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BMW and Automotive UX

Posted October 31st, 2017 by Design Engine

  When I think of automotive design, I think of the straight lines, and boxiness of the 90’s cars, then I think of the feminine curves of the next decades cars. I think of the once simple interiors where everything was operated with a button or dial. I then think about the LCD screens,, automatic […]

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Robot Riot : Homecoming at Emporium

Posted October 24th, 2017 by Eli Petrov

Robot Riot is the self-proclaimed backyard wrestling of robotics. Human-made robots attempt to destroy their opponents on table-tops for votes from the crowd or complete domination for the win. Our Design Engine team decided to visit Emporium’s Robot Riot: Homecoming Event on October 15, 2017 to see what all the fuss was all about. It […]

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Event Showcase: Humanscale’s “Beyond Sustainability” Discussion

Posted August 4th, 2017 by Design Engine

The 4th floor of the Soho House set the scene for a thoughtful and compelling presentation about sustainability in furniture design. The presenter was Jon Strassner, Director of Workplace Strategy at Humanscale. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2007, Jon is passionate about Humanscale’s role in the Net Positive Movement. Jon has been a speaker at […]

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Event Showcase: Worthy Women’s Chicago Summit

Posted June 28th, 2017 by Design Engine

The ladies of Design Engine took a trip to Chicago’s first Worthy Women Summit this Wednesday. Graphic Design Intern, Juliana Privitera had first come across this conference when she was looking at the various events held at the 1871 space within the Merchandise Mart. The company, Worthy Women began with a vision to make women […]

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NeoCon 2017- Our Favorite Find

Posted June 13th, 2017 by Design Engine

A team from Design Engine took a trip to NeoCon 2017 this week to experience what’s new and what’s next in the commercial design industry. Neocon is a yearly interior design convention that serves as a gathering place for the design community’s key players. For the past five decades, Neocon has been a launch pad […]

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AFTERBURN: Creo vs Solidworks June 15, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

Posted June 6th, 2017 by Design Engine

AFTERBURN: Applying Creo & Solidworks to Freud’s “Narcissism of Minor Differences” Theory  WHAT: Design Engine is hosting our AfterBurn networking event with a discussion in our Chicago studio.  Join us Thursday, June 15th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 120 N. Green Street THEME: Creo vs Solidworks: comparing small differences between the two. Design Engine is […]

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AFTERBURN: Sustainable Design – Oct 20, 2016, 6-9 PM

Posted October 9th, 2016 by Design-Engine

AFTERBURN: No more blank stares … Breaking the myths of sustainable design THEME Sustainable Design WHAT Design Engine is hosting our AfterBurn networking event with a discussion in our Chicago studio.  Join us Thursday, October 20th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 120 N. Green Street # 605 – AFTERBURN  = AFTERWORK presentations with friends (and beer). […]

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Chicago Auto Show 2016

Posted March 1st, 2016 by Design-Engine

As promised this years Chicago Auto Show turned out to be an impressive but visually overwhelming event full of new technologies and innovations, concept cars, classic vintage cars and some unexpected surprises. The experience of seeing literally hundreds of cars in a single evening left us in a state of sensory overload, but among the […]

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2015 CCS Midwest Awards Banquet & Year End Gala

Posted January 19th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Each year there is the Champion Cup Series – CCS Awards Banquet to honor racers, family, mechanics and friends.  At Lake Lawn Resort, this year’s event took place in January. I usually pass on this banquet, opting instead for riding hard at the Jennings GP for multiple weekends. Jennings GP is a paved sports bike race track in northern Florida.  Why […]

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BOLD New Ideas for the Windy City

Posted October 29th, 2015 by Design-Engine

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is showcasing some innovative, potential makeovers for the Windy City. One of their exhibits, “BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago,” features 18 projects and ideas created for the city of Chicago by more than a dozen local offices. The BOLD exhibit, organized by Iker Gil (director of MAS studio and editor-in-chief of MAS […]

