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Three years ago we covered ThyssenKrupp's development of an elevator that could go up, down and sideways. Elevator lines in the future, we wrote, would look less like a series of shafts and more like Pac-Man. Tom Scott was lucky enough to gain admittance to ThyssenKrupp's towering elevator testing facility,
For those of you in the NYC area this summer, the New Museum is holding a fascinating-sounding series of "Digital Self-Defense and Empowerment Workshops" on July 22nd. This afternoon of workshops extends the exhibition's inquiry into the complexities of determining identity and truth to the online sphere. Addressing increasing
Whether you're prototyping something or doing a decorative carving, you might need to sketch something on paper and transfer that pattern to wood, which you can then carve or saw out. Never mind fancy CNC machines, I'm talking about when you need to do it quickly by hand. Here are
The VOLTA is a compact “20/20” electric bike for inner city use. The bike is light-weight and clean, and offers everything for a practical and cool urban commute. In the design, we have been looking for a clean and readable expression. To achieve this, we have created a visual break-up between the core frame (which also holds the batteries) and the “extremities”: the handlebar/basket unit on the front and the universal accessory holder on the back.
Seven years ago, during an environmental crisis—the BP oil disaster—and a media blackout, where information about the spill was being tightly controlled, hundreds of people came together to collect their own data. Using just cameras, attached to balloons or kites, the Balloon Mapping Kit was born, and with it, the
Editors Note: Teshia a contributor to Core77 and Chief of Staff at Berlin-based startup Senic, who are currently building their second product COVI. When we began building COVI, it was on the heels of of our first product NUIMO. NUIMO is a controller for smart devices like Sonos and Phillips
This meditative build video from John Heisz ends violently, with CMYK in place of blood. It's also a perfect metaphor for why we build low-tech things by hand. Infuriated by his malfunctioning hi-tech printer, Heisz builds an enormous stake maul (think Donkey Kong hammer) in order to send the printer
Tandem Product Design is currently looking for talented mid level industrial Designers with 1-2 years of Industrial Design work experience to join our award-winning design and development studio in Santa Monica, California. Your position involves a broad range of responsibilities including ideation sketching, 3D modeling, rendering, product research, presentation preparation. Your talent will have an positive impact on the final products which will potentially being the leaders in the market.
More proof that there's always room for design improvements, even in the most established of objects. The humble doorknob hasn't changed much since its invention, with the exception of lever-style knobs that ease operation for those with grip issues. But Brinks Home Security has designed an innovative line of doorknobs
First off, we love that there's a show called "Pingsider" that takes you deep inside the world of ping pong. Secondly, ping pong balls are one of those items that sound deceptively easy to make. But this look inside a factory in China, where table tennis is practically the national
Take a moment to imagine what a Nike headquarters in the heart of NYC would look like. Now picture that times 10, and that's what it actually looks like in real life. This week marks the first week Nike employees get to work in their new NYC home. After the
LUNAR cofounders Jeff Smith and Gerard Furbershaw sought to create a sculpturally oriented bench that provided social interaction opportunities for passersby in outdoor public places and museum and gallery exhibition spaces. People have an innate desire to engage, interact and play, yet there are a limited number of public spaces
Using the names of materials as adjectives can be pejorative: "He gave a wooden performance," "These people are so plastic." But when your boss says s/he wants "concrete results," it implies rigor and success. Concrete can be an unforgiving material that requires careful design, but the reward is an object
NAWA is an ultralight, durable sculpture made up of 35 steel arches, making an open gate through which anyone can walk freely. Its bionic form and polished surface reflecting its surroundings creates the effect of a naturally growing sculpture with a constantly changing look throughout the day. The sculpture
It's always fun to watch someone design out loud. Here Izzy Swan creates a folding table that folds into a storage unit, and he builds it primarily out of plywood scraps. This seems like it'd be useful for college kids or the itinerant, as moving a table is typically a
"I don't think you can design anything just by absorbing information and then hoping to synthesise it into a solution. What you need to know about the problem only becomes apparent as you're trying to solve it." Richard MacCormac. The argument here is a simple one, but one which I believe has been swept under the design practice rug for quite some time.
