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by Generatewhatsnext
March 13th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Why did you choose your school?
Replies: 163
Views: 267651

Re: Why did you choose your school?

I had been at the University of Maryland in Business Administration from 87-91 and then MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in 91 building a portfolio with the intention of applying to CCS and Art Center. I was accepted at both but the trimesters and cost of Art Center were just too much (since...
by Generatewhatsnext
March 13th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Disrupting the Status Quo
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

Disrupting the Status Quo

Disrupting the Status Quo; when we should and when we shouldn't. Register for this free seminar, airing live tomorrow, Thursday, March 14th at 11am PST (2PM ET) as I discuss some of my most memorable projects along with great examples of companies that have taken steps to "break away from the norm" ...
by Generatewhatsnext
February 11th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: FRUSTRATING Online Design Thinking Course
Replies: 19
Views: 5878

Re: FRUSTRATING Online Design Thinking Course

What I like is that people without design abilities, particularly management, can take these courses and learn a little bit more about design. What then happens is they often come away and are ready to revolutionise their stagnant business by using design (which I think is a good thing). The proble...
by Generatewhatsnext
February 11th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: FRUSTRATING Online Design Thinking Course
Replies: 19
Views: 5878

Re: FRUSTRATING Online Design Thinking Course

Out of curiosity I signed up to get a prospectus for the course. They wanted $6,000 to undertake it! Not only is that shocking and laughable but they have spammed me with used car salesman like cheap marketing for months. The latest one I got was entitled "Your enrollment date" even though I have n...
by Generatewhatsnext
January 29th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: FRUSTRATING Online Design Thinking Course
Replies: 19
Views: 5878

Re: FRUSTRATING Online Design Thinking Course

You guys will love this...this Spring I'm teaching a course on Creativity and Innovation at UC, Irvine - it's part of their Innovation Certificate (go ahead, shake your heads, lol) but I'll be teaching this course as a piece of guidance to enable marketing, sales, C suite executives and entrepreneur...
by Generatewhatsnext
January 29th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Sharing your salary with coworkers
Replies: 26
Views: 16496

Re: Sharing your salary with coworkers

Scott: People who care about their salary should be looking at job openings and occasionally going to interviews to see what they are worth on the market. Even if I didn't share my salary, I would tell me to get out and do some leg work (again, if they care). I completely agree - any professional a...
by Generatewhatsnext
January 28th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Sharing your salary with coworkers
Replies: 26
Views: 16496

Re: Sharing your salary with coworkers

I'm of the "would never share that type of information" mindset. At my first big corporate employer, I negotiated a higher entrance salary than the offer then left there in a year and negotiated a higher entrance salary based on my previous "higher than others" salary. In my 12 years there, I moved ...
by Generatewhatsnext
November 13th, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)
Replies: 682
Views: 263374

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

mcpbowman wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 5:57 am
I'm not sure if this counts as 'released work', but I was quite happy with how it turned out so thought I'd share it anyway :)
Unfortunately it's not my house in case you were going to ask :P
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Beautiful! I guess I have to post pics of the master suite I'm renovating!
by Generatewhatsnext
November 1st, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: What s the best laptop for designers?
Replies: 35
Views: 28964

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

I almost sprung for a Surface Pro a couple of years ago. I loved the idea of having more or less full blown Adobe CC available on a tablet. The one thing that kept me away was the garbage stylus. If Adobe can follow up Photoshop for the new iPad Pro with at least Illustrator and InDesign I'm ditchi...
by Generatewhatsnext
November 1st, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)
Replies: 682
Views: 263374

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

yo wrote:
November 1st, 2018, 12:33 pm
Congrats! Admin note: I edited your post so the video would be embedded directly :-)
Sweet, thanks - I was bein' lazy!
by Generatewhatsnext
November 1st, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)
Replies: 682
Views: 263374

Re: Newly Released Work (All Product Types)

Here's a cool teaser for a project we've been working on for the last year; http://www.lakecountrymfg.com/power_tools.html We finally got to help soft-launch this new polisher we designed. Here's the video we put together that they've been playing alongside our ID model and Frankenstein test units ...
by Generatewhatsnext
November 1st, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: What s the best laptop for designers?
Replies: 35
Views: 28964

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Now that's "genius". Yep, I thought so too. I walked in expecting to fight for a discount on a new product, or thinking I would need to upgrade and try to get some sort of discount for the old one - so I was a pleasantly shocked. I stayed until had all my software reinstalled and tested the screen,...
by Generatewhatsnext
November 1st, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: What s the best laptop for designers?
Replies: 35
Views: 28964

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Update on my SurfaceBook - about six months ago (a year out of warranty) my screen started bulging slightly, creating halos at the four corners. I took it to my nearest Microsoft store and they confirmed the battery in the screen section was going bad - on the spot, they gave me a brand new (upgrade...
by Generatewhatsnext
October 30th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Clear laminate for fabrics
Replies: 9
Views: 7116

Re: Clear laminate for fabrics

Yes, sort of like that Bose case, but we played with different materials. The one in the middle is a woven polypro with an EVA foam backing, the sandwiched materials are heat molded as a single piece on an aluminum tool - on those the only detail was an oval recess for the 3 color rubber relief badg...
by Generatewhatsnext
October 30th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Clear laminate for fabrics
Replies: 9
Views: 7116

Re: Clear laminate for fabrics

We've done a good bit of heat-formed soft-sewn products over the years, we most often use a PP or PE woven skinned EVA foam. With enough pressure you can get very crisp details. If you're working with experienced soft-sewn factories they'll already have some preferred materials in place for that typ...