Tag Archives: sketching

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Behind the Design: The (Re)Making of an Already-Successful Quirky Product

3 months ago

Along with other Quirky hits such as the more recent Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner, the Pivot Power falls in line with one of Quirky’s well-positioned design strategies: make existing…

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New Documentary Explores Why More People Than Ever Are Turning to Analog Tools in a Digital Era

3 months ago

If you were asked to present a sketch for a new product design concept in the next ten minutes, there’s a good chance you would probably reach for a pen…

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Tool Pen: A Multi-Tool Pen Inspired by a Cheap Pencil Design

5 months ago

Open up the pockets or bag of your nearest design or engineer buddy and you’re bound to find at least a couple of common items: a sketchbook, a pen, a…

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Toaster Extrudles: Analyzing the Emerging 3D Printer Pen Industry (Part 2 of 2)

1 year ago

In theory, if I were to take a hot glue gun and adapt a CNC-machined nozzle with a heat-sink on it to replace the existing glue-gun nozzle, then I could…

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Toaster Extrudles: Analyzing the Emerging 3D Printer Pen Industry (Part 1 of 2)

1 year ago

Several months ago, the world was presented with the “3Doodler”—at the time, a conceptual analog device proclaimed to be the world’s first 3D printing pen. After achieving much notoriety, esteem…

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Need to Hit ‘Refresh’? 10 Great Free Resources for Product Design Students and Professionals

1 year ago

Stepping back into the school routine after a summer of endless squirt gun fights, milk chugging competitions, and road trips to obscure Route 66 destinations can be hard…we’ve been there….

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Copic Markers Releasing Color Chips for Accurate Color Throughout Entire Design Process

2 years ago

Between incorporating their color library into Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro and providing drool-worthy retail displays, Copic is stepping up their marker game even further with the upcoming release of 288 color…

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Pogo Connect Pressure-Sensitive iPad Stylus: After 4 Months of Use, How Does it Hold Up?

2 years ago

Having been a user of Wacom pressure-sensitive products for years, my expectations going into testing the Pogo Connect pressure-sensitive iPad stylus were set at a pretty high bar. Up until…

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FiftyThree Releases Update for iPad Paper App; Colorists Rejoice

2 years ago

For those ‘Paper Junkies’ out there, your world just got a whole lot more colorful. FiftyThree has released a much-anticipated color upgrade to their Paper app, as well as a…