Awesome Career Choices Students May Not Realize
Economic Times: As a career, industrial design is a great fusion of art and engineering. The problems are challenging, the work is varied and creative and design consultancies have some of the best work environments and cultures you could ask for. And at the core of it all, you're tasked with answering the question, "What sort of future do we want to live in?"
Real or Copycat: Authenticity in Design?
Imitation may not be the sincerest form of flattery but replica vendors may operate with impunity and without reprisal. Left: KSP Eiffel Chair (Kitchen Stuff Plus), $40. Right: Eames Moulded Plastic Side Chair (Herman Miller Store), $430. (Left: Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail. Right: Herman Miller)
Science of Design
In an increasingly crowded marketplace, more companies than ever before are using design as a way to differentiate themselves from the competition. In the automotive industry, Buick has emerged as a design leader under Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac and Buick design.
SF State Student Builds Custom Guitars From Busted Skateboards
The avid skateboarder founded an eco-friendly woodwork company, Prisma Guitars, after a bad ankle injury sidelined him from skating for six months in 2011. He decided to learn a new craft and begin creating products, thereby merging three of his hobbies: guitar-playing, skating, and woodworking.
Lego-Style Designer Reef Could Help Save Marine Life
Alex Goad, an industrial design student at Monash University in Melbourne has developed what he calls the Modular Artificial Reef Structure (MARS). Each branched module is built from concrete and coated with textured ceramic which provides the perfect surface for marine plants and animals to colonize.