Advanced Design Sketching (ADS) is getting ready to host their second SQ1CON in Chicago this July 13 and 14 after a successful inaugural event last year. What began as industrial designer Hector Silva's pipe dream in grad school, ADS has now evolved into a multifaceted non-profit that puts on sketching
We had the pleasure of catching up with Phil Balagtas, brainchild behind the first-of-its-kind PRIMER conference and the international Speculative Futures meetup group. He shares insight about starting PRIMER and where it is going.
As the most visited online awards platform in the world, Awwwards is perfectly positioned to stage an ongoing series of conferences, bringing together leading UX experts and visionaries from around the world for two days of insight and inspiration. Kicking off in Berlin at this very moment, the latest edition
Different iterations of the companion robot—which we like to define as a robot designed to carry out targeted tasks while attempting empathy and interaction—were seen in just about every section of CES. We were hoping cute robots looking up at us would evoke joy, but instead they left us with
The future is coming for us. Fast. CES didn't just drive that point home—they drove it, crashed it and exploded it in your face for an entire week. While walking the floor, it was tricky to take our focus off the visual stimulation relentlessly hitting us from every possible direction.
At this point, it's no secret we're killing our planet at a frighteningly rapid pace. With plastic and other toxic materials polluting our oceans and infiltrating our air supply, it's more important now than ever for designers and scientists to develop scalable solutions to help reverse the bad habits we've
Those of you that have navigated the insanity that is the Consumer Electronics Show understand the importance of taking regular breaks to decompress throughout the day. For this year's CES, our team will be hosting a cozy Design Lounge at the Design & Source Showcase in the Las Vegas Convention
Last week's WGSN Futures conference, an event founded by the trend research agency, focused on the future of retail, branding and marketing in a time now dubbed the "Retail Apocalypse." With thousands of brick and mortar stores shutting down last year, it's clear traditional retail needs a bit of rebranding
To help designers of all levels fine tune their sketching skills, Advanced Design Sketching (in partnership with Autodesk) will be hosting SQ1CON, a two-day conference specifically focused on design sketching. The Advanced Design Sketching organization began as a small summer workshop for a handful of design students, but the students
As designers, we think and act in ways that vary greatly from scientists, engineers and even other types of designers we typically don't encounter in our day-to-day lives. But what would happen if we bridged the communication gap between students and professionals working at the intersection of design and technology?
As the world's most innovative companies take note of the strategic advantage brought by industrial designers to business, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is declaring Design IS Business at its International Design Conference 2017 (#IDSA17Atlanta). Register now for the premier networking event—which is set for Aug. 16–19
"IDSA IDEA 2017 winners demonstrate how designers are able to capture what's invisible to others and inspire beauty through the smallest of details within the simplest of artifacts."
Most of you have heard of SIGGRAPH, but if you haven't it's "the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques." This year's conference starts at the end of the month, and this teaser video shows you some of the astonishing CG advancements that
Since taking the role of head designer at IKEA several years ago, Marcus Engman has led a great effort to match the most well-known furniture company in the world with the best designers working in the business today. Why? Because he believes that high-quality design should be accessible to anyone.
Plasticity Forum will be taking place twice in the upcoming weeks. The first event happens in Dallas, Texas on Friday April 21, as part of Earth Day Texas, the largest Earth Day celebration in the world. More information can be found here and Registration Here. The second event
Drawing a crowd of designers, educators, futurists, and social innovators, Primer2017—the first dedicated speculative futures conference—opened in style at the grand Gray Area theatre in the Mission district of San Francisco. Organized by Phil Balagtas, the founding member of the San Francisco based Speculative Futures meet-up, the two day conference
A/D/O is a new maker's space/incubator/design academy started by MINI that has many in the New York design realm talking. To kick off the beginning of their Design Academy as well as their permanent residency in Greenpoint, A/D/O organized a prescient conference including an all-star cast—everyone from fuseprojects' Yves Behar
Attracting over 500 attendees, the third annual BioFabricate conference drew a crowd of scientists, academics, designers, entrepreneurs and artists for a full day of presentations, discussions and exhibits exploring innovations in contemporary bio tech. The presenters and panelists showcased a wide range of technology with a focus on the value
Autodesk University is a massive annual conference aimed at "those who design, build, make and create." It's where industrial designers rub shoulders with architects and makers, engineers and construction foremen, scientists and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Part of the reason to attend is the excellent classes, which we'll
"It's an exciting time to be a designer in healthcare," says IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016 Co-Chair Bill Evans, IDSA, adding that industrial design "will play a pivotal role."
In a grand, red carpet ceremony at the iconic Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) unveiled the Gold and Silver winners of the International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA®) 2016. View the IDEA 2016 Gallery of 136 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners—chosen from
It's no secret that Core77 throws the best design party of the year. For over 20 years, Core77 has been serving the design community online and our annual Core77 conference is an opportunity to bring the pages of Core77 to life through focused programming and a dialogue about the most
This past weekend over 700 people gathered in Providence, Rhode Island for Better World by Design. In it's ninth year, the conference held between adjacent college campuses Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, brings creators, innovators and professionals of all types together for a three day long gathering
It may slip our minds from time to time, but the overall objective of design should be to create a better world. Driven by the desire to approach problem solving holistically, eight years ago engineers from Brown University and designers from Rhode Island School of Design formed a partnership and
Over the past few months, designers and healthcare providers from around the world have been collaboratively working on reimagining the end of life experience—one of the most critical challenges facing our aging populations. Each year around 55 million people worldwide and over 2.5 million in the United States face
In 2013, Hyperloop was just a conceptual design released by Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX for open source development. Musk's vision of high-speed pneumatic tube transportation system isn't a new one, but his original concept proposed a route to transport people and goods running alongside I-5, making the
The 2016 International IDSA Conference was hosted in Detroit last week with a focus on the theme of "Making Things Happen." Detroit, with it's wrought morality tale of decline from the richest city in the United States in the 1950's and '60s to it's recent designation as the country's poorest
Detroit recently went through a major rough patch, but its residents' hard work ethic hasn't gone anywhere. In preparation for IDSA Detroit later this week, here's a list of artists and entrepreneurs that are paving the way for a revitalized Detroit.
Schools need to be redesigned to prepare students for professional trajectories we can't currently imagine. As the former provost and dean of faculty at the Philadelphia University and the dean of Parsons School of Design, I've seen firsthand the urgent need to abandon the Industrial-Age approach to higher education that
Thanks to all of our fantastic participants of the "Share My Space" competition. We loved the chance to sneak a peek into our design community's workspaces and seeing what keeps you all inspired. After weeks of trolling your posts, without further ado we have ourselves a winner! "Share My Space"
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