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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Work in a loose and exciting environment while seeing your ideas come to life. You will generate and develop concepts for Brunswick Boat Group products with a focus on Boston Whaler. Create exciting products through a process that has a strong focus on user centered design through extensive contextual research. You will gain an understanding of how and why people use boats and be able to translate insights, while using your intuition, into industry leading products.
Here's a pretty crazy build: In advance of Halloween, Bob Clagett tackles Batman's helmet from Batman vs. Superman, right down to the glowing eyes:
One of our favorite things to see is makers revisiting earlier designs, improving their UX with experience. Here Matthias Wandel comes up with an improved system for wall-based handplane storage:
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Sketch-ers, here's a good Halloween challenge for you! Check out the work of Lucia Pittalis, a makeup artist based in Rome who will undoubtedly have a kick-ass costume this year. The video dates back to last year but still a great inspiration for all of us still trying to figure
Made of durable Nylon and impact resistant plastic, the Mobile Wiz has a multi-position backrest, storage for valuables, and elastic loops to hold an external battery, stylus, and/or pen. Designed to fit Android and iPhone smartphones from all leading brands, the Mobile Wiz is a portable solution ideal for travel and commuting as well as for working on location or chilling at home.
Those short-throw Sony projectors we showed you can be placed very close to a wall, compensating for distortion to present a rectangular image. That's a neat trick. But researchers at the University of Tokyo have done Sony one better, by creating a system that can project images onto moving surfaces,
Shutterstock, Inc. seeks a Software Engineer. Collaborate on writing cutting edge React code in a fresh codebase that prioritizes building a sturdy foundation for the future, serve as part of a team developing SAS products for media asset editing, develop, code, test, and perform the deployment and operational maintenance of browser based manipulation software.
I need some help, dear readers. As I'm outlining projects I want to build in future semesters of The Hand Tool School, as well as future projects on my Renaissance Woodworker site, I have come across a design conundrum: Technically everything I do both on my free RW site and
This week, the wonderful world of footwear has brought us us the opportunity to help Smithsonian preserve one of the most iconic pairs of shoes out there—Dorothy's Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz. The project's Kickstarter is seeking a whopping $300,000, and with a little under one month to
The tactility of musical performance is often lost in the flat interfaces of our phones and iPods. Wave envisions an environment in which we interact with objects around us is to converse with them physically. Instead of pushing on a flat screen, dynamic motion control allows you to swipe, twist, point and tap in the air to skip, pause and browse your library.
Where do you hang laundry to dry if you don't want to use a clothes dryer? Last week I wrote about drying racks that sit on the floor or in the bathtub, but those aren't the only choices. A ceiling-mounted laundry rack has two advantages: it requires no floor space
For a good workbench, mass and weight are the rule. You want a bench beefy enough that it's not going to move when you're routing or hand planing workpieces. This means that few serious woodworkers will put their benches on wheels, as that makes them prone to slide and skitter
Clint Case is a leatherworker, woodworker, DIY'er and a dad. He's also a fan of The Empire Strikes Back, and made his son this fantastic costume for Halloween: The Instagram caption below reveals what it's made out of, and that Case started on it in June: No word
The NBA is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Art Director. The Art Director will be responsible for leading the concept, design and execution of innovative visual solutions for the NBA, WNBA, D-League, and USA Basketball. This person will develop creative content and concepts both independently and collaboratively for multiple channels, including television, digital, print, mail, mobile and other innovative media platforms.
As far as we're concerned, BioLite has got the best products on the market for turning firewood into energy. That's why we gave their BaseCamp stove a Core77 Design Award last year. BioLite's cooking stoves improve combustion efficiency, reduce smoke and generate electricity, a triple win. Now a sort
If there is one thought every design entrepreneur shares, it is this: "I often find product categories where I can't find an offering that meets my standards for function/design/quality/cost." This then drives them to see if they can do better by producing and selling their own design. In the case
Years ago, I saw a 1920s Ruhlmann Macassar Ebony bedroom set, similar to what you see here, at a furniture auction at Christie's. It had belonged to some Paris "bachelor," this big double bed with a tigerskin throw on it, flanked by matching nightstands and armoire, and the headboard was
One element of doing a great job when designing for a client is, as expected, delivering a great concept. Another crucial aspect? The way you handle organizing it all.
