This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! Core77 discussion board member Jacob Fleisher recently shared his own approach for evaluative design research. Jacob writes: Getting research participants to articulate the "why" can be challenging in an evaluative session. And
Candidates should have an Industrial Design degree, 7+ years experience, and will be responsible for producing concept sketches/refined concept renderings of a variety of tech and non-tech products. They'll be directly responsible for successful aesthetic outcomes for multiple projects and will oversee and guide concepts from research through design development.
With just under a month left before the Final Deadline of the 2016 Core77 Design Awards hits, it's time to consider the greater value of participating in this annual celebration of design excellence. Your work has the potential to influence and inspire others on a much larger scale and contribute
One question we get from new clients while drafting industrial design proposals is how many concepts they'll be reviewing in the early phases of a project. Every client and every project challenge is different, but more often than not we agree on an expectation of between four and six concepts
Seeking design guru with 5-10 years experience who has created, produced, launched and successfully lead/executed strategic omni-channel (360-degree) communication campaigns across print ads, television/video media (paid/earned), digital, social, PR, and Retail and Events (outdoor), driving emotional brand affinity thus creating demand. 7-12 years experience in all aspects of leadership required.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, which is an idea that certainly carries over to the mysteries of nature (watch enough Discovery Channel and you'll be well aware of this fact). Sometimes these amazing facts, either abstractly or directly, are helpful for designers—hence, biomimicry. [See the co-director of the
This creative will be responsible for the development, strategy, design and execution of showroom displays and trade shows. They'll be in charge of coordinating meetings, events, trade shows, and initiatives. They'll manage prop assets and photo shoots and must have a strong eye for detail and ability to hit deadlines.
You'll be responsible for the design of all products and brands of the Volvo Group. You should have a Masters degree and the ability to lead and inspire the global Product Design team to excel in creativity, excellent form development, and professional design execution. Knowledge of multi-brand management a must!
Nelly Ben Hayoun runs NBH Studio, "an interdisciplinary 'Willy Wonka' design studio which creates subversive events and experiences. Its mission is to bring chaos and disorder into the branding, scientific and design world. They work with leading scientists, creatives, writers and engineers worldwide."
Imagine you've got just three days to come up with a furniture design that challenges the notion of offices as static, stagnant spaces. And you not only pull it off, but when Ikea's Concept Innovation Manager Göran Nilsson sees your mock-up, says "That, I could buy immediately." That was the
Ikea has just launched Space10, an experimental design lab that gathers creatives from around the world to seek out and solve urban living problems. Equal parts design studio, skunkworks, exchange program and exhibition space, the forward-thinking venture is intended to let designers ideate freely, absent any bureaucracy or demands of
Like it or lump it, ceramics were shown in force during Dutch Design Week, ubiquitous in the subtle way that both a tabletop landscape or a single sculptural artifact can be presented in a space without dominating it. Ease of transporting ceramics behooves exhibitors and visitors alike, making them popular
While the terms 'internet of things,' 'smart objects' and 'connected devices' seem to be regularly splashed across the pages of newspapers, design briefs, crowdfunding campaigns and conference topics—relatively little is discussed about what tools designers need in order to design smart devices. Some startups and corporate departments are beginning
Industrial designers are equipped with skills like ergonomics, technology, sustainability, rendering, systems-thinking and aesthetics. All are useful skills to begin solving for some of today's problems. These skills have been instrumental since the beginning of the industrial era. We tend to keep this kind of functionality at the center of
Is design-thinking rocket science? At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory it is. The intersection of art and space science is nothing new. From ancient cave paintings of the moon to the Mayan calendar, art has brought the mystery of the stars back down to Earth for thousands of years. However at
As a new addition to LDF's dedicated design hubs in the city, Somerset House made a notable entrance this year as the home to various exhibitions and events, amongst them Ten Designers in the West Wing, and the winners of the competition Powered by Tweets. The spectacular location on
