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Entries about rapid-prototyping

Apr 5, 2007

5 reasons to design with mood boards

Mood boardIf you’re a designer, the most dreaded thing a client can say is, “my wife really loves purple, and so why can’t we make it purple?”

This happens even at the conceptual phase of design, when you’re exploring rough concepts and before details such as color, imagery, and typefaces are nailed down. It’s easy to see why.

Jan 23, 2007

What 50 pounds of clay can teach you about design

My 3rd year graphic design teacher, Alison Woods, once told me a parable from Art and Fear that’s still stuck in my brain years later: The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded […]

Jun 29, 2006

Fail early, fail often: my first experience with rapid prototyping

This summer, I’m interning at Dubberly Design Office, an interaction design studio in San Francisco. My first week consisted mostly of 10-hour days manning the copier in preparation for a week-long interaction design workshop we were putting together for Samsung’s design group. The next week, I got the incredible opportunity to assist with and sit […]