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by Greenman
April 17th, 2017, 10:23 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: What is your most successful product?
Replies: 21
Views: 15679

Re: What is your most successful product?

iab wrote:If your current culture makes doing NPD a challenge politically, you may want to rethink your organization.
It did, and I'm gone.
by Greenman
April 17th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: What is your most successful product?
Replies: 21
Views: 15679

Re: What is your most successful product?

In most cases you certainly cannot claim all credit for a product's success, there's many folks responsible for that. I'd venture to say in all cases. And it is something I note in interviews. If the candidate repeatedly uses "I" and never uses "we", that is a serious red flag for me. Totally fair,...
by Greenman
April 14th, 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Lost and in need of help
Replies: 13
Views: 15350

Re: Lost and in need of help

Hi Santiago, does the company that you work for employ any designers? Having been there for some time have you identified any areas where design would benefit the company? Do you have new product ideas that your company could produce? Do you see new market opportunities that you could combine design...
by Greenman
April 14th, 2017, 12:58 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: What are your weaknesses?
Replies: 7
Views: 10031

Re: What are your weaknesses?

But how do I answer the cliche question? Usually with something about not having a lot of patience for people who don't want to do the absolute best thing for the company/project/end user.... it is true it frustrates the hell out of me and it is a hard weakness for someone in NPD to fault someone f...
by Greenman
April 14th, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: What is your most successful product?
Replies: 21
Views: 15679

Re: What is your most successful product?

Thanks again guys! Sounds like I need to do some sleuth work. The project management guys are always talking numbers like these, I can probably just ask them when I walk by their office in the hall sometime. I might even ask them what they think our most successful product has been...hmm. That's a ...
by Greenman
April 3rd, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What you didn't learn in design school
Replies: 7
Views: 3154

Re: What you didn't learn in design school

My entrepreneurial friend told me that normal jobs are easy because you only have to make your boss happy. Those normal jobs you mention are being replaced by automation and robots, in many cases by designers who refuse to set the bar at making the boss happy. I've lead and managed such initiatives...
by Greenman
March 28th, 2017, 12:07 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Thanks for visit
Replies: 3
Views: 3053

Re: Thanks for visit

Legendary...
by Greenman
March 27th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Career Benchmarks
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Re: Career Benchmarks

Hi all, I'm beginning to feel a little low in confidence after being moved off two projects recently and so I'm beginning to think about my next career move. It's good that your'e thinking about this, and not to discourage you, but when employers start taking work away or start giving you less to d...
by Greenman
February 22nd, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Reputation after leaving a not so good company
Replies: 9
Views: 4583

Re: Reputation after leaving a not so good company

i was told that i was a child and i didn't understand how the business world worked. Unfortunately there's some truth to that statement, not that you didn't understand, but that there's tons of shady BS that goes on in business. That is a great story. Just to add to this, if you get fired for being...
by Greenman
February 20th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Reputation after leaving a not so good company
Replies: 9
Views: 4583

Re: Reputation after leaving a not so good company

Your reputation will live long past this current job. Very true. Have you already mislead them? If so I don't know how to handle that. If you haven't already mislead them, and if it were me I would object to the direction immediately. Sure, you might get fired, but if that's their response to refus...
by Greenman
January 23rd, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Project Deliverable Timelines + Expectations
Replies: 10
Views: 4958

Re: Project Deliverable Timelines + Expectations

Good question, and a smart one to ask so early in your career. If you get proficient in tracking time spent, then you can better forecast how long projects will take, the more projects that you do, the more accurately you will become and estimating your time. This is valuable information to the mone...
by Greenman
January 13th, 2017, 5:46 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Online product configurator/customizer examples?
Replies: 19
Views: 5482

Re: Online product configurator/customizer examples?

I should also add that if the customizer simply uses pre-designed components or modules that are sitting on a shelf then that is a simpler approach.

Maybe look at some virtual Lego building software?
by Greenman
January 13th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Online product configurator/customizer examples?
Replies: 19
Views: 5482

Re: Online product configurator/customizer examples?

Ikea kitchen builder: http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_AA/customer_service/kitchen_bathroom_laundry_services/home_planner.html Games have a lot of different types of customizers depending on the type of game. Role playing games of course have character customizers, but so do driving and simulator games tha...
by Greenman
January 13th, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: CES 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 7289

Re: CES 2017

Yeah its really disappointing especially knowing there are so many talented designers out there would would love the opportunity to create something new. There really is no shame in it. I mean no disrespect to Chinese companies but that seemed to be the majority of them. Take a good product and jus...
by Greenman
January 4th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Rogue One Discussions: SPOILER ALERT!
Replies: 29
Views: 6882

Re: Rogue One Discussions: SPOILER ALERT!

Saw this recently and I have a theory. The character that confronts Luke in the cantina in A New Hope, don't know his name, but it's the guy who gets his arm cut off by Obi Wan. In Rouge One they bump into this character in the city before it is blown up by the Death Star. So, this may mean two thin...