A Love-Hate Relationship (of product naming/branding)
In researching an ipod capable alarm clock, I found that there are really two major names two pick from: the iluv and the ihome. What I found so funny about this was that the current iHome model is the iH8 (or "i hate"). So i had to choose between ilove and ihate. Ihome had to be aware of this name, being that they advertise their "reson8" speaker technology. It just seems like a foolish name--almost comparable to the nova or colgate.
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts, and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a guest critic at various design schools in including Yale University, IIT, Carnegie Mellon, Ravensbourne, RMIT, University of Minnesota, Emily Carr, and RISD. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.