Is Contemporary Industrial Design a Form of Art or Engineering?

by Kirby Downey August 25, 2013
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The oxford dictionary defines design as a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment or other object before it is made. Industrial design pertains to the same concept for products that are mass produced and distributed to the average person. If this is how industrial design […]

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3D Printing and Intellectual Property

by Tim Mount August 13, 2013
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Three-dimensional printing Printing with multiple layers of material (instead of two dimensional dots or lines of ink) is commonly known as 3D-printing, because the resulting print-outs are three-dimensional objects.  These objects will need to be printed from digital templates either produced from virtual models or from digitized capture of existing three-dimensional objects.  The material used […]

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dig-8: Teaching Product Development & Entrepreneurship in Chicago Public Schools

by Jessie Mumgaard August 3, 2013
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Solving a problem through design research, brainstorming, and, ultimately, coming up with a big idea that incorporates design, manufacturing considerations, and marketing plans (and, later, getting to manufacture and sell one selected design) is unheard of for the majority of 8th grade students. Add the fact that they pitch their ideas and plans to real […]

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How to Keep from Being a Hostage to Your Factory

by Tracy Leigh Hazzard July 29, 2013
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Chip Starnes, the executive held hostage for 6 days in his Beijing, China factory found out the hard way that Chinese workers are unusually empowered in labor disputes. To some, this might seem like an isolated incident, but it is not. As product designers, we spend almost 3 months each year working with our clients’ […]

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Kickstarting product design: episode #3 HOW?

by Jelmer Riemersma July 26, 2013
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Kickstarting product design is a series of blog posts that documents the process of crowdfunding a product design project by Dutch product design firm Veeel. This third post is all about “How?” we were  able to launch this project. The start In order to be successful we knew we had to reach a lot of people, so promotion and building a community […]

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3 Essential Questions for Successful Product Design

by Naomi Stevens July 22, 2013
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Many small businesses start from a product design concept, whether they are planning on producing small items like plastic bottles to large items like furniture, they all need to consider the following questions for a successful product. What is my product? Silly question, but one that is fundamental to ensuring the correct product development. Having […]

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Kickstarting product design: episode #2 WHAT?

by Jelmer Riemersma July 17, 2013
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Kickstarting product design is a series of blog posts that documents the process of crowdfunding a product design project by Dutch product design firm Veeel. This second post is all about “What?”  Since we launched our product – The Belll – on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter we have been getting a lot of attention. People from all around the world contacted us to […]

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Kickstarting product design: episode #1 WHY?

by Jelmer Riemersma July 12, 2013
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Kickstarting product design is a series of blog posts that documents the process of crowdfunding a product design project by Dutch design firm Veeel. This first post gives answers to their reasons “Why?” Having been in the product design business for years we have seen a fair share of designs leave our office in the hands of others. That is […]

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Sketchfab Interactive 3D Model Showcase Integration

by Waikit Chung June 25, 2013
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Tired of needing photos or videos to show off your product designs? Want an easy way to display your latest work to the world? Then look no further! Product Design Hub is happy to announce that it has teamed up with the guys at Sketchfab to offer you the chance to showcase your models in […]

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