Designed by AME for Dale Hardware, the Jigtech device helps joiners to fit door handles in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods. The easy-to-use device saves contractors & fitters up to 20 minutes when installing a handle and latch to interior doors. AME developed the Jigtech product from concept through to prototyping, testing and volume manufacturing, drawing on our experience of developing tools for the DIY sector.
I've been getting a lot of requests to do a sketch demo of a boat. Specifically on how to get the overall hull shape in perspective. Personally, I love drawing boats. I don't know much about them, and I rarely go on them, but I love the elegant forms of
Digital product design is a rapidly growing field that engages unique individuals with skillsets that unite traditional communication design principles with user experience capability and digital software skills. In an increasingly tech-driven world, more skilled digital product designers will be needed to create authentic and innovative digital touchpoints. Because digital
A Japanese company called YP System has developed a new type of surface processing technology for metal. Called Color CB, this proprietary plating technique adds a thin layer of ceramic to the surface of the part and can be imbued with color. Once the part is placed under stress, the
Core Home is a global leader in manufacturing and importing exceptional housewares and home décor products. We are a New York based company and our factories have been delivering beautiful products at affordable prices to the US/Canadian and European markets for close to two decades. All of our products are made...
A Netherlands-based outfit called Verhagen Leiden got their start 52 years ago providing industrial cleaning equipment to companies in the Benelux region. Well, apparently part of their clients' needs for keeping their operations tidy involves moving heavy things around to keep their lots organized. Some of these things can be
This is for those of you interested in learning to design and build furniture. Woodcraft's "California Dreaming" sweepstakes comes with a doozy of a grand prize: A $3,000 SawStop table saw, $1,000 in tools and accessories, and a slot in a three-day training session with Jory Brigham. (We previously featured
Altor Locks launched earlier this year on a wave of crowdfunding, and after an unusually fast turnaround on early production, they're finally out and about in the real world. The surprisingly light design clocks in at just 560 grams (1.2lbs), utilizing a blend of solid grade 5 titanium bars and
Enlighten is a student led project designed by five industrial design undergraduates at CPUT in South Africa. Enlighten addresses South Africa's current energy crises in calm manner, a manner which hopefully brings awareness to the user without causing interruptions or distractions from their everyday life. With the rise in technology
My main profession is forecasting the future, and from that vantage I do everything else. When I curate an exhibition, it's like a 3D trend forecast. When I work with students, I think about their future and how I should educate them accordingly. When I write, I write with a historic perspective but always about what will be the implementations in the future.
Lots of designers want to change the world. Buckminster Fuller did, at least representationally, by conceiving of the following image: Might've taken your brain a second to recognize that particular chain of islands. Fuller's Dymaxion Air-Ocean World, as he called it, presented the world from a different perspective. Rather than
As the Northwest is menaced by a drippy attempt at a hurricane, I'm finally starting to understand sauna culture. Who cares that nature wants to drown or freeze you if you have a hot box to sit in? But Oregon isn't a sauna culture, so we're doing other things storm-tossed
3M is looking for a Lead Industrial Designer for our Consumer Business Group to enhance the design function at the 3M Design Center, located in St. Paul, MN.? At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. 3M is driving creativity and design as a competitive platform for innovation and brand globally to enhance design-driven solutions for people and the world. We are looking for a Lead Industrial Designer for our Consumer Business Group to enhance the design function at the 3M Design
Before making it to Maker fame, Taekyeom Lee was researching unconventional methods of creating three-dimensional type. It was part of his work as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University, where he tinkered with techniques for developing three dimensional type design using unusual materials. That's where things got
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