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7 Ways of Unleashing your Creativity

by: Design Translator

No matter how good a designer we are, they are times when we face mental blocks that disrupt our design thinking. So in times like these, how can we then boost our creative juices? Here’s another exciting post by our resident contributor py, helping me fill in while I’m off beating my head on some other issues!

Here are some tips inspired by the best, on how we can unleash the creativity from inside us:

1. Setting up your dedicated workspace

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Why Does China Copy Designs?

by: Design Translator

This post started as an interesting discussion in another post, when a Design Sojourn reader wondered why China suffers from this syndrome of copying product designs from the West. I’m no expert on this but having work with Designers and Vendors from China, as well as frequent trips there, I like to give my take on this issue.

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What Are the Differences between Chinese and Western Form-giving?

by: Design Translator

“An introduction to formgiving in Chinese product design” is a research article, written by Vigleik Norheim from the Department of Product Design from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. It gives some interesting insights on the cultural influences that impact the form-giving methodology in Chinese Industrial Design.

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Fabbing: A Primer for Guerilla Design Strategies

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You Too, can Design a Better Mouse!

by: Design Translator

The Business Week design innovation section is fast becoming one of my favourite reads (Just ignore the blogs!). Recently they featured the strategic redesign of a computer mouse for Kensington Technology Group. More on my thoughts after the jump.

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Inside the Minds of Designers

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Is Good Design Art?

by: Design Translator

One of the great things I love about blogging, is you get to meet so many great people through your blog. One of them, whom I now consider a friend, is William Lehman from the Artist Hideout. Not only is he a talented Artist, he is a passionate blogger and a pastor (cool!). Discussions with him and reading his blog were ways for me to keep in touch on the more “raw and emotional” aspect of my design profession.

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Steelcase Second Life Chair Design Competition

by: Design Translator

Wow, this competition totally went under my radar. I would not have caught wind of this if I did not get my usual dose of virtual goodness at rebang. In fact it was his 10th post in his RSS feed and probably would have fallen off into internet oblivion if I had visited his site some other time.

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The Greening of Design, from A to D

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