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Can UA Beat Nike?
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is betting almost $1 billion that Under Armour can beat Nike.
Detroit: Food Mecca
The Washington Post
, Detroit is in the midst of a culinary transformation. Considered one of the country's poorest cities, it is becoming a food mecca.
How Sonos Reinvented
For their next generation of speakers, Sonos decided they still wanted to ensure listeners could get the best audio with the device, but give it a complete makeover.
Important Design Jobs of the Future
Yesterday's graphic designers are today's UX designers. Will tomorrow's UX designers will be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? The simple answer: Yes.
Fitbit vs. Apple Watch – Really
There's a lot of media obsessing on how the Fitbit app hit the number one spot on Apple's App store on December 25 and continues to ride high in the rankings.
Many people don’t step back and think about how their cars are designed by artists. It’s easy to forget when the artwork in question is sitting on a snowy dealership lot instead of a museum pedestal.
Wood Bike Building Zen with Boo Bikes
After studying industrial design at RISD, James Wolf turned his childhood knack for working with wood into some well thought out product design.
Humble Pencil Gets a Crazy Makeover
Third-year industrial design students at Israel’s Holon Institute of Technology were recently asked to re-think the idea of a pencil.
Fitbit for Cows?
By tracking the behavior of cows and gaining insights about their health, farmers are able to run their farms more efficiently.
Eye on Apple
60 Minutes on CBS goes behind-the-scenes at Apple with CEO Tim Cook and Chief Design Officer Jony Ive. "What is it that makes Apple so innovative and so profitable, and yet so secretive, almost obsessively secretive?" asks the television news magazine.
to "Punch Up"
Words shape design. Real words, not lorem ipsem, should form the ground-up basis for product design.
Helvetica is just one of five game changers in the field of design education. Find out what the other four are according to v.doop.com.
Plastics & MDEA
Polymers and plastics processing technologies play a vital role in medical product design.
75-year-old HP splits into Hewlett-Packard and HP Inc.
SCAD Students Rising to the Challenge
Highcon invited students at the Savannah College of Art and Design to take part in a 3D Paper Product Design Challenge.
Students Asked to Design 2025 Dodge Hellcat
Dodge announced the 2016 FCA US Drive for Design contest will challenge US students in grades 10-12 to think to the future and design a Dodge Hellcat SRT for the year 2025.
Let the Force Be with You!
Apple and Star Wars explain why much of the world around you looks the way it does.
What Happened to Apple’s Faultless Design?
Are these things signs of a larger design problem?
An Exciting Ride
Uber’s new director of product design says his team is made up of "the broadest spectrum of creative roles I’ve experienced," and the "mix of disciplines adds a richness to our organization that is unique in the tech industry, and new to me."
Start with the End
A fan of design thinking believes there are lessons to be learned from IBM's new approach.
Glass Robotics Expands
The first Collaborative Glass Robotics Laboratory in the US, an initiative of Virginia Tech and the Rhode Island School of Design, has pioneered a new 3D printing process, and is about to expand.
Want to create things that matter? Be lazy. Learn the type of "behaviors that can change the world."
A digital media artist designs a chair for pups using roller blade wheels, standard skate bearings, screws, acrylic tubing, straps and yes, 3D printed joint pieces.
Why Detroit Needs User-Centered Design
US car makers could learn a thing or two from the design minds and methods of Silicon Valley.
Connecting Design Education and Industry
Furniture and home furnishings company Groovystuff uses not-for-profit programs to integrate students and the marketplace.
RISD Students Await Public Vote
RISD students created products based on the organized home, with the chance to have their designs produced and sold at The Container Store; public online voting has begun.
KU Students Design City Transport Ideas
SafeBeacon is a call station for SafeRide and SafeBus users that increases the programs’ awareness, usability and convenience for students looking for a safe ride home.
Design Intersections: Cars
Dalliances with the worlds of architecture, fashion, and industrial design mean that automobile brands are now creating products for entire lifestyles.
A Life Designed
5 Toy Designers
Designer toys have been growing in popularity—each artist has their own style and theme to their designs and you can quickly become addicted to collecting their work.
Making football safer may not only be about the equipment players wear. At Detroit’s Viconic Sporting, researchers are developing a layer meant to be installed under synthetic turf to make fields safer for players.
In the history of sci-fi pop culture, only a few objects have ever elevated to ‘legendary’ status.
Pantone announced its Color of the Year selection for 2016: PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity AND PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz.
A Behavioral Approach to Product Design
Changing behavior is har— New Year’s resolutions fall through, gym memberships remain unused, and well-intentioned plans to eat less, or save more, never come to fruition.
Class Project Turned Job
Kendall Industrial Design professor Tom Edwards said Taylor Petroelje is the first one of his students to get a job as a designer in the eyewear industry.
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced today that the first Japanese company has registered an industrial design internationally by taking advantage of the Hague Agreement.
Form, Function and the Feminine
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today” forges a connection among today's female designers and those in the mid-20th century.
Injection Molding Explained
University of IL professor Hammack takes us on an informative deep-dive into the wild and wonderful world of plastic injection molding.
Creative AppleWatch Straps
With the recent launch of the long awaited Apple Watch we have discovered a big improvement potential for the existing Apple leather straps.
Student Industrial Designers Thrive at Appalachian
End-of-semester projects in the industrial design program at Appalachian State University have names like Flow, Sip and Sprout, Cinnaway and Hollo Band.
7 Whimsical Ways To Redesign The Pencil
After encouraging their students to rethink the pencil from the ground up, Or and Tomer's class presented 18 reinterpreted pencils, each with a new function, shape, or meaning.
Sustainable Products On View
Smart product designs don’t only benefit consumers, they also benefit the environment. Sustainability is a major factor in the design and creation of many products ranging from electronics to recreational gear.
‘Tis the holiday season, and this year the Internet offers a fascinating new aspect to holiday giving, through direct person-to-person support for things that you are passionate about.
It's an Accessible Life
Sexy stuff, this talk about all the possibilities and gains made on behalf of our aging population.
Where I Work: Karim Rashid
Karim Rashid lets
into his workspace to get a sense of not only where he works, but his process.
Five Rules of Opportunity Design for Brands
Airbnb and Uber not only emerged as viable disruptors because of their understanding of consumer needs; they seized unrecognized opportunities.
Silver to Steel
Carnegie Museum of Art unveils the untold story of a great American designer with "Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk."
Crazy Apple Interview Questions
Not surprisingly, landing a job at Apple is no small feat, and the company’s interview process ensures that only the best and brightest are able to walk through the doors.
Why Aren't Vibrators as Good as Other Gadgets?
Strip away the erotic, and vibrators are, fundamentally, just another gadget—and a rather simple one at that. Why, at such a great time for tech, do vibrators lag behind?
Just Do It,
“Believe. Then see it." Nike prepares to open a major store in Detroit in 2016, just as IDSA brings its International Conference to #ComebackCity. Read more in
The Detroit News.