Posts in Design
Prototyping - Why / What / How

Once we know “Why” we want to build a prototype, or multiple types of prototypes, let’s consider “What” kinds of prototypes there are. Between Feedback, Resolution, Dimension, Cost, and Speed there are a seemingly infinite number of options. Here are some of the more common types of prototypes

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Design and Development - What's the Difference?

Design exists along the entire continuum. It’s not design then development, but rather design and development. The ancient roots of the word “Design” have meanings such as to indicate with a mark or sign and to have a particular purpose or intention. Design is about asking questions, and asking the right, or most meaningful questions. What basic science research can I do today to have the most impact on society tomorrow? What car should we build with this new fuel cell technology? Who will be the first to adopt such a technology, and what does car look like for them?

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DesignAndrew DiMeoComment
What is Human-Centered Design?

At Trig, human-centered design is a philosophy put into daily practice.  We approach each new product design challenge with the mindset of a student, listening and watching carefully to understand the customer needs and experiences throughout the process.  We wonder:  How can we make the product or service not only functional and solve an existing problem, but also a joyful experience?

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Design, FeaturedSamantha Harr
Large-Scale Beauty (Photoblog)

Team members at Trig refute Monocle Travel Guide’s claim that “the Japanese are sensitive to small-scale beauty but insensitive to large-scale ugliness” in this thought-provoking photoblog about current trends in both gallery art and large public works design.

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What Are the Origins of Design Thinking?

Design Thinking has generated a lot of momentum through mentions in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. A majority of corporations operate analytically and can be disrupted by trends that sometimes renders businesses obsolete, you must create a culture that fosters creativity, methods that promote innovation, and the tools that designers utilize can be perfect in the effort to avoid these pitfalls.

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DesignGus Myer