In some instances, the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" just doesn't cut it; this is perhaps most true for designers. For example, one artifact that has seemingly been preserved under this notion is the humble home doorbell—unaltered in function for ages, to say the doorbell cannot be
Someday in the not-too-distant future, a drone designed by a computer will be flown by a computer. That's Eli D'Elia's dream. It's a dream he's working to make a reality by partnering with Autodesk to design the Hooligan 1000, among the first entrants in the newly emerging 1,000 mm
It's been a while since Nintendo launched the monster hit that was the Wii. Can the company innovate on that scale again? Perhaps—their forthcoming Switch looks promising. While the Wii was designed to get couch-sitting players up on their feet, the Switch is designed for those who are out and
Made of durable Nylon and impact resistant plastic, the Mobile Wiz has a multi-position backrest, storage for valuables, and elastic loops to hold an external battery, stylus, and/or pen. Designed to fit Android and iPhone smartphones from all leading brands, the Mobile Wiz is a portable solution ideal for travel and commuting as well as for working on location or chilling at home.
Those short-throw Sony projectors we showed you can be placed very close to a wall, compensating for distortion to present a rectangular image. That's a neat trick. But researchers at the University of Tokyo have done Sony one better, by creating a system that can project images onto moving surfaces,
Shutterstock, Inc. seeks a Software Engineer. Collaborate on writing cutting edge React code in a fresh codebase that prioritizes building a sturdy foundation for the future, serve as part of a team developing SAS products for media asset editing, develop, code, test, and perform the deployment and operational maintenance of browser based manipulation software.
A Japanese company called YP System has developed a new type of surface processing technology for metal. Called Color CB, this proprietary plating technique adds a thin layer of ceramic to the surface of the part and can be imbued with color. Once the part is placed under stress, the
Televisions have gone from being pieces of furniture made out of wood to boxes made out of plastic and metal to glass rectangles that hang on your wall. Is its form factor done evolving? Perhaps, perhaps not. The box-like short-throw projectors of the sort produced by Sony might one day
Amid the plethora of keyboards on the market, I find few of them really stand out. But Logitech's K780 wireless keyboard, designed by Netherlands-based Feiz Design Studio, is absolutely gorgeous: The rubberized cradle allows you to rest a tablet or smartphone there. These three white buttons… …make it easy
VIZIO, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's fastest-growing HDTV and consumer electronics company and is revolutionizing how we watch, listen and live. Based on the belief that everyone is entitled to the latest technology, VIZIO’s redefining high definition by finding a better way and making it for everyone.
After missing her train and showing up fashionably late, Youtube sensation and self proclaimed robotics comedian Simone Giertz recently spoke to students at Brown University about the importance of building useless things. Held by Brown's Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, Simone's lecture spoke in a humorous way to the initiative's goal
When Kano first launched in 2013, the team knew they were on to something great. Assembling kits for "computers anyone can make" out of their apartment, founders Yonatan Raz-Fridman and Alex Klein sold 200 prototypes purely through word of mouth. A month later, their team had more than doubled
Yeah, so this is crazy: Finland-based Cajo Technologies has figured out how to use a laser to burn colors into different materials. "Our patented technology creates extremely precise, permanent and practically everlasting marking or colour patterning on almost any material without additives or pigments," the company writes. Here's a quick
For jaded designers and/or consumers, it's tough to get excited over Google's new products, as they're all derivative of existing offerings. There are some incremental improvements: The Pixel phone can reportedly gain 7 hours worth of battery life off of a measly 15-minute charge, for instance. But taking a close
There was a lot of talk in the '80s and '90s about the paperless office. As personal computers began to proliferate, we were told, paper would go away. We now know the opposite happened, and that we use more paper than ever. Similarly, in design schools of the '90s, one
Brookstone is seeking a Packaging Designer to design, develop, and implement Brookstone packaging from initial design creation to production in order to meet marketing goals. You would also be defining style guidelines and creating packaging solutions to drive innovation that meets branding requirements and suits our target audiences.
