productivity http://design.org/tags/productivity en The Nifty MiniDrive: Easily Add Transferable Space to Your Mac Air or Pro http://design.org/blog/nifty-minidrive-easily-add-transferable-space-your-mac-air-or-pro <p>We got more than a little excited when we saw the <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1342319572/the-nifty-minidrive" target="Nifty MiniDrive">Nifty MiniDrive</a> Kickstarter project. A few of us at DDO switched over to Mac Airs with our latest computer upgrade. With perfect portability, a beautiful and accurate display and speed, we don't find ourselves yearning for our old machines, and the only complaint that has arisen regards space. With heavy dropbox loads and large design files, there's not much room to spare for other files like music, images or video. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="305" title="Design, niftyminidrive, mac" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/07/10/nifty_minidrive_01.jpg?1341906515" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="305" title="Design, niftyminidrive, mac" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/07/10/nifty_minidrive_03.jpg?1341906584" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="305" title="Design, niftyminidrive, mac" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/07/10/nifty_minidrive_02.jpg?1341906584" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="305" title="Design, niftyminidrive, mac" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/07/10/nifty_minidrive_04.jpg?1341906584" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="298" title="Design, niftyminidrive, mac" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/07/10/nifty_minidrive_07.jpg?1341906584" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="305" title="Design, niftyminidrive, mac" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/07/10/nifty_minidrive_06.jpg?1341906584" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="305" title="Design, niftyminidrive, mac" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/07/10/nifty_minidrive_05.jpg?1341906600" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/nifty-minidrive-easily-add-transferable-space-your-mac-air-or-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/nifty-minidrive-easily-add-transferable-space-your-mac-air-or-pro#comments design industrial productivity startup technology Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:02:06 +0000 jessicapatterson 4271 at http://design.org Scanbox: Turn Your iPhone into a Scanning Platform http://design.org/blog/scanbox-turn-your-iphone-scanning-platform <p>Another successful Kickstarter project in its funding infancy, <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limemouse/scanbox-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-portable-scann" target="Scanbox">Scanbox</a> has already achieved full funding with almost $70 thousand raised of its $12,500 goal. With 38 days left, it's clear that backers think this product will be a useful tool. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="384" title="Design, scanbox, iphone" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/29/scanbox_01.jpg?1338351973" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="326" title="Design, scanbox, iphone" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/29/scanbox_03.jpg?1338352066" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="827" title="Design, scanbox, iphone" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/29/scanbox_05.jpg?1338352066" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, scanbox, iphone" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/29/scanbox_06.jpg?1338352066" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, scanbox, iphone" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/29/scanbox_07.jpg?1338352067" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="324" title="Design, scanbox, iphone" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/29/scanbox_04.jpg?1338352066" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/scanbox-turn-your-iphone-scanning-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/scanbox-turn-your-iphone-scanning-platform#comments australia design industrial iphone productivity startup Wed, 30 May 2012 16:20:30 +0000 wardandrews 4247 at http://design.org A Parallax Design Manifesto from Frank Chimero http://design.org/blog/parallax-design-manifesto-frank-chimero <p>Designer <a href="http://www.frankchimero.com/" target="Frank Chimero">Frank Chimero</a>'s personal website opens up with a thoughtful and lovely vertical parallax tour of his design thoughts, forming a sort of mission / manifesto. He makes his entrance less about what he does for design, and instead focusses on the capabilities and necessity of design—showing, not telling and quite compelling.</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/42531184" width="620" height="326" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="431" title="design, frankchimero, web" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/20/frank-chimero_site_03.jpg?1337583203" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="5184" title="design, frankchimero, web" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/20/frank-chimero_site_02.jpg?1337582927" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/parallax-design-manifesto-frank-chimero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/parallax-design-manifesto-frank-chimero#comments design productivity technique web Mon, 21 May 2012 05:28:17 +0000 jessicapatterson 4236 at http://design.org Tallywag: An Intelligently Small, Simple Tally and Record-Keeping App http://design.org/blog/tallywag-intelligently-small-simple-tally-and-record-keeping-app <p><a href="http://theblimpfactory.com/tallywag" target="The Blimp Factory">The Blimp Factory</a> duo of Barry Lachapelle and Jason Byck created their inaugural app <a href="http://theblimpfactory.com/tallywag" target="Tallywag">Tallywag</a> to help total those events and curiosities you otherwise might overlook or forget. