Now that the Nokia brand has been resurrected, we're starting to see licensee HMD Global Oy take creative strides to make them competitive again. First they relaunched the 3310, essentially a vintage cell phone design that's 17 years old. Now they've moving into smartphone territory with their Nokia 8, and
There are enough quirky "found thing" necklaces out there for this one to pass as nothing more than a piece of jewelry ironically moonlighting as a camera—which is exactly what Brooklyn-based designer Olivia Barr wants you to think. In reality, it's a real-live piece of tech that's perfect for the hipster Harriet the Spy in all of us.
One of the major benefits of printing in Polyjet is the ability to print in multiple materials for a single part. This allows you to simulate overmolds, create soft touch applications, and build living hinges among many other applications. We get a lot of questions about how to prepare files
Yomee is an automated yogurt maker that allows anyone to easily make fresh, healthy yogurt at home. The Device heats up milk, drops in proprietary Yomee yogurt pods and cools yogurt all on it's own. A smartphone app allows you to select the type of yogurt and even tells you when your yogurt is ready.
Vinyl-lovers know and play LPs and 45s, but few have the more obscure, earlier-generation 78 r.p.m. records. A lot of that is down to materials choices; while vinyl is reasonably durable, 78s were made from more brittle shellac and tend to shatter over time. For that reason, The Great 78
My friend Gary showed up at our book club wearing a pair of Chuck Taylors. Nothing unusual about that except that he's in his 70s and had no idea they were in style. He's been wearing Chucks since the 1950s—just the way they come out of the box. But
[Spoilers.] HBO typically releases an "inside the episode" video after each episode of "Game of Thrones." These behind-the-scenes vids are typically just a few minutes long. But after Sunday's epic episode, fans were treated to an extra-long behind-the-scenes look at how they created, among other things, the crazy sequences of
The Roomba has made all of our lives easier from cleaning up after us to serving up some much-needed laughs moonlighting as "DJ Roomba." Someday soon you may be seeing a similar looking robot make an appearance in the world of architecture. Designer Han Seok Nam is looking to cut down on labor costs and up efficiency with his design, Archibot.
Some or most of you understand, intellectually, how an SLA 3D printer works: Light is fired in a particular pattern into liquid resin, curing a thin layer of it. Subsequent layers are built atop (or beneath) the one before. But in this video Bill Hammack, a/k/a The Engineer Guy, breaks
As the stereotype goes, women love shopping and men hate it. Thus Shanghai's Global Harbor mega-mall has installed two "husband storage" pods where wives can drop their bored husbands off. The single-occupancy glass pods are kitted out with a chair and a gaming rig loaded up with "retro 1990s games;"
The SetPoint device is designed to utilize nerve signaling for the treatment of arthritis. SetPoint Medical hired Pulse to develop a clean ergonomic solution for their implant-stimulating inductive coupling collar. Pulse also worked with the SetPoint team designing the UI for their device management app on the iOS 7 platform.
You've created a seamless design—structurally sound, sufficiently thick, and mindful of overhangs. However, you get your part back to find out that it's not printable! Many of the errors we see stem from how the digital model was created and often the main problems come down to whether the design
A Core77 staffer recently recounted how she had been talking about a particular product with a friend. Not Googling it, just discussing it verbally. In subsequent days she noticed ads popping up on her feed for that particular product. Coincidence? As it turns out, if you have the Facebook Messenger
We all know flexible LED screens are possible, and that someone will eventually come out with a folding smartphone/tablet. The question is, who? Apple? The newly-resurgent, design-focused Microsoft? Judging by the video below, it looks like it may be none other than Lenovo. Take a look at the prototype they
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
Long before the Roomba there was Frances GABe, an Oregon artist who so hated housework that she invented a self-cleaning house. GABe patented the design in 1984 and built a prototype, which she lived in for decades. She died in obscurity last December at the age of 101. Frances
After several weekends of too much beer and barbecue and not enough exercise, I go with the Bill Burr body image motivational system: I take my shirt off, look at myself in the mirror and start fat-shaming myself. This method isn't for everyone, of course, and die-hard fitness nuts
Tools were essential to the development of humans. Augmented reality is no exception to this. At SLIMDESIGN we believe that current hand gestures and controllers are not ideal in the work environment. Our tools are designed to be used on the desk, reducing strain on the arms and allowing for better posture. A combination of augmented displays on the tools, haptic feedback, and movement tracking create a natural, more intuitive interaction for the user.
Italian safety equipment manufacturer Univet just received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its augmented reality safety glasses. The glasses integrate Sony's "holographic waveguide technology" into eye protection that allows wearers to view real time data without looking up from what they are doing. A monocular projection system displays data
There are three different types of digital files, broadly speaking: ones for printing, ones for modeling, and ones for 2D drawings. In order to produce a physical part, a 3D printer requires a specific file type. Known as a 'mesh model', the most common file type for 3D printing is
We're excited for the upcoming "Valerian" movie (which inspired "Star Wars" with little credit ever attributed). The official title of the movie is "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," and in this eye-catching teaser footage, we get a look at said city, called Alpha, and an explanation of
A design problem many attempt to tackle: How to get sunlight into an interior space. 3M does it with materials science. Dr. Diva Tommei does it with robotics. Ross Lovegrove does it with tubes and reflectors. Product designer Leslie Nooteboom is trying it with technology. During her final year of
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,
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.
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
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.
Built for the elite athlete, the Forerunner 935 is a performance focused multi-sport watch. The design uses smooth surface transitions and cored-out negative space to create a dynamic form that is purpose-built for elite performance. High quality materials including fiber reinforced polymer, stainless steel, and soft silicone are used to provide a premium appearance while optimizing size, weight, and comfort.
After many patiently-executed fabrication steps, industrial designer Eric Strebel is finally ready to assemble the prototype for his mobile solar charger. Here he constructs and attaches the hinges for the protective petals, installs the electronics and, of course, makes sure the darn thing works:
Computer monitors are like city apartments: No matter how big you think yours is, you'll fill it up with junk before you know it. But that doesn't stop me from wanting Samsung's absurdly huge, 49"-wide CHG 90 UltraWide HDR QLED Gaming Monitor. I think I paid a grand for my
While NASA has had four different rovers on Mars, none of them, obviously, has ever been manned, nor designed to hold human beings. But this month they pulled the sheets off of the first manned Mars Rover concept, unveiling it at the Kennedy Space Center: The Mars Rover Concept Vehicle
In this day and age, I value bodies that can take a lot of information and present it in a comprehensible way. The folks over at Kurzgesagt (German for "in a nutshell") spent 900 hours and nine months researching the history of automation, then created this video explaining why recent
START Design Studios partnered with blue to create a new and unique listening experience with the wireless over-ear headphone that let’s the user hear more of their favorite music, everywhere and anywhere. Satellite headphones combines the legendary blue sound quality with new patented active noise canceling technology to ensure a non-compromised listening experience. Satellite with high emphasis on sound isolation, comfort & foldability is a new benchmark for the modern listening experience.
Most button-down men's shirts come in XS, S, M, L, XL. Just five sizes. As industrial designers we understand that manufacturers must limit their production variations in order to maintain profit, but clothing manufacturer Stantt reckons that those five sizes truly fit just 15% of men. That's why Stantt
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