Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Maryam Heydarian ("MH") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
MH : I finished my MS in Industrial design, and my MA in Industrial and product Design , University of Tehran,Iran. Also have been working in this field since 2012
MH : I have always wondered design is about combining art and technology. I believe usability by it self is not enough and beauty without usability is not nothing. Therefore, I chose Industrial design to work in this field and will continue to design and create things.
MH : Designing is my passion and I wanted to become a designer
MH : i love to design smart devices
MH : just follow their dreams and passion and never give up! it's important for them to practice as much as possible as well.
MH : a great designer should be creative and sharp and disciplined
MH : Good design is not just what looks good. It also needs to perform, convert, astonish, and fulfill its purpose. It can be innovative or it might just get the job done. A good design cannot be measured by a finite way multiple perspectives are needed.
MH : design brings the main purpose of creating something. it is so important for an item to be well designed, design combines since and art.
MH : A smart vacuum cleaner. I'd love work with Dyson company one day.
MH : Travelling abroad more and learn about different cultures.
MH : brain storming with my team
MH : I can mention Nades Faghihzadeh for designing BMW products.
MH : One of my favorite designs is: Philippe Starck. which contains emotional design. Also I can point out Steve Jobs for designing minimal Apple products.
MH : Clexi is one of the good examples. it is practical, new, fancy and unique
MH : read about different cultures and follow the designing protocols
MH : a Yoga instructor
MH : To me design is not just about make appealing things or just about usability, design is the process of imagining and planning the creation of objects, systems $ etc. With using design process like design thinking, double diamond and so on.
MH : My dad is my main supporter , however my professor during BA really changed my perspective and motivated me.
MH : I am not yet a great designer, however practicing, reading and follow the designer's protocols
MH : I was always good at sketching however working with designing software and platforms was not easy for me. I had to learn them
MH : they should present their final result in a good quality after checking everything is completely done
MH : well we are thinking on a smart backpack
MH : learn as much as I can and keep working with great designers
MH : to be focused, sharp, disciplined and creative
MH : design can bring something useful,practical and new to the real world. something that makes people live their lives easier and happier.
MH : it's a smart key chain that has so many lighting design on
MH : Hio key design. it is a small device and I had to designs almost everything on a small peace and choose the right material to bring it to the real world
MH : combining art in more fields of industry and creating more meaningful designs and concepts
MH : designing more in the AI field and combining art with technology more for creating robots and smart devices.
MH : it depends I had projects that i finished in 6 months, also some in a day.
MH : reading about the history about that product or study about the main purposes of creating that.
MH : simplicity is the most beautiful thing.
MH : design sets the trend
MH : since I mostly work in a technology field almost technology has a main role in my designs
MH : 3Dmax Rhino Vray Cinema 4D Photoshop Adobe xd Illustration
MH : each color has it's own meaning and message, therefore choosing the right color is so important in different designs. also each product needs a special material. so a good designer should know well about these two factors.
MH : how i got inspired at the beginning.
MH : I need to work with this designer! this person is awesome!
MH : I love to work with a partner who doesn't exactly think like me, but we almost have the same point of view. in this way we will design something more beautiful and unique together.
MH : My dad, professor and co workers
MH : Donald Norman 2-The art of innovation 3-Emotional design (Donald Norman) 4-Experience design (Nathan shedroff) 5-Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture Buch von Jennifer Hudson
MH : practicing sketching and learning software and tools. also reading a lot about art and concepts.
MH : Philippe Starck , Salvador Dalí
MH : being famous is not enough for me. I believe getting famous can be easy, but in what in field you are famous in? I believe if you follow your passion and dreams also work hard, you'll be famous in a good way in the fields you want to be.
MH : Orange. Paris. Burger. Fall. Books and Apple
MH : I was attending a big and popular industrial event, one of the most famous professors in this field was giving a speech. During the break, I was so excited to talk to him, so I went super nervous and started to talk to him, suddenly saw he is wearing one of the bracelets i designed before. so I laughed and we started to talk about my designs.
MH : Doing Yoga and read news and articles in art and fashion and read books
MH : I was always creative and couscous about everything around me. i was good at paining as well. so my dad always thought i'll become a famous painter! not a designer!
MH : I believe AI will play the main role in each society. probably everything works based on the technology and everywhere will be robots.
MH : I'd be so happy if I could help any one the students and young designers. They should feel free to contact me via LinkedIn or email.
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