Jonjin Park turns stacks of paper towels into sculptural ceramics by brushing the paper with slip then putting them into the kiln to fire away the paper and leave behind a solid ceramic structures. Click here to read more. Or see more of Park’s work here.
Where day to day work for design students usually involves a dynamic mix of field research, collaborative idea generation, CAD, and hands on model-making, working as a designer for a large company can sometimes mean a more specialised role. Check out this core77 discussion to learn how designers from around the world spend their working day. Understanding what it might be like to work as a designer for different types of companies may help you steer your career in the right […]
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Vibeat is a set of wearable devices that enable deaf people to experience music, designed by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design graduate Liron Gino. The devices convert music into vibrations which can be felt by the wearer.The minimal modular system can be worn around the neck, wrist, or pinned to clothing. Hearing people can also plug in regular headphones allowing users to share the experience with others. Click here to find out more.
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In response to an increase in traffic accidents involving pedestrians playing Pokémon Go, Australian company Büro North designed an in-ground traffic light system targeted at pedestrians using smartphones.“When the Pokémon craze hit Melbourne, the number of people wandering across the road looking at their phones was pretty startling. That’s when we realised we had redundant infrastructure that had not adapted or evolved to keep up with human behavioural changes.”The system leverages existing infrastructure with the ground based LEDs powered by existing […]
Tokyo based company AgIC has developed electrically conductive ink containing silver that allows working electrical circuits to be drawn by hand or printed with a regular inkjet printer. “[We’ve] developed innovative technology to print circuits, using a regular inkjet printer and cartridges with the silver conductive ink,” the company writes. “The ink dries in a few seconds and becomes conductive instantly when the traces are drawn on our special photo paper. You can make circuits exactly as you use a […]
Never Too Much, is a series of brightly coloured leather bowls resulting from creative collaboration between Swiss designers and Florentine leather craftspeople. Zurich-based designers Sarah Kueng and Lovis Caputo travelled to Italy to work with craftspeople to understand the different ways that leather can be worked. By talking to experience makers and experimenting with different processes they learnt that which chromium tanning is the current standard for leather work, using the more traditional process of vegetable tanning opened up different […]
In a recent fastcodesign article, Cliff Kuang speculates that the announcement of the iPhone 7 signals the growing irrelevance of hardware to the future of smartphone design, arguing that Jonathan Ive has in effect, designed himself out of a job. According to Kuang, the things that have the potential to excite us about the future of smart technology are things that are invisible and that have very little to do with the physical design of smart devices. In many ways what […]
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Check out the newest 3Doodler pen from Wobbleworks with the capability to print in nylon and polycarbonate as well as plastic-based composites of wood, bronze, and copper. These composites contain a high percentage of the real material and open up opportunities for architects and designers to use the tool for prototyping. Click here to find out more about the design of the new 3Doodler pen and its potential to change the way we think and prototype.
Charlotte Dickson‘s Product Design Honours project, “Lin Breaks Her Arm” is among the Best Awards finalist entries in the new public good category. The design consists of a set of interactive picture books about a girl named Lin and her experiences of visiting the Outpatient’s Department at Starship Children’s Hospital after breaking her arm. The five stages of Lin’s treatment are explained in five short modules representing different stages of the hospital visit. Lin’s story aims to relieve children’s fears […]
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Joshua Bradley’s finalist entry “Waterboy” is a smart phone connected system for monitoring water tank levels and tracking water consumption. The Waterboy app allows helps users with water tanks to be smart about their water consumption. Notifications alert users to upcoming dry spells that might require them to conserve water as well as prompting regular filter changes. The monitoring device connected to the water tank is solar powered for energy conservation and connects to the users smartphone via a dual […]
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