With the evolution of mobile devices and power needs, our home environments have become increasingly cluttered. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the bedroom, however modern furniture solutions have stayed stagnant. Canopy table by Ink Studios was designed with a layered storage approach that separates essential devices from general storage. A single hollow post provides essential-item structure while also facilitating power needs. The Canopy table provides iconic style while complimenting a
When we last spoke to the Gravity Sketch team in March of 2014, they had just unveiled their prototype for a 3D sketchpad. At the time, Oluwaseyi Sosanya, Guillaume Couche, Pierre-Yves Paslier and Daniela Paredes Fuentes were all students at the Royal College of Art and Gravity Sketch was
This is hilarious, and a prime example of how Japan is able to perfectly blend old and new things to create unique experiences: They've got a virtual reality videogame called "Fear of Heights" where your sole mission is to rescue a cat that has crawled onto the edge of a
Kaleidoscope introduces flo, a tDCS wearable design concept that perks you up at low energy times of the day as an alternative to caffeine. flo is a wearable design concept that provides focus during low-energy times of the day. It also provides daily activity monitoring to identify trends and will alert you when you may want a non-caffeinated bump.
While you were busy doodling hover cars and sharpening your Wacom stylus, William Broadway developed a final year project that might save millions of lives. Annually. His project, the ISOBAR, aims to help temperature stabilize vaccines for safer delivery in regions with hot climates or barriers to delivery. The cold
Anyone who's experienced slow-loading videos and seemingly never-ending downloads knows the pain of a poor WiFi connection. It's a problem many are trying to solve (just take a look at Starry and OnHub), but newcomer Plume thinks they have the solution: magic internet jewels. Advocating for users to ditch
Product designers have used photorealistic rendering of final designs for years. But one area has been impractical until now—using photoreal visualization early on during the design process, while still iterating on a product design. In fact, most designers are just used to doing without it or saving it for the
Firmitas Cyber Solutions Ltd., is a technology company that provides cyber protection solutions aiming to change the face of communication security as we know it by treating the cause rather than the symptoms. Firmitas develops software-based cyber-defense solutions to protect connected systems, specifically mission-critical systems. These next-gen cyber defense technologies enable improved efficiency and reduced exposure to cyber risks. The cyber-protection can be applied to new systems as wel
There is perhaps no company that has helped change the way we view video more than GoPro. By simply creating a small, relatively affordable, easy-to-operate camera with a simple interface, they have enabled the masses to capture and share footage that was previously too difficult or expensive to lense. Now
Now, you can render directly within McNeel Rhinoceros® viewport for continual, accurate feedback as you craft your model's form, materials, and lighting—all without specialized knowledge or a complex setup. The NVIDIA® Iray® for Rhino plug-in lets designers quickly produce physically based, photorealistic visualizations. Try it for free now!
Sherwin-Williams approached Balance with a new game-changing mechanism for their painting extension pole. The new pole, deemed Power Lock, is stronger, easier to use, and more reliable than other painting extension poles on the market. Our challenge was to take the new mechanism, and package it in a highly ergonomic and aesthetically functional way, while keeping manufacturing constraints and brand language top of mind. From the new longer rubberized grip to the mechanism housing and release lev
mce came to FIT with a need to create their new Mobile Care Expert Zone device. The design had to take in consideration many challenges such as being operate in a demanding retail environment, being able to connect to every device and various cable types. The process had to incorporate both custom and of the shelf components.
School of Art, Design and Media Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Faculty Position in Product Design Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at NTU Singapore invites qualified academics to apply for a faculty position as either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure track).
The Product Feature designer will be expected to generate new ideas for future connected products that are both product enhancing, innovative and accurately timed in the fast moving world of connected products. At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.
Apple's new iPhones don't have the 3.5mm jack. Neither does Motorola's Moto Z. Get over it. These companies, and others in China, ditched the standard jack for a very simple reason: It's obsolete, and it's going away. Intel's been pushing their USB-C standard as the best choice for a replacement,
What do you do when you come up with the idea of starting a business that transcends category and previous entrepreneurial norms? When it comes to going out on your own and starting your own business, the truth is there is no perfect science and it's almost always daunting—but when
Our challenge was to interpret Moen’s DNA from their highly interactive, largely style-driven, and consumer-facing product line into a function-driven product that delivers all the benefits that consumers are looking for. We worked closely with the Moen team to create a unique garbage disposal that visually communicates the power of the Vortex advanced chopping technology and Sound Shield noise deadening. The products were designed for both home owner and professional to install with confidence
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