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by iab
March 21st, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: 6 Rules of Thumb to Successful Design Research
Replies: 3
Views: 2021

Re: 6 Rules of Thumb to Successful Design Research

Just got back from 2 weeks of customer interviews, most in a foreign language. And technically, the Queen's english is semi-foreign, at least to me. The techniques described above are most valuable when you don't understand what they are saying. The bottom bit about spreading the word is also critic...
by iab
March 19th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: BS vs BFA for Industrial Design
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: BS vs BFA for Industrial Design

I have a BFA and manage a gaggle of engineers.

In the end, your degree title, grade point is meaningless. Portfolio gets you the job.
by iab
March 19th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: core77 site feedback
Topic: New mainpage interface
Replies: 8
Views: 3041

Re: New mainpage interface

At any given time I can only see 2.5 articles at best on a desktop. Plus your ads, which is fine, you got to make a buck. But even the news feed on my phone I can see 6-8 articles at any time. Why are you having me scroll so much? And I prefer a new tab when I click on an article. I may be an except...
by iab
March 19th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood
Replies: 1963
Views: 462075

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Just got back from a long trip including Portsmouth, London and Manchester and a dozen other cities in DE, FR and NE. Don't remember which city it was, probably London, and I didn't get an actual picture, please excuse the stock image, but I did see a Maserati Levante. Maybe I'm old, but I believe I...
by iab
March 18th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: core77 site feedback
Topic: New mainpage interface
Replies: 8
Views: 3041

New mainpage interface

Seems I have to scroll more to see things "big".

I'm not sure it is worth it.
by iab
March 1st, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What does it take to be a great design lead/manager?
Replies: 12
Views: 4382

Re: What does it take to be a great design lead/manager?

Ralph and Ray. Several points you bring up are great, but they fall in line a specific type of associate and cannot be used carte blanche. I think having global objectives, tailoring to the individual is the best approach. You probably already knew that though. And the more I think about it, good pe...
by iab
March 1st, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: design employment
Topic: Running before walking.
Replies: 7
Views: 4964

Re: Running before walking.

Uncertainty and doubt. You pretty much summed up my career in new product development over the last 30-ish years. And I just stepped into again with a new position starting last January 1. 2 months in and I certainly don't know if the move is "good" or "bad". But I have always been the type to enjoy...
by iab
February 28th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What does it take to be a great design lead/manager?
Replies: 12
Views: 4382

Re: What does it take to be a great design lead/manager?

I have been a manager of people for quite some time. My manager thinks I do OK. My associates say the same, but take that for what it's worth. My management .02 1. Exploit strengths - Make it easy for your associate to be a hero 2. Downplay weaknesses - Why have someone do what they can't do? 3. Lis...
by iab
February 15th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Could use some portfolio feedback, medical design work
Replies: 5
Views: 1580

Re: Could use some portfolio feedback, medical design work

Hi Ilan. I applaud your passion, it's nice to see. Is you portfolio intended to be a tease? I don't know if that is the best tactic for medical. While you do not need to know the regulatory environment when starting, we can train you to that, the people like me who are beaten down with regulatory an...
by iab
February 13th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Worst concept to production car fails
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: Worst concept to production fails

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by iab
February 13th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Worst concept to production car fails
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: Worst concept to production fails

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by iab
February 7th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Super Bowl Car Ads
Replies: 13
Views: 4877

Re: Super Bowl Car Ads

I stand corrected.

Damn. That thing make little sense.
by iab
February 7th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Super Bowl Car Ads
Replies: 13
Views: 4877

Re: Super Bowl Car Ads

The German makes are all in large product lines, and they are the most profitable in the world. It doesn't make sense to designers (me included), but I guess the extra cost of making a unique niche product (5 series hatchback?) is less than the sales generated. It makes it all the more confusing th...
by iab
February 6th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The Philosophy of Familiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 5140

Re: The Philosophy of Familiarism

This is great guys, thank you for all this info. In terms of the affordance idea, yes familiarism definitely incorporates interactions that are familiar. The difference that I have noticed is when you add a familiar interaction to a new or incongruous object in hopes of creating a more unique or us...
by iab
February 5th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The Philosophy of Familiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 5140

Re: The Philosophy of Familiarism

He defines it as... ...the design philosophy of adding a familiar or subconscious interaction to a new or incongruous object in the effort to create an easier or more unique experience. Oh. You mean this then. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51BzvtjKLTL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg ...