This is one of those concept designs that I find horrific, yet I realize it is the target market's estimation that counts more than mine. And as a non-parent I am not the target market. Before I say any more to prejudice you, have a look at this thing: Now
Data Cocktail is a synesthetic way to consider digital data. Now, you can actually drink Twitter: when a cocktail is desired, the machine will look for the five latest messages around the world quoting one of the available ingredients. These gathered messages will define the drink composition. Data Cocktail not
Judith Glover is a design professor at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia and one of our judges for the latest 1-Hour Design Challenge. We first came across her after reading an article on her latest course offering this semester at the university. The mission of her class? To create a
Make this Valentine's Day Sex-tacular! Before you swipe right in search of that new Tinderoni or text your ex, sit down, deep stretch and sketch out some ideas for your fellow beloved Core77ers. Following up on last year's Tech-tacular we're taking advantage of the lovers holiday to explore the way
Those of you watching Super Bowl 50 yesterday undoubtedly take that virtual yellow 1st & 10 line for granted, as it's been there since the late '90s. But some of you have undoubtedly wondered: How do they lay that into the picture while masking out the players in real time?
Atom is the name of "a hackable text editor" developed by Chris Wanstrath, the founder of software-building community GitHub. And while Atom is software, to celebrate their release of version 1.0 last year, Wanstrath and co. commissioned the mock-up of this dummy Atom-housing computer to create an amusingly old-school promo:
While it's possible to rearrange the handholds on an indoor climbing wall, it's not terribly easy. But now a coder named Jon Cheng has come up with a bright way to instantly freshen up the climbing wall experience using augmented reality. The tech is not NASA level, which makes it
3D Scanning is an emerging field in technology. From scanning ants to scanning cities, the possibilities seem endless. However, body parts are still very hard to scan due to their agile nature. A prior graduate designed a 3D printed brace, and during her process she experienced the frustrating process of
Who'd have thought that the once strange and marginalized form of design practice–discursive design–would be promoted and even employed by national governments? What a difference a few decades can make.
We saw that Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department is testing out a drone-capturing drone. That requires a skilled drone operator. Dutch police, however, are experimenting with a slightly easier method: Using a freaking awesome-looking bird of prey to rip unauthorized drones right out of the sky. Check this out: In the
Help build a suite of consumer mobile apps enabling a killer drone service on iOS/Android. Your role will be to help build the specifications/UI/mockups for Verifly's Android product. You have demonstrated experience developing stunning, developer-ready UI/UX flows and visuals, building and maintaining app workflows, detailed specifications, wireframes, and pixel-perfect mockups.
You guys hear they're making Top Gun 2, with Tom Cruise reprising his role? Here's my suggested plot: Maverick, having retired from the Air Force, is now a commercial airline pilot for Delta. Busted down to commuter flight duty in Wisconsin for having too many delayed departures, he must improve
I just did a Google search for an oceanic salvage periodical called "Tug Magazine" and was surprised to see it didn't return anything filthy. In any case I've been reading about the MV Tricolor, a huge Norwegian freighter carrying 2,800 BMWs, Volvos and Saabs that went down in the English
Is there anything worse than when people figure out how to do something clever, but no one bothers to write the process down? It drives me nuts that we'll never really know how they built the Pyramids, for instance. I mean we know it was built by aliens, sure, but
Whenever people say we'll one day upload our consciousnesses into the cloud, I point out that I can't even get my podcasts to sync. Although my consciousness is probably not more than a gig or two, I have little faith such a data transfer would go off without a hitch.
Seeking candidates to imagine the next generation of smart wearable devices. You'll lead projects from product definition to manufacturing. You'll need 5+ years of experience, strong sketching skills, a proficiency in 3D modeling, and excellent 2D/3D rendering skills. Experience with design research including user, trend, color, material, and finish required.
