Coming up with ideas is easy—turning them into a physical (and salable) reality is another thing entirely. Every Monday, we take an in-depth look at the making of a new product, paying special attention to the nittiest and grittiest development details.
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Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives), developers of a range of self-monitoring medical devices, some in the form of wearable technologies, aimed at assisting patients to self-manage long-term health conditions at home, is already having impact in this field. The early identification via home self-monitoring of an impending change in condition may allow for earlier intervention by starting antibiotics (“rescue pack”) days earlier, thereby reducing the need for lengthy hospitalization.
The Bilco Company makes "access products," meaning doors, windows, roof hatches, floor hatches, et cetera. But in a sad sign of the times, they also produce devices designed to prevent access: Mechanical objects that can "lock down vertical doors in a matter of seconds in active shooter situations." Here's a
Fast-paced, entrepreneurial Pet Products Company is looking for a bright, self- motivated individual for a Product / Industrial Designer to assist in our Creative Department. Successful candidate will work closely with lead designers, providing support in varied graphic design projects and day-to-day product development needs. We’re looking for
This is hilarious, and totally seems like something an ID student would do while procrastinating at the studio. Here the folks at the WEAREX YouTube channel show you how to make a functional wallet using nothing more than a soda can and a hot glue gun: What's a leather
After seeing our post on The Design Evolution of Beer Can Openings, reader Devin Sidell's wife may have designed the perfect beer can aperture. To get you up to speed, we were discussing how a single opening in a can leads to "glugging," i.e. turbulence while drinking since there's no
The Core77 discussion board is a great place not only to share your bright and shiny final products, but also your ever-evolving process and progress. Given there are a number of people who utilize the boards in some ways we envisioned it and in many ways far beyond, we love
TS1 is a modular shelving system that relies on threaded wooden rods. The shelves in between the rods are held firmly using bolted joints. The threading process involving a CNC router produces precisely matching connections, so glue and any metal fixtures are unnecessary. The piece ships in a flat packed box and can be easily assembled by hand.
This here is a brilliant piece of industrial design: It's functional, durable, makes intelligent and economical use of materials and can easily be mass produced. So successful was the design that it was copied by most major competitors. Most importantly, it's long-lived; the original design was created over 100 years
Dark apartments and flourishing indoor greenery aren't mutually exclusive, but they aren't really friends. For winter times or studios with nowhere-facing windows, real plants can take more technology than a green thumb. Much like my recent gripe about SAD lights, I've been surprised at the lack of attractive small scale
Hudson Valley Lighting is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of lighting fixtures. Our commitment is to deliver the highest quality products and services. Our highly skilled employees take exceptional pride in producing superior quality products. We are a progressive and growing company looking for an individual
Just in time for Nintendo's anxiously awaited (and slightly confusing) new Switch presentation, product designer Avichai Tadmor is here to serve us some refreshing OG Mario style. His product, the Ravanello, spins sharp and tangy radishes into cool power-up mushrooms with a few quick twists. The tool shaves the
A constant irritation I experience in the shop is having the vacuum hose snag on something. Even suspended from a ceiling-mounted bungie, it will sometimes catch the end of the saw track (usually in mid-cut) or the edge of the table if I'm sanding and have given the hose too
At first look Heng is a simple lamp, with a funny cord in the middle. The light, designed by Zanwen Li, really is simple but also more fun than it appears. The bentwood shapes and LED band are everything you'd expect, but to turn the lamp on and off you
Inventor David Knez has devised a simple way to loosen and tighten your shoes using only one hand. This is a very clever use of materials: In addition to being convenient for the able-bodied, Knez's QuickShoeLace should be a boon for single amputees or those born with only
Pulse worked with Drager on their Thermal Imaging camera for firefighters. The camera was developed with new innovative solutions for protecting the internal camera technology. This project also focused on ergonomic features crucial to rescuers during search and rescue applications. Our design and engineering team evolved the design to meet strict drop tests, heat resistance, flame resistance and functionality to pass regulatory requirements including IP 67.
The greatest technological challenge of the 20th Century was not the moon landing; it was how to get fresh, delicious beer from a brewery into a customer's belly. Prior to the 1930s if you wanted beer, you and a guy named Amos rolled a barrel from the brewery back to
Compared with last year's CES and Detroit Auto Show, this year has seen a lot less odd concept vehicles and last mile design. One neat 2017 standout has been the mysterious but fun Ioniq scooter teased by Hyundai at CES. The company's line of Ioniq electric vehicles is plugging along
POSITION SUMMARY Flexjet, a luxury private jet travel provider, is currently seeking a Graphic Designer to assist with the execution of creative marketing and communication design needs within their in-house creative team, Studio One. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, innovative individual with 2-3 years of professional in-house
Core77's editors spend time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web.
Renfrew Group, in partnership with the NHS unveiled the innovative modular children’s wheelchair ‘Chair 4 Life’ system designed to address the unmet needs of disabled children and young adults at NHS Expo in April 2013. The Chair4Life (C4L) initiative was developed by the NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) in response to clear statements of clinical need from users, carers and health experts.
When we announced Ikea's chainless bicycle last year, there was no word on a U.S. release date. But the company has just announced that the Sladda is now available here--at a lower price point than expected--and we've finally gotten a closer look at some of the features. First off, to
Scholastic seeks an energetic, curious, and talented designer to join a design department in its education division. The designer’s primary job responsibilities are to design best-in-class book covers, interiors, packaging, product-branding and digital-experiences. They must collaborate with the art director, editorial, and production to meet deadlines and exceed expectations.
Last time we covered the brilliant cartoonist/inventor Steven M. Johnson, he'd just released a book of his transportation designs. Now he's got a new book out and it spans every design field under the sun. Johnson has graciously allowed us to show you some of the images from "Patent
Artist Nadja Buttendorf snagged my attention with an invention that is simultaneously intriguing and skin crawling: soft fingernails. Anyone who's grown long nails can attest that they come with a host of structural and environmental issues. Typing, opening lids, and navigating anything with push buttons can be tricky or even
How do you get to work each morning? According to the United Nations and World Bank, there's a 54% chance that you live in or near an urban center - and it follows that you likely work in that city as well. It's possible that your home is within walking
Kikka Digga is a universal retro fitting digging gadget attachment for all digging forks and spades, it was designed to make digging easy by attaching a pivoted footplate to help with insertion and leverage, therefore sparing the user from any physical strains. Digging is a hazard and a pain in
It's amazing how accidents and coincidences can lead to careers. Hank Gilpin was a photography major at RISD who needed to choose an elective. He wanted Glass but the course was already full and got stuck with Wood. Well, the teacher turned out to be legendary Danish Modern designer/builder Tage Frid
Like all vehicles, F-16s require regular maintenance, and like all vehicles it wasn't designed with external tool holders. Air Force mechanic Tom Burden got sick of tools sliding off of the plane while he was fixing it—"Heck, I nearly fell off the jet once. I could have broken my neck!"
Bring your dog to work! Outward Hound, a world leader in the pet products industry, is searching for an industrial designer to join our "woof pack". As a member of our multidisciplinary team, you will be charged with designing world-class dog and cat products that delight and enhance the lives
Alireza Nemati lives in Moscow, where he and his wife live in a tiny apartment—just 35 square meters (about 375 square feet). Fortunately Nemati is a product designer, so, design to the rescue! "[My] main task," Nemati writes, "was to create a comfortable open space plan with enough area for
I can't believe 2016 is over. I thought you all might like to see every fun "free time" sketch I did in 2016. There are about 250 sketches here. I put this together to show you just how many rapid visualization exercises I do in a year. Remember, these are
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