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There's a lot of ground to cover when majoring in Industrial Design, but if there's one thing they don't teach you…it's how to explain, to students from other majors, just what the hell it is you do. Thus a group of ID students at Arizona State University put together a
A transradial prosthetic arm for the sport of rock climbing. Currently, almost all prosthetics are designed for general use, with a ‘one does all’ outlook. This product aims to turn disability into ability by designing specifically for the task. SCALO is fully mechanical and modular, aiming to be as economical
I've long been aware of Poppin's office furniture and supplies, since so many of the products are organizing-related: file cabinets, staplers, pen holders and much more. So when I learned Poppin had teamed up with the Rochester Institute of Technology for its Metaproject—an industrial design senior project—I was intrigued and
Requiring interaction to control the volume, the 'Stack' speaker demands tactile contact, removing the need for traditional buttons and switches. Designer Rowan Jackman was driven by the desire to create a speaker which does away with traditional buttons and switches.
We used to be limited by drafting technology and production technology. There was a point where if you couldn't sketch something and/or make it with human hands, it would never see the light of day. And those limitations provided a convenient boundary between designing for reality and designing for IDGAF*.
RISD's Media Group - a team of designers, writers, marketing strategists and public relations professionals - seeks to underscore RISD's role as a global leader in art and design education and help foster a stronger understanding of the value of art and design in our lives by creating a wide
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! This discussion thread dates back all the way to 2004 (12 years ago? Gulp), but a topic that remains pertient as the years go by despite evolving design landscapes: as a working design
One of the annual highlights of New York's Design Celebration, NYCxDesign, has always been WantedDesign's Design School Workshop—which brings together students and mentors from all over the world to collaborate on intriguing design themes, materials, and problem solving. "More a collaboration than a competition," the event marks Wanted's commitment to
Why sketching? What is it? And, why is it important to design? Design as a Process: A conventional approach to understanding design and one that is often cited is from the classic book, Engineering Design Methods by Nigel Cross who subdivides the process as a series of linear, yet distinct activities;
In an era of rapidly densifying population centers, a disaster has the ability to impact more people at once than ever before. Large scale infrastructure and safety systems often take decades to implement, so how do we build community resilience in the meantime? The PREPhub project was recently submitted
Affording younger generations the opportunity to learn facets and principles of good design at an early age is paramount in ensuring that design has a promising future. By effectively educating youths in design practice, the next wave of designers have a chance to not only carry on the legacy of
At last week's industry preview night of the Automotive and Transport Degree show at Coventry University, several themes emerged from the projects tackled by this year's international cohort. Here we look at concepts ranging from how racing might evolve to the future of luxury. Tomas Omasta developed the Jaguar
The MIT International Design Center (IDC) is seeking an innovative, detail oriented, hands-on person to help upgrade and maintain the IDC shops, office and classroom facilities. The start date is flexible depending on the candidate, though no later than June 20th. The temporary appointment is for this
We've seen time and again that shipwrights comprehend materials and techniques on a level well beyond your average furniture design grad. From Tom Sullivan's incredible "The Accidental Designer" story to Louis Sauzedde's unparalleled wisdom to Brendan Ravenhill's transition from boatbuilding to industrial design, it is clear that being trained to
The statement "Hardware is Hard" has become the go-to phrase for companies interested in producing physical tech products. And it's true—compared with the typical product cycles of an app, hardware requires much longer timelines, larger teams and way more up front investment to get something off the ground. Despite these
The Walker’s Design Department is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Its work has been featured in publications such as I.D. Magazine, eye, Émigré, and Metropolis. Since 1980, this department has maintained the Mildred S. Friedman Design Fellowship program that provides individuals who
WantedDesign is a unique destination during NYCxDesign in two parts with one location in Manhattan's west side and a second location in Brooklyn's industrial Sunset Park, focused on providing a platform for emerging designers, student work and dedicated to highlighting the global design community through a series of curated international
As part of NYCxDesign, the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts present ACCESS LTD, a set of roving checkpoints that investigates the way access is granted and denied by design—based on where we're from, what we look like, how we speak, and
Each day our editors roundup our favorite sights and projects from New York Design Week. Today we cover a few standout student projects from ICFF and WANTED Brooklyn. KITCHEN 2.0: Ana Arana's "Gali" kitchen is a response to the compact living spaces of urban nomads. This tiny, self-contained kitchen island packs
Student work is always something we at Core77 particularly enjoy about Design Week for its unabashed willingness to explore the depths of material and conceptual possibility in design. One great example of the engaging investigations coming out of academic programs will soon be on display at ICFF, Rhode Island School
Insects are an extremely efficient and healthy source of daily protein and nutrients, already historically consumed by 80% of the world's cultures - but uptake has been slow in the western world. Why is this? Pezt attempts to normalize insects in the kitchen - as with most fears, our distaste
Ankle braces are often very uncomfortable to put on and wear underneath your shoes (not to mention an eye sore). Why can't athletic shoes have ankle braces built into their design to eliminate the need for separate supports? I set out to address this problem. During the research stage, I
For the third year in a row, Core77 is partnering with WantedDesign to present the fifth annual Design Schools Workshop during New York Design Week. Over the course of an intense four days, students from Centro (Mexico), Art Center College for Design, Pasadena, Aalto University (Finland), ENSCI Les Ateliers (France),
An impressive common characteristic of the student exhibitions at this year's Ventura Lambrate show were their sheer ambitiousness: with projects that went far beyond the normal fare, topics ranged from creating plastics out of completely natural sources to imagining how to satisfy our meat craving in a speculative post-meat world
It's rare to come across an academic program that allows considerable time for students to ruminate on potential design dilemmas of the far away future—for example, if robots eventually replace a good number of our jobs, where will this leave us? In a hypothetical tomorrow where raising meat is not
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