Category: Thoughts

Design and Concept: Is Their Relationship Necessarily Compulsory?

Why can’t we just design something for the sake of it?  Why does our design always have to derive from a concept? Concepts are the basic elements of…

Motivation to Design: Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation & 8 Motivators for Creation

Motivation is an invisible force in our heads.  It’s the reason that drives us to do something or act in a certain way, and it can be categorized…

Human Centered Design & The 6 Fundamental Principles of Interaction Between Products and Users

Design is all around us.  To some, design is present in the beauty of things, to others, in its ability to function flawlessly or solve a problem.  But…

3 Revealing Traits You Didn’t Know Influenced Your Design Approach

“To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it, all my life.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald As designers, we…

Against Design Fads: Why Do We Use Materials That Are Inappropriate For Their Application?

Designers are inherently creative. And with creativity comes a thirst for knowledge and experimentation. We think: “How can we make this object better? How many ways are there…

How Technology Is (Indirectly?) Influencing Furniture Design

Is The Interaction Between Design And Technology Shallow? I want to start with a brief background on how I got thinking about this.  I’m not a writer, I…