Another product, launched! I haven’t really shown any of my work on here, but figured it might be time to start. This is actually the 9th instrument my group has launched since I’ve joined the company (just over a year and a half). My primary role has been to re-create the visual user interface design and create a style guide to be used across our embedded instruments. Each product is different in it’s own right, but creating some standards is essential to good design practices. Our group is small (about 8 of us) but mighty, containing industrial and UX designers. It’s awesome that we get to build complete instruments from the ground up, while primarily focussing on great user experience. I can’t express how fulfilling it is to actually be able to create such great products that can leave such an impact on the human race. I’m loving it. And with that, on to the others!

M3 racing on an aircraft carrier? Yeah, it’s fake but man, it’s dope! Check it out with the sound on this video. People are harping on the sound they are making in this video. I’d have to say it sounds pretty nice to me. Almost reminiscent of the only good thing about Star Wars Episode 1… the racers! And remember people, those racers were fake, too!

I recently ran into this smart watch concept design by Francois Petit of G&C. I appreciate the idea of keeping with a modern style watch. We are bombarded with concepts and ideas of what a future smart watch may look like, but this is really the first time I’ve seen someone start with the look of a modern, ordinary watch and expand from there. I believe the key to its success will be that the digital display is strong enough to keep with the look of an ordinary watch and move in and out of other digital information from there. Overall, some really great thoughts here to share.