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Tab Desk Lamp by Aaron Panone - Core77

Tab Desk Lamp by Aaron Panone - Core77 | Design for students | Scoop.it
Love this design, simple, easy to use materials. Students take note of the design process involved. Great inspiration.
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The design industry is "really pathetic", says designer Marc Newson

The design industry is "really pathetic", says designer Marc Newson | Design for students | Scoop.it
The fashion world "laughs at" industrial designers while Google Glass makes the wearer look like "a bit of an idiot", according to designer Marc Newson
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Check out the designer Marc new sons thoughts.

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Aspiring to Improve the World by Crafting a Career in Sustainable Design, Part 2: Putting Theory into Practice

Aspiring to Improve the World by Crafting a Career in Sustainable Design, Part 2: Putting Theory into Practice | Design for students | Scoop.it
In this three-part mini-series, Stefanie Koehler shares her experiences in bringing a sustainability focus into her work. Part 1: A New Way of Thinking · Part 2: Putting Theory into Practice · Part 3: Learning from Nature Practicing sustainability-focused design, like any art form, is a skill that requires craft and sensitivity. As designers, we are tasked to skillfully create consumable goods, services and systems that inevitably make an impact on many levels, many of which are not well
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The work of the designer linked to the theory of sustainable design.

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Mathieu Lehanneur on Being Unpredictable, Working in Five-Minute Bursts, and Why His Eyelids Are His Most Important Tool

Mathieu Lehanneur on Being Unpredictable, Working in Five-Minute Bursts, and Why His Eyelids Are His Most Important Tool | Design for students | Scoop.it
This is the latest installment of our Core77 Questionnaire. Previously, we talked to Misha Kahn. Name: Mathieu Lehanneur Occupation: Designer Location: Paris Current projects: I just launched a radio for Lexon named Hybrid, and I'm working on new meeting spaces for Pullman Hotels. I recently won a competition for the interior design of the Grand Palais in Paris; that will be a project of maybe ten years in the works. I'm also working on new spaces for the luxury
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Great article linking to the work of a designer. 

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Rendering Crystal Into Wood and Upholstery: CTRLZAK's Quartz Armchair

Rendering Crystal Into Wood and Upholstery: CTRLZAK's Quartz Armchair | Design for students | Scoop.it
Remember how weirdly machined the elements in R. Tanaka's microscopic photos looked? Viewed in nanoscale, these seemingly organic items exhibit an almost chilling combination of mathematical precision and chaos.
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The engineering that has gone into the design in considerable. Often the organic shapes,are the most engineered.

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Design File 003: Martino Gamper

Design File 003: Martino Gamper | Design for students | Scoop.it
In this series, Matthew Sullivan (AQQ Design) highlights some designers that you should know, but might not. Previously, he looked at the work of Jacques Adnet.
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Beautiful  example of chair designs.

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10 Incredible Things Maker Culture Has Brought To The World

10 Incredible Things Maker Culture Has Brought To The World | Design for students | Scoop.it
DIY + Technology + Creativity. People can do SUCH COOL THINGS.
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These ideas are so creative. I particularly like the smart phone microscope.

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What is Emotionally Durable Design?

What is Emotionally Durable Design? | Design for students | Scoop.it
The emotional connection we hold to some products can teach us about design for sustainability.
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Students this article outlines, the connection we have to objects.

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An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 1: Properties & Terminology

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 1: Properties & Terminology | Design for students | Scoop.it
This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is in small home goods, furniture, and large installations.
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Great information for timber terminoloCore links to core module one in industrial tech.

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Home | ResourceFurniture

Home | ResourceFurniture | Design for students | Scoop.it
Resource Furniture, specializing in multi-functional space saving Murphy beds and tables, also offers many exquisite lines of imported European furniture.
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Love the creativity of this.

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More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye | Design for students | Scoop.it
We may live in an increasingly public world, but that doesn’t mean we need to hide the occasional embarrassing photo or tuck away a top-secret file. Here are 5 sneaky storage solutions.
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Love this creative design. It uses traditional materials and a design idea from the past, but in a new way.

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Creativity, real skills lost in a vacuum

Creativity, real skills lost in a vacuum | Design for students | Scoop.it
The new mission of entrepreneur James Dyson is to highlight and overcome neglect of engineering industries, writes Peter Wilson.
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The Design and Technology syllubus (Preliminary) requires students to have an understanding about the production processes of insutrial settings.

 

What is this article claiming about the future of Engineering and Design?

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Lock - Bamboo Dining Table by J.P. Meulendijks » Yanko Design

Lock - Bamboo Dining Table by J.P. Meulendijks » Yanko Design | Design for students | Scoop.it
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The close ups of this design are really good. Great idea.

