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“The Future of Work is Learning” – Heather McGowan

Automation and Artificial Intelligence are words that are used interchangeably but are very different. Automation is defined as “automatically controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human labor” (Merriam Webster) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)  is the ability of machines that can mimic intelligent human […]


Peoria PTC User Group – Bradley University

Peoria PTC User Group – A group to link Creo professionals in the greater Peoria area, share techniques and best practices, and to provide a forum for engineering and design professionals, students and enthusiasts. Learn about 3D CAD’s past, present and future from industry experts and network with professionals from the engineering, industrial design and product […]


2018 Chicago Auto show

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Chicago auto show media preview days. With that, photographers were able to walk through the floors and take pictures of the vehicles without fighting through crowds or taking dozens of attempts to capture a photo without a person walking through the frame.  One of the best […]

The StarWars BB8 replica Industry News

Bridging the Gap: Bridgewater Studio Brings Fantasy to Reality

Let me just start by saying, this place is awesome! Selfishly, I had wanted to set up a tour to play with their awesome BB8 replica as the nerdery is strong with me, but when I visited Bridgewater Studios I got much more than I had expected. They even have their own real-life robot! Three […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Carpet Cloak for Invisibility

“For generations, the topic of invisibility has been of great interest. Although it was once dismissed as science fiction, it has now become reality on a small scale. Physics textbooks around the world must be rewritten and scientists must admit that they were wrong” (Michio Kaku). In 2011, two independent research teams, one from MIT […]

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Rooftop Grilling At Lunch… Just Another Day At The Office

Located in the heart of Restaurant Row on Randolph Street, Design Engine Education resides in the historic Haymarket Square Lofts in West Loop of Downtown Chicago. Historic for the Haymarket Riots that instituted the eight hour...
by justinanguyen


Leverage LinkedIn… Especially During this Recession

What’s a college student, design engineer, kindergarten teacher, and the President of the United States have in common? They can all find value through using LinkedIn. If you are still not familiar with what exactly Linke...
by Kristina Nette


Jealous Magazine Holiday Photoshoot

On Sunday, November 7th, the crew of Jealous Magazine utilized the Design Engine office for their Holiday Party themed photoshoot. Joel Koster, Maya/Alias instructor by day & janitor by night (haha, jk), had just finished d...
by justinanguyen



RetroFuturism: The Tomorrow of Yesterday or The Past Rewritten?

Retro-futurism is a “trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced prior to about 1960”. Blending old-fashioned “retro” styles with futuristic technology, retro-fu...
by justinanguyen


Are Our Deep T-Shirts the New Louis Vuitton?

Back in 1994, when Ace of Base’s “The Sign” held the #1 spot of the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 chart, web and graphic designer Sam Jennings came up with the grande design of Deep Interactive’s logo. Afte...
by justinanguyen


EARLY PRESS RELEASE: T-Splines Exhibiting at SolidWorks World 2011

Provo, Utah – January 18, 2011 – T-Splines, Inc., creators of precise and flexible 3D surface modeling and organic design tools with full industry standard compatibility, today announced that it will exhibit at the SolidWor...
by Design-Engine