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by ryanid
January 20th, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Corporate 'Industrial Design Guidelines'
Replies: 35
Views: 9508

Re: Corporate 'Industrial Design Guidelines'

Can anyone provide current examples of ID guidelines? It looks like the links are outdated now.

Thanks!
by ryanid
May 31st, 2013, 2:30 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Favorite Ideation Facilities
Replies: 1
Views: 7368

Favorite Ideation Facilities

What are your favorite facilities for hosting ideation sessions and workshops?
-In the U.S.? Intl. ?

Just looking for inspiration and suggestions for planning an event. Thanks!
by ryanid
May 2nd, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Title Change
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Title Change

Yea i agree, it seems like it's a great bump (it'd be nice if the pay bumped too, but hey). Congrats!
by ryanid
May 1st, 2013, 4:24 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Methods for Group Ideation and Brainstorming
Replies: 5
Views: 8051

Re: Methods for Group Ideation and Brainstorming

Awesome input. Thanks guys. Just a question... do you incorporate the research (and insights) into these ideation sessions? Or are those insights translated into problem statements. I have a ton of insights to spark inspiration (works great for my individual design process). Are these thought-provok...
by ryanid
April 30th, 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Methods for Group Ideation and Brainstorming
Replies: 5
Views: 8051

Methods for Group Ideation and Brainstorming

Are there any resources for creating group based ideation sessions? Specifically, taking insights and building idea generation around them effectively? This is something I haven't really done with a larger group (all non-designers) and am feeling out of my comfort zone! Thanks for the help. (Moved F...
by ryanid
April 30th, 2013, 8:35 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Product Form - resource
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Product Form - resource

I like, Universal Principles of Design. Not sure if it's as scientific as you are looking for.
by ryanid
February 15th, 2013, 9:49 am
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Design Firms focused on Aesthetics
Replies: 8
Views: 10369

Re: Design Firms focused on Aesthetics

Thanks guys. I was asked by a non-IDer, and was curious what this community had to say. Teague came to my mind, and then of course the "rockstar" designers. If anyone thinks of anything else I'd be curious- especially internationally.
by ryanid
February 14th, 2013, 1:43 pm
Forum: consumer products
Topic: Design Firms focused on Aesthetics
Replies: 8
Views: 10369

Design Firms focused on Aesthetics

What design firms (in U.S. or internationally) come to mind when you think of very high-end aesthetics? I'm looking for aesthetics that relate closer to architecture or furniture than say technology. Can anybody chime in or give referrals?
by ryanid
February 1st, 2013, 8:52 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Design Direction Factors
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Design Direction Factors

In early-stage design process (research-conceptualization), what factors or inputs are necessary to direct the project?

In an ideal world what would these factors be and how would they be used to guide a project?
by ryanid
November 16th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Products/Features tied to Consumer Insights
Replies: 11
Views: 15444

Re: Products/Features tied to Consumer Insights

engio: Sorry, I didn't have the background on the painters knife. Glad to hear that the function was based on observation, that's what this post was intended to discuss.

Here's another that came to mind. For all the people who said they like the brownie edges over the best.
by ryanid
November 16th, 2012, 12:47 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Products/Features tied to Consumer Insights
Replies: 11
Views: 15444

Re: Products/Features tied to Consumer Insights

Good stuff. IAB- I get your angle, but what we're looking to share here are examples that obviously utilized user research (observation, interviewing, etc.). You could make an argument that the painters tool may not be the best example, as it could have easily been the result of a user identifying a...
by ryanid
November 15th, 2012, 5:45 pm
Forum: design research
Topic: Products/Features tied to Consumer Insights
Replies: 11
Views: 15444

Products/Features tied to Consumer Insights

Just looking to share and discuss some very clear examples of products (or features) that are based directly from consumer insights. What comes to mind?

I think of the "Obol" and Ford's new foot detecting hatch opener.
by ryanid
September 27th, 2012, 4:59 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: Designers & their politics
Replies: 33
Views: 9348

Re: Designers & their politics

I try to support candidates rather than parties. That's the way I wish more people thought so I try to practice it myself.

That being said, they are all scumbag politicians at the end of the day.
by ryanid
September 24th, 2012, 10:02 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Kickstarter changes the game
Replies: 38
Views: 5839

Re: Kickstarter changes the game

This is a little frustrating. The problem is not the renderings, it's people not understanding the risk and lack of guarantee. 1. "Contributions". Nothing on Kickstarter is guaranteed. It's the rules of the platform. It's all buyer beware. " If something sounds too good to be true, it very well may ...
by ryanid
September 21st, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: portfolios
Topic: What is my portfolio missing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3675

Re: What is my portfolio missing?

Jake- nice update!