Archive for the ‘Process’ Category

Making dating easier (and more fun)

February 19th, 2014

LUNAR’s “Moonshine” projects are a way for us to explore interesting topics, disrupt conventional creative boundaries and engage with larger conversations in the design world. (more…)

LUNAR’s Ice Cream Sunday!

November 21st, 2013

LUNAR is celebrating the Museum of Craft & Design’s “New West Coast Design 2″ exhibit with free admission to the museum and free ice cream this Sunday, November 24!  If you’re in San Francisco, don’t miss out on this very cool event!

Visit the museum at 2569 3rd Street between 1-3 pm, enjoy your ice cream, and then tour the museum’s exhibit, which features the latest in great West Coast design, including the LUNAR-designed Belle-V ice cream scoop and early prototypes.

We’ll be serving Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous’ yummy ice cream using the Belle-V scoop and LUNAR’s VP of Design, Jeff Salazar, will be there to share his design philosophy as well as the creative process behind the scoop. Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous for providing the ice cream!

Hope to see you this Sunday, from 1-3, at the Museum of Craft & Design, 2569 3rd Street in SF.  Bring your family, tell your friends and get ready to enjoy great ice cream as well as some fantastic design!

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LUNAR’s John Edson shows you how to “Design Like Apple”

March 13th, 2013

From his earliest days at Apple, Steve Jobs set the standard that all products should be “insanely great.” (more…)

Fostering community & the artist within at the Palo Alto Arts Center

February 12th, 2013

The Palo Alto Art Center launched its Friday Night Series last week with creative activities designed to foster community and encourage the artist (more…)

“The Future is….” positive, creative and limitless

August 24th, 2012

“The Future is” looking positive, creative and limitless based on the presentations, conversations and overall vibe at IDSA’s annual conference last week in Boston. (more…)

A work space that reflects your brand

December 6th, 2011

A workspace expresses who you are as a company as much as it serves as a functional place to get work done. (more…)

LUNAR opens Windy City office

November 9th, 2011

LUNAR has opened a Chicago office in the epicenter for design in the Midwest — the Windy City’s River North area. (more…)

LUNAR Palo Alto on the move

September 9th, 2011

We’ve been so inspired by our new headquarters in San Francisco that we’re on a quest for new digs in Palo Alto – an important base for our work with clients on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. (more…)

Insights with Illumina

June 16th, 2011

What are the key components that make a successful project and a successful client relationship? (more…)

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7 Years In: Lessons Learned as a Product Design Engineer

May 16th, 2011

I’ve been a mechanical engineer at Lunar for almost 7 years, as well as a project manager and the ME intern coordinator for a good portion of that time. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of interesting clients, coworkers, and products. They range from large corporations to small startups, hot-heads to introverts, consumer to medical to unclassifiable, parts as big as a monster truck wheel to those you can barely see. And since that magical summer of 2004, some things have continued to ring true. (more…)

Failure is always an option

March 21st, 2011

At LUNAR we solve difficult problems every single day. Nobody ever comes to us saying, “Hi, we have this really easy thing for you to do. It is totally straight forward and should be really simple.” As a result, we are constantly faced with challenges that nobody anywhere has ever surmounted. We often solve problems like these with prototyping, which in my opinion is by far the most important thing we do at LUNAR. (more…)

An ode to simple product design

March 3rd, 2011

As a product engineer, I often find myself delighted by the little things–an ingenious locking mechanism, a cleverly designed component, a silky smooth hinge – which is why the simplest of designs are sometimes the most fascinating. One everyday object that I find to be particularly (and deliciously) nifty is the McFlurry spoon.

An ode to simple product design.
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A pitcher’s approach to product design

February 14th, 2011

Love is in the air and for me it has little to do with Valentine’s Day. My heart is going pitter-patter for the season that lies ahead.

A pitcher's approach to product design
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Navigating the obstacles of the design process

January 5th, 2011

What happens when you’re in the process of perfecting a design and you’re thrown a curveball? (more…)

Thought for Food: LUNAR’s DIY Food Container Design Contest at the IDSA International Conference

July 26th, 2010

Calling all students attending the 2010 IDSA International Conference in Portland, OR: you’ve got a chance to win your very own fully loaded 64GB 3G iPad! Show us your creative chops. (more…)

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