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Apple has Team of 100 Product Designers Working on a Smart Watch

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Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch computer, according to "two people familiar with the company's plans." The New York Times previously reported that Apple had been "experimenting" with a curved glass smart watch, but Bloomberg believes that Apple's smart...
Apple has Team of 100 Product Designers Working on a Smart Watch

Apple's iPhone Has Sony Style, Says Samsung

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Apple’s “revolutionary” iPhone design wasn’t an original creation, but a derivative one, and the company is just as much a “copyist” as it alleges Samsung to be. That’s one of the central arguments the Korean company will make against Apple when the pair’s patent trial kicks off next week. The...
Apple's iPhone Has Sony Style, Says Samsung

Toshiba to merge design ops for TVs, PCs and tablets, create 'fusion products'

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Toshiba said Thursday it will reorganize its TV business in Japan, merging product designers with those for computers and tablets in attempt to create "fusion products" and simplify its product lines....
Toshiba to merge design ops for TVs, PCs and tablets, create 'fusion products'

Canon's Mixed Reality headset delivers augmented reality for an eye-watering price tag

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Thus far, Google is merely teasing us with previews of its Google Glass Android eyewear, but Canon just beat it to the augmented reality punch with the launch of its own computerized glasses. You'll want to bring your checkbook, though--Canon's PC-powered VR headset costs more than most college educations....
Canon's Mixed Reality headset delivers augmented reality for an eye-watering price tag

Enjoying Google Talk by Barry Schwartz on The Paradox of Choice. Must read/view for all product designers. http://bit.ly/Tz0KX

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Enjoying Google Talk by Barry Schwartz on The Paradox of Choice. Must read/view for all product designers. http://bit.ly/Tz0KX
Stky Aims To Save You From Yourself With Sticky Note-Inspired To-Do List

Facebook career postings: ad product designers, illustrator, PMD sales liaison, privacy counsel, e-commerce partner, more

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Facebook added 19 job listings to its careers page this week, including a number of positions focused on advertising product design. The company is looking for a product design manager for ad products, as well as two product designers, a content strategist and UX researcher to work on this area....
Facebook career postings: ad product designers, illustrator, PMD sales liaison, privacy counsel, e-commerce partner, more
Bloomberg: Apple to release its iWatch within 9 months

Wonderful and rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 begs designers to build better looking computers

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The Center for Design Innovation shared the tape of a rare speech recently that I thought was a fascinating snapshot of the transitional period from mainframe to personal computing. Jobs is typically charismatic in the speech, begging the attending designers to help Apple make computers that actually look good. “By 1986,...
Wonderful and rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 begs designers to build better looking computers

Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn't As Simple As You Think

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Editor’s Note: David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of Bump, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together. Bump has been downloaded more than 130 million times. It’s been hard to ignore the massive shift in the last decade toward...
Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn't As Simple As You Think

This Email With Mark Zuckerberg Started A Top Facebook Designer's Six-Year Career (FB)

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Jared Morgenstern is one of Facebook's top product designers, working on the e-commerce team after previously building the friend finder. Before Facebook, he was running a startup that was bought up by Buy.com, but was interested in getting into the social space, and spoke frequently with Mark Zuckerberg to bounce...
This Email With Mark Zuckerberg Started A Top Facebook Designer's Six-Year Career (FB)

Swatch CEO on rumored iWatch sounds a lot like Palm CEO before iPhone hit

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Nick Hayek, CEO of Swiss watchmaker Swatch, said today during a press conference for the company’s annual results that he doesn’t see a smart watch product from Apple being the “next revolution.” We can’t help but get reminded of Palm CEO Ed Colligan’s comments before the iPhone hit. Hayek’s...
Swatch CEO on rumored iWatch sounds a lot like Palm CEO before iPhone hit

Next Witnesses in Apple-Samsung Case: Product Designers

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A third day of testimony in Apple's patent trial against Samsung Electronics kicks off Monday, with a continued focus on the process of designing products--particularly the mobile devices at the heart of the case....
Next Witnesses in Apple-Samsung Case: Product Designers
New CEO Melissa Mayer starts cracking the whip at Yahoo
Samsung says the Galaxy S4 design is 'like nothing you've ever seen before'

Geek of the Week: Heidi Yu, startup entrepreneur and 'chic geek' accessory designer

