Designing for Visual Impact

A critical component of product design that cannot be overlooked is the reflection of light off a products surface. For architects, light refraction is a major component of designs concepts for bridges, buildings or highway barriers. Varying the position of fold lines, edges, corners can make a seemingly thick and bulky wall look slim and sharp. In similar respect but on a much smaller scale, reflection of light plays into the design of products as well. To get sense of how industrial designer use light to their advantage check-out "The […]

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CES 2012: Client Product Innovations

The Design 1st team arrived in Las Vegas last week for CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2012 – the largest annual trade show in the US featuring 2700 Exhibitors, 150k attendees and over 1.6 Millionsquare feet of floor space. For gadget lovers, product designers and tech companies CES gives exclusive access to the hottest product debuts in consumer technology. While attendees at the CES come for many different reasons – they all have one thing in common a love for technology, innovation and gadgets. For Design 1st making the trek to CES […]

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Deckster iPod Nano Time Pierce: First Class Design Balancing User Experience + Manufacturability

Love watches, music and fashion? And have an iPod® Nano? Check out the Deckster™ - it’s a new, funky, fashionable and sustainable unisex watch strap custom built for Apple’s iPod Nano. The patent-pending Pop+Lock™ System models the functionality of a retro cassette tape deck allowing the Nano to be smoothly inserted into the protective enclosure in one easy, fluid motion to become a stylish multi-functional watch. This iWatch is fashion for the forward set and convenient carrying of the Nano for work, sports and leisure. Design 1st also likes to fast […]

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2011 Napkin Sketch Inventions

Many new inventions are brought to life each year, some are successful and hit the marketplace while others end up on a shelf in someones basement.  Looking back on 2011,  we came across dozens of creative inventions from all over the world. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Client GoldenEar Technology – Success in 2011

 GoldenEar Technologies has concluded their one year anniversary on a high note, picking up two more awards at the 2011 CEDIA EXPO in Indianapolis including the CEPro Best Electronic Technology award and the Residential Systems prestigious RESI award. Both awards recognized GoldenEar’s physical design, with the CEPro focusing on functionality and ease of installation while the RESI award concentrated on industrial design factors including products’ design aesthetics, user-friendliness and originality. These awards add to the 4 previous awards GoldenEar won in 2011 recognizing their high-performance Loudspeaker product line, providing further […]

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