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General Magic – The movie – The first smartphone before iPhone.

Design

“Multi-award winning feature documentary GENERAL MAGIC is the untold tale of how a great vision and epic failure changed the world.”

From the editor: First lesson of all: Never, ever compromise your design vision!

 

Visit: https://www.generalmagicthemovie.com/

Presenting the Product Design Process

Product design is not a field in which one can provide a definitive solution that’ll guarantee the success of every project. As different trends come and go, new techniques and frameworks appear as an effort to perfect processes and provide the best results. What once consisted of simply providing a solution to a single problem evolved into a myriad of solutions, channels and platforms that can achieve similar goals.

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Lean Startup Product Development

Overview

The “Lean Startup” approach is based on a book by Eric Ries of the same name. The fundamental problem that the book addresses is that many companies:

  • Think that they know what the market and their customers want,
  • Make a lot of assumptions based on that thinking
  • Launch a long and expensive product development effort to meet what they think are those needs, and
  • Then find out that those assumptions were wrong

What Is the Problem?

That approach is typical for a company with a traditional plan-driven approach to project management. (That is what many people loosely call “Waterfall”). The problem isn’t really unique to startups; this problem can take place with any company of any size – it may happen more frequently with startups just because there is normally a higher level of uncertainty associated with a startup.

What’s the Solution?

The solution to this problem is to use an incremental and iterative approach to product development. That approach should have lots of customer input and feedback along the way. That approach is exactly what is used in an Agile product development effort. The approach would look something like this:

Lean Startup Process

Overall Summary

The Lean Startup approach is a good, common-sense approach for dealing with uncertainty in a business environment. It is a very useful concept that can apply to any business (not limited to startups). The exact implementation may vary from one company to the next depending on the level of uncertainty and other factors.

From Managedagile.com

Product Frameworks

Design Sprint

 

Frameworks for Product Managers


A collection of resources and techniques to help you create better products.

Visit: https://www.product-frameworks.com/

The best Chinese Design

Furniture by Frank Chou at Design China Beijing 2019

Dezeen’s Benedict Hobson picks out six Chinese design studios and brands that made an impression at the Design China Beijing trade show earlier this month.

Design China Beijing featured over 200 exhibitors including a host of international brands, but also a significant contingent of design studios and companies based in China.

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The Augmented Designer from Core77

Resultado de imagem para Core77

 

Designers are poised to enter a new realm where Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will redefine the design process.

By Emily R. PellerinAugust 30

Article at Coroflot

Wikifactory – Shaping the future together

Shaping the future

Become part of a founding community of designers, engineers and creatives from over 100 countries that are shaping the future of how things are made.

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That future where you could have an idea for a new product and make it happen is here. We power incredible teams and communities working on the leading edge of product innovation. What is amazing is that you can take part. This isn’t innovation behind closed doors. ➤ https://wikifactory.com/featured

From robotics to furniture, clay 3D printing to prosthetics, bio-tech to aeroponics – we’re a fast growing community using Wikifactory to accelerate product innovation and solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Get involved or start your own workspace. ➤ https://wikifactory.com/sign-up

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Design against the elderly

I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me
The world is designed against the elderly, writes Don Norman, 83-year-old author of the industry bible Design of Everyday Things and a former Apple VP.

>>Articulo traduzido al español por “Mayores de Hoy” en Diseño en contra…

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No Designer Is an Island

No Designer Is an Island: Why Collaboration With Manufacturers Is Essential

I learned a lot about the relationship between designers and manufacturers before I even entered the field. My father worked as an architect, and I was often by his side as he went to visit job sites and collaborate with contractors. Even though my father designed the houses, he respected and invited questions, criticisms, and feedback from the builders he relied on. As a result, each finished project was more successful for everyone involved.

At the top level, product design works much the same way. The relationship between the designer and the manufacturer is paramount when you are producing a consumer product. And when we talk about designing and manufacturing truly innovative products where there’s no previous knowledge to fall back upon, that relationship becomes even more important.

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