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Hear Ye, Hear Ye
USPTO's 11th Annual Design Day features sessions, panels and even mock trials, to enlighten a full house about the impact of design patents.
Yahoo VP of Product Design Albert Song on living design languages: "At the end of the day, utility is as much part of the designer’s job as aesthetics."
The Next Big Name
Later this year, Apple launches the next iPhone, 10 years after the first one was unveiled. What will it be named? Forbes finds the frontrunners.
Outside the Box
New software by Brunel University London aims to prevent lawsuits by alerting designers at an early stage about patent infringement, as well as boost creativity by encouraging them to think outside the box.
"In hindsight I had some odd behaviors," Airbnb founder and RISD industrial design alum Brian Chesky tells Entrepreneur. "All the things I grew up with I tried to redesign."
Product design, and a quirky sense of humor, could make signs more noticeable and therefore save lives, reports Yanko Design. See how two designers went bananas.
On the Rise
A new NEA report is advancing industrial design "as an asset for improving manufactured products and processes." Design IS Business, after all. Read more.
At the Pan Am Experience, $300 will take you on a trip back in time with a six-course meal and caviar. Buckle up.
A team of Western Washington University students, including ID majors, earned a big prize and rave reviews from the state's governor. See why.
"Impact the World"
MWDDC's theme of Radical Concepts "fits into MIAD's philosophy and mission to empower different thinking to impact the world." Read more in MIAD News.
Look what NASA has come up with now. From serving as insulation to an antenna and more, a new space fabric is the result of what some call "4D" printing.
20 Tech Visionaries
Driving Innovation Forward
The National Inventors Hall of Fame 2017 induction ceremony is set for May 4.
Thinking Outside the Box
New Apple Hire
Apple quietly made one of its coolest hires ever. The company recently brought on Steven Keating, the MIT doctoral student who made a 3D printout of his own brain after he was diagnosed with a tumor.
The Design Sprint, developed at GV by design partner Jake Knapp, is a five day process of identifying key business problems to solve, generating solutions and testing a prototype with users.
Design for Happiness
Can products and services influence, facilitate, or foster customer happiness? And if so, can we then design for happiness?
Washing Machine or Cooking Appliance?
Iftach Gazit from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel understands your desire to multitask and has created Sous La Vie—a way to sous vide food in your washer.
Story Musgrave, Former Astronaut, Now at ArtCenter
Among the many topics he teaches at ArtCenter is a concept he calls “multiple domain synergy” which is about moving ideas from one company or industry to another.