Knowledge via Networking

Networking allows for a new perspective in thought. Whether the connection be within your field or opposite entirely, the knowledge taken away is invaluable. Nikiesha Nelson, senior graphic artist at Nike, describes the phenomenon as “party networking”. Nikiesha utilized networking events and designer parties to learn more about the field she wished to go into….

Reducing a Collection with Design

Nudge design condenses a thoughtful product into a procedure that’s second nature to the human mind. It focuses on what’s happening, and how we can simplify long explanations into quick shortcomings. In a way its like reducing the amount of markers an artist typically carries. An artist needs a large amount markers in order to bring artwork…

Multiple Benefits Are Good!

It’s fun to see something ordinary do something you don’t expect it to. That’s why items such as ottomans and laptops are so enjoyable. Combining two purposes into one, such as this flop chair by swissmiss or this multipurpose tetris furniture are so intriguing. Multiple benefits lead to a happier individual. For engineering design, it’s…

Engage Yourself Into Action!

When you “find work that is engaging, you’re likely to develop long-lasting passion for that work.” Here are some samples of what gets me involved and ready to work! Drawing what’s on my mind Editing and color correcting video Completing a long structural analysis problem Teaching class about engineering subjects such as statics Running a…

Realistic Design: It looks Pretty, Now Build It!

Ethan Imboden from Frog Design states, “The designer must understand the full set of implications of their craft” and I would have to agree. Whenever I design, I focus on ensuring the project can realistically be built. For me, a design must look appealing and be durable to function. In a recent project during the…

Nudge Behavior and how it Shapes Design in the 21st Century

Recently, I was asked to peruse through 4 articles and provide questions to the topics they discuss. I decided to format this post by attaching a link to each article below and respond accordingly. http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669055/designs-next-frontier-nudging-consumers-into-making-better-life-choices In terms of difficult topics such as survivors of sexual assault and depression, how can nudge design provide individual freedom to…