Samsung's "Future TV Zone" booth at CES featured some mysterious, information-absent displays apparently intended to be a demonstration of their technological prowess. While neither appears to have much application for the average consumer in a domestic setting, it's tough not to be wowed by the set-ups, the first of which
You'll need a strong interest and aptitude in digital 3D modeling to create high quality digital 3D surface models used in the industrial design and product development process. Responsibilities include interpreting/defining design intent of the industrial designer using Alias software, while collaborating with mechanical engineering, packaging, and tooling teams.
In the late 19th Century, French inventor Charles-Émile Reynaud developed a way to project primitive moving images onto a painted background scene. He called his invention the Théâtre Optique (Optical Theater) and began wowing Parisian crowds with it in 1892. Here in 2016, film director and visual artist Jeff Desom
As the idea of autonomous cars becomes more widely accepted, there's a challenge that tomorrow's automotive designers will need to tackle: how to design desirability into the autonomous car? Industry consensus is that the move to autonomous cars is a gradual but inevitable process. We already expect increasingly more
You probably have an inkling that modern-day mail is sorted by machines. But back in 1903, it had to be done by guys named Ralph or Wesley. They had a lot of letters to sort, and they had to do it quickly—so this is the "system" the U.S. Post Office
What could be worse than producing a brilliant product, only to see it undercut by tone-deaf marketers? That's the problem faced by the Ili Wearable Translator, a cleverly-executed device that translates spoken sentences on the fly. Designed with the traveler in mind, the microphone has been engineered to "accurately [capture]
Seeking a Designer with abilities to sketch and draw/design their ideations on paper to final product. Candidate needs an aptitude for ALL things mechanical (must know the entire mechanical product design process), demonstrable talent for developing high volume goods, preferably IT related, and can remain current on leading edge technologies.
A collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and Autonomous Systems Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) has yielded the VertiGo, a sort of RC car/drone hybrid. The lightweight four-wheel vehicle features a pair of tiltable propellers, and since those propellors can tilt independently and provide thrust in two
The tech blogosphere is abuzz with news of this screen technology: Produced by LG, the OLED screen is "a prototype 18-inch screen…that rolls up like a piece of paper," according to The Verge. Hype is building as LG prepares to roll it out (pardon the pun) at CES, and it's
"What if we could put the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) into the hands of many more people than ever before?" That may have been the question they asked themselves when they started to build it. The historical records from that time are
I can't help but wonder if our current visions of the future are wildly limited in imagination, or if resolutions in our time are akin to the retro futuristic aesthetic of the 1950s as demonstrated in The Jetsons or Streamline Moderne. Either way, we can't help but be held back
The animated GIF is ideally suited to certain types of subject matter. Adorable animals? Check. Out-of-sync Super Bowl dancers? Of course. Confused John Travolta? Yes, please. But product design—not so much. Nevertheless, 2015 did see a number of design-centric GIFs worth commemorating. Here are our ten favorites. 10. Introducing BB-8
This year has seen steady movement towards a new age of automobility. Headlines celebrated the introduction of Tesla's Autopilot system. We experienced the first widespread vehicle recall due to hacking vulnerabilities. The underlying ethics of algorithms being written for autonomous vehicles were discussed. These technological breakthroughs, essential security enhancements and
In my weekly In the Details column, I take a deep-dive into the making of a new product or project, always with the goal of figuring out how exactly the thing was made and why it was made that way. In 2015, I encountered all manner of innovative design and
Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich, the mad-scientist engineer whose work we've been looking at lately, is capable of some seriously outside-of-the-box thinking. His wild design concepts, all of which combine the fantastically improbable with just enough of the hey-that-might-work factor to keep them appealing, run the gamut from the primarily peaceful domestic
This position is responsible for creatively solving design issues affecting aesthetics and/or manufacturing goals for products by working in CAD (PTC Creo). You'll be required to investigate simultaneous alternative designs for feasible solutions to problems from an engineering POV. You have 10-15 years experience and an expertise in surfacing techniques.
While Amazon is working on drones to deliver packages, Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department needs drones that will capture packages. Specifically, other drones. Last April an unauthorized drone was found on the roof of the Japanese Prime Minister's residence, and because of its payload—radioactive soil from the Fukushima disaster—it was classified
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