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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

WOW Design: 4

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 […]

WOW Design: 3

“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 […]

CES: The 4K Invasion

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 […]

Grace

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 […]

WOW Design: 2

“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 […]

That is Really Thin

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 […]