Why You Need Design
“Design is the rendering of intent.” When the intent isn’t clear, the project stakeholders can’t agree on goals, or two founders veer in two directions to take their company, no amount of design can solve that situation. Design doesn’t work if you don’t know your intent. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself in the land of mullets, half-cafs, cran-grape drinks, platypuses and El Caminos. (Granted, platypuses are pretty cool. But they’re filled with poison.)
Tony Hawk Tests the Limit of Paper
with a Cardboard
It’s no secret that cardboard is among one of the most effective materials for building prototypes, yet the material rarely ever moves past prototyping stage for obvious reasons. Ernest Packaging, a nationwide custom packaging solution company that was started out of a Los Angeles garage in 1946, has been spending the past year pushing the limits of what’s possible with cardboard as a part of their Cardboard Chaos series.
Why Cars Went from Boxy to Curvy
This under-appreciated transformation is probably the most distinct design change to come to cars over the past half-century, and for most US cars, it happened within just a few years, starting in 1986. You can even pinpoint the exact year curves arrived for some models.
6 Predictions That Will Change Design As We Know It
As companies and organizations around the world look for ways to solve a seemingly endless number of problems, we’re seeing unprecedented attention to design, and to designers, to provide solutions. Creative techniques in design thinking are being adopted by people in fields that never previously considered design or creative thinking.
For Adults, Coloring Invites Creativity and Brings Comfort
"In coloring, you've got this physical sensation of the tool you're using touching on the paper. You also have the feeling in your hands and fingers holding this tool, and moving in different rhythms as you fill in the space, you're being mindful, and when you move in a rhythmic fashion for an extended period of time, that becomes a meditation."