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="463" title="Design, app, tallywag" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/01/tallywag_app_02.jpg?1335920081" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, app, tallywag" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/03/tallywag_app_08.jpg?1336098256" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, app, tallywag" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/03/tallywag_app_09.jpg?1336098256" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, app, tallywag" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/03/tallywag_app_10.jpg?1336098257" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="512" title="Design, app, tallywag" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/05/03/tallywag_app_03.jpg?1336098257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/tallywag-intelligently-small-simple-tally-and-record-keeping-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/tallywag-intelligently-small-simple-tally-and-record-keeping-app#comments app design interface iphone productivity Fri, 04 May 2012 02:54:24 +0000 wardandrews 4218 at http://design.org The H-57 Design Commandments Poster http://design.org/blog/h-57-design-commandments-poster <p>According to Italian advertising and design agency <a href="http://www.h-57.com/h-57-design-commandments/" target="H-57 Creative Station">H-57 Creative Station</a>, "Creativity has no rules. Well, almost no rules." They identified their personal axioms, drew them on paper, cut out the pieces and arranged them on a big piece of cardboard. When they completed the project, they realized that the rules they chose were in fact principles that guide them daily during creative endeavors. Designing this poster was a way to abide by the very first rule: have fun in what you do.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="872" title="Design, H-57, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/14/h-57_commandment_00.jpg?1331759278" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, H-57, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/14/h-57_commandment_01.jpg?1331759381" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, H-57, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/14/h-57_commandment_03.jpg?1331759381" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, H-57, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/14/h-57_commandment_02.jpg?1331759381" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, H-57, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/14/h-57_commandment_04.jpg?1331759381" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, H-57, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/14/h-57_commandment_05.jpg?1331759396" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/h-57-design-commandments-poster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/h-57-design-commandments-poster#comments design italy paper poster productivity typography Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:11:58 +0000 wardandrews 4157 at http://design.org Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler: A Poster Design from Joey Roth http://design.org/blog/charlatan-martyr-hustler-poster-design-joey-roth <p>This poster design is officially on the wish list, if not just because it's clever and funny, then also because it's a good reminder to find balances. <a href="http://joeyroth.com/poster/" target="Joey Roth">Joey Roth</a>—the man behind the infamous <a href="http://design.org/blog/ceramic-speakers-joey-roth" target="Ceramic Speakers">Ceramic Speakers</a>—drew up the <a href="http://joeyroth.com/poster/" target="Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler">Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler</a> graphic for “Hustle,” the first issue of 48 Hours Magazine. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="409" title="Desig, JoeyRoth, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/15/joeyroth_hustle_01.jpg?1329354143" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="414" title="Desig, JoeyRoth, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/15/joeyroth_hustle_02.jpg?1329354240" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="197" title="Desig, JoeyRoth, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/15/joeyroth_hustle_03.jpg?1329354240" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="307" title="Desig, JoeyRoth, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/15/joeyroth_hustle_04.jpg?1329354240" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="275" title="Desig, JoeyRoth, poster" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/02/15/joeyroth_hustle_06.jpg?1329354240" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/charlatan-martyr-hustler-poster-design-joey-roth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/charlatan-martyr-hustler-poster-design-joey-roth#comments design geometric graphic letterpress poster print productivity Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:08:17 +0000 jessicapatterson 4108 at http://design.org The Future Belongs to the Curious: A Video Reminder http://design.org/blog/future-belongs-curious-video-reminder <p>This first-person <a href="http://design.org/video" target="video">video</a> experience reminds us to stay curious and to explore surroundings—don't merely go with the flow, affect its ebb and venture beyond the known. <em>The Future Belongs to the Curious</em> comes to us from <a href="http://www.skillshare.com/" target="Skillshare">Skillshare</a>—a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone, who encourages anyone and everyone to be lifelong learners.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="347" title="Design, staycurious, video" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/01/23/curiousfuture.jpg?1327302083" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/future-belongs-curious-video-reminder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/future-belongs-curious-video-reminder#comments design inspiration newyork productivity video Mon, 23 Jan 2012 07:03:09 +0000 jessicapatterson 4045 at http://design.org Three Traits of a "Good" Designer http://design.org/blog/three-traits-good-designer <p>There is often a lot of talk among the "design elite" about whether or not one can be taught to be a "good" designer. This debate could very well be the oldest in visual communication history, and one that seems to always begin after a "talented" designer comes into contact with an "untalented" designer.