Posts Tagged ‘designer tools’

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Even though it seems like I just recently upgraded to Adobe CS4, I’m getting excited for CS5. Check out this new video Adobe posted on their Youtube channel. Amazing! Now all it needs is a “Design It For Me Button.”

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iPad

Maybe, you’re sick of hearing about the iPad. Me… not so much.
I’ve been debating wether or not I really need to find a place for another gadget.

My current setup looks like this:

1. iPhone

2. Macbook Pro

3. Monitor, keyboard, and mouse

It’s worked great for me, but there are a few drawbacks:

1. While it’s convenient to check email on my iPhone, I hate writing emails on it. So, most emails end up being one or two sentences.

2. Browsing the internet anywhere on my iPhone is fun, but also not ideal. It’s way too small.

3. Reading books, watching movies, and playing games is also fun on the iPhone, but it’s still too small.

4. Lugging my laptop around, although portable, is a pain.

5. My laptop is great for having some computing power in “portable mode”, but it’s still not powerful enough to work in “power-user mode” (working with large amounts of video, and high-res photos).

That’s why I could see my future setup looking more like this:

1. iPhone (maybe not, this could be a cheap flip phone)

2. iPad (still not a big fan of the name)

3. Mac Pro

I’ll have the computing power when I need it, and better usability when out-in-about.

Maybe, I just rationalized spending more money, when I really don’t need to.

How about you, do you see this product fitting in your line-up?

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Another Great Portfolio Tool for Industrial Designers

behance-logoWow, it’s been little over a week since my last post, I took some time off, but vow to step it up again.

For today I thought I’d spotlight another great tool for Industrial Designers and their portfolios. Check it out, it’s a site called Behance.net. It’s free to sign up, although you do have to go through a short approval process. This place is great to network with other Industrial Designers, or just browse to find inspiring product and transportation eye-candy.

If you’re in the industrial design field and are familiar with this service, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

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