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GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DESIGN & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

One of the many concerns for Industrial Designers is how the end-user interacts with the product. This frame of thought comes to the forefront when we are designing how end-users visually react and interact with a graphical user interface (GUI). GUI Design and Industrial Design are quite different as a profession at the macro level, but there certainly are similarities …

PRESS RELEASE: Sigma Design Wins International Design Award

Press Release SIGMADESIGN Wins 2016 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Lightspeed TangoTM Aviation Headset Vancouver, Washington, March 30, 2016. New wireless aviation headset wins prestigious international design competition SIGMADESIGN, a product design and engineering firm headquartered in Vancouver, WA, today announces that its work on the Lightspeed TangoTM Aviation Headset was awarded with the Red Dot Award for …

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN RESEARCH: Managed Curiosity

By Mark Schoening Industrial Designers are – without exception – curious. Sometimes distractedly so. As part of our job, we have to harness – and focus – that curiosity. We label this activity ‘Design Research’, and the following is a glimpse into how it works. Quantitative v. Qualitative Research: which is which, and who cares? Quantitative research is a numbers …

SKETCHY… in a good way

By Mark Schoening Most of us have noticed that after reading a great book, a movie based on the book often falls short. Similarly, great movies are often the ones that leave out explicit detail. Why?  Because when reading a book, the human brain has an amazing ability to fill in gaps, and our imaginations can create the scenes, details, and …

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SIGMADESIGN Industrial Design – IDEA 2013 Finalists

IN 2013, our Industrial Design team worked on a project to be submitted in several design competitions.  The design was a finalist in the 2013 IDEA contest. The project: 2nd Generation.  The challenge: Re-imagining what a generator can be. The “2nd Generation” project was an opportunity to address common complaints of portable power generation (e.g. cost, noise, size, fire danger, maintenance, …