May 28, 2015 by

Hello from China – (part 2!)

While I was in China and when I got a couple of minutes, I spent a little time working on a new product idea I have been thinking about. Its really amazing how quickly an idea can be developed when working in Shenzhen. As with all product ideas they need to be fleshed out with some sketching and for this I use my trusty Maglus with Graphite Tip and Notebook.

Sketching with graphite tip

In the case of this particular project it has already been established what the product will do, in this
picture a map has been made to show how it will work. Once I got this work done I could hit the markets and find some components for the electronic components.

The markets in Shenzhen are amazing. You can find pretty much anything and sometimes that can be a big problem. Often I find myself picking up things that are of no use but still want them for the sheer
novelty value. Check out the video to see one such device!

Luckily I happened upon a market that had plenty of the right parts I needed and managed to pick up a battery that was suitable for the new idea. This was was a job in itself when you see the amount of
variants at one stall in the markets!!


I’ll keep you updated with the progress of the project and how I use Maglus during the design process. Hope you enjoy the posts as I go.


Noel Joyce is one of the designers behind the Maglus Stylus - "The practice of design for me must be user focused and make commercial sense from the beginning of the project through to the finish."