Trends and Change to watch in 2017

The Future 100 takes a snapshot of emerging trends for 2017, spanning culture, tech and innovation, travel and hospitality, brands and marketing, food and drink, beauty, retail, health, lifestyle, and luxury.


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A Dao of Product Design

A List Apart

When a designer or developer sets out to create a new product, the audience is thought of as “the user”: we consider how she might use it, what aspects make it accessible and usable, what emotional interactions make it delightful, and how we can optimize the workflow for her and our benefit. What is rarely considered in the process is the social and societal impact of our product being used by hundreds of thousands—even millions—of people every day.


100 Free Design Resources from @WGibbonsDesign


The designer and CG professioal Will Gibbons is one of the best design resources, with great info about design, career, profession. He makes available the following resources:

“Late 2015, early 2016, I participated in a daily challenge to compile one useful, design-related piece of online content. Here is an archive of every one of those links, free for you to enjoy. “

Daily Dig 001 – One of the richest, most complete catalogs of I.D. resources on the internet. Fellow designer Marcio Dupont: THIS Design Research Portal [WEBSITE] (Thanks, Will!)

Daily Dig 002 – This one’s for the Product Designers. Injection molding easily explained [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 003 – Learn about Innovation! One of my favorite designers and educators is the man behind Product Tank [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 004 – An article I’ve wanted to write for a while… Stop Calling Digital Designers Product Designers. This is one of my most engaged articles. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 005 – I use Pinterest as a mood, inspiration, design language and reference board. See how I use mine to help me serve my clients. [REFERENCE]

Daily Dig 006 –  Want to learn a quick and powerful modeling program? Learn The Foundry’s MODO fast and efficiently with Heavy Poly [TUTORIALS]

Daily Dig 007 – Build a meaningful business that you’re proud of with! Try 5 weeks for free! [COMMUNITY]

Daily Dig 008 – My most successful article to date! Nail that industrial design interview with advice from designers from leading US design firms. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 009 – I’m always impressed with design work by design firm MNML. See how they designed the first commercial wine purifier. [DESIGN]

Daily Dig 010 – In this article, I break down what went well in 2015 and set the tone for 2016. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 011 – Use the Chrome plugin called Momentum, to turn a blank browser tab into a personal assistant! [PLUGIN]

Daily Dig 012 – The most successful people have a morning routine. The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod will certainly improve your life. [Book}

Daily Dig 013 – Ever want to start freelancing but not sure how? Learn from my own experiences. [Ebook]

Daily Dig 014 – Need help building an Industrial Design Portfolio? Here’s one of my favorite free resources. [Ebook]

Daily Dig 015 – Meet Phil Tippet, he’s the stop-motion animator behind Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Mad God. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 016 – Never learn alone again. Learn from the best in the best designers in the industry. [COURSE]

Daily Dig 017 – Learn how to use KeyShot’s advanced features on their YouTube channel. [VIDEOS]

Daily Dig 018 – Launching a successful Kickstarter campaign is a big deal. How about fifteen? These guys have. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 019 – Lots can happen in a year. See what I learned in 2015. Lots of growth (in a good way). [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 020 – Designers, engineers and makers-this website is for you. Meet Solidsmack, coverage with a sense of humor. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 021 – See how design can transform the tired, old, predictable gym. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 022 – See how design thinking solves the problem of anxiety in children during CT Scanning. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 023 – Ever curious about the process of creating a concept design image? See here. [BREAKDOWN]

Daily Dig 024 – Check my friend Edon Guraziu’s website. Mad concept design skills. 3D modeling and rendering. [DESIGNER]

Daily Dig 025 – This is explicit and funny. Don’t click if you are offended by the F-word. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 026 – If you’re a freelancer and wish to make more money, learn from the best – Paul Jarvis. [COURSE]

Daily Dig 027 – Want some more design sketching inspiration and tutorials? Check out The Design Sketchbook. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 028 – FXPHD offers some impressive online VFX software instruction + access to all the software on a VPN! [COURSES]

Daily Dig 029 – Watch this mind-blowing VFX breakdown of the short Sundays by PostPanic! [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 030 – Unleash your inner creativity, even if you’re not the ‘creative type’ – Creative Confidence [BOOK]

Daily Dig 031 – Check out the website of fellow friend, designer and rendering expert, Exben Oxholm. [DESIGNER]

Daily Dig 032 – Look at Kodak’s updated Super 8 camera for the digital age, design by Fuseproject. [DESIGN]

Daily Dig 033 – Product Tank is back with a new video! How To Deliver Industrial Design Presentations. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 034 – A great resource targeted at startups. This is how design works! [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 035 – VFX breakdown of The Martian film by MPC Film. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 036 – My article featured among ‘Top 50 Industrial Design Resources On The Web’! [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 037 – Listen to Robert Brunner of Ammunition Group talk ‘Design is a Process, Not an Event! [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 038 – One of the most mind-blowing documentaries I’ve seen about the part-bridge part-tunnel megastructure. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 039 – Design and Innovation book recommendations by Smart Design. [READING LIST]

Daily Dig 040 – Creative Director Ash Thorp delivers an inspiring talk at FITC conference. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 041 – Look at the potentially extensive product design process on the IDSA website. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 042 – What happens when augmented reality meets indoor bouldering? Awesome climbing games! [ARTICLE + VIDEO]

Daily Dig 043 – Spencer Nugent, A.K.A. Sketchaday produces regular design sketching tutorials. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 044 – Tony Fadell, designer of the iPod & creator of nest, explains how product designers see ‘invisible problems’ [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 045 – If you love 3D and CGI like I do, check out the work of Mike Winkleman A.K.A. Beeple. [DESIGNER]

