Why Paper Is Still One of THE Most Important and Useful Design Tools You Have

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5 Cool Ways to Use Paper in Your Office

So how can you integrate paper into your workflow other than simply drawing on your desk? Here’s five suggestions:

Clip Board

A personal favorite of mine, the clip board is portable and can store extra paper. It’s where I currently do most of my sketching.

Drafting Table

If you have the room, a drafting table can be an awesome addition to your office. It’s not only a good place to draw, but oftentimes they can store your supplies and some even come with their own light source. Many have an adjustable surface as well to make time spent there as ergonomic as possible.

Electronic Paper

Smart paper systems like that from Livescribe combine the best of paper and the digital realm. Everything you write can be recorded for playback, searched and shared. The accompanying pen even comes with apps.

Easel

An easel can be a great platform for creating quick charts or wireframes but is probably not best suited for logo sketching.

Hang On Wall

What’s to stop you from tacking up a huge sheet of paper on your wall? This could be a great addition to your office, especially if you want to reference your sketches from time to time without rummaging through a messy stack of papers.
Pros and Cons of Using Paper In Design…


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http://www.freelancereview.net/

5 Cool Ways to Use Paper in Your Office

So how can you integrate paper into your workflow other than simply drawing on your desk? Here’s five suggestions:

Clip Board

A personal favorite of mine, the clip board is portable and can store extra paper. It’s where I currently do most of my sketching.

Drafting Table

If you have the room, a drafting table can be an awesome addition to your office. It’s not only a good place to draw, but oftentimes they can store your supplies and some even come with their own light source. Many have an adjustable surface as well to make time spent there as ergonomic as possible.

Electronic Paper

Smart paper systems like that from Livescribe combine the best of paper and the digital realm. Everything you write can be recorded for playback, searched and shared. The accompanying pen even comes with apps.

Easel

An easel can be a great platform for creating quick charts or wireframes but is probably not best suited for logo sketching.

Hang On Wall

What’s to stop you from tacking up a huge sheet of paper on your wall? This could be a great addition to your office, especially if you want to reference your sketches from time to time without rummaging through a messy stack of papers.

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5 Futuristic Metals That Are More Metal Than Apple’s Fancy Metal

BY Ariel Schwartz

Apple grabbed the exclusive rights this week for amorphous, non-crystalline metal alloys owned by Liquidmetal Technologies as part of what is presumably a plan to make even stronger, lighter electronic devices. The alloys are impressive–harder than titanium or aluminum alloys, scratch and corrosion-resistant, and ultra-light, according to AppleInsider. But Apple hardly owns the futuristic metal market. Below, some of our favorite innovative metal objects and alloys.

Inflatable metal chair, anyone? Designed by architect Oskar Zieta and materials scientist Philipp Dohmen, the chair is built with thin sheet metal that has been inflated with tubes releasing high-pressure air. The pair have also built an inflatable metal stool. Zieta and Dohmen are also working on large-scale installations.


BY Ariel Schwartz

Apple grabbed the exclusive rights this week for amorphous, non-crystalline metal alloys owned by Liquidmetal Technologies as part of what is presumably a plan to make even stronger, lighter electronic devices. The alloys are impressive–harder than titanium or aluminum alloys, scratch and corrosion-resistant, and ultra-light, according to AppleInsider. But Apple hardly owns the futuristic metal market. Below, some of our favorite innovative metal objects and alloys.

Inflatable metal chair, anyone? Designed by architect Oskar Zieta and materials scientist Philipp Dohmen, the chair is built with thin sheet metal that has been inflated with tubes releasing high-pressure air. The pair have also built an inflatable metal stool. Zieta and Dohmen are also working on large-scale installations.

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