Core77 editors pick the best reader-submitted design projects to share with our community. All types of projects are welcome - prototypes, professional projects, student work, DIY, whatever you're working on.
Submit Your Work Today!
Need some advice? Seeking feedback on a project? The conversation starts here. Explore the Core77 Discussion Boards for a deep dive into all things design with expert opinions from our community of practitioners—from design student to pro, all voices are welcome.
ID students: By the first year of your program, you ought be observing the objects around you during your daily life, noting how those objects' shadows fall relative to the ambient light source. (If you're not doing that yet, start!) And with any luck, your Drawing professor has broken out
A few years ago, when I was still in NYC, there was a high-speed bus crash that was all over the local news. A charter bus blew through a red light at an absurd 60 miles per hour in a 30 MPH zone. This is the footage:
We’re starting the year with a bang and currently have opportunities for mid-level (3+ years experience) freelance industrial designers to come work with our team in our studio. We're lucky to work with such respected brands and companies as Harry's, Henkel, Goby, Oneida, Helmm, Roam and Field Company and you
At first it sounds silly: A peanut butter pump designed to be retrofitted to 40-ounce jars, and sporting both a stream and a ribbon nozzle. But for the peanut butter lover it seems quite effective, and its potential applications go well beyond nutty paste. All package designers who work on
Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth
Benjamin Hubert of LAYER recently collaborated with Airbus to redesign economy class airline seating, and after flying from NYC to Portland on a very uncomfortable Alaska Airlines flight (at least Delta loads you up on cookies to numb the pain), all I have to say is: finally. Move is an
Snowboards are perfect for carving through powder, whereas snowshoes are perfect for traipsing atop it. To have access to both of these on the mountain, a snowboarder would typically have to wear one while carrying the other. Entrepreneur Alex Swaynie saw an opportunity to simplify this arrangement with clever design.
Observe users on jobsites to develop understanding of customer requirements and gain inspiration for new product opportunities. Drive concept generation through brainstorms, competitive assessments, market opportunities and unmet user needs. Develop ideas through rapid 2D. Communicate the design intent through visual storytelling to gain acceptance by project stakeholders. Thrive in a fast-pace design environment, with the agility to work between several projects concurrently.
Plenty of urban dwellers can, and do, live without ovens. I was one of them, and my friends in New York that did have ovens often used them to store sweaters. But few can live without a stovetop. The problem with stovetops in a space-tight apartment is that they take
Conventional thinking: To protect delicate goods in a bag, use foam padding. Unconventional thinking: To protect delicate goods in a bag, make the bag inflatable. Product design firm Imagination Farm USA, formed by Italian designers Enrica Vagliani Gray and Max Mellano, devised the latter approach for their Capsul4 bag.
For The Vlada Brusilovskaya Fund, contemporary interactive design is a way to improve service of post-Soviet children's hospitals. The charitable foundation has been collaborating with both young and experienced Ukrainian designers for three years, aiming to change the relationship between doctors, patients and their parents for the better. Post-Soviet interior
Steven M. Johnson's "Patent Depending" series of inventions range from social commentary to plain ol' bizarre, and they always give us a laugh. So we've contracted him to let us publish one every week.
