According to this post on The Design Blog the Turkish company Antrepo Design has come up with a new design for the “Tuner Time” which serves as a stereo FM radio but resembles a classic timepiece. This radio seems extremely uncomplicated since it has only two control wheels for frequency tuning and volume. But I’m worried if this unusual design of a classic timepiece will hit home with the new generation. What do you think?
Unlike Porsche Design's previous phone, the slick P'9521 clamshell, the P'9522 is designed around a straightforward "candy-bar" form factor, milled from a solid block of aluminum with a scratch-resistant touchscreen glass display. Avoiding getting your fingerprints all over this slick piece of tech would be an exercise in futility, so Porsche Design has incorporated a fingerprint reader to keep unwelcome users out.
- Play DVDs
- Play CDs (and get track information from the internets)
- Play Blu-Ray discs.
- Play Media (Music, Video and Photo) stored on a USB Stick or drive
- Streams Media via UPnP server.
- Plays and records freeview TV with the PlayTV add-on box, which by extension, includes Radio too.
- Oh, it also plays games.
According to the Associated Press, for Ed Welburn, Head Designer at GM, the current economic crisis does not mean a crisis for design. Welburn said, "We certainly won't be able to do everything that we'd like to do, but every vehicle that we do is going to be a strong design, a very relevant design, a design that's done with incredible quality inside and out." When asked if GM will cheapen their design to make more cars, Welburn responded, ""We can't do that. Our customers won't accept it. We're just going to have to work harder looking at the trade-offs and looking at creative ways of developing these interiors," Welburn said. "Creative solutions that don't compromise the interiors." What sort of advice would you give Welburn on the management or design of these new GM products? We'd like to hear your thoughts.
Catering to young professionals who are moving out of college dorms and into their own apartments, The Design Blog highlights a stylish design by Christopher Gregory for multifunctional furniture units. His designs, which are called “Mov,” represents mobile media furniture including a TV and media unit, ottoman, and a laptop cart. It will be interesting to see if these furniture units will catch on with the up and coming college grads.
Shopability or Confusion? Package Design Systems that Welcome Consumers
February 26, 2009
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Since 80% or so of the consumer’s buying decisions are made at shelf, the ease at which a product is found and sells itself is vital to success. The very moment a consumer is unsure of what they are getting with a product or cannot find a specific offering, they will often turn to adjacent options… many of which are store brands that might well be simpler to comprehend and less expensive. Big brands must capitalize on consumer loyalties to retain these purchases through engaging packaging, clear communication priorities and an understandable system of segmentation.
What you will learn:
• Sound segmentation principals
• Putting on the naïve hat; moving beyond what YOU know
• When messaging should violate versus integrate
• How people see and its relevance to a shopping system
• The Brand Cascade; how many layers do you need?
About our speaker:
John has been with DuPuis, a strategic brand & packaging firm, for over 15 years. His primary role is as Vice President and Creative Director but has worked to champion the entire packaging process from innovation to print production. His award-winning work has been featured in HOW Magazine and Image Electric. He is currently serving as Creative Director for clients including Nestlé, Kellogg’s, Mars Petcare, Hormel, Dole, and Baxter Pharmaceuticals.
- Sharpen Your Skill Set.
- Spend some time in quiet contemplation.
- Start and stay on a routine.
- Use your eyes, Look around you.
- Let go of expectations.
Lisa Mikulski and Dragonfly Blu Design shared these five ways to up your creativity level and stay current and focused when you're hitting a block. We've all been there with design--sometimes it takes a rapidly approaching deadline for us to use those creative juices. Check out Lisa's post and share with us your tried and true recipes for creativity!
vibrant palette of line-specific colors and illustrations that clearly differentiate Signature, Fair Trade Organic, Flavored, Seasonal, and Single Origin choices. The crisp, contemporary look incorporates improved communication of roast level, grind type, certifications, and caffeination that helps consumers find their favorites. A deeper footprint and reduced height of the bags allow them to fit on store shelves more easily than previous designs.
The 10 and 12 ounce bags of coffee were designed by the company's creative team along with BrandBuzz. For more information, read here.
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