October was the month of many exciting events through design, and was brought to a close with the usual halloween festivites. We look forward to the remaining months of the year, and here we look back to celebrate the best videos in design from October.
This is Dare are you? What skills do students need in the future? How does canon bring colour to life? These are just a few of the questions these videos answer in truly magnificent and interesting videos. Previously we have had some great roundups of the best design videos in both August, July and September. We were also very succesful in another design video collection ‘The Best in Youtube Industrial Design and CAD Video Tutorials‘ which was featured on Core77.
Volkswagen Jetta 2011
This is a digital short done for HIX and IDSA by Carnegie Mellon University’s student chapter of IDSA. We look at the current IDSA.org and opportunities we see, and we move into a quick redesign proposal.
Graham Hill of Treehugger Introduces LifeEdited
Graham Hill of Treehugger introduces LifeEdited. A contest to redesign a 420sf (~39 m2) space to show how we can live better with less.
Walter De silva Dinner Table Sketch
Walter de’Silva, Volkswagen Group’s Design Chief, sketches the 2011 Jetta at a dinner event.
CR7 Safari: A Pioneer’s Design
The new CR7 Safari was designed with the world’s best in mind: Be Fast. Be Seen. Be The Best.
FOWA London 2010 Interview: Ryan Singer
Starting Out: Alice Wang Studio Tour
Alice Wang takes us through her studio for this edition of Starting Out, Core77’s series about designers who have recently struck out on their own. More than a string of studio visits, the series profiles talented, risk-taking professionals all around the world.
KIT L80: 3D Presentation
Pop Up Train Tray
“Some people like taking their time,” says Kim Rugg, whose artistic achievements are measured in millimeters, spent X-ACTO blades and picas. We spent the afternoon with Rugg in her London home and studio talking about her work re-imagining newspapers, comics, stamps and cereal boxes using their existing form while rearranging their content.
3D Spheric Mouse
Filtrete Station: How to Use
The new Filtrete Water Station from 3M provides the convenience of bottled water without the cost or waste.
These Gears Really work?
Clayton Boyer demonstrates a variety of square, oval, pentagonal, organic and other unbelievably-shaped gears–and they really work!
Plumen Bulb Loop
Plumen is the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb. Produced by boutique electronics brand Hulger, the Plumen is a mass produced product which we hope will inspire people to use less energy.
Teague 20/20 Concept
TEAGUE’s 20/20 concept explores the serendipitous match between R. Buckminster Fuller’s tensegrity structure and the unique structural requirements of headphone adjustment mechanisms.
Federic Diaz: Geometric Death Frequency 141 Spot
Bill Chandler Author of The ultimate Inventor’s Handbook
Bill Chandler, author of The Ultimate Inventors Handbook explains why it is imperative that inventors document the development of their invention from the first day. “The Ultimate Inventor’s Journal ” is perfect for documenting your invention development progress.
Todor & Petru
First Presidential iPad Autograph
Concept Nokia: Morph
Plastic to Oil Fantastic
The Japanese company Blest has developed one of the smallest and safest oil-to-plastic conversion machines out on the market today. It’s founder and CEO, Akinori Ito is passionate about using this machine to change the way people around the world think about their plastic trash.
Nurture by Steelcase Casegoods Puzzle
The Making of A
The making of a hand-cut paper typographic sculpture commissioned as a birthday gift.
Michael Harboun Living Kitchen
This computer-driven sentence-generator, using rules and lexicon written by the artist, invents and writes a new line of text, and displays it on the sign when triggered by a motion detector. The sentences mix the language of engineering with the language of beauty advertising.
Maxon cinema 4d demoreel 2010
2011 TED prize winner: JRART
JR is an anonymous photographer and artist and the 2011 TED Prize winner. In his work, JR embeds into neighborhoods, favelas and villages around the world, photographing the people who live there and learning their stories — and then pasting his striking images onto massive local canvases: buildings, buses, roads and bridges. His latest global art project is called “Women Are Heroes.”
