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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Think of your favorite work and your favorite creative heroes. What did they miss? What didn’t they make? What could’ve been made better? If they were still alive, what would they be making today? If all your favorite makers got together and collaborated, what would they make with you leading the crew? Go make that […]
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 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 […]
Single speed biking is minimal transportation
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 […]
Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization. Its been a while. Stay organized my friends!
Hey guys! I’m starting a serious called “Color”. Color is super important in so many aspects of life that I feel are overlooked. But specifically in regards to design, as we explore the depths of great design, I thought it would be great to tackle each primary color and the monochromes as it relates to […]
“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 […]
What is flat design, why has it taken over?
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 […]
I’m transforming the design of Design That’s it to more of a minimalistic monochrome appeal. Enjoy
Hi guys, check out this awesome talk by one of today’s and my personal favorite Graphic Designer. He gives a short talk at Google on his design process with MIT Media Lab. Really insightful 🙂
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 […]
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, […]
Knolling is the process of arranging related objects in parallel or 90-degree angles as a method of organization. Let us knoll with relentless enthusiasm. Let us show the world that life is better when like objects are neatly aligned. Enjoy guys!
A two legged desk. I thought it might be interesting.
Good design is the work of a pirate. I acknowledge that my design looks like existing stuff. But I want to make it better.
Hi Guys! As you know I’ve been doing freelance design sketches for quite some time now. I decided that I should have a core philosophy to my design process. So I quickly made one to help guide my design process. Good design is: Beautiful Simple Useful Human I am still looking over this methodology, […]
Designing a user interface for millions of people should be just as straining as designing a dress for the first lady
I play the guitar. I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this on my blog. But yes, I love music. I grew up, like most people my age, attending piano lessons and learning basic classical music. I was later introduced to Garage Band, and the piano became irrelevant to me. But I found solace with […]
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 […]
Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization. YAY! Let the knolling resume 🙂
Bear with me guys. My passion for design stretches further then my sparatic commentary on D_T_I. I am actually trying to turn my passion for both design and tech and business into a career. And so I have been trying to refine my design skills for the past year or so. This is something I […]
Art and Tech are best friends. Let me explain….
This will be a little unusual…. its a poem I wrote in high school. I just found it, and I love it. Enjoy. I want three pancakes, no two pancakes, No….. I can’t wait to visit Grana, Afterwards we leave, we get pancakes. Dad said that Grana won’t be around for long, and That […]
Hey Guys. I apologize for the wait. I have been really busy with school for the past three and months. I have three blog drafts that I’ve been working on. But in the mean time, I’d like to leave a small tip of advice. As you know, I am a huge advocate of simplicity in […]
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. […]
I find it especially fascinating that the structure of our universe and its physical laws in nature hold so many revealing life lessons. I think that its so important that we remember to stay focused. Its those that do a lot of the small things right that make big impacts. Enjoy 🙂
This is what happens when design is taken seriously
Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization. YAY! Its such a great season for knolling. With the winter holidays around the corner, I tried to conjure up some merrily spirited knolls. Enjoy!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization. These are my favorite blog posts! When I thought the world may have stopped knolling, a quick Bing image search proved me wrong. Enjoy 🙂
If you haven’t noticed, there is a Smartwatch revolution that has been going on the for the last year and a half or so. The Galaxy Gear and the Pebble Watch have been leading the pack so far, but they both have their flaws. The Gear being too bulky, and the Pebble not being quite […]
“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” Milton Glaser. The jury’s still out on whether or not these can withstand the intense temperatures of boiling water, but I love the idea. Have you ever wondered what happened to all of those […]
Its a been a long time sense Apple ventured outside of the box, or outside of their own box for that matter. The iPad was probably the last time I saw Apple do what it does best which is designing a whole new realm of a computer form factor. The new Mac Pro is a […]
Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization. I couldn’t wait to get you guys another patch of well knolled items! I love knolling with a passion. It was love at first site, and I am continually impressed by what wonderful assortment of like-items […]
Yes this blog had a logo lol. It looked like this. I wanted a sort of playful yet simplistic logo design… Something that would stick in memories, but I lost interest with it over time. I didn’t like orange and red with the vanilla background, well I did like it, but not for the blog […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB_LFEAhK34 “If you haven’t been keeping a close watch on CES 2014, I apologize as I promised to do the heavy lifting for you, but don’t fret. Next few post tilted “CES: …” will cover my highlight observations of the Consumer Electronic Show this past week.” Use the photos above as a reference. A standard […]
Its a play on words and a play on table. Type ‘binary table’ into a search browser, and what do you get? Yea a binary table. Now type ‘binary table-01’ into your search browser and what do you get? That’s right! A Binary Table-01. If you are perplexed by the idea of fusing design and […]
This could be the generation of people that begin to prioritize the safety of or earth over the convenience of our daily lifestyle. I know from experience that riding a bike in the city is more often than not the most efficient way of getting from place to place. It is ironically faster than a […]
“The simplest things are often the truest” Richard Bach We definitely have the natural inclination to acquire. Not necessarily to acquire more, but there is definitely the need to acquire. We look to acquire money, friendships, love, beauty, respect, success, happiness, truth ect… And that natural inclination to acquire is fueled by each other. When […]
“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” Milton Glaser I compiled another assortment of Wow designs. Enjoy 🙂 A thermostat. The Nest smart thermostat is a good example of technological simplicity…. The metal band that wraps around the device floats on […]
Knolling is the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization. This series of blogs will focus around one of the most attractive ways of organizing items that I have ever seen. I’m sure you have seen knolled items quite a few times in your life. I […]
Minimalism is reaching the masses, or at least that is the underlying notion to some of the most recent entrepreneurial efforts. One of the basic roles of an engineer is to identify an issue in society and to find a method of fixing the issue. The issue hear, is that people tend to stack up […]
Right… I know what you are thinking, what can be so interesting about a .cpp file? Well, perhaps its all in the perception. To some it may look daunting, to some it may read like a book, and to some its a pleasant reminder of The Matrix series. Well, I wrote this program last week […]