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The Unconscious Problem Behind Our Problems

Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on October 21, 2020

    { 🧠 } – When Solving a Problem, You Usually Have Two Ways There are two ways you can create value. One way is to find what people really want and then sell it to them. Or you can find what you can make and then find a clever way to sell it people — […]

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    5 Soft Skills Every Product Designer Should Master

    Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on September 23, 2020

      { 💬 } – Why Confidence, Discipline, and Good Communication Are Essential I once asked a friend that works for a big name design company what he looks for in potential hires? He said that he hires people with great communication skills and who trust in their process over designers with a stand-out portfolio. He […]

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      UX Is for People

      Anuar Bolatov Avatar| By anuaroblatov on September 2, 2020

        { 📖 } – Strategy, Processes, Research and Benchmarking What Is UX? Try to google this question and you will find many definitions, which would probably leave you with even more questions. Here I give a definition that ISO 9241–210 suggests: UX (User Experience) — person’s perceptions and responses resulting from the use and/or anticipated […]

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        Design for Humanity

        Daniel Eckler Avatar| By danieleckler on July 22, 2020

          { 🔺 } – An interactive essay exploring the past, present, and future of anthropomorphic design. In 1950, the American psychologist Harry Harlow conducted an experiment that separated infant monkeys from their mothers just a few hours after birth. Each monkey was isolated in a cage and given two dummy mothers. One mother was constructed […]

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          When Design Copies Nature — Part 2

          Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on July 1, 2020

             { 🌿 } – Biomimicry: how humans used nature to solve design problems This is a follow-up to the article which appeared in the previous issue of Phase Magazine, titled When Design Copies Nature — Part 1. Where Is Biomimicry Applied Nowadays? Nowadays, biomimicry is widely applied in architecture and industrial design. Scaly structures can be […]

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            When Design Copies Nature — Part 1

            Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on June 10, 2020

               { 🌿 } – Biomimicry: how humans used nature to solve design problems It can’t be denied that a lot of the things in the world are poorly designed. This is often due to a number of reasons, which can include carelessness on the part of the designers or a lack of attention towards the consumers. […]

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              Design Ecosystem in Łódź

              Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on May 20, 2020

                 { 🇵🇱 } – Łódź: an industrial city turned design hub Łódź (pronounced woodge) has experienced an almost complete transformation during its history. At one point in time, this city was the main textile manufacturing hub of Europe, as well as one the major centres of Jewish life. Then this all finished, and Poland’s third-biggest […]

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                A Context-Free Design Item

                Gianmarco Caprio Avatar| By gianmarco on May 20, 2020

                  { 💺 } – The monobloc chair: how “that white plastic chair” become design’s symbol of globalisation Regardless of where you were born, what kind of family you grew up in or where life brought you, there is an item which you will have certainly seen, or even used, almost once. This item is the […]

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                  Real Change Starts with Design

                  Lesley Price Avatar| By lesley-price on January 15, 2019
                    INDEX: Award 2019

                    Design has matured far beyond the beautiful objects and imagery we use as embellishments. It’s an essential part of our daily lives, making every activity  – no matter how mundane– easier, efficient and more enjoyable. The discipline has always been an important cog in the machine of our society, but in recent years it’s evolved into one of our most powerful and valued capacities.

                    Today, design is an engine. A problem-solver with the ability to change stubborn behaviors and alleviate issues where other strategies fall short. It can educate without condescendence, persuade without force and has the power to transform obligations into desires. In essence, design can make any change, regardless of size or difficulty, possible.

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                    Bringing Design Profession To Dakar

                    Nick Budden Avatar| By nick-budden on December 12, 2018

                      { 🎙 } – Interview with Ayomidotun Freeborn

                      Bringing Design Profession 
To Dakar

                      A few issues of Phase Magazine back, we covered the design ecosystem of Lagos. We were more than impressed with all of the activities undertaken by the local community to bring awareness around the importance of good design into even sharper focus..

                      In this interview with Ayomidotun Freeborn, a Design Lead at Edacy, we take a closer look at the tech job market in Dakar, Senegal, discussing the main challenges local companies face and how these could be solved. What’s the impact of Edacy’s actions there? How are they designing for the change?

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