Most of you look to me as a leading authority on robots, whether for my fair and balanced coverage of human-robot relations, my obvious grasp of their technological underpinnings or the fact that I have seen the Terminator movies many, many times. But even I sometimes make errors. For instance,
Of the 700+ exhibitors at this year's ICFF, a select group of nine design schools were invited to showcase student work. We were intrigued by the concepts presented at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) booth, Face to Face: Searching for Authentic Experiences, featuring the work of six current
Stemming from the belief that revolution starts with designers, Autodesk partnered with The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for a new kind of product design challenge. Tasking participants to consider the impact of their material choices on industry, nature and economy, the inaugural edition focuses on drawing attention to
If you're granted an interview at the most prestigious design firm in the country, how confident would you feel going into it? Many designers can relate to feeling nervous before or during an interview or while presenting their work. To be a great designer, you must be able to communicate
To look at our class of 22 Masters of Industrial Design (M.I.D.) degree candidates who will graduate from Pratt Institute this May, one would see a collage of designers from a large span of backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. Pratt's selection process for students has traditionally resulted in this type
For the fifth year in a row, Core77 is partnering with WantedDesign to present the on-site international design school workshop. Over the course of four days, students from Centro Design School from Mexico City, Art Center College for Design, Pasadena, and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be
It was hard to miss the green and white striped billboards and subway ads dotted around Milan for #IKEATemporary, IKEA's mega pop-up near Zona Tortona. With over 200 products for sale; METOD kitchen vignettes by Matali Crasset, Paola Navone and Studio Irvine; a fully operational cafeteria serving up those
When two women dressed in matching workwear approach and tell you to, "eat shit," it gets your attention. Armed with caulking guns and a giant plastic backpack in the shape of a perfect poo—think turd emoji, only bigger—these angels of good will serve up a crostini topped with a swirl
Of the many technical skills an industrial designer must master, the first is sketching. And there's a reason why, as college freshman, we're thrown into Foundation courses alongside those who will go on to major in Illustration, Fashion Design or Animation; drawing is the bedrock of all of these arts.
"I don't think you can design anything just by absorbing information and then hoping to synthesise it into a solution. What you need to know about the problem only becomes apparent as you're trying to solve it." Richard MacCormac The argument here is a simple one, but one which I
As designers we know that good design is not just a pretty rendering or a cool concept. It's a process—understand the problem, generate concepts, test concepts, repeat. Real design is a holistic, interdisciplinary process of discovery and ideation that can address messy, complicated, poorly defined challenges in ways that not
This week a single grand opening ushered in a new life for two Portland, OR institutions. The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) opened the doors of its new home in the beautifully restored and updated Federal Post Office building, now known as the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for
The designer, educator and wearables expert on being an enthusiastic early adopter, always searching for the hack, and why industrial designers are fearless people.
The MFA in Products of Design program at SVA, in collaboration with Field Experiments, will be doing a workshop in Bali, Indonesia this summer. With a focus on transnational and interdisciplinary exchange, the workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students, along with practitioners from any field of design, located
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.
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Young designers presenting work in progress provoked a wide-ranging conversation about design for the future.
ACBA preserves dying trades and produces in-demand craftspeople
Learning valuable design lessons in and out of the classroom. UPenn students concept and pitch an Alessi workstation.
A handful of schools are taking the first step towards new methods of real-world training by looking at trends in making, crowdfunding and direct to consumer products as necessary topics to cover with design students.
Late last year, Jony Ive stirred up perennial debates surrounding the failings of contemporary design education to turn out students ready to take up gainful employment. Speaking at an event at London's Design Museum, Ive used the word 'tragic' to describe the many (presumedly Western) design schools' inability to teach...
One more month to go: If you're looking for grad school, you might want to use some of the holiday break to polish up your portfolio and apply to the MFA in Products of Design program at SVA in New York City. You could be part of the class of...
For many years, together with a number of design educators, I have been discussing how design can address the complex socio-technological systems that characterize our world. The issues are not new: many people and disciplines have grappled with them for some time. But how can design play a role? Do...
If you missed last week's Open House/Info Session at the MFA in Products of Design at SVA, the videos have been posted online. Allan Chochinov, Chair of the program, says that "We've divided up the videos into three parts—a State-of-Design talk followed by a deep review of the mission and...
There's no affordable space left in New York, which is why we're never getting a big-ass communal makerspace like a TechShop. The reportedly substandard 3rd Ward closed last year and no would-be makerspace launcher has since stepped up.But there's plenty of room in cities like Columbus, Ohio. Which is how...
Home-cooked food, hands-on learning, healthy living and modular design are all potent buzzwords. Through the Charlie Cart Project, they can be put to real social use. Both what we learn and what we eat as children affects how we develop, and our young habits can set us up for success...
Earlier this month, Parsons The New School for Design announced that it's launching a Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design for fall 2015 enrollment. As a postscript to our recent D-School Futures series—in which we asked the chairs of several prominent design programs to reflect on the state of...
The MFA in Products of Design program at SVA in New York City is holding its Information Session/Open House on Saturday, November 8th, from 1pm to 4pm. Meet faculty Ayse Birsel, Elliott Montgomery, Kyla Fullenwider, Johan Liden, Rebecca Silver, Sinclair Smith and Richard Tyson, along with current students as well...
Design theory is all fine and good, but one of the better things that will happen during an industrial design education is when schools connect with real companies that make real things. The company gets an opportunity to see what fresh minds would do with their product line-up, and design...
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