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by slippyfish
February 6th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: The Philosophy of Familiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 4859

Re: The Philosophy of Familiarism

As a designerly attempt to add value to the user interaction, I think it can bring charm and humor to a design. As a serious theoretical attempt in HCI, I think it is a very limited strategy. Essentially metaphorical, it fails to convey the right mental model for multidimensional interactive system...
by slippyfish
February 4th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Industrial Design vs Product Design
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: Industrial Design vs Product Design

"Product Design" has come to mean "I build a mobile phone app and do the research and front end and some of the back-end". Search 'product design jobs'. The schools should echo what the job market calls it.
by slippyfish
January 25th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Surfacing and Industrial Design
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: Surfacing and Industrial Design

the designer has to be able to create whatever nice surfaces are necessary and be the one who is in charge of monitoring and checking the surface quality. And perhaps it's obvious, but you need some knowledge and skill in your CAD software to do this. Absolutely agree. And since its not a stand-alo...
by slippyfish
January 23rd, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches
Replies: 302
Views: 262551

Re: UPDATED: vintage concept sketches

I like the Schmidt 1969 sketch, the way that horizontal cuts ruthlessly through the body. Super clean sketch, except the drivers side front tire shadow is....?
by slippyfish
January 23rd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: What is BMW doing?
Replies: 142
Views: 116041

Re: What is BMW doing?

I’m,icing reading through comments on Facebook and Instagram posts about the new 7. Pretty much all hate the grille. And BMW can’t reply fast enough to the odd positive comments to keep up the visual of support. Def keeping my e38 forever now. https://www.facebook.com/309506851302/posts/10156915632...
by slippyfish
January 23rd, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Surfacing and Industrial Design
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: Surfacing and Industrial Design

I don't personally know any dedicated CAD surface jockeys. Most of the designers I know are "good enough" in whatever garden-variety CAD package - Alias, SolidWorks, Rhino, Fusion, whatever - to produce surfaces that are good enough for the industries they serve. There are some CAD technicians at Te...
by slippyfish
January 22nd, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Outerwear / Footwear Workshops
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Outerwear / Footwear Workshops

helpful Sean.... :-) sorry posted before the fifth cup of coffee - never do that Do design schools even offer sewing technique courses? I understand there's much much more to it, than could be taught in 7th grade. This group is affiliated with the UW here in Seattle, could ask them questions. https...
by slippyfish
January 22nd, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: What is BMW doing?
Replies: 142
Views: 116041

Re: What is BMW doing?

the Porsche design mandate of "being fun to wash by hand". I hans't heard that before. What a lovely conceptual framework. Its from some interview I found with Grant Larson at Porsche. Much, much better execution to a clear directive than whatever BMW is doing. Granted they are not 1:1 competitors....
by slippyfish
January 22nd, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: What is BMW doing?
Replies: 142
Views: 116041

Re: What is BMW doing?

Nothing subtle about that Avalon, but its grille seems more 'authentic' to their brand in a way, than the BMW direction. At least its not sacrilegious. (I'm a Toyota apologist, since I work in a manufacturing environment.) However that grille approach would be 180 degrees out from the Porsche design...
by slippyfish
January 22nd, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Outerwear / Footwear Workshops
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Outerwear / Footwear Workshops

yo wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 9:41 am
Jim, this is for bags, but it might be of interest: https://www.thebrownbuffalo.com/collect ... nvasworker
Wow, I took this class in public school seventh grade Home Economics.
by slippyfish
January 18th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: What is BMW doing?
Replies: 142
Views: 116041

Re: What is BMW doing?

Gosh that's nasty. The '2022 version' is only slightly nastier. How could any manufacturing-minded designer propose a hood line like that? Am I seeing a little wiggle in the hood cut line, just above the headlights...? WHY.
by slippyfish
January 15th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Best way to save and store your design ideas in one place?
Replies: 5
Views: 2716

Re: Best way to save and store your design ideas in one place?

Seems like its something that should be individually designed. I'm not a fan of the idea of "life caching" so ideas and other stuff will be necessarily edited by what I think is most important to keep. Just not EVERYTHING. In practice this has taken the form of various sketchbooks or notebooks. I dr...
by slippyfish
January 10th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Travel bag/system design
Replies: 17
Views: 19958

Re: Travel bag/system design

Thanks Skinny!
by slippyfish
January 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: HELP with making the smart career decision for a baby designer
Replies: 9
Views: 6176

Re: HELP with making the smart career decision for a baby designer

dchung2 wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 5:56 am
sooo i should take the job with the least amount of money? Thanks, i'm putting that book on my to-read list!
Ha! I see what you mean. No, Arden means take the job that pays the best.