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Sew Color What

Sew Color What | Design for students | Scoop.it
Sew all your colors, matched! The genius, as in most my favorite things, is in the simplicity of it all. This sewing machine right
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Wow, how clever, CMYK printing for sewing thread. This is a great example of ANALOGY- transfering an idea, the CMYK of colour priniting to the choosing of cotten thread. 
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PullClean: The Agency of Design's Response to Keeping Hospital Visits Hygienic

PullClean: The Agency of Design's Response to Keeping Hospital Visits Hygienic | Design for students | Scoop.it
You may remember The Agency of Design from our story on designing with energy, as told by the group's co-founder Richard Gilbert. Just as the Agency's design for a sustainably efficient lamp was focused on hard data—in lieu of the fluffy eco-friendly promises and features we too often see today— their recent project, PullClean, is largely based on research and observation. By investigating the daily movements of hospital employees, the Agency of Design came up with a door-handle-turned-sanitizer that
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What a great innovation, based on a real need. Many newspaper articles on the need for hygiene in hospitals. This design makes it a part of everyday movement through the hospital.

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Aspiring to Improve the World by Crafting a Career in Sustainable Design, Part 1: A New Way of Thinking

Aspiring to Improve the World by Crafting a Career in Sustainable Design, Part 1: A New Way of Thinking | Design for students | Scoop.it
In this three-part mini-series, Stefanie Koehler shares her experiences in bringing a sustainability focus into her work. Part 1: A New Way of Thinking · Part 2: Putting Theory into Practice · Part 3: Learning from Nature We all know the plight of the typical industrial designer: make (more) stuff; repeat. But with the nexus of vast technical abilities and support systems to deliver ideas, where does responsibility and "design sensitivity" come into play? How will we be able
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Sustainability  ans environmental design are a big part of the design discouse( conversation). These articles give insight into the thinking the designer uses.

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Perfect Design for a Flatpack Trestle Table: Gumdesign's Mastro

Perfect Design for a Flatpack Trestle Table: Gumdesign's Mastro | Design for students | Scoop.it
I'm loving the design of the Mastro Table, created for Italian manufacturer DeCastelli by Viareggio-based Gumdesign. It's not just the clean look—it's the perfect, elegant simplicity of proper materials exploitation.
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Wow, this is a great design example. 

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13 Designers Create Chairs That Definitely Weren't Painted in the 'The Last Supper'

13 Designers Create Chairs That Definitely Weren't Painted in the 'The Last Supper' | Design for students | Scoop.it
Photos by Max Falsetta Spina "The Last Supper" is arguably more well-known for the speculation surrounding it than anything else. Nevertheless, it's an important piece of art history that sparks conversations time and time again.
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Creative chair designs,  using a unique inspiration. Examine the concept of working within a brief. 

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Just How Original Were the First iPhone & iOS 7? According to Kirby Ferguson's Latest 'Everything Is a Remix' Case Study, Not at All.

Just How Original Were the First iPhone & iOS 7? According to Kirby Ferguson's Latest 'Everything Is a Remix' Case Study, Not at All. | Design for students | Scoop.it
One more for today, via new Gizmodo-spinoff Sploid: We took note of filmmaker Kirby Ferguson's "Everything is a Remix" project when it launched in 2011; given his thesis—that art and innovation increasingly consists of merely recombining existing...
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We look at innovation in hsc design and technology, this could be a springboard for discussion. How original is our innovation.

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A Drinking Glass That Can Prevent Sexual Assault

A Drinking Glass That Can Prevent Sexual Assault | Design for students | Scoop.it
Three years ago Michael Abramson was at a nightclub in Boston. Shortly after taking a sip of his drink, he knew something was wrong. It was his first drink of the night but "started to feel much more like my 15th drink," he reported.
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Example of design addressing a problem.

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An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 1: Properties & Terminology

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 1: Properties & Terminology | Design for students | Scoop.it
This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is in small home goods, furniture, and large installations.
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Great to have a recent source to give students on the properties of timber.

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Flotspotting: Lawrence Chu's Tuck Storage Box - Core77

Flotspotting: Lawrence Chu's Tuck Storage Box - Core77 | Design for students | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.
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Check out this great design. What an innovative way to build a box.

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Cross Campus Collaborations: The Granoff Furniture Project - Core77

Cross Campus Collaborations: The Granoff Furniture Project - Core77 | Design for students | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.
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Love this furniture design

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Production Methods: Spin Casting, a Low-Cost, Low-Run Alternative to Injection Molding - Core77

Production Methods: Spin Casting, a Low-Cost, Low-Run Alternative to Injection Molding - Core77 | Design for students | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.
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Yr 11 have been looking at production methods of design. This article covers the method as well as the need to do small runs.

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An inside look at Samsung's approach to product design | PCWorld

An inside look at Samsung's approach to product design | PCWorld | Design for students | Scoop.it
At a gathering of designers from Samsung's Korea headquarters, the company made it clear that it will continue to push toward being a lifestyle brand, and one that emphasizes connecting consumers with their personal electronics.
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This provides some good insight into the design thinking of a brand. To would make the beginnings of a good case study.

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Form Follows Function, but Industrial Design Copyright Doesn't? - Core77

Form Follows Function, but Industrial Design Copyright Doesn't? - Core77 | Design for students | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.
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Students are asked to look at the different influences on designer and design solutions. The ethical concerns are highlighted in this article. h3.1 analyses the factors that influence innovation and the success of innovation

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