By now, we all know the side effects of too much screen time—tiredness, eye strain and lack of focus are just a few. But it's rare that we consider the actual medical setbacks that stem from days spent making Solidworks models, aimlessly scrolling through Instagram and binge-watching Netflix. At this
If you're in New York City right now—or any other city experiencing extreme drops in temperature—you know how it goes: One day the winter chill is tolerable, then the next you're wearing three jackets, two beanies, and a scarf wrapped around your entire face except your eyes. And then the
Testing out the eVscope at the Kickstarter and Hardware Club CES after-party. Every year our Design & Tech team joins hundreds of past and future Kickstarter creators at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show. It's where companies big and small show off recent and upcoming products, making it an ideal place
This week, we were disappointed—but not surprised—to learn that the noted Consumer Electronics Show (CES) revoked an Innovation Award they'd given to a sex toy startup. We got the same rejection in 2017 when Crave applied to exhibit at the show. Their official stance is that we are considered "adult entertainment—a category they do not showcase at CES." Unofficially, however, we know this is not true: at CES 2018, a literal sex doll was shown on the floor of CES and AR porn for men was allowed t
Another year, another CES for the books. During our time in Las Vegas for the biggest technology trade show of the year, there were laughs, there were naps, but most importantly there were thousands of LED screens to stare at. We went through five days of utter sensory overload so
"My handwriting sucks, very much," says Alex Breton. When he's using the PrintBrush XDR, live on Kickstarter now, that doesn't matter. His small handheld printer can apply lettering and imagery—in exact hex-code color-matching—to paper, whiteboards, fabrics, or just about anything else in your home or office. Glide the PrintBrush
The Core77 editorial team will be diving into CES next week, making sure that what happens in Vegas is shown to the whole world. We'll be hosting a series of speakers on Wednesday, and teaming up with friends to host a party on Thursday. Hope to see you there!
Meghan Maupin, CEO of Atolla, will be speaking at Core77's speaker series at CES 2019, "Reaching Future Customers Using Design and Tech" at 2:00 PM on the Design & Source Stage, Wednesday, January 9th. The dilemma of finding the right skincare is an age-old rite of passage that often involves
Product Development projects include a lot of uncertainty. Specific design decisions and tradeoffs will be made throughout the development effort that will define the look and feel of a product, the feature set, and the production cost. In early development, there is also significant uncertainty around the amount of time,
Say goodbye to putting baking soda and air freshness in your smelly sneakers because Panasonic recently announced, "There's a machine for that." The Japanese electronics company's new MS-DS100 is a shoe deodorizer device that works overnight for up to 7 hours to freshen those smelly, nasty, gross, dank sneakers you've
A lot of us industrial designers have worked freelance or for smaller consultancies, where we have to send our designs out to subcontractors and wait for prototypes and parts to come back. The larger design consultancies, or companies like Apple and Belkin, have everything on-site and don't have to
Industrial Designer Master & Dynamic is a New York City-based premium audio brand with a deep passion for building beautifully crafted, richly appointed, technically sophisticated personal audio products. The company’s growing product line includes a wireless speaker, headphones, earphones and accessories. We are
"I enter the subway. It's crowded as usual around this time, but I manage to find a vacant seat next to a Talker—a man carrying on a conversation on his phone in public space. Only grandpas do that these days. I take out my ThoughtReader. I just got a new
Bould Design recently announced two very different projects we have our eyes on at the moment: The first is Vestaboard—a multipurpose message board controlled by your smartphone. Instead of changing the letters on your seasonal farm-to-table restaurant's daily menu or your wall of inspirational quotes at the office (no
The VS1 is powered by Chinese search giant Baidu’s DuerOS that connects family members with natural language human-machine interactions to enable video calls, music streaming, voice search, smart home controls and more. Wrapped in custom-designed fabric, the VS1 has been thoughtfully designed with a slim profile and a small footprint to enable it to sit anywhere in the home.
