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Hey guys, here's the latest video, this time on preparing a portfolio...

Re: Students of Product Design Youtube series

Postby choto » March 9th, 2016, 6:04 am

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Great stuff ProductTank, definitely some valuable advice for students and professionals. Congrats on almost creeping up on a millions views! Any plans to celebrate the landmark?

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Hi Choto, I spotted this the other day and wondered the same thing. I definitely won't be painting the town red and clubbing until 4 am, these days the best a fella can wish for is a nice glass of wine and an early night :D or I might treat myself to a new pencil, a rotring or something, nothing crazy.
Thank you for the like on Behance, much appreciated. PT

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