Design of everyday things

Discover how thoughtful design can enhance your everyday life. Explore top ideas and principles from the book 'Design of Everyday Things' to create better products and experiences.
During one of my Instagram search expeditions, one of our editors recently came across Daniel Duque (@duch_daniels), an industrial design student from Colombia! His collection of exquisitely done renders are creative, minimal, and quite heartwarming. They take us back to the basics of what we love about design. Though don’t be fooled by his cheerful and animated renders, his range of product designs are quite diverse and innovative – VIEW MORE NOW! Industrial, Design, Industrial Design Sketch, Industrial Product Design, Industrial Design Portfolio, Architecture Design Sketch, Design Projects, Innovation Design Products, Conceptual Design

During one of my Instagram search expeditions, one of our editors recently came across Daniel Duque (@duch_daniels), an industrial design student from Colombia! His collection of exquisitely done renders are creative, minimal, and quite heartwarming. They take us back to the basics of what we love about design. Though don’t be fooled by his cheerful and animated renders, his range of product designs are quite diverse and innovative – VIEW MORE NOW!

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Ralitsa Stoilova
Affordance illustration: one person effortlessly pushes open a door with a flat plate while a victim of poor design struggles to pull open a door with a bar handle and a discreet push sign Motivation, Design, Critical Thinking, Things To Think About, Personal Development Skills, Knowledge, Learning To Be, Finance, Business Notes

An affordance is what someone can do with an object. When you see a well-designed everyday product, the perceived affordances should indicate how to use it. You shouldn't have to struggle to figure out how to use your shower to take a shower, and you shouldn't have to use trial and error—perhaps drenching yourself in cold water in the process. The design of an everyday thing should make it evident. An object should communicate a good part of how to use it through its affordances.

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