Different iterations of the companion robot—which we like to define as a robot designed to carry out targeted tasks while attempting empathy and interaction—were seen in just about every section of CES. We were hoping cute robots looking up at us would evoke joy, but instead they left us with
The future is coming for us. Fast. CES didn't just drive that point home—they drove it, crashed it and exploded it in your face for an entire week. While walking the floor, it was tricky to take our focus off the visual stimulation relentlessly hitting us from every possible direction.
Editors Note: Teshia a contributor to Core77 and Chief of Staff at Berlin-based startup Senic, who are currently building their second product COVI. When we began building COVI, it was on the heels of of our first product NUIMO. NUIMO is a controller for smart devices like Sonos and Phillips
inMusic is seeking a seasoned Senior Industrial Designer to join our accomplished design team. inMusic consists of 14 brands including 11 hardware brands; ION (Consumer Audio and Lighting), Denon DJ (Premium DJ equipment), Alesis (Digital Piano and Electronic Drum), Numark (DJ Equipment), Akai Pro
IKEA is finally pushing seriously into smarter home territory with the TRÅDFRI system, a series of LED lights finally coming to global stores by the end of March. The networked lighting is built around a small series of bulbs and furniture panels, a network connection hub/gateway powered by Ethernet, and
The Product Communications & Design department at Bose is looking for a passionate UX Design Technologist looking to create new and compelling digital experiences. Our creative group creates customer-facing communications for site, social and online advertising building brand affinity and educating consumers about new products. The ideal candidate is a
Nest is looking for a talented Senior Industrial Designer. We are passionate about reinventing important home products by redefining human interaction and its aesthetic quality with strong attention to detail. At Nest you will collaborate closely with Engineering, Operations and the User Experience group to fulfill the complex demands of
Accessible technology tends to lag behind mass market options, but sometimes it's not about demand, it's about taking a risk. The South Korean design startup DOT has been working hard on making braille-enabled smartwatches a reality for over three years. This month their labor (and awards) finally paid off.
simplehuman is seeking a full-time Senior Designer with broad experience in both Print and Digital Media design. You’ll collaborate closely with the Creative Director to develop and execute multiple design briefs. This is a senior level position that requires strong project management ability and some experience with art
Logic-pushing designers Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet have brought us the swoopiest and most titillating smartphone concept I've seen in a few years. Intended to push the boundary of the interactive touch screen past the two dimensional, the Alo Smartphone incorporates holographic displays with voice control and a downright alien
There are a ton of tablet accoutrements out there, but those of us who miss the tactile feedback of older typewriter and computer keyboards don't have many to choose from. There are a few niche offerings for the steampunk 3.0 kids, but there aren't many that address those emotional,
Compared with last year's CES and Detroit Auto Show, this year has seen a lot less odd concept vehicles and last mile design. One neat 2017 standout has been the mysterious but fun Ioniq scooter teased by Hyundai at CES. The company's line of Ioniq electric vehicles is plugging along
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation, we are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets that are an essential part of our customers’ lives. Our vertical integration business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving us more control over
Who We Are Mango Audio is a earphone company pushing the boundaries of how we listen to music. Music has become such a task to listen to nowadays with tangled wires at the helm of our frustration. We have a strong dedication to providing music lovers a listening experience
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ensure that the design of every communication and design project of the company is on-brand and creatively realized. • Support other designers with designs, feedback, and or execution of projects. • Create and Design collateral marketing pieces for digital and print output. •
The Nest industrial design team is looking for a talented Designer. We are passionate about reinventing unloved but important home products by redefining human interaction and its aesthetic quality with strong attention to detail. The Work: At Nest you will collaborate closely with
The Finnish electronics brand Studio Sonik appointed us with the task of developing a class-defining portable speaker that would appeal to European and American audiophiles. The Apex was modeled to be both Bluetooth and waterproof, with the audio output being focus and directed at the angled speaker. This design not only works in harmony with the strategic audio output, but also provides an interesting and aesthetically pleasing look. Adding a rugged and simplistic overmold of durable rubber and
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