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by Mrog
Yesterday, 10:34 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Thesis project survey
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Thesis project survey

It honestly sounds like a survey that was made after you already made up your mind what your project will look like. Lots of leading questions ;) Rule of thumb: If I read your survey and already exactely know what you WANT to hear it's probably not a very well thought out survey.
by Mrog
January 5th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: 15 pieces of advice for young designers
Replies: 27
Views: 53284

Re: 15 pieces of advice for young designers

I think you think of "quitting" as "giving up". Which has nothing necessarily to do with each other. Quitting a job is probably one of the most powerful career advancement tools you have as an employee. Your possibility to quit anytime is the single biggest leverage you have against your employer. I...
by Mrog
January 4th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: students and schools
Topic: 15 pieces of advice for young designers
Replies: 27
Views: 53284

Re: 15 pieces of advice for young designers

Having the attitude that you can always quit is not a good attitude to have and will not lead to success. If you are going in with that attitude then you have already decide that design is not for you and you should save your money. I am with bcpid on this one. What has that to do if "design is for...
by Mrog
December 11th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Mimitens Independent Designer vs. Big Brand
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: Mimitens Independent Designer vs. Big Brand

Have you had a similar occurrence yourself? Yes, we have an entire closet in our office jam packed with competitor products. So did every place I worked before. It is common practice to benchmark the competitors everywhere. We actually have anonymous shipping and email-adresses for the purpose of o...
by Mrog
December 6th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Payless Shoes Marketing Stunt
Replies: 11
Views: 5306

Re: Payless Shoes Marketing Stunt

...if they want those types of consumers maybe they should actually look at changing the context & experience(s) around their product? But they don't want that! They only want to send the message that they COULD do that if they CHOSE to - this is a jab at high end brands stating exactely that: the ...
by Mrog
November 16th, 2018, 2:46 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: modeling the rear surface of iMac
Replies: 8
Views: 10812

Re: modeling the rear surface of iMac

Ah, the "pillow" shape, a classic. There are many ways to do it, the one on the iMac most likely done in a "proper" surface tool like alias. It can be done in any software that has surfacing capabilities and can conrol G2 Surfaces. I'm not using solidworks as my main tool right now so can't tell you...
by Mrog
November 14th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Longest continuously manufactured products
Replies: 24
Views: 20220

Re: Longest continuously manufactured products

70 years? That's cute ;) The classic thonet chair - an industrial design icon and probably the very first industrially produced furniture shipped "IKEA style". Still made by the same company, run still by the very same family (5th generation), made basically in the same way until now for an impressi...
by Mrog
November 7th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Best Laptops For 3D Rendering + Modeling
Replies: 6
Views: 15702

Re: Best Laptops For 3D Rendering + Modeling

Well I was using my MacBook air for simple 3d printing with Cura so I would say if you get lucky, get a 16mb MacBook air. For now, anything with 16mb ram or more is enough. For a pc though, I would double that. This is absolutely horrible advice that is factually incorrect. Firstly, Macbook air is ...
by Mrog
November 1st, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: iPad Pro 2 - gripe
Replies: 11
Views: 5246

Re: iPad Pro 2 - gripe

Uhm, no source, just a guess, isn't diecast+machining essentially what Microsoft's Surface line is doing?
by Mrog
November 1st, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: iPad Pro 2 - gripe
Replies: 11
Views: 5246

Re: iPad Pro 2 - gripe

They just cast a custom workpiece of metal that they machine over. Minimal excess. This is Apple, they don't have to work with normed off-the-shelf work pieces like the rest of us plebs ;)
by Mrog
November 1st, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: iPad Pro 2 - gripe
Replies: 11
Views: 5246

Re: iPad Pro 2 - gripe

My main gripe is with yet another price bump of roughly 25%. I wanted to update from my 2017 pro for sure, now I am not so sure anymore... I mean, c'mon Apple. Yeah, I know, Apple being pricy is not news and a boring thing to complain about, but 25% price bump plus forced pencil and accessory update...
by Mrog
September 5th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: A Macbook pro?
Replies: 11
Views: 12294

Re: A Macbook pro?

Microsoft is doing "magsafe" since 2012 or so when they started their surface line and are still doing it. It's not even that rare, you can source standard magnetic connectors from alibaba in every shape and color or order custom ones. After all it's just a pogo pin with a magnet. I have integrated ...
by Mrog
August 24th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: London for industrial designers
Replies: 11
Views: 14760

Re: London for industrial designers

Why don't you just start looking for a job and if you have an offer you can consider the move or not depending on the type of opportunity and salary? Just want to remind again that, even though in Europe there is probably more industrial design happening than in SA... it is STILL an extremly niche i...
by Mrog
August 21st, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: core77 site feedback
Topic: New Core Discussion Boards Look
Replies: 7
Views: 11550

Re: New Core Discussion Boards Look

Awesome! Thanks!
Here's the link in case anybody else is looking: search.php?search_id=newposts
by Mrog
August 21st, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: core77 site feedback
Topic: New Core Discussion Boards Look
Replies: 7
Views: 11550

Re: New Core Discussion Boards Look

I want recent.php back, though. There's not that much activity here so it was much more handy than keeping an eye on a hundred different subforums.