Category Archives: Design

Advice on design topics for students

Book by designer David Airey and it is a great advice for design students and professionals.

“Student designers and those new to the profession often ask me for advice on topics related to branding and visual identity work.
These articles and resources were pieced together with the intention of saving everyone a little time.” from designer David Airey.

Find the design resources at his site. – Pricing, contracts, researching, branding, presenting to clients.

Biophilic Industrial Design – Olus

Since Biophilic design is a new field, design proposals are still kind of primitive or focusing on interior design and architecture, it is hard to find a good example of biophilic design applied to product design.

Therefore I was glad to find this product by designer Louie Duncan, which is a great example of applying biophilic design for industrial design – product design.

Find more about OLUS at his page.

Want to know more about Biophilic Design? Visit my post about it.

What is biophilic design?

A look at the work of social ecologist Stephen Kellert outlines the theory and practice of incorporating nature in design.

With nature it is possible to improve the built environment – that’s the idea behind biophilic design. Intended to create a good habitat for human beings, its fundamental goal is to promote physical and mental health, fitness and wellbeing.

It’s a concept rooted in human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes, suggesting that this connection is a part of our genetic makeup built up over hundreds of thousands of years living in an agrarian society.

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Ofertas laborales de Diseño Industrial en México

Este articulo del site “Diseño para la interacción” es de 2011, pero, infelizmente el panorama del diseño en México no ha cambiado, sigue siendo más o menos el mismo.

La única actualización necesaria seria para los salários, pero la información puede ser una buena base para empezar a cobrar por tus primeros trabajos. Un articulo muy util para recien-egresados de la carrera.

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Hace algunos años, cuando terminé la Licenciatura en Diseño Industrial, lo primero que pensé fue y ¿ahora qué?

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Design Contracts and Agreements

Trust and a good client´s relationship starts with a good contract – agreement for both, this samples might be useful as a guideline, specially if you are new to freelancing.

D&T9: Kaitlyn Debiasse, Human Factors

Kirsty Thompson

Kaitlyn Debiasse, GSA Product Design Lecturer, took this week’s Design and Technology event. She spoke about human factors, inclusivity, and personalisation within design.

Most products are designed for 50th percentile male of average size and weight. An example of this is cars. For those who do not fall within this small percentage are much more likely to be injured of even killed. In fact, any seatbelt wearing female in a vehicle has 73% greater odds of being seriously injured – yet nothing has been done about it. This really annoys me, why should our lives be risked just because we aren’t of average male size? Why are we still designing for the 50th percentile male? What about females? Children? People who are above and below the average male? An average man is not an average human!

Female Increased Risk of Injury – Estimated increase of risk for moderate injuries in…

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