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by masood1224
November 14th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Velcro vs. Laces
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Velcro vs. Laces

Umm...if I came to the blacktop with velcro, there would be A LOT of trash talk... - "Bro, do those light up when you stomp yo' feet?!" - "did yo' mommy pack you a juice box?" -"I'm glad you came dressed to get schooled." etc., etc., etc., On the flip side, you could hussle for a lot of money. Maybe...
by masood1224
September 12th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Went looking for design employment advice...
Replies: 16
Views: 13538

Re: Went looking for design employment advice...

Variant, I'm sorry you've reached a barrier. Welcome to your first design problem. We've all been there. Lesson 1. Ask the right question for YOUR answer. "getting a job in design". There are several ambiguities to that question to begin with. What is design to YOU? I'm not going to answer that for ...
by masood1224
February 18th, 2016, 1:58 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: How do I stop my initial idea ruining research
Replies: 14
Views: 4275

Re: How do I stop my initial idea ruining research

James, this is quite common even in the professional level (I'm assuming your a student?). Many of your fellow associates will latch onto initial concepts and fight tooth and nail to see their concepts be implemented. Unfortunately, on the back end, after all the money is spent in development, the d...
by masood1224
February 17th, 2016, 7:45 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)
Replies: 683
Views: 264280

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

It's been a long time since I've posted anything. Below is a video of a knee brace that took me about 2 years to design, develop and release. Let me clarify - 2 years to design, convince, engineer, convince, financial analysis, convince, patient test, setup manufacturing and provide post release sup...
by masood1224
February 9th, 2015, 1:42 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: New core77 UI
Replies: 74
Views: 13304

Re: Ner core77 UI

Was the other layout broken?
by masood1224
January 20th, 2015, 7:02 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Very Little Process In Current Position
Replies: 6
Views: 3834

Re: Very Little Process In Current Position

I started in POP and packaging as well. I feel your sentiment. As you know, usually the promo vehicles are just a piece of the marketing budget for a new product launch or seasonal promo program. All the money was spent upfront with the Ad agency and product development firm. With that said, there's...
by masood1224
January 14th, 2015, 3:31 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Solidworks best practices
Replies: 10
Views: 3708

Re: Solidworks best practices

Outside of this subject, I think we need to start another thread regarding financial analytics for product design. Part of my design function is to forecast cash outlays and ROI on my product concepts. The problem in my spreadsheets is that I'm spending most of my time laying out the graphics on exc...
by masood1224
January 13th, 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Solidworks best practices
Replies: 10
Views: 3708

Re: Solidworks best practices

Multi Body files have been successful for me for the past 12 years. My CAD workflow is the following, post front end design development (sketch, PS, rough proto modeling, etc.): 1. Overall Modeling - Surfacing (major sections / plane construction) 2. Design Radii, not manufacturing Radii 3. Split Ma...
by masood1224
December 4th, 2014, 2:07 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: The rejection letter, as a learning experience
Replies: 18
Views: 5847

Re: The rejection letter, as a learning experience

...Been there before. Hang in there. I wouldn't compose questions until some time has passed. Also, since you made it to the second round, it probably sounds like your work was great but didn't fit the company model. Sometimes, they need an exact fit to hit the ground running fast, and don't have en...
by masood1224
December 2nd, 2014, 1:50 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Questions on Critiques
Replies: 23
Views: 6665

Re: Questions on Critiques

The social psychology of critiques differs significantly when you have peer reviews and when you have group faculty reviews. I remember our senior thesis critique had two modes; mid-term faculty-only, and final group exhibition. The former being the most productive and value adding, as expected. But...
by masood1224
October 9th, 2014, 12:46 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Being given tasks non-design related
Replies: 17
Views: 4261

Re: Being given tasks non-design related

Can you tell us at what stage in your career you began your current position, why you took the position, and what you think it takes to start a design department? Also, please tell us what is your interpretation of a design department? I think this will help us see the reality that you are in.
by masood1224
September 9th, 2014, 3:34 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Apple hires Marc Newson
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

Re: Apple hires Marc Newson

This is difficult to judge and exciting at the same time. I haven't worn a watch since I tell time using my phone. I use my phone for everything now other than reading books which the Ipad is for. I guess the brilliance is offering the user a tool to find new applications for use. Albeit, I wish the...
by masood1224
May 15th, 2014, 3:40 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Is it me or is it the job?
Replies: 19
Views: 5307

Re: Is it me or is it the job?

POP was an amazing entrance into design...for me. I came out of school with little technical knowledge so landing a salaried POP job helped to fund some other areas of focus. I learned a tremendous amount about corrugated packaging design (ArtiosCAD), later I moved onto permanent display design and ...
by masood1224
March 28th, 2014, 2:29 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Re-entering the design field after a 7 year absence
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: Re-entering the design field after a 7 year absence

DeepBlueDave, Welcome back! Since you bring 7 years of pro experience, it would be really great to see a visual synthesis of that experience, even if it's not classic ID experience. If you could take some time and get together a visual story of your work/projects, it would help others out a lot to s...
by masood1224
March 21st, 2014, 6:43 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Design OD (Vent warning!)
Replies: 16
Views: 7959

Re: Design OD (Vent warning!)

Greenman,

My sincere apologies. Yes, I did intend it for the original post. Freudian slip on the keyboard...