Category Archives: design tools

CAD versus Sketching

This is the first article in an ongoing series by Dr. James Self in which he explores designers’ approaches and tools in support of a thoughtful, reflective design activity.

CAD vs. Sketching, Why Ask? ·

A continuing issue in industrial design education is when to allow students to move from sketch work to 3D CAD modelling during studio practice—or whether to let them use CAD at all! I’ve heard of first year undergraduate modules where students are ‘banned’ from the use of CAD in an attempt to encourage sketchbook work and more explorative conceptual design practice. In my view this approach is somewhat draconian and does little to deal with the underlying reasons that attract less experienced designers to the comparative certainty of 3D CAD.

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Design Factory Global Network (Portuguese Link)

In this new era, Design also needs to “redesign” itself, from long and heavy University Courses to fast, innovative and practical design courses, delivered by a global network of “Design Factories” from top universities.

Visit: https://www.pdf.ipp.pt/parcerias/parceiros_academicos/design-factory-global-network-1

How Can We Make Design Better for the Color-Blind?

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A quiet but staggering statistic: Eight percent of all men and 0.5 percent of women experience some form of colorblindness.

What can design do to help them?

VISIT 99u.adobe

Design Surveys Group

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Are you a designer (Industrial – Product, Graphic, Digital, Ux, Ui, design thinking, service design, design strategies, design process, design management) and need answers for your design survey?

Visit my Design Surveys Group at Facebook.

Surveys can be in English, Español, Português and get the answers you need.
But remember you have to support others too!

Top 10 Podcasts for Designers and Creatives

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Ready for a good listen? A great podcast can provide inspiration as well as a mental break while you work or relax. There’s no shortage of outstanding podcasts for designers and creatives, covering web design, creative life, and much more.

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