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Recently, I was able to talk at length with renown kitchen designer Vasi Ypsilantis about her creative process, her distinguished career, and her experience with the SubZero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

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Recently, I was able to talk at length with renown kitchen designer Vasi Ypsilantis about her creative process, her distinguished career, and whether or not you should put a ceiling fan in the kitchen.

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Design in a Day

Bob Borson —  July 28, 2014 — 25 Comments

“A charrette (pronounced [shuh-ret]), often Anglicized to charette or charet and sometimes called a design charrette, is an intense period of design or planning activity”.

That’s what we are talking about today …

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Designing for Others

Bob Borson —  July 7, 2014 — 37 Comments

Being able to design projects for other people – and include them in the process – is part of what makes you a pro. The more involvement I can get out of a client, the better the project will be.

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I just returned from an initial schematic design and programming meeting up in Wisconsin with some new clients, and I’ll be honest, it wasn’t like any initial meeting I have ever had.

There was a lot sketching, beer, and meat sticks involved.

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The Kitchen Design Process

Bob Borson —  January 27, 2014 — 39 Comments

As-built field verification, several iterations of sketches, hours of discussions, crying … these things could only represent one thing:
The Kitchen Remodel(™) of 2014

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Narrative as Design Process

Bob Borson —  September 3, 2013 — 39 Comments

In the simplest of manners, a narrative simply requires the designer to put himself or herself into the role of the end user, sort of like role-playing (not in the Dungeons & Dragons sort of way). Here’s a good example:

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