Occupying the Imperial College Union Building and its leafy courtyard just south of the Royal Albert Hall, scientists, designers and engineers showcased their projects aiming to enhance the basic ingredients for a better life. Research topics included 'Freedom to explore', 'A place to call home', 'Space to create', and 'Health
Core-fave Extrapolation Factory has teamed up with The Situation Lab to produce their latest caper; 1-888-FUTURES is a new telephone-based delivery service which allows anyone in the US to request a gift from the future, created to order and shipped to their chosen recipient. The service is a playful research
Apple's traditional way to solve a problem started with the brass: Steve Jobs wanted his music library in his pocket, and he bet that others did, too. Following that hunch, we got the iPod. Google's way to solve a problem needn't rely on hunches, as the company has a massive
During a recent trip to the Philippines, I had the great pleasure to encounter some amazing people working within the fields of social innovation and development. One of these people, Aisa Mijena, is a female entrepreneur and engineer whose first hand experience living with an indigenous tribe in the Philippines
An element of envisioning the future is inherently part of the design process. This forward-thinking spirit was a component of many of the entries we received this year. Several designers avoided instant gratification and present-focused strategies in their entries, instead shifting their attention to designs that would continue to
Whether through analytics or immersive ethnographic research, there are many ways designers infuse their work with rigorous research, ultimately leading to proposals that are aligned with their contexts. We asked for, "projects or products that predominantly utilize design research and strategy" and received many entries including brand strategies, child engagement
What are the odds a new product will still be around in two years' time? If you ask the Product Design & Marketing Association, they're not good: between 25 and 45 percent of consumer goods in its survey eventually fail in the market. The U.S. Department of Commerce is even
I'm not particularly in love with technology—I think technology is an amazing tool that can do amazing things—but being a bit naive about how it all works actually helps me to keep more of an expectation of the end user.
We've long been enamored with the Eames' Powers of Ten short film, which is as much an introduction to aerial photography as it is to the math behind astronomy and biology. Just as everyone now takes beautiful images (and the retina...
When I write about projects and people that I find interesting, I often wonder "Why the heck don't more people know about these projects/people?" You can say that I see it as my duty to spread the word, to inform people about the things going on out there, and make...
When I first started writing for this wonderful blog, the one you are on right now, I started off by writing about co-creative processes in relation to education and learning spaces. One of the offices that contacted me in relation to these articles was STL architects, a Spanish architecture studio...
Open Air Neighborhood (OAN) started off as a collaboration between KaosPilot Theis Reibke and architect Louise Heeboell, back in 2011. At first, the idea was simply to develop "Building Playgrounds" through co-creative processes with the users, as a way to develop the city itself. They applied for and received grants...
Cansu Akarsu is one of those people who you can't help but notice when she enters a room: Her bubbly and positive energy more than makes up for her small stature. I met her during the INDEX: Design Awards a few years back, and have had the great pleasure of...
Figure 1: Digital CAD used to communicate form and design aesthetic. All images Courtesy of Younghoon Hwang, UNIST, KoreaThis is the third article in an ongoing series by Dr. James Self in which he explores designers' approaches and tools in support of a thoughtful, reflective design activity.CAD vs. Sketching, Why...
For those of you who conduct interviews with a voice recorder, you know that the transcription is typically a slow step. If you're lucky, the interviewee speaks slowly or spends a long time thinking before answering, and the transcription process only takes two or three rounds. This was not the...
A pressurized cylinder of aluminum is hardly habitable as it is, but some companies are arguably (or hypothetically) taking things too far. Meanwhile, designers continue to seek incremental ways to make airplane cabin more comfortable, namely by tweaking the seats—anything to get a few inches farther from the head-drooping...
By Anne Lacey, antedoteThe first time I drove across the United States, I couldn't help but be struck by how different each state and region feels. Even so, I saw that there were clear commonalities that tie together to make the U.S. a single nation. The closest I've come to...
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