What do laypeople consider "good design?" I'm not talking about the stuff MoMA sells at their store, I'm talking about the little everyday products and experiences we encounter. Here are ten examples that jumped out at me from a subReddit on the topic: I love this, though it's no surprise
As every couple that shares a bed knows, there is an imaginary 50-yard-line down the middle of that bed, and both parties can get a good night's sleep if there are no advances or losses in territory. When one partner crosses that DMZ, unconsciously thrashing about in the throes of
Minnesota-based bicycle rack manufacturer Dero describes themselves as "bike parking nerds." The company is obsessed with populating the world with bicycle infrastructure, and in addition to their focus on parking, they've also tackled the area of spot maintenance with their FixIt repair station. The Fixit includes all the tools necessary
Sphero's RVR prototypes expand on the functionality that made their BB-8 bot a household name.Late one night in 2015, the Sphero team gathered in their Boulder, Colorado, offices to watch Star Wars Celebration Live, a 30-hour live stream hyping the first new Star Wars movie to come out in 10
For prototyping parts in metal, a laser cutter comes in dang handy…if you can afford one. For those of you who can't yet justify the cost, yet would like to make prototypes out of metal, an outsourcing service called SendCutSend offers an affordable alternative with speedy delivery times. They stock
I once got stabbed in the head with a wooden knife, during a martial arts class. To close the wound, I had to go to the ER to get stitches in my forehead. It was both gruesome and expensive. The doc couldn't do much but stitch the wound shut, so
In World War II, tank crews would cover their vehicles in sandbags, logs and even concrete. None of these add-ons would completely stop or deflect an incoming shell, but the idea was that the more material you have to soak up an impact, the less the explosive force would penetrate
BILLY is joining the gig economy, and he'll hold your books and whatever else you see fit until you upgrade to KALLAX or HEMNES, or you finally bring yourself to KonMari all your worldly possessions away...
Packaging Graphic Designer Location: #1 - 160 Federal St. 12th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 Career Level: Mid-Level Pay Range: $60,000+ annually depending on qualifications and experience Education: Bachelor's Degree Who are we? Trader Joe's is your favorite
Wielding a chainsaw can be tiring. Getting tired leads to accidents, so I call it quits as soon as I start to feel fatigued. That's a luxury I can afford because I'm harvesting firewood on a relaxed schedule, not performing silviculture for a living. I admire the professional arborist that
Plastic bags have this recycling symbol right on them… …and yet we're not supposed to throw these scourges into the plastics recycling bin. And if you fill them with recyclable materials, like plastic bottles, and throw that into the recycling bin, guess what: The entire bag and its contents will
Here's an innovative take on a rather humble object, the nail file. The original form factor gets you detained by the TSA. In contrast, this Japanese version is a short, innocuous cylinder with multiple filing functions: We don't have a line-by-line translation available, but we can clearly see that it
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. 3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and
This rubber sleeve wraps tightly around smart hubs to transform hardware into homeware. At the moment, technology is on the home, against the home, and fighting for your attention. In the future, tech hardware will blend in, perhaps using its exterior, physical surfaces for our benefit—instead of simply protecting its
Nothing drives me nuts like wasted product. When I finish a bag of potato chips, I up-end the bag and pour the powder at the bottom into my mouth. I "marry" my shampoo bottles. Back when I was cooking for myself, if I fried up a steak, the pan and
CEO of the new paint company Clare, Nicole Gibbons, figured out how to disrupt an entire industry with a combination of understanding her expertise and recognizing room for improvement within the paint industry. Here, she shares how she identified a market problem and created a system that fills a void in a crowded industry, while also making the experience of choosing paint for your home relatable, beautiful, and enjoyable:
I love torque wrenches, because they let me ensure that dangerous parts like lawnmower blades are properly tightened. But what if you didn't need the torque wrench (which are pretty damned pricey) at all? A company called Stress Indicators Inc. has invented SmartBolts, which feature a red dot in the
"Hypermiling" is the practice of saving gas by driving conservatively. Practitioners accelerate slowly, coast wherever possible, and let physics do most of the braking for them. Ardent hypermilers can improve fuel economy by absurd amounts, wringing 62.7 mpg from a 25 mpg car, for example. This gamification of fuel economy
DroneDeploy makes software for drones that helps businesses manage complex job sites. Our software automates everything from flight to insight, allowing teams to survey large areas and make informed decisions quickly, safely, and accurately. We’re making drone data accessible and useful across all industries, improving site communications, planning, and operations.
Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of our favorite campaigns for your viewing (and spending!) pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income:
Freitag has been known for their sturdy bags made from truck tarps for the past 25 years, but today there's been a plot twist: the Zurich-based company announced that they'll be adding fabric made from recycled PET plastic bottles as their second main material. The announcement comes in the form
Don't have an account? Join Now
Create a Core77 Account
Already have an account? Sign In
Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password.