Last week I was declared underrated….again. I was declared underrated and I loved it….again. I’ve gone through my life considered underrated and I have always revelled in the designation. The reason I revel in it is because for whatever reason people don’t think I’m capable of doing what I am capable of and yet I [...]
Electric Vehicles are everybody's darling right now. The problem with EVs is that there are still some huge infrastructure issues to overcome. I put some thoughts to this after seeing my first up close EV charging station out in the wild.
Blue Skies Ahead
Sometimes you need to get a different perspective to allow for the feeling of free sailing. This image, while not the best of me, was taken in a moment that represents that blue sky feeling.
I minored in photography as a student at Purdue University. I was able to wiggle my way on to court a couple times during some basketball games to take some photos as I explored the possibility of becoming a sports photographer. I found a bunch of old negatives from those days. This is a shot of Glenn Robinson (13), Cuonzo Martin (22), Herb Dove (21), Matt Waddell (11 - behind Cuonzo), and Cornelius McNary (35 - behind Glenn) that I took...back in 1993.
New Product Design Clarity
No group needs product clarity more than a start-up that is developing a new piece of hardware. Design brings clarity and meaning by helping all bring all stake holders into alignment.
The Gumby USB passthrough connector was created for Sierra Wireless as a product concept. This image is a Keyshot rendering at OneOak Design.
Frayed Knot Comic
I had my first up close and personal confrontation with an electric vehicle charging station this past weekend. Having lived in Vancouver and having Ballard Power Systems be the darling little tech company that could change the world….and hasn’t…yet….leaves me with a wee bit less optimism than I would have otherwise had when it comes [...]
The Woo is the moment during a sporting event when the fingertip grab is made or the big open ice hit is laid on someone and the crowd goes “Wooooooo”. It is a moment every athlete strives for. Those moments are very easy to come by in the day to day. They’re usually more subtle and far [...]
Design Thinking…..it is cropping up everywhere. I have accounting firms asking me about it. The Standford d.school and IDEO have harnessed the term into something of a cliche. I had an experience recently as to what it is that has always rubbed me the wrong way about the hubbub over Design Thinking. If you’re not [...]
I had a bunch of stuff I should have done tonight but instead of doing it, I turned on Netflix. It was the first time in quite a while that I sat in front of the TV and just aimlessly sought something to distract my mind. I bumbled my way through the Netflix documentary list [...]
There’s not much to say other than cancer sucks. It takes people from us way sooner than we ever want or they ever deserve. Roger Ebert is an interesting story for me. Being that I grew up in Chicago, Ebert was part of my childhood. He was always there in the kind of way you [...]
It is interesting how little themes start to pop up everywhere you look when you start looking for it. It was really struck home for me when my 9 year old daughter who, while sitting in the back seat of our car, noticed the fact that she now notices dogs everywhere now that she really [...]
I put in another quick entry to the Core77 Discussion Forum’s chain sketching thread (found here). I drew an “Alligator eating ice creaM” I also did up a quick video of me drawing it:
I’ve been considering the thoughts around the curation of the design industry for a couple years now. It started about 2 years ago when I got involved in the International Council for the Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). I’ve been using the word “curator” because it seems that the design industry requires someone that can [...]
Ron Finley provides, hands down, the most inspiring presentation I’ve seen that speaks to how we can contribute to “unfucking the world”. This topic of “unfucking the world” is huge in my mind right now. I’ve said to many people lately that I’m a doer. I am the kind of personality that needs a mission. [...]
Who is Jon Winebrenner
I am a Vancouver industrial design professional that specializes bringing clarity to the process of solving the complexities of developing new products.
I have worked in both corporate and consultant environments which have garnered me a strong empathy for the process and difficulties of these two sides of the product development fence. I enjoy helping people get past the daunting task of visualizing, and subsequently, creating a new product or company.
I have close to 20 years of experience bringing products to market across many industries including automotive/RV, medical, high tech, and consumer electronics.
- I had a Shit Day November 7, 2012
- Our Zero Sum World April 3, 2012
- I have ADD! You have ADD! WE ALL HAVE ADD!!! February 3, 2012
- Life’s Too Short July 6, 2012
- Refuse To Allow ADHD to be a Disorder May 3, 2012
- I’m Underrated May 5, 2013
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations April 22, 2013
- Bring The Woo! April 17, 2013
- Design Thinking: How it Applies to Business April 16, 2013
- Phil Collins April 10, 2013
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