AS LITTLE DESIGN AS POSSIBLE

Its natural to want to over design. I think that much of the time the struggle of an artist and a designer is fought against their own creative obsession. You learn a ton of skills, you develop your own form of expression, but then you try your best to hone it and control it. There […]

NEW PASSIONS

Hi crew! I want to update you all on what I’ve been up. Design That’s IT is fully in tact, but I am taking this experiment on a slightly new course. As you know, the site is predicated around showing off the most interesting accomplishments in design, tech, and business that I have noticed in […]

PURE

Samsung keeps surprising me. I’ve criticized them for unashamedly copying other designs in the industry without making any noticeable changes. However, over the years they’ve proven that they can in fact design, and not just design, they can design really well. Below is a video that was created and uploaded to YouTube in 2012. Its a concept […]

Min or Naw

I’ve really enjoyed this journey with Design That’s It. I’m considered a slightly major design/brand change that might better represent what this blog is all about. I’m considered rebranding DTI to “min”…. short for minimal, or minimalism. I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time now and I’d rather do it sooner than later. […]

SONY a6300, A STAR IS BORN

Mirrorless cameras are quickly replacing traditional DSLRs in the professional camera industry. The power and versatility of today’s smartphone cameras have exposed Nikon and Canon’s lack of innovation. DSLRs just seem like big blocks of rubber and metal that can take slightly better photos than flagship smartphones (as far as the average customer is concerned). […]

VSCO

VSCO is an Instagram for minimalists. Instagram is a great social networking idea. Its truly captured the generation of smartphone photography. But like all successful social platforms, its been infiltrated by the others. The others are people that have habits that do not align with the intentions of the platform. For Instagram, these are people […]

PERFECTION

We are reaching a point of interest in the world of hardware engineering and industrial design. For decades desktop computers have dominated when it comes to advanced productivity. But the world is mobilizing and work is becoming less and less local. Desktops are also huge energy consumption devices, and a lot of people may not […]

WOW DESIGN: 5

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”  Milton Glaser Asus is among the many Windows hardware OEM’s that are beginning to invest more in quality design. The Zenbook 3, recently unveiled at Computex 2016, is an engineering and design marvel. It […]

DON’T EXPLORE, JUST DO

Hey everyone! I’m back from my unannounced hiatus. I apologize for the wait, but on the bright side, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately lol I know its cliché, I did that on purpose. Recently news broke that Microsoft has just finished up laying off the last batch of Lumia engineers and designers from […]

DESIGN ICON: DIETER RAMS

Today is an exciting day for me because I get to write about my favorite 3D designer. His name is Dieter Rams, and he is arguably one of the top 5 most influential modern designers in the world. German born, Dieter had an unconventional introduction to the world of design. He studied architecture at Wiesbaden […]

HELIX DESIGNS YOUR SLUMBER

I mentioned in my CodeAcademy post that every seemingly mundane aspect of human existence is being smartized. Well, Helix Sleep is a perfect example of this paradigm shift. Not only that, Helix Sleep is placing a huge emphasis on quality design in the mattress buying process. Yea, their vision does away with mattress warehouse and its […]

DESIGN GENE POOL

Nothing is truly original. Everything piggybacks off of everything to some degree. The funniest thing about creativity is that its actually no more than good thievery masked as originality. The times when we catch our selves saying, “they stole that design from blabadeebla” only serve as evidence that whatever was been stolen was poorly implemented. Every curve, colorway, […]

CODE YOUR FUTURE: CODEACADEMY

For those of you who fear the inevitable robot takeover of blue-collar society, fear no more. You are a few free coding tutorials away from securing your place in the future employment economy. Hopefully you are reading this because you know that the world is becoming a supercomputer… Hopefully you realize that every mundane aspect […]

AI: INTRO

Hey guys. It’s been 3 years sense I started Design That’s IT. I’ve had a fantastic time writing about the things that interest me the most in the design, tech, and business worlds. Thanks for sticking around through my unpredictable posting habits lol! I really value when people read these posts 🙂 So if you […]

THE ULTIMATE LAPTOP

Perfection is impossible. Its an human asymptote. We have a general sense, in theory, what it should look like or how it should work… but it is literally impossible to reach as long as we operate as human beings. But that doesn’t mean we cannot get closer and closer. We can. lol this of course is […]

E3: Hololens and MineCraft are Insane

Hey Guys… Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are the days of E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo hosted in CA. In short, its an event for the whole video game world to show what they have been working on for the past few years. I’ve tuned in to every E3 event sense 2008. I will post a […]

Not Good Enough

Originally posted on LIFETHATSIT:
“I AM JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH!” Have you ever had this mindset? (You don’t have to raise your hand unless you want to lol.) I want to admit that I, Tiffany, have thought this a couple of times. Actually, maybe more than a couple. Let’s say occasionally. I think many people…

Design Without Walls

How much more simple can a phone be? This is a question that I’m sure plagues any passionate industrial designer. In a sense, the constant goal of any designer is to further simplify on top of the design that was previously thought to be “autumnal simplicity”. I sympathize with a design team that is faced […]

Welcome to the Future

Do we only see a revolution after it has passed? This is something I’ve wondered time and time again. I am so incredibly fortunate to have been born a few years before the turn of the millennium. Sony’s Walkman MP3 player had broken barriers for mobile computing and the laptop would soon do the same. […]

Smartwatches of the Future: Apple Watch

I have been thinking about this post for a long time now, but I have been quite tied up the past few weeks. So much has happened in the ever evolving world of mobile tech: Samsung’s new suite of galaxy and gear fit products, Apple’s iPhone and Apple watch unveiling, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 to name […]

2k Face Scans

2k Sport’s NBA 2k game series has continuously pushed the boundary of simulation gaming in almost every facet. Last year, with the introduction of the next gen gaming consoles, NBA 2k14 hailed as the one of, if not the most, impressive games graphically in history. What gave 2k14 an edge on all other games was […]

The Cup is Evolving

You cant help but notice the almost desperate attempts by humans to make simple objects ‘smart’ so to speak. We’ve successfully done so with books, watches/bracelets, glasses, notebooks, paper and pens and the list goes on. But it seems as though we’ve passed over the cup lol how silly of us, well… until now. I’m […]

A New Microsoft

It is no question that I, the Single-Editor of Design That’s IT, have a particular liking for almost all things dealing with Microsoft. I am not afraid to admit to this because it comes with a reason that reaches much deeper then the following: I love their products, I like their services, I like Bill […]