In spring of 2009, I graduated from architecture school. At the time, the post-recession economy was rough and not much was happening for architects. With an interest in entrepreneurship and technology, I took a risk and decided to try working at a tech startup. Much to my surprise, I fell in love with the industry and 5 years later, I’m now a Product Designer at Percolate in NYC.
Since my career pivot, I’ve noticed many interesting parallels between architecture and product design. Although the mediums are different, it’s amazing to see how many of the design principles and processes are the same. To some degree, even the tools can be applied to both design industries.
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed applying lessons learned in architecture school to product design. I’ve also loved sharing the lessons with friends and watching them apply those ideas to their design practices.
Throughout the next few weeks, I will be sharing lessons learned in architecture school and how I apply them to product design at Percolate.
Hope you find this mini-series interesting and useful. Let’s get started. (more…)