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Postby bepster » September 1st, 2017, 8:26 am

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Mr-914 wrote:Mrog: Did you know that all other animals seem to be 50/50 righty/lefty. Only humans seem to naturally balance out predominately right handed. Possibly because of the keyboard and mouse manufacturers hehe:)


This is correct!
We will not stop until every last lefty is converted :wink:

Jokes aside, we discussed this as well but had to go with the dial on teh left for this first generation.
If this proves successful, then we'll definitely think about how we can make the product more accessible and democratic.

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Postby Brian_Donlin » September 1st, 2017, 9:07 am


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The knob looks the right size to me. I would much prefer the bigger knob for this.
As far as lefties go, how many lefties actually mouse with their left hand? That must be an even smaller percentage of the population.

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Postby yo » September 9th, 2017, 12:04 pm

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One that was just announced this week... and the sketches I did while at the factory in China in July of 2016...

https://www.polkaudio.com/products/signa-solo
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Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Postby Sketchgrad » September 25th, 2017, 7:04 am


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Couple of things I did whilst in -house at Tupperware just hit the market a few weeks ago. Only found a couple of pics online whilst I wait for the better quality ones/the real items.

First one the brief was for a creamer to go with an existing coffee pot but seems they want to market it as all purpose for things like salad dressings and syrup for pancakes:
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Second was a bread box that I had to redesign the cover for and used an existing base:
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Some details included I didn't intend for but all-in-all quite proud of these as they're my first mass produced products to see the light of day with four years in the industry.

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Postby bepster » September 25th, 2017, 7:11 am

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Nicely done, David! Congrats.
Always cool to see your own products released into the wild.

The texture on the dark parts looks really rough and shiny. Was that intended?
I am curious what material that might be?

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Postby Sketchgrad » September 25th, 2017, 9:11 am


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bepster wrote:Nicely done, David! Congrats.
Always cool to see your own products released into the wild.

The texture on the dark parts looks really rough and shiny. Was that intended?
I am curious what material that might be?


Thanks Bengt!

Definitely not, I'm praying it is just a bit of weird photography and compression.... I took these photos from their Twitter account as I haven't yet received the high res....last I heard the project had been cancelled so was a nice surprise over the weekend!

It was meant to be a more smooth matte finish which it kind of looks like if you focus on the spout but not sure why it's looking so rough. You can see some of the process with rendering here: http://www.davidbulldesign.com/#/tupperware/

I'll hopefully be able to get my hands on the real thing in the coming weeks so will be better assess the surface treatment but to the best of my knowledge it's PP.

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Postby yo » September 28th, 2017, 5:31 pm

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I didn't expect the end of this hokey video review of the Polk Signa S1 I designed to turn into a pretty decent product video shoot: https://youtu.be/0Qf0mTI7xao?t=2m28s

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Postby bepster » September 29th, 2017, 7:17 am

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yo wrote:I didn't expect the end of this hokey video review of the Polk Signa S1 I designed to turn into a pretty decent product video shoot: https://youtu.be/0Qf0mTI7xao?t=2m28s


Man, really liking that soundbar. The fabric elements have some nice curves going on.
Well done!

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Postby yo » September 29th, 2017, 10:12 am

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Thank you Bengt,

I appreciate that. We selected an acoustically transparent mesh that has a metallic weave in it and is a dark grey which sheen vs the typical matter black. I wanted to do that to visually lighten it up a touch and really show off those chamfers. This chamfers are very intentional. When I was at Sound United I had a rule for engineering that no sounder could be taller than 2". The trend in TV stands was bringing them lower combined with the slimmer bezels makes the available envelope to work with much more difficult. Pill shaped drivers needed to be developed, different types of arrays. Eventually we were able to get great sound out of something only 1.75" tall, but that of course added cost and all of those sounders were more expensive.

This product is the first Polk sounder under $150. We wanted to do something to go right at the meat of the market and make something that sounded great, looked more high end, and had some patented features that are really helpful like Voice Adjust. That meant we had to go above my 2" regulation. So the purpose of those large chamfered surfaces it to visually trisect the height of the bar. The sides have no vertical surfaces for that reason as well, and even the logo placed off to the right doesn't allow you to visually bisect the width.

I'm happy with the result. When we started this project I was concerned that we would sacrifice design for performance and value, but I feel the hard work netted a pretty balanced solution.

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yo wrote:Thank you Bengt,

I appreciate that. We selected an acoustically transparent mesh that has a metallic weave in it and is a dark grey which sheen vs the typical matter black. I wanted to do that to visually lighten it up a touch and really show off those chamfers. This chamfers are very intentional. When I was at Sound United I had a rule for engineering that no sounder could be taller than 2". The trend in TV stands was bringing them lower combined with the slimmer bezels makes the available envelope to work with much more difficult. Pill shaped drivers needed to be developed, different types of arrays. Eventually we were able to get great sound out of something only 1.75" tall, but that of course added cost and all of those sounders were more expensive.

This product is the first Polk sounder under $150. We wanted to do something to go right at the meat of the market and make something that sounded great, looked more high end, and had some patented features that are really helpful like Voice Adjust. That meant we had to go above my 2" regulation. So the purpose of those large chamfered surfaces it to visually trisect the height of the bar. The sides have no vertical surfaces for that reason as well, and even the logo placed off to the right doesn't allow you to visually bisect the width.

I'm happy with the result. When we started this project I was concerned that we would sacrifice design for performance and value, but I feel the hard work netted a pretty balanced solution.


So you know anybody over there who wants to give me an HTS 12, you know for "product benchmarking"? :wink:

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