Anders Hansen

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Oslo, Norge

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  • "Very good point, and I get kinda embarrassed hearing the quotes from my fellow designer at Mercedes: ""We were pushing for the elimination of hard work because it makes it clean and modern ... It's a completely different thing to operate. As designers we like simplicity." Seriously, what is this? Car design is already way too full of itself, but when this notion of "good design" is becoming a safety hazard, who's there to correct this obviously dangerous path? It's like a tobacco company starting to sell cigarettes without filter, because "we as designers like simplicity." Cars are already dangerous enough as they are, why and how are they allowed to make them more unsafe?"
    on: The Opposite of Mercedes' Hyperscreen: The Heavily Analog Dashboards of Rally Cars
  • "Haha love this post. Next step is to contact one of these designers and let them tell they're story. What was the design brief and how much creative freedom did they have?"
    on: Why are WiFi Routers So Darned Ugly?
  • "This is really the dark side of design and our consumption society. it's like they've read a book about Dieter Rams in a language they don't understand: It's all style, no substance."
    on: Crowdfunding Smash: An Overly Designey, Minimalist Hot Glue Gun That Takes Proprietary Glue Sticks
  • "Love this, such an inspiration."
    on: Mini-Doc on Eddy Goldfarb, a 98-Year-Old Toy Designer with Over 800 Designs
  • "Much as I admire DiTullo, I'm thinking this is an too simplified way treat a complex problem. That said I have the same issue with other YouTube "designers" like TheSketchMonkey, where their work and fix is simply a 2D representation of much more complex 3D problem. I'm not a huge fan of Lexus current design direction, but I think it has served its purpose in establishing their own form language, which now others are copying rather badly, like Subaru (and BMW?). What I like about Lexus design is that it's designed on purpose to be rather fragmented and many-faceted, it's not like their designers weren't able make the different curves and lines meet up. I think many designers instinctively want to clean things up and make sense out of chaos, but sometimes thinking outside the box can create something unique and distinctive."
    on: Rendering Fixes: Bringing the Design of the Lexus IS 350 Back Into Balance
  • "Another fun fact is that Skeppshult is probably the most common bicycle brand in their home country Sweden. No frills, solid bikes https://www.skeppshult.se/sv/"
    on: Examples of Cast Iron Kitchenware (Besides Frying Pans)
  • "I'd say this shows confidence in the qualities of their cars and the strength of the individual value props. This is unlike BMW which plaster their cars with stereo-typical visual cues, as if to be hundred percent sure that people understand it's a BMW. I have to say I really admire this more abstract approach to a creating a brand image, and what might connect future Hyundai design is the unique individuality and a design specifically tailored each car. Not like Mercedes where its hard to tell the difference between a C- and S-class, which is good for C-class owners, but not so good for those who have paid three times as much for a S-class."
    on: Hyundai's New Design Strategy: No Visual Continuity Across Models
  • "Impressive engineering, but design is too important to be left alone for car designers, which have made a right ol' mess of this. Stuck with handling the dubious heritage of Hummer and a marketing team rather keen on pushing the brand for what it's worth, it's a very confused effort. The car screams Hummer in every detail, as if it's read to many self-help books on how to boost confidence. While the exterior is plain clumsy (though with some neat detailing), the interior lands somewhere between steam-punk and Mansory, and that's not a compliment. I just see hundreds of tiny, over-designed details, that will gather dust and dirt and probably not wear well and goes totally against (what I at least thought was) the nature of the car. Is it trying to be luxury vehicle? A really useful tool? Is it just a brand-builder and hero product? Confusing."
    on: GMC Finally Unveils Their Electric Hummer, and It's a Doozy
  • "Kudos for trying, but this is a case of too little too late. Or when it comes to design, its a bit too much. The overall shape and proportions are ok, but derivative, while the detailing is all over the place and shows a lack of confidence and direction usually associated with Chinese EV start-ups. The design is just one part of this proposition, and GM has a rather impressive track record of failing without learning, especially with their EV efforts. Judging by the predicted launch date of 2022-23, I'm pretty sure this will be another failure."
    on: Cadillac Reveals New Design Language with Electric Lyriq
  • "Like comparing American pizza to Italian pizza, one might be inspired by the other, but they lost the plot while doing so."
    on: If Dieter Rams Designed an Xbox: Microsoft's Minimalist Xbox Series S
  • "I'm surprised a respected company as Designworks decided to get involved this heavily car-biased project. I thinks this a surprisingly stupid project which shows a lack of a real understanding of traffic problems. A big nay."
    on: Ford's Prototype Emoji Jacket Aims to Help Cyclists and Drivers "Share the Road"
  • "I'd say it's a rather generic design and that the electric motor is hidden, in what appears to be a grey plastic box, lets the whole design down. Also the cheap looking crank and some iffy graphics doesn't help. While the original board tracker was a purposeful and stripped down design, this is a rather confused effort. Is it trying to be a motorbike? A cruiser bike? "
    on: Harley-Davidson Unveils Electric Bicycle
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