Product designer Daisuke Kitagawa sheds some light on the process by which he goes about designing his simple, minimal, and functional products. His products often have more than one purpose, and can be playful when used in combination with other home appliances.
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Design Against Crime
BY SPIKE SPONDIKE
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 09, 2009
Can the design of shop furniture, products, packaging, retail space large and small, display areas, security procedures, retail management and the myriad of other factors in this environment – even the experience of shopping itself – reduce shoplifting and improve ambiance without turning a small newsagent or a large department store into Alcatraz?
DAC is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
Takram Design Engineering
BY KAZ YONEDA
@ VOL 95
ON SEP 26, 2012
Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Taking the concept far beyond the traditional idea of a water bottle, Kaz shares the final, innovative solution that Takram Design Engineering created in response to the challenge.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 20, 2013.
BY STEVE CHRISTOPHER
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS
ON MAR 14, 2013
MINIMAL is a Chicago-based studio creating iconic, disruptive, brand-building products and experiences that connect emotionally with users. We are a top collective of multi-disciplinary talent consistently delivering new products and brands that translate into sustainable market successes regardless of category or industry.
From brand-defining icons and game-changing new product ecosystems for companies like Xbox, Microsoft, Google, Dell, Nike, Coalesse and Apple, to exploring uncharted territory on riskier ventures with start-ups and entrepreneurs, our award-winning work spans a diverse range of industries from technology, medical and consumer products to lifestyle, furniture and environments.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2013.
BY YOSHIO MUTO
@ VOL 109
ON DEC 04, 2013
Yoshio Muto presents products from his company, Radio Eva. These products are all based on a TV show called Evangelion. They have recently started a new line called Evangelion Red in which they selected red things from the show and used them as a theme to design new products.
Clever Products from Young Minds
BY EUNSOL BYUN
@ VOL 129
ON OCT 28, 2015
"At ID KAIST we exploring new ways to enhance the user experience of existing products"
Jihoon Suh and Eunsol Byun are students at ID KAIST - Industrial Design Dept. of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - and the winners of our first TABLE TALK Competiion at Tokyo Design Week. They give us an impresive overview of the outstanding student work happening at their school.
Product Design A to Z
BY DANIEL FORTIN
@ VOL 4
ON OCT 25, 2013
"Designing is the art of using forethought. If you make it up on the spot, that's not design, that's Jazz.'"
In Product Design A to Z from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 4, Lead Product Designer at lighting manufacturer, Fluxworks Illumination, Daniel Fortin walks us through the process of taking an idea, LED design in this case, through its myriad stages of development before it hits production and tells us why we need to pay closer attention to the products we surround ourselves.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 16th, 2016.