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Expert Design Witness 101

Since the Apple/Samsung litigation over the design of smartphones and tablets, the value of ornamental design patents has exploded within the intellectual property community primarily because of the unprecedented amount of money that changed hands for infringing Apple's design patents.

As I testified in that case, other industrial designers have since asked me what does an industrial designer actually do during design patent litigation and how does one become an expert design witness.

The Future of Design

 

How can today's designers better engage with new and emerging technologies to take advantage of the opportunities these technologies can bring?

WHAT ARE THE 10 GLOBAL FACTORS THAT DETERMINE DESIGN SUCCESS?

Using a wealth of examples from across multiple industries and countries, design expert Lorraine Justice fully explores the factors that will determine your success and provides a unique framework for navigating the industry into the future.

DecoRadio – the most beautiful radios ever made

With 380 brilliant photos and engaging text, this book presents some 300 of the rarest and most beautiful radios ever made for home or workplace. The advent of the small, mantle or tabletop radio in 1930 gave a huge impetus to the spread of radio, not only allowing multiple sets in the home, but changing the listener from the family to the individual. This book highlights a small subset of tube (valve) radios that incorporated new styling, materials, and approaches to consumer marketing in the 1930s and 1940s.

Makers by Cory Doctorow

Perry and Lester invent things: seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems. When Kodak and Duracell are broken up for parts by sharp venture capitalists, Perry and Lester help to invent the “New Work,” a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups. Together, they transform the nation and blogger Andrea Fleeks is there to document it.

LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing

LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO's journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10 can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.

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