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by ufo
July 2nd, 2006, 1:18 pm
Forum: design in asia
Topic: WESTERNER OR ASIAN?
Replies: 10
Views: 6228

from this heavenly turmoil the hand of play had to share came out a single soul hanging to a strand of hair good fortune took upon his destiny through patience and will no, nothing be existing comes from existance direct on the hill written by a famous seljuqid king: toqrol source: tarikh ul vozara ...
by ufo
June 30th, 2006, 6:58 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Is it time for a new design award?
Replies: 6
Views: 2639

ACCDMBA wrote:
It's like a truffle. Although you might think you know what a truffle is like just from looking at its outside, it's not until you do the work to bite through it that you understand its flavors.
you attempted to eat a whole truffle?
by ufo
June 28th, 2006, 10:58 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: ISO business/management consultant for creative/design firms
Replies: 6
Views: 5272

indeed it is!
by ufo
June 28th, 2006, 9:02 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: ISO business/management consultant for creative/design firms
Replies: 6
Views: 5272

steve


what do you mean by "next version"? are you more towards upgrading or system planning ground up?
by ufo
June 26th, 2006, 6:41 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 34
Views: 11831

Re: Arrogance

Would it be to my advantage to develop a superiority complex and show my confidence to employers, fellow designers or is it more respectable to go the humble route? socrates and several other philosophers and students were sitting in an amphitheater and discussing topics when someone entered and sa...
by ufo
June 19th, 2006, 1:39 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: What role does a MBA play in the design industry?
Replies: 20
Views: 7991

you have to take into consideration that an mba can only help you find the path towards a business model but it can't provide you with tools for processes that go beyond a simple model. the reason is that nowadays the whole business environment is broken down to so many individually specialized part...
by ufo
June 15th, 2006, 12:34 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: sales
Replies: 6
Views: 5202

in US it's more relationship than transaction because it's a top - down capital system, stock market being the transacting equalizer. there's an absurd belief in US that sales has to do with business specialization, meaning you have to be a businessman at a high level to sell something. although it ...
by ufo
June 10th, 2006, 1:48 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Brand Beckham : Developing a brand, one step at a time
Replies: 63
Views: 30078

beckham was wearing a blue and white adidas today at the world cup first game against paraguay. so i presume the colors we picked correctly.
by ufo
June 8th, 2006, 2:31 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Starting My Own Consultancy / Company???
Replies: 24
Views: 8455

the problem with consulting will always be a lack for direction. also in US companies have to restructure in order to be competative. the restructuring methods are different but inevitable. unless you understand how it works i don't recommend consulting as a good initiative because it gets fuzzier d...
by ufo
June 3rd, 2006, 5:39 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: eyecatchers
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

To me almost nothing is eyecatching anymore because everything comes from the same Chinese factory and if you've seen one Apple ripoff, you've seen them all. Even vaporware looks the same these days, now that is sad. the reason for that is indirectly psychological and it should be blamed on US gove...
by ufo
May 30th, 2006, 12:53 pm
Forum: furniture
Topic: Furniture CAD programs?
Replies: 16
Views: 37432

it depends on how you design. but normally for more complex furniture ie. chairs or any type of seating you have to achieve some advanced form development skills - formula: material + technique + feel + idea = design. on the contrary formula: trend + sketch + ergo + cad= furniture - isn't enough! i ...
by ufo
May 27th, 2006, 4:36 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: how is globalisation shaping/impacting/degrading design?
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

people in a global setting are becoming more skilled in picking up trends although they might be seeking a different answer or solution to the same problem. but there're more realities out there than globalisation alone. i'm certain that there're some designers more concerned with other issues invol...
by ufo
May 18th, 2006, 1:49 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: eyecatchers
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

Re: eyecatchers

dusty wrote:When I say 'eyecatcher product', what products does it bring to your mind???
probably something that can take the heat and the beat.
by ufo
May 16th, 2006, 9:04 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Kohler....
Replies: 18
Views: 6189

Even with mass exodus at a company, in the long run it might be beneficial for the design community as a whole. From the outside, it doesn't look like Kohler has a problem with it's feet getting kicked out from underneath. Their business strategy evidently does not have issues with certain types of...
by ufo
May 15th, 2006, 5:22 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Vacation questions:
Replies: 20
Views: 6475

i didn't know they had 4th of july in HK.