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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 […]

Creo Workshops

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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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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