Graham Hill on Lifeeditied
If the 20th century was about supersizing our food, stuff, cars and homes, the 21st century, according to TreeHugger founder Graham Hill, is about editing our lives back to a more more satisfying simplicity.
Open Planet Calls for your input
Just imagine if today’s technology could be re-purposed in radical ways to help solve our planet’s environmental problems? Well, a new project called Open Planet Ideas has been designed to enable you to do just that.
I Have PSD
“I have PSD” made with love by Hyperakt and friends.
Photoshop dexterity (PSD) is a skillset acquired by proficient users of Adobe Photoshop, the world’s most ubiquitous digital tool for creating visual ideas. Qualities of PSD include supernatural powers of imagination and an overwhelming desire to constantly make the world more beautiful. PSD affects people from different walks of life. In fact, there is a high probability that you have PSD.
2012: Time for Change Theatrical Trailer
“2012: Time for Change” presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee João Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method.
Elias Widerdal Showreel 2010
Why Design Now: Richard Saul Wurman
At the Why Design Now? Solving Global Challenges Conference, Schlossberg and Lupton discuss how data-visualization is transforming the way new audiences are being engaged to solve important problems.
Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography
Using the wonderful words of acclaimed writer, actor and allround know it all (I mean that in the best of ways) Stephen Fry I have created this kinetic typography animation.
AR Walker: Augmented Reality Tour Guide
A personal augmented reality tour guide by Japanese cellphone network DoCoMo.
London Design Festival: Yuri Suzuki
Yuri Suzuki shows off some of his latest work on display at the KesselsKramer Outlet.
Design Story: The Decanter
“The Decanter,” a promotional film produced by Walter Landor and Associates in the 1960s, shows the start-to-finish process of several of Landor’s designs for Old Fitzgerald whiskey.
GROHE 100% Design: The Future of Colour
What colour trends can we expect to see emerge over the next 12 months? Top interior designers Karin Verzariu, Helen Bygraves and Karen Howes offer GROHE their predictions.
3d Printing: Feeling Groovy?
This appeared originally on Z Corporation’s blog a while ago and I’ve been wanting to repost it for a while and finally got hold of some better quality images from the lovely folks over at their HQ in the US. The story revolved (every pun intended) around Andy Berlin, Senior Formware Engineer’s Groovy.exe project. Essentially, he developed a nifty little app that converts an audio file into a 3D printable surface.
This is Dare, Are You?
Self-promotion infographic to attract grad students to apply for the Dare Grad Scheme.
Sony Open Plane Ideas Concepting Stage
Roman & Williams
“It’s a shame to only have dreams at night. You should have a few opportunities during the day.” This wistful quote from Stephen Alesch speaks volumes about the spaces he and Robin Standefer create as architects and designers. Their firm Roman & Williams, is named for their grandparents, paying homage to another era. Together, they draw on the evocative moods, textures, and meaningful objects that linger somewhere between past and present.
7 Skills Students Need for Their Future
Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills of the future.
Ryan Singer at Future of Web Apps, London 2010
Here’s a talk I gave at Future of Web Apps 2010 in London. In this talk, I walk through the steps of creating a web app including modeling, sketching, HTML, Photoshop explorations, and moving from static mockups to live running code.
Smart Design: Reducing Glance Time on the Ford SmartGauge
Our team at Smart Design devised ways to clarify communication between driver and machine. Building on an experience architecture designed by IDEO, we suggested the use of clear information design and graphic techniques that can reduce visual demand, not increase it.
Yves Behar and Jack Schreur on the Herman Miller Sayl Chair
Jack Schreur, Herman Miller’s VP of Seating, and designer Yves Behar discuss the Sayl Chair’s design process, manufacturing challenges and materials. Read more and the full article at Core77.
Canon Pixma: Bringing Colour to Life