A major Asian consumer electronics company approached us to support their European and Asian design teams with a new perspective on communication tools. We developed a series of co-working workshops with a focus on rapid concept generation through an iterative process to find new solutions for the home phone.
When Tesla announced that every car they produce is now coming out of the factory with full self-driving hardware, I was a little stunned. I figured the relatively easy highway stuff was one thing, but that navigating towns, cities and crosswalks would be another. Nevertheless, while it's true that they'll
One of the most important film-related inventions of all time, the Steadicam, turns 40 this year! The original camera stabilization device is known for its prominent role in capturing iconic film moments including the hallway in The Shining, the stair climb in Rocky, the Copacabana scene in Goodfellas and the
The conventional wisdom is that staring into screens will eventually worsen your eyesight. But a company called Innovision Labs reckons they can improve your vision with their smartphone/tablet app, called GlassesOff. Train your eyes for three 10-minute sessions per week, they claim, and in a matter of months you can
Meet June, the intelligent oven that really wants to enhance your meals and baked goods. It/she (?) aims to erase the popular AI 'taking over the world' stigma brought to us by the likes of our friends LipNet and the painting AI system. Even though June is in fact an
MakerBot is growing its internal design team to help define how people bring new ideas into reality. With touch points across hardware, desktop applications, mobile applications, and web based solutions, the design team at MakerBot is very uniquely seated between the physical and digital worlds. Let’s design the future, together.
The social and political landscape may be murky these days, and the hectic holiday season is only just underway, but here's a glimmering greasy beacon of hope: the Fondoodler. This slightly heinous contraption takes your grated cheese of choice and melts it into a spreadable stream. It's like a hot
Tired of boring ol' LED displays? Check out this kinetic variant: That's prototyping company Breakfast's new Flip-Disc Display, which uses physical discs colored black on one side and white on the other as "pixels." Flip-disc displays, also called flip-dot displays, aren't new; they've been around since at least the early
Innovation is taking many forms in the 3D printing industry. Companies are furiously working to develop new materials and processes that leverage the amazing capabilities of this technology. A few years ago, the hype around 3D printing became overheated, with promises of it triggering a new industrial revolution, and obsoleting
Thanksgiving is a time to prove your cooking skills to you friends and family—this can cause anxiety when you've either never cooked a Thanksgiving meal before or if you suffer from self doubt in the kitchen. Feeling like your cooking skills are a few tablespoons below average? Watch this drone
A team of researchers at Oxford University have coaxed an artificial intelligence program into an impressive leap forward and towards our own obsolescence. The program, known as LipNet, is showing particularly promising ability to read lips in video clips, thanks to machine learning and a novel way of approaching the
BMW recently rolled out the Motorrad Vision Next 100, an aggressively futuristic concept motorcycle that aims to "digitize", "simplify" and "totally free" us from the traditional riding experience. The design's biggest claim to fame isn't its high efficiency electric power, self-balancing gyros, or even the wacky Tron uniframe. Its creators
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
Ubers may not move any faster than taxis, but the company overall is moving a lot faster than its competition. In addition to launching self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, they've now successfully performed a test run of a self-driving tractor trailer loaded up with beer. Back in August Uber acquired Otto,
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
Earlier this year there was an unprecedented collaboration between ING, Microsoft and TU Delft, with the willing participation of Dutch museums Mauritshuis and Rembrandthuis, to teach an artificial intelligence to paint a Rembrandt. Not to duplicate an existing Rembrandt, but to paint an original one, with a unique composition and
The Tournament Audio Controller (TAC) is the ultimate weapon in a gamer’s arsenal. Designed by the team at Ink, the TAC had to allow gamers intuitive access to audio controls often in low or no light environments. The iconic wedge shape acts as a funnel of information putting most essential controls towards the user and less essential functions away from accidental actuation. Rich textured knobs and sliders allow gamers haptic feedback in low light conditions while LEDs light up customized setti
About Us: Join the fastest growing industry in the world. Puffco is the leading cannabis technology company, with awesome business practices that are reflected by an award-winning 2015 & 2016. We are proud to represent innovation and dedication to the consumer’s needs and interests, and we constantly strive to bring the best technology and experience to the vaping community.
