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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 is key in creativity and design. What is visual thinking? It is a way to […]

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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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Peoria PTC User Group – Bradley University

We at Design Engine had such a great time putting this event together with Bradley University. It was great having everyone get together and talk about design, engineering, and PTC. Each presentation ran about an hour. Here is a recap of the event. Keynote Presentation: “The future of CAD tools (and how PTC & Creo […]

Events

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 […]

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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...
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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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