Industrial Design and Innovation

Links: The Method Case

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be posting reminders of some of the great design resources you can find on our links page beginning today with

As well as showcasing inspiring design work, The Method Case posts include descriptions of the methods and processes that go into the designs. Many of the designs featured show how innovation can result from challenging established practices and engaging in creative experimentation.

muro.exe-TheMethodCase-01Check out this post to see how an industrial design approach to shoemaking using a team of people who had never designed shoes before resulted in the Muro.exe sneaker design. This is a brilliant example of how a beginner’s approach to a design brief can shed limiting assumptions to uncover new and interesting ideas.

Maarten-De-Ceulear-ballon-bowls-01From the artisan design field click here to find out how balloons and plaster were combined in a unique process to produce bowls that come out different every time. This example demonstrates how process informs product and how experimenting with methods can be just as valuable as experimenting with design features.

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