Good on Microsoft for not only dreaming up the Surface Studio, but finding app developers that totally get what it's capable of and understand how designers sketch. In the last entry, we caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a flythroughs of 3D spaces that had apparently been sketched,
KIWANO was a revolutionary product designed to take a good idea to the next level! The "hoverboard" craze grew intensely over the last year and we wanted to elevate the possibilities and design a powerful premium product amongst cheap competitors. We created the All-Terrain Smart Scooter with APP from the initial pencil to paper first step into full execution and product launch through use of our highly successful Pre-Order Launch Campaigns!
A couple of weeks ago, we asked for your thoughts on Microsoft's forthcoming designer-targeted Surface Studio. (Response was generally positive, with a couple of haters.) There's still a month to go before it hits store shelves, and they're not sending out media tester units, but now's as good a time
Taking photos with a device on your wrist sounds like something straight out of Star Trek. Now, with Glide's CMRA Apple Watch strap, it's not such an outrageous concept. The dual camera equipped strap gives the Apple Watch full photo and video capabilities, making up for what the smart watch
We’re looking for an experienced and creative mechanical engineer to design, optimize and execute hardware development. The work will require highly integrated and innovative design with the likelihood of generating IP along the way. You must have experience in consumer electronics (handheld an advantage) and a solid knowledge of the iterative product development cycle. Expertise in plastic part manufacturing, injection molding and tooling design essential.
If you want to fix a busted femur the new fashioned way, it might start off a little squishy. 'Hyperelastic Bone' is a newly proposed method for healing bone, and it has some particularly modern elements. First off it's 3D printed, and second it's a lot softer than the bones
Needed: Visionary Industrial Designer to help us create world-class customer experiences for our consumer products division. At Bose, we’ve spent 50 years finding new ways to bring quality audio products to people—in their homes, in automobiles, in airplanes, and just about anywhere else that there is a possibility to
Technology listening at all times to anticipate your behavior and needs is already creepy—giving it an animatronic face isn't helping. Or maybe it is? However you feel about Amazon Echo persistently eavesdropping on you around the house, asking Alexa a question gets a lot more intense when she answers through
The members of Delft University of Technology's MAV-Lab ("MAV" stands for Micro Air Vehicle) have created a drone with a rather unusual form factor. The Delftacopter, as they're calling it, can take off and land vertically, hovering like a regular quadrotor, but can also switch to airplane-like forward flight. While
This is the fastest we've recently seen anything get Kickstarted. Just 35 minutes after going live SPUD, the Spontaneous Pop-Up Display with a 24-inch screen, hit its $33,000 goal. In scarcely 24 hours it's already over $130,000 pledges and climbing. In the pitch video, you get a much
Last week included a number of different tech announcements, one being the release of Microsoft's new Surface Studio computer with a highly adjustable interactive screen as well as a nifty new wireless knob that brings an interesting ID twist to the overall design.
I read something recently that stopped me in my tracks—as conveyed by a number of statistics, having a kid is one of the worst things that could ever happen to you. According to the Washington Post, happiness levels of recently divorced or widowed individuals are still on average quantifiably higher
As Australia's smuggest bike brand, Knog has provided us with heavily designed and moderately innovative bike lights for over a decade. Earlier this year the not at all tiny and not at all new brand took to Kickstarter to launch the Oi bell, one of their first non-light products. The
We're now a little closer to plugging our devices directly into the sun, thanks to a fun student project that showed at the Dubai Design Week Global Grad Show exhibition. Kyuho Song and Boa Oh, graduate students from the Samsung Art and Design Institute in Seoul, brightened a lot
This is pretty cool: A collapsible screen that works sort like a softbox on a photography light. SPUD (Spontaneous Pop-Up Display) breaks down to the size of a book, and can be expanded to become a monitor: The device reportedly weighs less than two pounds, has a 1280 x 720
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