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Neocon 2018

NeoCon Interior Design Showcase Neocon is an annual furniture design showcase held at the Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago. This year, Design Engine went to cover the 50th installment of the most important event of the year for the commercial furniture design industry. The world’s leading furniture designers come to showcase their incredibly talented work […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Daniel Streng and IDEE

Daniel Streng is a designer of furniture. He is quite knowledgeable about design and marketing strategies and sometimes uses these strategies to reach potential clients. For some years now he has worked with IDEE, a Japanese furniture company. I had the chance to interview him and in this article I’ll introduce IDEE and Daniel Streng’s […]

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Die-Casting — an Overview

(Above image courtesy of Metal Technologies) Die Casting Die Casting is a process in which molten metal is forced under high pressure into a mold cavity. The molten metal is is forced into a split metal die. Certain metals are cast in a “hot-chamber” die-casting machine, and others in a “cold-chamber” machine. Metals with melting […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Sketching — Another Way for Engineers to Communicate Ideas

                    Engineers need to possess many skills, most of which being technical, however, especially for engineering design, creativity is also required. In order to innovate, creativity is essential.    Visual thinking and the Generation of ideas  Visual thinking is key in creativity and design. What is […]

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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 […]

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The Future of Hovercraft

Empowered by Design-Engine, Kicked out by Kickstarter, and now a go on IndieGoGo: Mercier-Jones presents the Future of Hovercraft. For unexplainably “not meeting Kickstarter’s guidelines” this project hit a road block rig...
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Prototype GHOST Military Watercraft Claims A World’s First

If you combined a stealth jet fighter and an attack helicopter and stuck them in the water, what would you get? Well, according to the folks at New Hampshire’s Juliet Marine Systems (JMS), you’d get the GHOST marine...
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World’s First Finger Camera – Air Clicker

You want to take the photo without camera, just using your fingers – it’s possible! Appropriately called Air Clicker, new concept designed by Yeon Su Kim will allow you to use nothing more than your hands to capture images....
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Daniel Simon Creates Livery for HRT Formula 1 Car

Visual artist and automotive futurist Daniel Simon has created a striking red and white livery for Hispania Racing’s new Formula 1 car. Called the F111, the new racecar has been developed by the outfit’s own enginee...
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The Creative and Business Lessons of the Mars Rover

Forget the rarified image of NASA projects. Before it even reached Mars, the Mars rover Curiosity had already influenced and borrowed from an eclectic range of industries back on Earth. As the most advanced Mars rover, Curiosit...
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Taking the High Road with Electric Cars

One company, Tesla, has consistently got it right while other companies lag woefully behind. The electric car has emerged as a reality and an option for most people over the past year with several of the major players following...
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