Category Archives: digital design

4 Ways AR Can Enhance Product Design

4 Ways AR Can Enhance Product Design
Augmented reality gives product designers the ability to see mockups of their designs overlayed into the real world using app such as Vusar’s AR app. (Image source: Vusar)

Augmented reality has been picking up a lot of buzz for its enterprise applications. But while its uses in instances such as training and remote maintenance applications are being highly-touted, AR is moving into another important area of manufacturing as well – product design.

The challenge for product designers however is weighing the benefits of implementing AR into their workflow with the potentially hefty overhead costs associated with picking up expensive new AR hardware. For Brenden Monahan CPO at Vusar, a company that developers augmented reality solutions – including an AR app for viewing CAD models, the benefits of AR come primarily in time savings and an overall acceleration of the design and development process.

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Accessibility in Game Design

I recently had a chat with Steven Spohn of Ablegamers that will be going up soon on my channel and site. In it, we talked about what accessibility means not only for game designers but for the consumers who are playing games. Discussing the misconceptions and myths about accessibility made me think again about approachability and accessibility, and I wanted to take a chance to revise my thoughts on the topic.

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Diseño generativo: Inteligencia artificial y diseño

Silla Elbo, diseñada por Arthur Harsuvanakit y Brittany Presten, miembros del Autodesk’s generative design lab en 2016. Fotografía de Autodesk. Tomada de Gallery Autodesk.

Aunque las metodologías de diseño parecen sobrevivir inalteradas a los cambios sociales, las técnicas que las acompañan responden a las necesidades de la sociedad misma. Gilles Deleuze, relevante filósofo francés de mediados del siglo XX, afirmaba que la tecnología utilizada en las sociedades evoluciona «como una profunda mutación del capitalismo». Pero, ¿en qué contexto se encuentra nuestra sociedad actualmente?

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Desall – Design on Demand

Desall is a new way of thinking the product.
Desall is an open innovation and crowdsourcing platform that, through design contests, connects companies and private clients with a worldwide community of creative talents.

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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Calling all Design Researchers


“Calling all Design Researchers.

We are collecting stories on the journeys that design researchers make from undergraduate study through PhD study to early career design researcher.

We will publish these “personal design research journeys” in a book.

DM me if interested.”