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Product Design Engineer – Applications now closed

Posted by on 12 Jun 2015

Thanks to everyone who applied for our Junior Product Design Engineer position over recent weeks. Many excellent candidates have expressed their interest in the role. We now have the very difficult task of reviewing all the applications and choosing who we’d like to join the MANO team. We hope to reach a decision within the next week or so. Best wishes.

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Dieter Rams – 10 Principles of Good Design

Posted by on 15 Jul 2012

Dieter Rams – 10 Principles of Good Design

Dieter Rams; one of the most influential industrial designers of the last 50 years recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Renowned for his work for clients such as Braun, his user-friendly, minimalist design style has created several iconic products. This milestone reminded me of the 10 principles of Good Design that he published in the early 80’s in response to the question “What makes good design?” This is not an easy question to answer. ‘Good design’ can be highly subjective, and our emotional response to objects is often difficult to articulate. However it is a question that...

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Write a great design brief

Posted by on 13 Jul 2012

Design briefs can be very short (open) or very detailed (closed). Your preference for providing open and closed design briefs will depend on the amount of knowledge you have about the product you need designed, and how much rope you want to give your designer to swing (or strangle themselves) on. Either way, preparation is the key. The amount of detail you provide is up to you, but here are some questions you might consider whilst preparing your design brief: 1. What is your Vision? Ahead of all else, your Vision is the guiding principle or ultimate outcome of your project....

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MANO Design’s 1st Birthday!!!

Posted by on 2 Jul 2012

MANO Design’s 1st Birthday!!!

“Time flies when you are having fun” – and it certainly has at MANO Design where we have just celebrated our 1st birthday (minus the cocktail frankfurts and fairy bread). It has been a busy first year at MANO Design which has included: Completion of new office fit-out  (finally!!) – see pics below. EM-series underwater light awarded a Good Design Accolade at the 2011 Australian International Design Awards Supplier and ‘Product trend’ sourcing trip to China We have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with our clients on a broad range of exciting and challenging design...

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Seasons Greetings from MANO Design

Posted by on 21 Dec 2011

Seasons Greetings from MANO Design

We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Wishing you the best of luck and success in 2012!

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MANO does Movember 2011

Posted by on 12 Dec 2011

MANO does Movember 2011

Marc and I have once again put aside any semblance of  dignity  to show our support for Movember;  growing Moustaches (or Mos) for a month to raise money for a good cause. This year with the support of clients, friends and family ‘Team MANO’ was able to achieve a personal best result raising over $1000 for Movember charities. Movember aims to raise awareness of a range of men’s health issues. Through the Movember Foundation and its men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative, they fund world class...

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