Over the last week, our team has been going through a workshop to help us with the creation of a new part of our product. Seeing as this is the first time our team has participated in a workshop together, there is a lot to learn and reflect on.
These are some of our takeaways so far:
Our sessions include 4 participants from 4 different time zones, so you can imagine how all-over-the-place our team may feel when we pop onto the zoom calls to start our session.
One of us is waking up at 5 am while another is staying up till 11 pm. But, we’ve noticed that whether it’s the morning, afternoon, or night, a short break is still necessary after every hour just to keep the energy levels stable. …
By Sarah Smith
In 2018 Fashion Nova was one of the most Googled brands in the world along with the likes of Gucci and Louis Vuitton. But contrary to the luxury brands, Fashion Nova is a fast-fashion retailer whose clothing averages around a price of $30 USD and whose press articles are riddled with scandals and backlash.
By Sarah Smith
Six pieces of steam-bent wood, ten screws, and two nuts. All it takes to start the rea of mass furniture production.
You walk into IKEA excited about the prospects of finding simple, cheap, yet nice-looking furniture. You then return home with your new furniture either knowingly ready to tackle the labyrinth of an instruction manual, or unknowingly expecting to build your new set of drawers with ease. Either way, you can’t ignore the significance of being able to buy furniture in such a casual manner.
Ikea has become synonymous with assembly furniture, but the origins of what made IKEA so successful must acknowledge the ambition and talent of German-born cabinetmaker Michael Thonet. …
By Mica Pfeffer
“I landed my dream job in the midst of a world pandemic” — I remember telling my friends as soon as I signed my contract with FLF.
Yet the last two weeks felt somewhat different. Unmotivated and somewhat confused I started to wonder: what changed? The enriching conversations and the excitement of being at the beginning of the creative process were substituted by numbers, spreadsheets, and implementation.
“What am I doing?” — I thought to myself once, or maybe twice.
I wanted to be asking questions, wondering ‘what if’, thinking about the endless possibilities, and making possibilities never end. …
By Sarah Smith
My interview with FLF Product Design was the first time someone had focused on me instead of my resume and skillset. It makes sense why this is important when hiring if you are passionate about the long term vision for your company.
A resume only looks back, it doesn’t look forward to what it is what you want to do or want to achieve. If you’re bringing someone to the team to help build your company and drive more value into your vision, their personal passions must motivate their work.
When I go into a job interview I’m prepared to be asked questions about my past work experiences, examples of when I’ve used my skill sets, past successes, past challenges, and more questions about what I have done. …