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="422" title="Design, 3traits, good" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/21/good_designer_01.jpg?1321905412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/three-traits-good-designer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/three-traits-good-designer#comments design opinion productivity tips Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:32:39 +0000 coryskaaren 3863 at http://design.org The Cult of Done and the Manifesto of Finishing http://design.org/blog/cult-done-and-manifesto-finishing <p><a href="http://www.brepettis.com/blog/2009/3/3/the-cult-of-done-manifesto.html" target="Bre Pettis">Bre Pettis</a> and <a href="http://municipalarchive.wordpress.com/" target="Kio Stark">Kio Stark</a> have drawn up a Manifesto of Done. They collaborated and wrote the document in 20 minutes, "because we only had 20 minutes to get it done."</p> <p><a href="http://www.brepettis.com/blog/2009/3/3/the-cult-of-done-manifesto.html" target="The Cult of Done Manifesto">The Cult of Done Manifesto</a></p> <p>1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="236" title="Design, done, manifesto" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/10/03/donemanifesto_jamesprovost_01.jpg?1317659571" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/cult-done-and-manifesto-finishing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/cult-done-and-manifesto-finishing#comments design graphic process productivity Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:17:21 +0000 wardandrews 3357 at http://design.org 29 Ways to Stay Creative: Graphic Video from To-Fu http://design.org/blog/29-ways-stay-creative-graphic-video-fu <p>This video from <a href="http://vimeo.com/tofudesign" target="To-Fu">To-Fu</a> motion graphics design in Japan, reminds us of a few (29) ways to stay creative everyday. </p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/24302498?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>I may be guilty of doing this too much (maybe):<br /> <br/><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/06/10/tofu_29ways_3.jpg" alt="design, video, 29ways" title="design, video, 29ways" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></br/></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="348" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/07/01/tofu_29ways_4.jpg?1309565778" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/29-ways-stay-creative-graphic-video-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/29-ways-stay-creative-graphic-video-fu#comments animation design Japan motiongraphics productivity video Fri, 10 Jun 2011 23:28:00 +0000 jessicapatterson 2964 at http://design.org A Money-Shredding Alarm Clock = Guaranteed Wake-Up http://design.org/blog/money-shredding-alarm-clock-guaranteed-wake <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/06/06/shredding_alarmclock_1.jpg" alt="Design, moneyshredding, alarmclock" title="Design, moneyshredding, alarmclock" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>Time is money, and I'd definitely be more inclined to start my day more quickly if my clock was burning through my Benjamins.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="458" title="Design, moneyshredding, alarmclock" alt="Design, moneyshredding, alarmclock" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/06/06/shredding_alarmclock_1.jpg?1307404307" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/money-shredding-alarm-clock-guaranteed-wake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/money-shredding-alarm-clock-guaranteed-wake#comments clock design industrial productivity Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:02:46 +0000 jessicapatterson 2881 at http://design.org Want To Be a Better Design Student? http://design.org/blog/want-be-better-design-student <p>With design students, there is the 2/13/2 Rule. Allow me to explain.</p> <p>A Visual Design student who is signed up for my upcoming Typography course wrote to me and asked what he could read during the summer to get ready for the Fall semester class. It about knocked my serifs right off. Where was he hiding his apathy? How dare he, during the sacred summer months, think about preparing for entering a demanding and increasingly competitive career field by preparing early for a class?</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="301" height="450" title="Sketch by Brock Elliott" alt="Sketch by Brock Elliott" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/06/08/brockelliott.jpg?1276021095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/want-be-better-design-student" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/want-be-better-design-student#comments austin design education productivity school students tips Wed, 09 Jun 2010 16:07:40 +0000 tomhapgood 2191 at http://design.org Why We Create http://design.org/blog/why-we-create <p><img class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2010/05/18/entropyillo.png" alt=""></p><p>Have you ever heard the phrase...“if you aren't moving forward you are going backward"? Have you ever decided you were just too busy to clean the dishes, and then made that decision again the next day and then next? A mess piles up. Have you ever had a day where you might sit inside, somewhat tired and think the world is passing by?</p><p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="612" height="327" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2010/05/18/entropyillo.png?1274239437" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/why-we-create" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/why-we-create#comments design phoenix productivity Fri, 07 May 2010 03:39:00 +0000 wardandrews 2177 at http://design.org