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By David Bramston, YeLi

The place do nice rules come from? Linus Pauling stated, “The strategy to get strong rules is to get plenty of principles, and throw the undesirable ones away.” effortless to assert while your principles have gained the Nobel Prize—twice! How can the remainder of us persist with Pauling’s recommendation? fundamentals Product layout: concept looking lays out the steps—starting with “Question convention.” Why is whatever performed the best way it’s performed? How may possibly or not it's performed speedier, less complicated, larger? Inspiring visuals and case histories exhibit a number of product designs, a few new, a few outdated. discover ways to imagine smarter with fundamentals Product layout: concept looking out.

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The info dump is the informal process of presenting the collected imagery and artefacts to a receptive audience capable of constructive criticism. 048_049 Journals Journals International design journals provide a valuable source of background knowledge, direction and inspiration. A journal that is published in a foreign language can still provide much visual stimulation. Design is a visual process. Thoughts > Referencing Journals provide a valuable source of contemporary reference material, which allows an understanding of what is occurring to be accessed effectively and efficiently.

030_031 Improvisation Tennis-net park fence If a game of tennis is sought, the issue of not having the correct equipment can sometimes become a minor detail. Representation of what is needed will often suffice, especially as the real purpose of the game is to have time with friends. A park fence that is almost the size of the players is no longer a problem as it will do to get the activity underway. No boundaries to the court, incorrect clothing and probably no real understanding of the rules all become irrelevant.

Taking advantage of found objects or modifying a structure for personal parking? It is important to continually be aware and on the look-out for innovative ideas, modifications or perhaps just coincidences that might be exploited. The parked van and the structure of the building may inspire completely unrelated items at a different scale; however, the essence of an idea has been captured and recorded. 054_055 To apply sound judgement in the search for ideas and to consider the obvious are beneficial and should be acknowledged, but they do not need to be masters when searching for ideas.

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