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2015 Chicago Auto Show

Posted February 19th, 2015 by Design-Engine

The annual Chicago Auto Show opened to the public at McCormick Place this past weekend. Thousands of attendees filed into the convention center to get a glimpse of newly designed models and concepts from the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. Chicago’s autoshow boasts the titles of the largest and longest running auto show, with […]

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2015 International Motorcycle Show

Posted February 16th, 2015 by Design-Engine

The International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Chicago, sponsored by Progressive, features motorcycles, parts, equipment, tools, and various attractions and entertainment all under one roof. Attendees can check out the jaw-dropping design and engineering of the world’s leading motorcycle manufactures and customized bike builders. Additionally, they have the opportunity to meet the artists behind the bikes […]

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Berrista Coffee Opening in Irving Park Neighborhood

Posted December 9th, 2014 by Design-Engine

Molecular gastronomy chef Homaro Cantu will open his new cafe Berrista Coffee on Chicago’s northwest side this Friday. With a menu based around the flavor-altering miracle berry, this new concept is sure to attract gourmets and foodies alike with dishes and beverages designed to leverage the miraculin within the berries to change sour and bitter […]

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Chicago Jobs and National Recruiting at the ERE Recruiting Conference

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Design-Engine

ne of the biggest challenges that face manufacturing, engineering and design organizations today is attracting and keeping great talent. The experience at The 2014 FALL ERE Recruiting Conference was nothing short of amazing. Truly innovative presenters who are the nations best of the best in talent acquisition and human resources (Adidas, NBC, Capital One, GE and many others) spoke on topics […]

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Chicago’s Global Cardboard Challenge Provides Creative Outlet for Youth

Posted September 26th, 2014 by Design-Engine

In 2011, a nine-year-old boy named Caine Monroy could have easily joined other youth in the neighborhood playing sports or video games. Instead, Monroy chose to spend his summer at his father’s auto parts store, diligently working on an arcade constructed completely of cardboard. He spent hours building and designing his arcade, developing security for […]

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Gerry Judah Sculptures at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Posted August 28th, 2014 by Design-Engine

rtist and sculptor Gerry Judah is matter-of-fact about an unusual aspect of one commission. “I had to create a triumphal arch to hang a Ferrari.” Such is the work he is used to now. Since 1997, Judah has been building enormous, car-themed structures for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in the grounds of […]

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Minimal Designs “Blackline” for Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project

Posted August 12th, 2014 by Design-Engine

ntroducing the “Blackline” — a steel-tubed sophisticated monster of a bicycle with basket racks, bubble tires, a weather-proof drive belt in place of a chain and smart handlebars that signal upcoming turns. The bike is Chicago’s entry in The Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project  — a national contest for the best urban bike design — and the […]

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Semifinalists To Be Announced For IAM3D Challenge

Posted July 25th, 2014 by Design-Engine

The inaugural American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3d) Challenge has officially launched.  The contest, which is designed to provide mechanical engineering and multidisciplinary/engineering technology undergraduate students with a chance to compete to win one of several $2,000 prizes, is now allowing projects to be submitted. Students who enter are asked to either improve […]

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AFTERBURN: ANSYS vs. MECHANICA: An Afterwork User Meeting

Posted August 19th, 2013 by Design-Engine

AFTERBURN: ANSYS vs. MECHANICA  On August 27th Design Engine will be hosting another AFTERBURN gathering at our downtown Chicago Studio. This month we will be discussing ANSYS vs. MECHANICA.  We look forward to anyone that would like to join us on Tuesday August 27th at 7:00pm. These meetings are free of charge. Pizza and drinks will be provided. We will discuss […]

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The 25th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Posted May 15th, 2013 by Design-Engine

One of the most influential design events of the year, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York provides a platform for the design world to showcase their innovations, network and create. Located at  New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 18-21, with 26,000 designers and manufactures from over 30 different countries, this […]

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