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Readers Digest has an article on James Dyson

http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspirin ... 14711.html


i did a search to see if anyone has posted this already but couldn't find anything.
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January 29th, 2009, 5:11 pm

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They work nice, but they are not lookers.
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January 29th, 2009, 7:19 pm

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simon_four_fingers wrote:They work nice, but they are not lookers.
not in the traditional sense, but given that at the time they were released, if all the other vacuum cleaners were super models, the dyson was the android cyborg from outer space.

Sometimes to prove to that you are radically different on the inside, it helps to be radically different on the outside. I give them credit for creating a revolutionary and unique aesthetic that was instantly recognizable (and for having the guts to not water it down) which has since been copied by all the other guys)

(i haven't read the article, yet, but I will :wink: )

January 29th, 2009, 8:05 pm

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FYI, James Dyson is the worlds wealthiest Industrial Designer. Nice job.

January 29th, 2009, 11:24 pm

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i guess to get through 5,127 prototypes, you'd need to be wealthy...

January 29th, 2009, 11:41 pm

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bennybtl wrote:i guess to get through 5,127 prototypes, you'd need to be wealthy...
Depends on the fidelity of the prototype. This prototype of a surgical instrument from IDEO couldn't have cost very much:

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Granted, vacuum cleaner prototypes are probably more expensive....

January 30th, 2009, 12:14 am

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cg wrote:FYI, James Dyson is the worlds wealthiest Industrial Designer. Nice job.
because he INVENTED and PRODUCED a PRODUCT.

January 30th, 2009, 1:59 am

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zippyflounder wrote:
cg wrote:FYI, James Dyson is the worlds wealthiest Industrial Designer. Nice job.
because he INVENTED and PRODUCED a PRODUCT.
Yeah, that's quite an accomplishment. It's all about that IDEA x EXECUTION multiplier.
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January 30th, 2009, 9:03 am

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zippyflounder wrote:
cg wrote:FYI, James Dyson is the worlds wealthiest Industrial Designer. Nice job.
because he INVENTED and PRODUCED a PRODUCT.
Thanks, caps lock make things more understandable.
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He didn't invent the vacuum cleaner, nor the suction technology that was a dust extractor he saw on top of a saw mill on his way to work (as documented on his website). What he cleverly did was adapt this technology to fit into the household cleaner.

In my opinion he is not the worlds wealthiest designer (is that Stark?), he's an inventor (as described on his website) and I also think a lot of his stuff whilst recognizable is uuuuugggglllllyyyy.

I have respect for him, because he stuck at his dream, but recently that respect has dropped. When he released this advert in the UK.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqn0rMFpWPc

4 fixed wheels won't go around corners (well yeah) but no other competitor product has 4 fixed wheels, they all pivot and have done so for years. Its badly misleading and surprising from someone who prides themselves on engineering. The ball cleaner is difficult to use for people with limited wrist strength because of the amount of twisting. Also how many items of furniture in the home are curved to roll around as advertised? Gimmick?

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January 30th, 2009, 2:00 pm

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[quote="product tank"]In my opinion he is not the worlds wealthiest designer (is that Stark?), he's an inventor (as he describes himself on his website).

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I will have to disagree with you. Even though he says he is an inventor, it doesn't mean he is not a designer. He uses information from the market and generates concepts. He wanted to created a bagless vacuum that was powerful enough to use because that what people wanted to see. Also, using a ball vacuum is much different in the pivoting movement than any other style. He did not invent the wheel he just became innovative with it.

to me that sounds a lot like Industrial Design.

Dyson

February 4th, 2009, 12:39 pm

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Unfortunately the Dysons I have used do not vacuum very well.

February 4th, 2009, 4:39 pm

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It's hard to knock his success.
It helps that his trust fund paid for the engineering team and fifeteen years of development. And no, according to Consumer Reports they don't suck as well as Hoover/Dirt Devil.
Marketing genius: launching a radically different vacuum, costing ($500US) twice as much as the nearest competitor and capturing half the market!

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February 4th, 2009, 4:42 pm

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I think that is very well put.
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