DIY

DIY GUY: Crafting an Inspo Board

Sometimes inspo is hard to come by…. Inspo is everywhere. A rule of thumb, just do it, whatever it is you do! On the daily! This past week over at ANDesign Lab, I took some photos of industrial designers creating a pin-up-board (PUB) from scratch

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Can Facial Recognition be Dangerous?

FACIAL RECOGNITION – In 2017, our faces are more html than biological. New facial recognition software can do everything from pinpointing your ethnicity, to your emotions and even predicting what you will do next. As biometric technology becomes more sophisticated, governments and private companies have been building tools

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Shenzhen Finds

We recently posted about the ANDesign Lab team going to Shenzhen, China. There, they met with clients and manufacturers alike. They also debuted their brand new China office and we got the inside scoop! It’s always exciting to see the differences between home and there.

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Manufacturing Designs w/ ANDesign Lab

ANDesign Lab is a full service Industrial Design firm based in Newport Beach in Southern California. Though ANDesign Lab conceptualizes and designs at their headquarter in the United States, they manufacture in China. The ANDesign China team oversees all final manufacturing oversights and quality control.  Just

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Maximalism: Jason Rhoades

What is Maximalism and what is an installation artist? Many artists tend to choose Los Angeles as a safe haven of diversity. While Jason Rhoades’ groundbreaking works first gained recognition in Europe and New York, he was born in California. Which, the artist spent the

UX

UX versus ID: Understanding the Design Industry

UX: In the past few years we’ve seen a lot of new job positions that lead to generating quite a confusion in the industry of digital design. A brief history of Industrial and Interaction Design (IxD synonymously called UX) situates the entire history of interaction

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Thinking Like an Industrial Designer

“Who has a Behance?”… None of the design department bothered answering.   ANDesign Lab’s industrial designer, Ming Chen then presents me with his website.   “Thanks for visiting my site! I am currently an industrial designer at ANDesign. It has been a blast after graduating.

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A Mobile Contraceptive App – Can You Trust It?!

Sex sells…so they say. In 2015, Natural Cycles was barred from advertising the app as a contraceptive in its home country of Sweden. They then hired a team of researchers, who wrote a paper arguing it was nearly as effective as other contraceptive methods. The aim of the

Converse

Converse’s Iconic Branding and the Test of Time

Converse sues 31 major companies for infringing on the Chuck Taylor. What does that mean for trademark regulations moving forward? The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has filed an amicus brief in Converse, Inc.’s Feb. 1, 2017 federal circuit court appeal of the June

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Manufacturing Your Design Career

“What a day. What a time. Design and all it stands for and how it’s helped me succeed. Here’s how I’m manufacturing my career.” On Thursday, February 2nd 2017, CEO of ANDesign Lab, Andrew Namminga was invited to be the opening speaker for the Duncan