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CAD versus Sketching

This is the first article in an ongoing series by Dr. James Self in which he explores designers’ approaches and tools in support of a thoughtful, reflective design activity.

CAD vs. Sketching, Why Ask? ·

A continuing issue in industrial design education is when to allow students to move from sketch work to 3D CAD modelling during studio practice—or whether to let them use CAD at all! I’ve heard of first year undergraduate modules where students are ‘banned’ from the use of CAD in an attempt to encourage sketchbook work and more explorative conceptual design practice. In my view this approach is somewhat draconian and does little to deal with the underlying reasons that attract less experienced designers to the comparative certainty of 3D CAD.

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Why Agile Engineering is the Future of Product Design

Agile engineering - Product design - 3d printers

Agile Engineering is a popular process in software development, but few hardware teams apply these practices to develop physical products. For many hardware teams, implementing Agile Engineering practices saves time and money and improves the end product.

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Product Frameworks

Design Sprint

 

Frameworks for Product Managers


A collection of resources and techniques to help you create better products.

Visit: https://www.product-frameworks.com/

856 Free Resources for Getting Work Done

The best and bigger design repository on Earth. (Ok, we want to be, we are working hard! Help us sharing the Portal, thanks!)

All the free resources and templates you need to get work done in one place

Tomorrow – The movie

Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.

After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.

During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…

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Made in China

MIC

A  great design resource with surprising products, not to mention the chinese taste. However if they produced it, is because there is a demand .

The right question is “What China don´t manufacture?”

Visit: Made in China

The Augmented Designer from Core77

Resultado de imagem para Core77

 

Designers are poised to enter a new realm where Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will redefine the design process.

By Emily R. PellerinAugust 30

Article at Coroflot

Wikifactory – Shaping the future together

Shaping the future

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That future where you could have an idea for a new product and make it happen is here. We power incredible teams and communities working on the leading edge of product innovation. What is amazing is that you can take part. This isn’t innovation behind closed doors. ➤ https://wikifactory.com/featured

From robotics to furniture, clay 3D printing to prosthetics, bio-tech to aeroponics – we’re a fast growing community using Wikifactory to accelerate product innovation and solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Get involved or start your own workspace. ➤ https://wikifactory.com/sign-up

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No Designer Is an Island

No Designer Is an Island: Why Collaboration With Manufacturers Is Essential

I learned a lot about the relationship between designers and manufacturers before I even entered the field. My father worked as an architect, and I was often by his side as he went to visit job sites and collaborate with contractors. Even though my father designed the houses, he respected and invited questions, criticisms, and feedback from the builders he relied on. As a result, each finished project was more successful for everyone involved.

At the top level, product design works much the same way. The relationship between the designer and the manufacturer is paramount when you are producing a consumer product. And when we talk about designing and manufacturing truly innovative products where there’s no previous knowledge to fall back upon, that relationship becomes even more important.

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