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Colin’s Opinions on the Smart Speaker Designs of 2018

https://brandmarketingblog.com/articles/design/top-minds-in-industrial-design-talk-smart-speakers/ I facilitated a group of the top industrial designers (Chadwick Harber, Nichole Rouillac, Grayson Byrd, Mika Becktor and Norio Fujikawa) to comment on the latest smart speaker designs. I chose smart speakers because the visual aesthetics are such an important part of the experience. These things are decorations as Read more…

By Colin Finkle, ago
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A Tale of Two Packages

Awhile ago, two products entered my life in grand style. The two products have changed my life; I use them both independently nearly every day. The two products both greatly improved the experiences of the activities they facilitate. But most important for this blog post, the two products were excellently Read more…

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Xbox 360 Elite design review

Microsoft unveiled their new Xbox design at the 2010 E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), the gaming convention. The new hardware is packed with a 250 GB drive, and Wifi (a long time coming.) But what I want to focus on is what is on the outside. The old design was done by the industrial Read more…

By Colin Finkle, ago
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Borrowing Brand Associations

I came across another company benefiting from the brand associations of another brand. We talked about this in regards to the Hyundai Genesis badge being similar to the Bentley, and Genesis benefiting from all of the luxury associations that come with positioning them selves closely with Bentley from a graphic standpoint. Read more…

By Colin Finkle, ago
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First Design Blog Post

Hello my friends and readers, This is the first post in the new blog section of my website. This section will be for my thoughts and lessons about design and marketing, and where they intersect: branding. Branding is one of my favourite topics to write about. I believe it is Read more…

By Colin Finkle, ago