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GonzoInventor last won the day on March 30 2012

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  1. GonzoInventor

    Bear + Vodka + Balalaika

    I like your tea.mate teapot. Great colours.
  2. GonzoInventor

    Designing A Chess Set For The Blind In 10 Days

    Thanks Waikit. I'll admit, it's terrifying doing this project so publicly. It's like leaving your soul bare to potential criticism. Plus, the fact that I might not come up with anything exciting or innovative or even something that solves the problem. But, I has helped me get my design mojo back and has forced me to update my product design portfolio (which was mostly the point).
  3. I am about to attempt to design a chess set for the blind in 10 days as an experiment in showing a "live" product design process. I have to fit it in around so-called real design work, so it might be a bit erratic, but if you wish you can try and follow my progress here: http://duncanmckean....uct-in-10-days/ Wish me luck.
  4. Okay, I admit it. I really like creative methodologies. Some people geek out over typography, bezier curves, a fast bowl, Firefly. I like how ideas are developed from something half-grasped like a fleeting dream, through to a fully fledged thing. I like the techniques of exploring an idea and making it into something bigger than it was. Anyway, I have been aware of Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's Oblique Strategies for quite some time. Then there's Jeff Noon's Cobralingus Engine. And IDEO's Method Cards. Lots of different ways of getting your brain to think in different ways. So I thought I'd try and have a go at creating my own. I liked how all the other cards worked, but I wanted something that was specific for product designers. Something that could help them sketch out new ideas and come up with innovative concepts. And so here they are: Iterations. These cards help you create more interesting designs in your concept sketching. A creative aid for product designers during the concept sketching process. Drawing a card and then sketching the result can lead iterative sketching down new and innovative paths not normally reached through standard concept drawing. These cards are printed on 100% recycled 350gsm stock with a light satin finish. Just thought you might like them.
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    Check Out My Portfolio

    I'm liking the table and chairs. Very much. I believe the phrase is: "Shut up, and take my money."
  6. GonzoInventor

    Portfolio - Where Am I Going Wrong?

    Took me 12 months to work this out.
  7. GonzoInventor

    Another 'what Am I Doing Wrong' Portfolio And Cv

    I like the hypercube game too. Looks like it could be fun to play.
  8. GonzoInventor

    Blow Me!

    Nice presentation images. Not sure about the feasibility. Did you do any research into that?
  9. GonzoInventor

    Product Designers Near Amsterdam?

    Hi, I was wondering how many board members are from in or around the Amsterdam area? Come and say hello, below, if this is the case.
  10. GonzoInventor

    Twitter

    Too late for the party? @duncanjmckean product design, music, books, movies, comics, stuff.
  11. GonzoInventor

    What Did You Do Right After Graduation?

    I had a daughter in my final year and so as soon as finals were done, projects handed in and presentations completed I hung out with my new family and slept where I could.
  12. GonzoInventor

    What Motivates You?

    Hunger for change.
  13. GonzoInventor

    Best Laptop For Solidworks.

    I've got a lenovo edge laptop. Runs SW absolutely fine.
  14. GonzoInventor

    Especially For Designers, Hilarious Read

    Some of the posts David Thorne does are amazing.
  15. GonzoInventor

    Research Question For All Designers

    Satisfying click Light comes on
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