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Once upon a time, a standard assignment for first-year industrial design students was to design and build something out of cardboard that would protect an egg inside from being dropped off of a roof. ID professors: Surely an update is needed--how about asking students to design something that can cleanly
If you're a first-year student at RISD, you've got a variety of traditional-style dorm options. But the bulk of first-year students at the Savannah College of Art and Design are sited at the Hive, a co-ed, ultra-modern complex of four-person suites that feature a fit-and-finish more in line with a
In June we told you about the WantedDesign's Design School Workshop results from this past year's NYCxDesign, and now we're introducing you to the members of the winning team! LINDA XINTell us a bit about yourself. As a second-generation Chinese-American, born in a small town in Idaho, I was constantly
If you were to imagine the construction site of the future, your vision would likely be filled with robots operating other robots, with almost no humans in sight. However, what if designers instead imagined a construction site where robots and high-tech interconnected tool systems worked together support the efforts of
For its third annual, the MFA in Products of Design program at SVA has announced their Open House Design Challenge—a quick-'n-dirty design competition open to people interested in learning about the program and attending their Open House and info session in New York City on November 14th. Comments Products
By now you crazy college kids have had time to settle in to your Fall Semester '18, and your dorm room is starting to feel like home. But the curious among you must wonder: How does your dorm room stack up against the dorms from other design schools? In this
Core77 discussion board Moderator and Director of Innovation at Newell, Justin Coble (aka PackageID) recently posted 15 thoughtful pieces of advice for young designers. While the list is directed towards designers about to start their careers, there are some golden nuggets and humbling reminders in here for designers at all
Following their intimate exhibition on the ground level of Ventura Futures during Milan Design Week, Central Saint Martins' 2018 MA Materials Future graduate products are now publicly on display at their Degree Show until June 24. Many of the projects on display at Ventura Futures weren't completed yet, so it's
With a rich history and an incredible track record of success, the WantedDesign's Design School Workshop launched at the start of this year's New York Design Week, NYCxDesign, mixing and mashing students and mentors from all over the world to share, to collaborate, and to learn. The co-founders of WantedDesign,
Too Good to be True? School Offers "Pay Later" Industrial Design Entrepreneurship Education The Prota Institute says you pay tuition only after landing a job A VC-backed organization called Prota Institute bills themselves as "the world's first remote-learning vocational school that teaches students within active startups and charges tuition as
From design books to one-off products to the occasional full product ecosystem, we constantly find ourselves featuring independent designers that have reached success based on surpassing their Kickstarter or Indiegogo funding goals. In addition to the classic "independent-designer-turned-crowdfunding-success" model, we've also noticed that the platform has made its way to
The MoMA Design Store has been a retail destination for design lovers for years, but many people don't realize that MoMA Store has their own wholesale product brand developed in-house to accompany many of the classic design items they have available. Ambi Chopsticks and HoldersAround five or so years
This upcoming New York Design Week, WantedDesign will mark its fifth year hosting their Design Schools Workshop. The workshop brings together students from seven different design programs to create objects over an intensive six day period. Each year involves experimenting with different materials to come up with a novel product,
Made in Yame is a new SVA Destinations program that will take product designers to Japan to study traditional Japanese crafts and design contemporary products using those traditional tools and techniques. Product prototypes will then be shown to MoMA Wholesale with an opportunity to have them licensed and distributed globally.
Last week, the head of BlackRock, one of the biggest investment companies in the world, sent a letter to the CEOs of each of the companies in which his own $6 trillion company invests: "Consider the social implications of your business," he said. From now on, BlackRock will be evaluating
In conjunction with our 2018 Core77 Design Awards, we've decided to explain a few of the categories in detail that may be difficult to grasp at first glance so you can decide whether or not the project you want to submit fits the mold! In our first article of the
The deadline for applying to SVA's MFA in Products of Design program is just one month away on January 15th, so if you're interested in grad school, you'll want to give this a hard look. Chaired by Core77's Allan Chochinov, the program is a "two-year, immersive program at the sweet
Years ago, I was stunned to learn that NYC schoolteachers, facing budget cuts, were purchasing art supplies for students out of their own already meager salaries. I myself would never have become involved with industrial design if my own public school education didn't involve art classes. Upon learning of
The Memphis College of Art, whose location sites them near the intersection of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, has been providing degrees in art and design since 1936. On the undergraduate level they offer BFAs in Animation, Art Education, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustration/Comics, Painting/Drawing and Photography; BFAs in Fine Arts with
For the second year in row, the MFA in Products of Design program at SVA is launching their Open House Design Challenge—a quick-'n-dirty design competition open to people interested in learning about the program and attending their Open House and info session in New York City on November 10th.
Model Solutions' annual Model One Awards (MOAs) recognize industrial design students who challenge themselves and develop products that enhance quality of life, improve safety, disrupt current technologies and utilize new design concepts in exciting ways. Through the MOAs, students from design schools across the country are given the opportunity
I've just released a new course at The Hand Tool School called Orientation. Its the result of running the school for more than 7 years and learning how new woodworkers absorb information and what questions they have right out of the gate that hold them back. This semester assumes nothing,
Traditionally, professional joiners and cabinet makers weren't trained the same way we train adults in woodworking nowadays. First of all, joiners and cabinetmakers began their training at much younger ages. Training consisted of a combination of observation and practice and lasted several years. ("Practice," of course, sounds a lot less
If our eyes are the windows to the soul, are the ears opaque and impassive? Or is it possible those flexible pieces of cartilage could also take an active role in communicating our thoughts and feelings? Can they also express opinions? PHUB OFF! by Hollie Chan explores "phubbing", the social
As part of NYCxDesign, the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts presented TRIAGE, an interactive exhibition that reframed contemporary political urgencies through the lens of design. The work debuted at WantedDesign Manhattan, and welcomed visitors from all over the world. TRIAGE consisted
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