On the trail of digital progress. In recent years, modern technologies have fundamentally influenced the work of designers and architects

The first technological commodities began to flow into the Czech Republic in the 1990s. In most cases, however, it was a shortage of goods, even in the studios of art schools. Schools had queues where students applied, and future designers had their first chance to touch the new device. The development of computers and the connection of the Czech Republic to the Internet or the use of the first plotter printers were crucial. Programs like CorelDRAW or the Adobe suite spread among professional and amateur enthusiasts, but the greatest benefit came mainly from graphic designers, who were able to simplify much of their work thanks to them.

CorelDRAW is popular around the world in a variety of industries, from manufacturing and industrial design to billboards, marketing and more. | Source: CorelDRAW

Technology is part of most designers’ jobs today, and some can’t even imagine their work without it. Even so, you often come across the point of view, especially with a generation of designers who were “raised with a drawing board”, that basic geometry and floor plan, front view and view aside are always an essential part of design, whether the designer is working with digital programs or not. After all, most programs are based on this geometry.

“The designer must be able to convey his idea to the designer for implementation using his drawings, i.e. front view, floor plan, side view. This is reflected in the digital programs still today. One can understand the principle of these programs without a perfect knowledge of all the operations of high geometry explains Ivan Dlabač, designer and pedagogue.

Today, many studios print their prototypes using a 3D printer.  |  Source: alza.czToday, many studios print their prototypes using a 3D printer. | Source: alza.cz

In addition to computers, laptops or tablets, 3D printers or virtual reality are very popular today. These tools are gradually becoming part of the design process, and many studios can no longer do without them today, especially because they allow them to be tested, prototyped and debugged in great detail. All of this is a huge time saver, as the entire design process would take about half the time when manually modeling individual prototypes.

“We try to teach students to create things manually, at least in the first year, to understand the basic principles. But combining design with modern technology is, of course, essential in a globalized world.” says designer and teacher Henrieta Nezpěváková and adds: “Traditional materials have acquired new properties and a wider field of application. 3D printing has become an indispensable aid for verifying the ergonomic or functional properties of the proposed product. Information technology enables significant marketing and user research. A perfect computer visualization can clearly demonstrate the customer’s intent. Today, artificial intelligence, simulation programs and ergonomic laboratories are valuable tools that speed up the development process. And the current focus on science, research and sustainable resources is absolutely technology dependent. »

The CoR becomes an integral part of the design process.  Oculus Quest 2 glasses, which were created in collaboration with Samsung.  |  Source: theverge.comThe CoR becomes an integral part of the design process. Oculus Quest 2 glasses, which were created in collaboration with Samsung. | Source: theverge.com

Technologies are often very necessary for communication with the customer. Whether it’s the first sketch, often easier to present in digital form, 3D models, photorealistic visualizations, or VR, thanks to which the product can almost “touch”. It’s always a question of where technological development will continue, but it’s already clear that it’s becoming more of a part of our daily lives. Like any other tool, it has its pros and cons. This is why it is important to ensure that the rapid development of technology does not one day turn against us.

Today's tablets can be very useful for drawing.  |  Source: Samsung ElectronicsToday’s tablets can be very useful for drawing. | Source: Samsung Electronics

A desktop computer or a laptop is usually already part of the classic equipment of every designer. Many designers also use, for example, the aforementioned VR device or 3D printer, both of which primarily serve to speed up the production process. For graphic designers or architects, a tablet is often chosen as an additional technological product, which, thanks to various programs, can, in combination with accessories such as a special pen, replace the function of ordinary paper and pencil. The big advantage here is its compactness and easy handling, which is why more and more people are using it these days.

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S8 tablet can be easily connected to other devices.  |  Source: Samsung ElectronicsSamsung’s new Galaxy Tab S8 tablet can be easily connected to other devices. | Source: Samsung Electronics

The tablet is practical, it not only connects its users with the outside world, but also offers the functions of a practical tool that the designer could use on a daily basis. This is exactly the range of tablets recently introduced by Samsung. The series called Galaxy Tab S8 offers, among other things, tablets with extremely tall 14.6“screen and the highest performance in the brand’s history. In combination with graphics programs, it can become a useful tool for many artists or designers.

Do you like to draw or paint?  Clip Studio Paint 5 was created specifically for creatives like you.  With the natural feel of the brush, you can bring your most imaginative creations to life.  |  Source: SamsungDo you like to draw or paint? Clip Studio Paint 5 was created specifically for creatives like you. With the natural feel of the brush, you can bring your most imaginative creations to life. | Source: Samsung

In addition, it can be connected to a keyboard, stylus or Samsung phone, and individual activities on these devices can be easily logged. The ultra-low latency S Pen packs a thousand tools into one and offers an impressive level of control. Write, sketch, doodle or draw all your craziest ideas. Whichever size tablet you choose, the stylus will be included in the package and will magnetically snap into place on the back of the tablet. Photography enthusiasts will also be delighted. Their quality is ensured by the first ultra-wide front camera used in the tablet.

Samsung tablets are available in several colors.  |  Source: Samsung ElectronicsSamsung tablets are available in several colors. | Source: Samsung Electronics

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet comes in a sleek and timeless graphite design, with the Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+ there is another color variant to choose from – silver. Plus, the thicker aluminum cover protects against all types of bumps and drops. The thinnest, largest and most durable Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet is a multifunctional device for creative souls, which, with its treatment, is based on a refined design.

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