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Scewo, The Most Stylish Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

A group of master students from Switzerland want to solve a common wheelchair problem – the difficulty in using a wheelchair to climb stairs. The Scewo wheelchair uses rubber tracks to safely climb staircases and is even stable enough for spiral staircases. The designers behind the one-of-a-kind wheelchair plan to bring it to market by […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer featuring an all-metal design that can be converted in a laser engraver or CNC machine […]

Industry News

Volkswagen’s Sedric, The Self-Driving Lounge on Wheels

Imagining a world dominated by self-driving vehicles is something many automobile companies have taken part in. Volkswagen (VW) recently released their newest autonomous concept car, which they have aptly named Sedric – as in self-driving car. Sedric is VW’s first concept car created for level 5 autonomous driving. Meaning VW imagines Sedric as a fully […]

Industry News

Uber for the Sky: Drone Taxis Set to Fly in Dubai This Summer

It would be another world’s first for the city of Dubai – autonomous taxi drones are set to take flight this summer. Emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed plans for the Chinese-made EHang 184 drone to carry passengers to their destination without the need for a pilot.  While it may seem many years away, RTA […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

High-Tech Compost, Zera, Turns Food Waste Into Fertilizer in 24 hours

While most traditional food composts are made to be kept outside, the Zera designed by Whirlpool’s WLabs, is an attractive indoor food recycler. As part of an Indiegogo campaign, the company claims the Zera can convert a week’s worth of food waste into homemade ready-to-use fertilizer in just 24 hours. According to Whirlpool, the average […]

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Lurkin’ at the Burton Snowboards Headquarters

September 13 – 17th.  Burlington, VT Design Engine sent Alias-Maya instructor, Joel Koster, to the Burton Snowboards Headquarters in Burlington, Vermont… Burton’s snowboard bindings design team was looking fo...
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Re-Design Launch of the Design-Engine School Website!!

The time has finally arrived! After a looooong 10 years, Design Engine’s Training School Website has got a new face! At Design Engine, we’re all about being design forward. And with that said, our site should repres...
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