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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 Bitcoin: Theoretical, Virtual, Real or Subjective?

A few years ago the jury may have still been out on the viability of bitcoin and the subject still seems to have as many opinions as people.  The financial and business media seemed unanimously skeptical, and often dismissive ...
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The Future of Urban Design: Chicago’s Archeworks

For almost 20 years, Archeworks has been a design educator working collaboratively with Chicago communities in the advancement of sustainable urban design. Originally founded by internationally known architect and former direc...
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life – Book Review by Bart Brejcha

"If your a product designer, architect or industrial designer you must read this book! The 1850’s was a boom in design & invention. People invented things that had no purpose. It must have been a remarkable time...
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From The Real World to Arcade Games

Majority of motorsport games is all about cars – from Gran Turismo to Need for Speed. Despite the thrill of igniting the nitros and finishing the course with an excellent time, drivers can’t do the same tricks and stunts th...
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Cota System Transmits Power Wirelessly At Up To 30 Feet

In 2008, Gartner Research released a report in which it identified the number one IT grand challenge as “Never having to manually recharge devices.” Physicist Hatem Zeine has invented what he believes to be the ans...
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Honda Testing Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications to Eliminate SMIDSY Accidents

Here’s a term almost all motorcyclists run across in their first couple of years on the road: SMIDSY. It stands for “sorry mate, I didn’t see you” and it’s the standard apology we get when we’...
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