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inspirational and interesting design finds.

archive: 2009 July


solidworks for industrial design

07/12/09

other

created to support a solidWorks course at san francisco state university, this site by ryan olson contains some good video tutorials on working with solidWorks.

solidworks-for-id

doug mockett design competition

07/09/09

competitionfurnituremanufacturerproduct

in it’s 24th year, the doug mockett design competition is open again. looking for entries in the areas of furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware, with a first price award of $1000 plus royalties.

mockett

moq7

07/09/09

businessmanufacturerproduct

moq7 is a ‘discount pre-seller of next-generation products‘. it pre-sells items prior to production. this allows manufacturers to raise the necessary start-up capital while ensuring required sales numbers. (moq stands for minimum quantity order, the number of units that must be sold before the product goes into production.)

some overlap with similar ideas by quirky and joy de vivre, which were mentioned here previously.

moq

offecct

07/08/09

furnituremanufacturer

swedish furniture company offecct, with designs by alfredo häberli, karim rashid, jean-marie massaud, khodi feiz, and others.

offecct

the designers’s review of books

07/08/09

businessgraphicotherproductresearch

a web site dedicated to constant updates and reviews of new (and sometimes old) design books. areas covered include 2d, 3d, interactive, motion, photography, research, and business.

designers-review

courseware

07/06/09

manufacturerproduct

an online resource on product design and related areas, including design process, drawing, ergonomics, materials, manufacturing, and marketing.

designed as an aid for students studying design and technology related courses at the manufacturing systems engineering centre at the university of hertfordshire, england.

courseware

less, but better

07/06/09

designer/studioproduct

an interview with dieter rams. (including the now ubiquitous comparison of some of his designs with recent apple products …)

rams

future a-z 2109

07/06/09

competition

a competition by british retailer selfridges:

… what will the future hold in 2109? … come and peruse our fantastic alphabet of the future, an a-z of products that selfridges may sell in another 100 years … each letter represents a different product that you might find in-store, however, the letter X is missing. can you think of what the letter X could represent in a century? …

selfridges

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