Changing Role of Industrial Design

Brian Ling - the founder, blogger and mastermind behind one of our favorite industrial design blogs http://designsojourn.com 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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What is Industrial Design?

Here's a great video compilation of quotes from design luminaries giving their interpretation of design. It reflects what goes through the heads of designers when engaging in the product development process - truly inspiring. To me Design is.........

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Patent 101 – A How-to Guide

If you have recently wet your toes in the world of product development or are a seasoned professional – updating your knowledge on patents is always advantageous.     This article seeks to explore patents through three separate focuses; mainly, what is a patent, why they are important and how to extract value from one. What is a Patent? On a high-level, a patent is a subset of legal protection for intellectual property. Grouped with patents are Trademarks and Copyrights; however, for hardware and physical products, patents are most relevant […]

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Filed under: Blog, Patents, Resources

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