I'd be happy not to know what a drum machine is, but I do because I've watched the rooter guy use one to unclog our sewer line. What is a drum machine? It's a large motorized version of the hand snake a homeowner might use to clear the drain from
A team within Adobe is looking for a UX designer who can help us evolve a project supporting, connecting and amplifying a global community of emerging artists who are using creativity as a force for positive impact This is a special role, requiring big-picture thinking. You’ll take a deep look at the workflows that drive the creative process.
Yes, this is one of those silly, simple things you see on the internet and think "Man I've gotta try that." YouTuber MicBergsma shows you what he does "when I don't have goggles with me [but want] to see something under the water:"
Fillets are one of those design features for which there seems to be no middle ground, or at least not one that is widely known. Either a part is devoid of them, and most or all edges are well-defined, or the part's designer decided to take the opposite route, and
To a certain generation, the Pontiac Trans Am was the muscle car that was the envy of the neighborhood kids. As a performance package for the Firebird, the Trans Am was fast, mean, brawny. It turned heads every time one roared down the block. '72'74'78'81Pontiac went bust in '09, and
The Zepcam professional bodycam is a body-worn video camera for professional use. The small, rugged and lightweight camera is capable of filming day and night. It enables individuals, for instance working in law enforcement, public transport or industry, to record important events. The camera comes with a docking station for charging and data transfer.
Project "Metamorphosis" explores the feasibility of using 3D printing technology to develop a tattoo design which is not only used for decorative purposes, but engages the tactile sense as well. The concept of a three-dimensional "tattoo" is based on the possibility to transform or "grow" any 2D design into a
VR, AR, MR: It seems certain our future will be filled with [something]-reality, and my guess is that augmented reality will have the most practical applications. In the service of pure art, however, creative studio Theoriz is pushing the boundaries of MR, or mixed reality, by combining VR tracking technologies
We have a roster of fantastic projects in front of us and are looking for a passionate Art Director who can lead the Visual Design point of view for our highly interactive public space projects. As a member of the Visual Experience Department, Art Directors are responsible for developing and executing impactful design solutions for a diverse range of interdisciplinary projects and for mentoring junior and intermediate designers.
This gorgeous Danish modern rocker was designed by Holger Georg Jensen for Tønder Møbelværk in 1958. This piece is known as Model 97, and these surface occasionally, but this particular piece is a bit special as it retains its colorful original candy striped wool upholstery. There is not much
The official first day of summer was this week, and with that begins plans for epic outdoor adventures. To help jumpstart your planning, we've compiled a list some of our favorite items that camping objects that feel essential rather than overdone and help make sure you conduct your camping or
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Beginning with the design of the CBT500 Blender in 2002, Big Bang has worked closely with Cuisinart to define, implement and evolve their visual brand language on over 60 kitchen electric products ranging from the category leading Griddler™ to the prosumer, Elite™ line. Leveraging signature forms, intuitive operability and critical attention to materials, finishes and manufacturability, Big Bang has helped Cuisinart maintain their position in the hearts of meal makers everywhere.
Designed for the millennial generation, Cilla encapsulates multi-use, through surface and storage. I wanted to change the way we look at common storage—the way it opens and the way it hides things. Cilla is the design outcome of this iterative research, an interpretation of visual and physical storage space for
Geometry was my best math subject, and it served me well during my CAD jockey years. But one thing I could never wrap my head around was the notion of a 4th dimension. People smarter than me would try explaining it to me at a bar, and while I could
IKEA has been getting a lot of design attention lately, but can we please take a moment to talk about their Easy Recipe Series instead of those godforsaken Frakta bags? Thank you. Here's the deal. Instead of opening a bag of IKEA frozen shrimp, scratching your head for a good
Swimways Corporation, located in Virginia Beach, VA, is a leader in outdoor recreational products. Recently Swimways has joined with Spin Master to create an outdoor Global Business Unit which is key to driving innovation and growth within the category. Our mission is making free time more fun through innovation! We
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