Daily Dig 046 – Felix Baumgartner did a 24 mile skydive. See Gopro’s official video of the event. Gain Perspective. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 047 – Are you a SolidWorks user? See what’s in store for SolidWorks 2017! [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 048 – Five lessons from design firm IDEO on Empathy and Retention [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 049 – Minimalism meets manliness (utility). Beautiful design and product photos by Pensa! [PRODUCT]

Daily Dig 050 – A must-have design reference book for design professionals. [BOOK]

Daily Dig 051 – Learn what hiring managers at top Industrial Design firms look for in a new hire. [BOOK]

Daily Dig 052 – This is NOT the future of sneaker manufacturing, but it sure is cool! [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 053 – Know the difference between Qualitative Data and Quantitative Data. [RESOURCE]

Daily Dig 054 – Learn how to create beautiful renderings using KeyShot 6 in under 15 minutes! [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 055 – The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can explained by the Engineer Guy. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 056 – Learn how KeyShot’s ‘Change Material Type’ aids in creating technical illustrations. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 057 – See the logic behind a masterfully-designed Concept Design Portfolio website with Feng Zhu. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 058 – How to stay healthy as a freelancer. Learn from my experience. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 059 – Need a laugh? I’ve got you here. Watch Canadian rednecks jump over appliances in home-made vehicles. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 060 – See how this old barn was transformed by some well-executed modern design. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 061 – Check out the interior of a $57,000 stereo amplifier – The Gryphon Mephisto. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 062 – Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes in the concept design industry with FZD Design Cinema [PODCAST]

Daily Dig 063 – Watch the trailer for the ID documentary Objectified. I watched this to death when I was in college. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 064 – The sketches of vehicle and concept designer Daniel Simon always inspire. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 065 – Listen to my go-to design playlist. Lots of big, sci-fi soundtracks & instrumentals to get your creative juices going. [PLAYLIST]

Daily Dig 066 – Semplice Labs, a designer’s best kept secret. An awesome website-making platform for designers. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 067 – Crank Brothers bicycle components always look sharp and incorporate well-executed industrial design. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 068 – Packaging design with a surprise! Clever and clean beverage design. [DESIGN]

Daily Dig 069 – Check out these cool CGI renderings explaining what goes into making a Bugatti Veyron. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 070 – Learn how startups have a clean start strategic advantage when it comes to design thinking. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 071 – Biodegradable plastic? Could this be the beginning of a major eco-breakthrough? Learn more here. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 072 –  Cement furniture that actually looks soft and light! [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 073 – This chair is made from artichoke and vegetable oil. Watch the video on how it’s made. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 074 – Thomas Funder’s design sketching skill always inspire and impress me. Follow him on Instagram for regular inspiration. [DESIGNER]

Daily Dig 075 – Want to learn how to draw or sketch like a designer? This is your bible. [BOOK]

Daily Dig 076 – Watch this designer melt found items to make cast aluminum furniture. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 077 – Interesting book, printed without ink for Chanel No. 5. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 078 – Could this tiny, magnetic hardware add-on prevent bicycle component theft for good? [DESIGN]

Daily Dig 079 – Uniform Wares makes some of the nicest modern watches today. [DESIGN]

Daily Dig 080 – Check out Apple’s recycling robot, Liam. Disassembling iPhones faster than any human could. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 081 – Timeless design is important. I’d say this Eames Lobby chair nails it. [DESIGN]

Daily Dig 082 – Here’s a succinct infographic highlighting the skills required to be a good industrial designer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Daily Dig 083 – Watch as Reid Schlegel demonstrates how to create a design sketch marker rendering of a bag. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 084 – Here’s some inspirational eye-candy and visual library fodder from my Sci-Fi Pinterest board. [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 085 – Learn about 3D modeling for industrial designers. There’s a good summary of 3D software at the end. [ARTICLE}

Daily Dig 086 – Here’s what fresh industrial design graduates should be focusing on after school. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 087 – Need fresh product ideas to design? Try out this free online product concept generator by Canadian design duo Maake [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 088 –  Short video showing the construction method for the world’s largest wind turbine. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 089 – Take a peep into the production facilities of electric auto manufacturer Tesla. Beautiful and impressive photos. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 090 – Zaha Hadid will be remembered as one of the most influential female architects. View some of her designs here. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 091 – Scott Robertson recaps his 2015 Inktober efforts. Can’t help but be inspired and learn while watching a Scott Robertson video. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 092 – An impressive 56 page report on various aspects of Industrial Design in America. Wish I had this when I was in design school! [REPORT]

Daily Dig 093 –  The Cinder Cone is the ultimate big kids’ tree fort paradise equipped with concrete skate bowl in beautiful Washington. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 094 – Need ideas for fast, cheap or even free product prototyping? This post should get you started. Step-by-step with pictures. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 095 – Don’t feel discouraged! This short video will motivate you to create more and highlights what it takes to be a great artist! [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 096 – MODOPEDIA is an enormous library of free MODO training videos… and it’s completely Free! [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 097 – Daniel Simon’s latest work for Roborace, the future of driverless automotive racing. Technology meets sport and design. [VIDEO]

Daily Dig 098 – More free sketch tutorials by Reid Schlegel. Super-abbreviated and concise, step-by-step photos of design sketching basics. [ARTICLE]

Daily Dig 099 – The Holy Grail of rendering and CGI assets is a website called Episcura. High res. HDRIs, Textures & Backplates – Sign up for free! [WEBSITE]

Daily Dig 100 – My private detailed design process checklist PDF, yours for free for being an awesome human being! [PDF]

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The Worst and the Best Of 2017


WTF? So soon? It´s only the second week of January!!


If you find the design fail, go to the article at: FASTCODESIGN


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