Deckster iPod Nano Time Pierce: First Class Design Balancing User Experience + Manufacturability

Love watches, music and fashion? And have an iPod® Nano? Check out the Deckster™ - it’s a new, funky, fashionable and sustainable unisex watch strap custom built for Apple’s iPod Nano. The patent-pending Pop+Lock™ System models the functionality of a retro cassette tape deck allowing the Nano to be smoothly inserted into the protective enclosure in one easy, fluid motion to become a stylish multi-functional watch. This iWatch is fashion for the forward set and convenient carrying of the Nano for work, sports and leisure. Design 1st also likes to fast […]

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2011 Napkin Sketch Inventions

Many new inventions are brought to life each year, some are successful and hit the marketplace while others end up on a shelf in someones basement.  Looking back on 2011,  we came across dozens of creative inventions from all over the world. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Filed under: Blog, Industrial Design, Inventors

Client GoldenEar Technology – Success in 2011

 GoldenEar Technologies has concluded their one year anniversary on a high note, picking up two more awards at the 2011 CEDIA EXPO in Indianapolis including the CEPro Best Electronic Technology award and the Residential Systems prestigious RESI award. Both awards recognized GoldenEar’s physical design, with the CEPro focusing on functionality and ease of installation while the RESI award concentrated on industrial design factors including products’ design aesthetics, user-friendliness and originality. These awards add to the 4 previous awards GoldenEar won in 2011 recognizing their high-performance Loudspeaker product line, providing further […]

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Changing Role of Industrial Design

Brian Ling - the founder, blogger and mastermind behind one of our favorite industrial design blogs put together an awesome presentation on the changing role of industrial design, way back in 2007. And it's still relevant today.   Changing Role Of Design from designsojourn

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The Future of Prototyping: 3D Printing

Growing interest in "3D-Printing" has created new business models and new ways to think about designing products. Prototyping is an integral part of the product development process and recent advancements in technology have created a variety of options for designers to make objects from 3D model data. This rise in innovation has been attributed to new techniques and methods within “additive manufacturing” - a process whereby 3D prototypes are created by joining materials layer upon layer, as opposed to “subtractive manufacturing” methods such as machining from solid blocks leaving waste […]

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Filed under: Blog, Internet of Things

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