Guest post by Richard Green of Plan It's been over half a century since GM began offering visions of a driverless car. From their experiments in radio-controlled highways to the atomic chic of the Firebird IV concept car, GM's Futurama exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair imagined autonomous travel that
2015 is the year of the future. 2015 marks Core77's 20 year anniversary as the leading online industrial design resource. And, as Marty McFly discovered in Back to the Future, the technology (and a tricked out DeLorean) in 2015 has the potential to shape the way we think about our
Last Friday, we wrapped up our ten-part Tech Specs interview series, in which we talked to designers from a variety of sectors about their computer setups, most-used software, favorite apps, biggest tech gripes and related issues. Obviously, this is too small of a sample size to extrapolate any broad generalizations
“What if we could make a projector that you could screw into a light socket?” That was the question posed during one of Oak & Morrow’s brainstorming sessions back in March 2014. Now, exactly one year later, the Netherlands-based design studio is funding the device, called Beam, on Kickstarter—and as
Spencer Nugent is founder of IDSKETCHING.com and Sketch-A-Day.com, online networks dedicated to providing free, high quality design sketching tutorials and sketching inspiration. His experience includes working at General Motors, Astro Studios, heading up his own design consultancy, Studio Tminus where he worked with several clients primarily in the consumer electronics and apparel industries. Most recently, Spencer has been involved in managing design for Spacemonkey, a cloud storage company wi
Today’s designers have copious options for sketching beyond the traditional tools of sketchbook and pencil. The layers of bionics that augment the design process and the depth of technology available to the average creative professional are astonishing. However, despite access to such N'th degree of computing, that fundamental classic transaction
Craighton Berman is the founder and creative director of Manual, a design brand that makes designed objects for food; he is an adjunct professor at University of Illinois at Chicago currently teaching "Entrepreneurial Product Development"; he has design work in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago; he
As Chief Design Officer of Sound United, Michael DiTullo is a passionate advocate as well as experienced practitioner of design. In addition to his work at Sound United he frequently consults for the epic artisans car maker, Icon. DiTullo holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and also studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work has garnered international awards and has been featured in many media outlets and publications.
Rachael Stefanussen is Lead Insights Designer for Astro Studios in San Francisco. She pursued her career as an industrial designer due to her love of problem solving and creating. After graduating Valedictorian of University of Cincinnati's School of Design, Rachael moved out west to work with Astro Studios.
The designer, educator and wearables expert on being an enthusiastic early adopter, always searching for the hack, and why industrial designers are fearless people.
Material ConneXion boasts the world’s biggest library of materials and publishes reports on their monthly findings. To get a cutting edge material-hound’s view of where connected tech is heading, we spoke with Dr. Andrew Dent, Material ConneXion’s Vice President and materials researcher.
In our time of powerful computing, high demand programs and mobile offices, (and in light of certain recent unveilings,) another evergreen forum topic caught our interest: the Jack-Of-All-Trades device. Designers tend to wear many hats, but whether we're talking about a tablet, computer, phone or hoverboard, many of us aren't
The way that a machine can "free" you is by doing both boring and exciting things. When you set up a machine to handle dull, repetitive tasks, or tasks of such sophistication that they require an undue amount of your attention, now you can turn your mind to what humans
Today, the concept of mobility is being challenged as alternative fuel sources, computerized cars and self-driving technology become reality. These changes are ushering in a return to the early days of the auto industry, where automotive designers are working in tandem with engineering to play a key role in the development process. At this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), lead designers provide insight into how designers are in a unique position to steer the auto industry i
In case you missed it, we're celebrating 20 years of Core77 with a look into the future in the Core77 Tech-tacular. Over the next few weeks we'll be exploring the myriad ways that new technologies are shaping the future of design: the ways we ideate, create and relate to design
For something that comes in a box, the Handibot is about as outside-of-the-box as you can get in terms of the way we think about power tools. ShopBot Tools' ingenious, diminutive invention is the world's first digital power tool, and since its successful Kickstarter launch in 2013, has swiftly made its way into the hands of a diverse user base.
A recent test drive of the beta version of solidThinking’s 2015 edition of Evolve, impressed with the variety and quality of features available in this NURBS-based CAD package. It is a solid option for NURBS curve and surface editing, NURBS solid operations, drawing views, and viewport rendering.
As we begin our second week of tech-centric Q&As, Ram Trucks’ exterior-design head talks about the digital (and analog) tools of the trade—and his most epic tech fail.
Motion graphics software is intended to allow producers to achieve better production quality at a fraction of what it used to cost. Folks who invest the time into learning the software can enter the exciting world of film, video and television production. Or they can make GIFs where things blow up for no reason other than that Michael Bay is seared into all of our psyches.
The San Francisco–based designer on having a very straightforward computer setup, being an impatient early adopter—and why she’s grown wary of the “super shiny rendering.”
Billing their product as the "world's first and only mechanical smart watch hybrid," Kairos Watches has set the expectations bar high. Especially considering their watches haven't launched; they're taking pre-orders, but still working out the tech.
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