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8 Tips for Good Product Design

May 22, 2019

Having a good product design—the execution—is what will make your brand shine in the market. People will be…
What is the purpose of these rhombus patches on backpacks?

January 7, 2019

Have you ever noticed that backpacks usually have this rhombus-shaped patch with two elongated slits in them? It…
Why Lamborghini Murciélago’s seats were not straight?

December 29, 2018

Supercars are dream cars for many. They are flashy, wild, loud and fast. They are made in small…
How and why concept cars are made? Why they take less time to create than production models?

September 30, 2018

Concept cars are fascinating. They don‘t have to follow safety regulations, they don‘t have to be efficient and…
James Dyson Award 2018

June 19, 2018

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of…
Most interesting concepts from Hyundai – cars are not everything

January 4, 2017

Car companies are big technological organizations so it comes as no surprise that vehicles are not the only…
Seat reveals the design process of a new car model

June 12, 2016

A car manufacturer from Spain SEAT lately has been sharing a lot of details about how a new…
Protective shell of a sea-dwelling chiton paves the way towards new materials

December 2, 2015

Multifunctional materials with sensory capabilities like those of vision, touch or even smell could profoundly expand the possibilities…
Using strong visual vocabulary to eliminate ambiguity and sell ideas

January 30, 2015

Whether it’s in academia or industry, there’s an underappreciated and overlooked obstacle to success: Solid research becomes undone by…
Fab By Example lets you quickly create thousands of custom designs for furniture, go-carts, and more

August 12, 2014

Even as 3-D printing is poised to help democratize manufacturing, it’s often overlooked that many 3-D-printed items are…
GEARing technology for developing markets

July 30, 2014

Several years ago, as a graduate student at MIT, Amos Winter spent a summer in Tanzania surveying wheelchair…
Good design not an optional extra

July 15, 2014

Car parks can be frustrating places at the best of times. But for Sophie Marmont, whose hand strength…
Wearable technologies flourish as functional fashion at Cornell

April 29, 2014

In the heat of competition, these sporty clothes help keep you cool. Cornell students in the Department of…
Stanford Center on Longevity competition challenges students to design products for seniors

April 16, 2014

The Stanford Center on Longevity is encouraging innovative designs that improve the lives of older people – including one that…
ICL showcases students’ designs for supporting athletes with disabilities

February 13, 2014

Engineering students’ innovative designs for Paralympic sporting equipment are on display this week in an exhibition on the…
Cook stove designs aid developing nations

January 23, 2014

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell and a Japanese…
MIT engineering students demonstrate product prototypes

December 11, 2013

Whether you’re planning to ride a horse or a motorcycle, compete in swimming or wrestling, do some yoga…
International design award for novel hospital bed

October 9, 2013

A novel hospital bed designed by University of Canberra graduates for their final-year master’s project recently won an…
Solar energy repackaged for the mass market

September 13, 2013

Unlocking the mass market potential for do-it-yourself power generation may be possible with the help of several ideas…
Elon Musk at SpaceX Creates Rocket Parts With the Wave of a Hand

September 6, 2013

We knew SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was powerful, but now he’s gone all Ironman on us. Last week on Twitter he posted…
Targeting product design for the developing world

August 12, 2013

Designing products for the developing world can be a hit-or-miss endeavor: While there may be a dire need…
Innovation rains supreme as entrepreneur reinvents the umbrella

May 9, 2013

An entrepreneur whose Eureka moment came at last year’s wet and windy Grand National has reinvented the umbrella…
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