There Is No Good Design If There Are No Good Constraints
BMW's Benoit Jacob explains that after nearly a century of development cars have evolved into an almost "perfect" form, which has made it more difficult for manufacturers to push the boundaries and create distinct models. In no small part hybrid and electric technologies are changing the way cars are designed after decades of stagnation.
2016 World Design Capital
In 2016, Taipei will hold the honor of World Design Capital, an initiative sponsored by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). With the theme "Adaptive City - Design in Motion," Taipei will focus on development issues and how government officials and citizens can employ "design thinking" to improve the quality of life.
Your Next Hand Brace Could
If you need a foot, ankle or hand brace, you have several choices. You can select one from a few one-size-fits-all options or stick your appendage in cold, wet plaster to make a cast—which you'll have to wait weeks for. But 3D printing may be able to deliver flexible orthotics in a matter of hours.