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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tesla Motors Will Reach the Masses

If you thought that electrical vehicles are either a thing of the future or simply not attractive enough to attract people, well you are wrong. The Tesla Model S is a prime example of just how enticing electric vehicles can be when done right. With 260+ miles a charge, a beautiful design, 0-60mph in under […]

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 […]

Get Ready, CES is Right Around the Corner

Its sneaking up on us quickly. To my fellow geeks and technophiles, some of the most exciting days of the year are less than a week away. The Consumer Electronic Show of 2014 should quench the tech enthusiast thirst as we kick off the new year. I will be posting brief reviews and updates throughout […]

The Best Cube the World Has Ever Seen

“This is worth obsessing over” If you are like me, then you tend to find immense fascination in simple objects that can do… wonders. Well the Cubli can do just that. Other than its shape, its far from simple. The device is technically a robot. Its compact volume holds three motors respectively attached to a […]

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 […]

Quantum Revolution

Apparently, we have been practicing quantum physics for quite some time… or at least a mock-form of it. Pizza Bagels. The idea that one particle can be another particle at the same time is part of quantum physics. There is also the theory of quantum tunneling, aka teleportation. There are many unforeseen concepts to quantum […]

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 […]

Wearable Gets Personal With Airo

We’ve heard about the Nike Fuelband, the Jawbone Up, and the Fitbit Flex. If you haven’t, all three of these devices are centered around autonomously measuring and organizing daily physical activity and sleeping patterns with the use of the very compact sensor technologies in the form of a simple wrist band. The concept behind wristband […]

Microsoft Goes Vegan

BREAKING NEWS. Microsoft has completed torn down the employee ranking system. If you’re not familiar with the system, Microsoft has for quite some time been using a heretical ranking system which highlights individuals that perform very well within the company. The point of the system was to keep competition fluid and alive and to discourage […]

WOW Design: 1

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”  Milton Glaser As a college engineering student with a fulltime girlfriend, one can say that my time is like having three water bottles at my disposal in the midst of a blazingly dry equatorial […]

Its Electric: Its Tesla Motors

Forget what you heard guys! Gasoline is an old story. Coal is an old story. Imagine if you had to fill up your phone with smelly, flammable, greasy  liquid to make a call. Imagine if you had to burn coal rocks under your refrigerator to start its cooling process. Life would be an awkward process […]

LG: The Second Phone Bender

Bendable OLED screens have been in existence for quite some time now. The reason we have yet to see a device with a bent or bendable screen in our local At&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon retailer is because quite frankly, there seems to be no use for it. Lets think about it… Perhaps the most […]

My Wrist is a Beautiful Robot: The Jawbone UP

Simplicity makes all of the difference. You can bet that is what the design team for the Jawbone UP were thinking. I always am impressed by technology that doesn’t ‘look’ like technology. Some of you may glance at the above picture and admire a casual leather watch accompanied with a dark navy blue rubber strap […]

What is Next Generation?

I want to start off my blog discussion about the next gen consoles, namely, Xbox One and PS4. But I want to first try and define what a Next Gen console SHOULD be. Next Gen in the world of gaming consoles is a high expectation. Its especially a high expectation in comparison to other markets. Why […]