Apple is a company that appreciates design, sometimes to a fault. But in recent years, especially with the absence and eventual departure of Jony Ive, Apple’s once market leading design has lost a lot of what made it special. This is apparent in its software but more so in its hardware. Where Apple once distinguished… Continue reading Apple’s design has lost most of its character.
Design Name: AirPods 2 Design Description: A redesign of the original AirPods, updated to fit in with modern tech aesthetics and utilize updated manufacturing techniques to make the AirPods smaller and more streamlined than ever before. Design Purpose: The purpose was to update the design of the current AirPods, as to make them fit more… Continue reading 100 Days of Product Design: Day 2
A lot of companies have thrown around the phrase “the next smartphone” when talking about their products, a claim that has lost most of the weight it once carried with it due to the sheer amount of times it has been used to describe products that have failed to recapture even a sliver of the… Continue reading Will the 2020s see an end to the smartphone?
Design Name: PureWatch Design Description: The challenge was to invent something new. I chose to invent a smart watch that could replace a smart phone and take away the distractions that come with it. Design Purpose: We see it everywhere, people’s faces buried in their phones, wasting precious time with friends and family to read… Continue reading 100 Days of Product Design: Day 1: Design Thinking
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So called “planned obsolescence” is something we hear a lot about lately. Just a few years ago, Apple made headlines for supposedly using software to make older iPhones seem slower, with the goal of pushing users to upgrade to a newer model. While Apple never admitted to the latter, they dd acknowledge that they had… Continue reading When the quest for the best user experience goes too far.