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Heidi Yu grew up in Chengdu, China, and has been in the Seattle region for seven years. A graduate of the Seattle University MBA program, she honed her startup skills in business plan competitions, including a winning plan for incorporating clean energy and road construction projects. Heidi Yu with...
Geek of the Week: Heidi Yu, startup entrepreneur and 'chic geek' accessory designer

StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

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We've all misplaced keys, gadgets and occasionally even children. Well, no more. StickNFind is a nifty, inexpensive solution for tagging and locating electronics, keys and pets. For roughly $25 a pop (estimated retail), you get a small adhesive disk that can be affixed to any flat surface or attached...
StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

A List Of The Best Annual Tech Startup Events In Europe In 2013

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Back in July, we made a attempt at listing the the best annual tech startup events in Europe, with some included from the Middle East and Africa. It was a ‘first attempt’ and as you can see, it’s a complex patchwork of events. But in general we tried to focus...
A List Of The Best Annual Tech Startup Events In Europe In 2013
A lesson from Tesla: The rules for product reviews have changed

Yet Another Buzz-Generating Report Surfaces About Apple's Smart Watch

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The third report in a week has surfaced about the Apple smart watch. Bloomberg just published a story citing two unnamed sources who say that the company has a team of about 100 product designers working on a “wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the computing tasks now handled...
Yet Another Buzz-Generating Report Surfaces About Apple's Smart Watch
Canon head-mounted augmented reality merges virtual design mockups into the real world

The World's 25 Best Design Schools

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As we enter the golden age of design in startups, highly talented user-interface and product designers are becoming ever more important. Some companies leading the charge are Apple, Path, Pinterest, Square, and Airbnb. What those companies have in common is that design is at the core of their businesses. But which...
The World's 25 Best Design Schools

Mad Catz R.A.T. mice get three new paint schemes just in time for the holidays

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Ever since Batman popularized the matte finish with his snazzy Batsuit, product designers have gone Bat-crazy over the finish choice. Today, Mad Catz pushes back on that new normal, re-introducing its R.A.T. line of gaming mice in three new, glossy colors: white, red, and (yes, another) black. That includes...
Mad Catz R.A.T. mice get three new paint schemes just in time for the holidays

Backed Or Whacked: The Shape Of Sounds To Come

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Whether you rocked your New Year’s Eve Gangnam Style, fed your Bieber fever, or just took in a traditional Auld Lang...
Backed Or Whacked: The Shape Of Sounds To Come

VOTE NOW: Help Us Choose The World's Best Design School

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At a time when four to five billion people will soon connect to the Internet through mobile devices, talented user-interface and product designers have become a critical part of of successful technology companies. Some founders of the hottest startups in the world began their careers at university design programs. Airbnb's...
VOTE NOW: Help Us Choose The World's Best Design School

Apple Has Also Filed for an 'iWatch' Trademark in Japan

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Photo of the Pebble watch Bloomberg reports that Apple has filed for a trademark for the term 'iWatch' in Japan:The maker of iPhones is seeking protection for the name which is categorized as being for products including a handheld computer or watch device, according to a June 3 filing...
Apple Has Also Filed for an 'iWatch' Trademark in Japan
Calling All Designers To #HackDisrupt In NYC This Weekend

Apple's new smartwatch will run iOS and be launched before the end of the year, according to reports

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Rumors of a smartwatch currently being developed by Apple continue to gain traction, as both Bloomberg and The Verge shed some light on its current development status and how it will operate in day-to-day use. Bloomberg has reported that Apple currently has a team of “about 100 product designers” who...
Apple's new smartwatch will run iOS and be launched before the end of the year, according to reports

The 7 Things Every Facebook Employee Must Do Before They Quit

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Harry Glaser, a former product manager at Google, has some advice for Facebook employees planning on making an exit from the social networking company. Here's a summary of the bucket list: Meet as many people as possible — especially ones you want to poach. One day, you will want to...
The 7 Things Every Facebook Employee Must Do Before They Quit

Apple Reportedly Testing 1.5-Inch OLED Displays for Smart Watch

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Japanese blog Macotakara points to a pair of reports in today's edition of Taiwanese newspaper Economic Times addressing rumors surrounding Apple's smart watch effort. According to the first report [Google translation], Apple has begun sampling 1.5-inch OLED displays from RITEK subsidiary RiTdisplay. The report also claims that RITEK's joint venture...
Apple Reportedly Testing 1.5-Inch OLED Displays for Smart Watch
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