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Book: sketching, product design presentation

Below I treat you to screen captures of “SKETCHING, product design PRESENTATION” from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDSIeLJ89MU).

I saw it, then I bought it, and now I’m sharing it (a bit). If you come over you can have a go at my copy or get your own http://www.amazon.com/Koos-Eissen/e/B001HOHP4M.

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love the lines!Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.38 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.40 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.42 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.43 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.47 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.54 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.55 PM

I will endeavor to make all my sketchbook pages this meaningful.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.57 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.21.58 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.00 PM

grills grills grills.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.01 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.03 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.05 PM

I wish I could think/draw as clearly about something as my four year old does.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.06 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.08 PM An unassuming item can be the hardest to design.
Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.29 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.34 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.36 PMHow many sketches does it take to understand a user’s need?
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I smile when I see one of those lamps in real life.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.43 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.45 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.48 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.49 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.51 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.53 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.55 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.56 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.57 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.22.58 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.02 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.04 PMI end up looking at the leather shoes and thinking how nice the bike is, weird.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.06 PM

yummy shapes!Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.07 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.08 PM

these are wonderful! color material and placement.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.09 PM

I want one of these Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.10 PM

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Cartman on the left, Kenny on the right. I always forget who is Stan and who is Kyle.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.23 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.28 PM

These Lights are sick. How can one begin to redesign such an iconic item. it would take me a few pages to stop drawing circles.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.41 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.45 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.51 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.52 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.53 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.54 PM

This one made me blush.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.55 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.56 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.57 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.23.59 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.01 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.03 PM 1 Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.05 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.07 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.09 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.10 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.12 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.15 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.16 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.17 PM

I really enjoy seeing the thumbnails and ideation that goes on.Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.18 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.19 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.20 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.21 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.23 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.24 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.25 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.28 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.35 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.37 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.38 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.40 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.41 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.43 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.44 PM Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 3.24.45 PM

Go buy this book… http://www.amazon.com/Koos-Eissen/e/B001HOHP4M

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Flat vs Skeuomorphism, and good design.

Hola, So I have been advising clients away from skeuomorphism in thier designs. You may ask, “Why would you do that, skeuomorphism is dope.” and your right it is cool, but when we go to production the tangental aspect is quickly overshadowed by business needs and dynamic integration quickly blows up budgets. It looks great in the comp, but many times ends up getting scrapped in production.

I love design for design sake, (it’s called art) and in time skeuomorphism design will settle into a nice place so will “flat”. “Flat” for now, will be the new rounded corner. It will be used in places it’s not needed and everything will look like a 50’s ad campaign. This “flat” idea will spin itself out as a new style emerges and replaces “flat”. Maybe a representative monochromatic style (super flat), or using only CSS3 (code flat), or pure line work (anti flat). The great thing is good design will persist..

Skeuomorphism, Flat, flat design, Calander design Css3, html5,

I would love to talk about the Save button next….