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New York Wants You to Redesign Their City’s Trash Bin

New York City has over 23,000 litter baskets outside. The most common design is the green wire mesh basket – due to the affordability and easy serviceability, the design has been left mostly the same since the 1930s. New yorkers feel that the wire basket is in need of a redesign. To find a new […]

Maya Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

The Magic of Pixar and Maya

Last Friday we went on a work field trip to discover the magic behind Pixar Animation Studios through an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. Since we offer classes using Maya software, we wanted to understand Pixar’s relationship with it, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. We […]

Open House Events

Design Engine Open House

We have settled into our new neighborhood, but we haven’t had a chance to throw a get together with food, drinks, and friends yet. So, we will be doing that on July 26! This is a great opportunity to network with those in the design and engineering industry or to ask questions about our services.  If […]

Neocon2018 Events

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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WordPress and Modular Programming

Modular programming can be defined as the technique of the creation or use of parts to a larger system that can be interchanged with other similar systems. In more simplified terms, making or using add-ons to a container progra...
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T-Splines for Rhino

T-Splines Kickoff to Design Engine’s Rhino Class!

Whats Happening? Design Engine is offering a special FREE event. From Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th, Design Engine will be teaching a special one-week intensive on Rhino. Monday following the week long class, the T-Splines...
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Ultraviolet LED + GFP Bacteria Project

The senior BFA show at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago opened last Friday and is currently showing. For the show I presented a project I had made in the Bio Art class last semester. The piece was an Ultraviolet LED g...
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Pro/Engineer vs SolidWorks: Proving Form with Both

Rapid Fire 2010 How fast can you change your model? How It Went Down For years I have seen and been a part of discussions on forums stating whether one CAD tool is better than another. Industrial designers have told me that the...
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Digital Neural Networks

How is it that computers can be so highly functional across countless deterministic tasks yet have difficulty performing functions a child could easily do? If a child is given a a collection of photographs which contain the sam...
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