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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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Yves Behar on Design in 2012

by: Design Translator

This is an interesting presentation by Yves Behar from Fuse Project on designing in the near future. He talks about his work with Swarovski, his controversial Leaf Lamp with Herman Miller and the One Laptop Per Child project (my favorite discussion topic!)

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Inside the Minds of Designers

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Is My Work Beautiful because I'm Beautiful?

by: Design Translator

Heh-heh this has been doing the rounds in the boutique design blogs. Great watch and very funny as it’s all about “Why good design comes from hot designers”. NOT! But hey it’s eye candy all the way. Gosh I’m so shallow.

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Essential Websites for Industrial Designers

by: Design Translator

There are just so many websites out there these days, so how do Industrial Designers determine the ones that are worth looking at, and relevant to the wide range of topics covered in the Industrial Design profession? Therefore I have decided to create a living resource that lists what I think are some of the best Industrial Design related websites out there.

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How to Be Self Critical with Your Design Work?

by: Design Translator

You can look at this in another way, as one of my friends like to call it “Don’t Bull Sh*t yourself”, if a work is bad it is bad. That leads to and another oldie but goodie or as what most call it “You Cant Polish Sh*t”.

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Mechanical Critters, an Interview with Chico Bicalho

by: Design Translator

About 6 months ago I discovered the work of Brazilian designer Chico Bicalho in, of all places, the Artist village of Leura in the Blue Mountains of Australia. I was in a rush, but the mechanical critter’s uniqueness probed my consciousness, and drove me to seek out the designer of this wonderful product.

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25 Bad Habits of Industrial Designers

by: Design Translator

About time I got to this one and I though it makes a great post to face the year end with!

I also hope to keep this as a living document that gets constantly updated (with additional input from all my readers), and a good reference guide for industrial designers that want to learn to rule the world!

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Jonathan Ive, Design Genius or Something Else?

by: Design Translator

According to Gizmodo there is an uncanny resemblance between the great work of Dieter Rams to the work of Jonathan Ive head of Industrial Design at Apple.

 

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Everyone Has Ideas, How You Execute Them Is What Matters

by: Design Translator

Fellow designer blogger KK has uncovered a great representation on the value of ideas in relation to a success of a business. Derek Sivers, in his post for O’Reilly, conceptualises an idea vs. execution formula, which I have reproduced here. Sivers writes:

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