The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The Award is open to current and recent design engineering students. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to inspire young people about design engineering. As you may be aware, the James Dyson Award recently opened for entries in New Zealand. It’s the fourteenth year this student design competition has run, […]
It is the mid semester break. Take time to reflect on what went well in the first quarter of the year, and especially the things you might need to work on! Most of the students would have had to deliver a project presentation for their studio project: here is an interesting read that gives some great tips about how to put together an engaging and well resolved presentations. This Advice From IDEO’s Nicole Kahn Will Transform the Way You Give Presentations “Stories […]
The third year studio group has recently delivered their final projects to a board of Auckland Transport executives. The overall standard of work was outstanding and the AT panel were very impressed by what the students produced. One project that was especially well developed and presented was a Britomart bike storage concept by Matthijs Blok. Take a look at the awesome animation of his project below. Well done! Be sure to check out the third year student blogs in the side bar to […]
Some really nice work going on in the first year. Check out Jay Meisser’s simple 3D compositions, clean well executed models and nice photography. If you are interested in what other students are working on, take a look at the student blog section in the side bar. Its a great way to keep up to date with whats happening around the department!
Kiwis will soon be able to recycle toothbrushes and coffee capsules thanks to the local expansion of global trash-to-treasure company TerraCycle. The US-headquartered company, often called the “Google of Garbage”, teams up with major corporations and local authorities around the world to recycle waste that would otherwise end up in landfill. “Everything can be recycled if it’s deconstructed into its raw materials,” TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky, 32, said during a […]
Best of the Best Designers Speak – Auckland (2) The second event of the Best of the Best Designers Speak is on next week, April 16th, here at AUT. This time it’s the best in Product Design, so there’s every reason for you to all come along and hear the stories from 2013’s best designers. It’s a great opportunity to see all the exciting things happening in the New Zealand design scene, and a great chance to network with people […]
This post continues a series of interviews with past graduates from the department; catching up with what they are up to, hearing their reflections on design and their current line of work. Sam Lin is a great example of someone who used his time in product design very strategically, finding a home in one of New Zealand’s top design-led companies, Fisher and Paykel: Q: Could you briefly introduce yourself and let us know when you graduated from product design? SL: Hi, […]
The AUT Shapeshifting Conference is a unique event that features leading experimental designers, theorists and academics from around the world and we strongly advise you to all attend, you will be able to see, hear and meet some truly inspirational people. The full delegates pass cost is $750.00 but to ensure that you can all come we have set up special student registration prices for you. We have some amazing workshops and our student concession pass for the full three day conference […]
Small Empires is a new Internet TV series from The Verge, which tells the stories behind some of today’s most successful start-ups. The short series provides a unique perspective into the entrepreneurial spirit of young start-ups, as well as the challenges of disrupting internationally developed markets. Check out the videos for some insight and inspiration!