RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and INK-jet printers
The article discusses three-dimensional (3D) printing that is used for prototyping. 3D printing is used by Within Technologies Ltd. to create and produce manufacture end products. Complex objects with interlinking moving parts can be created by 3D printers in just one stage. Janne Kytannen, Product designer is waiting for the 3D printing technology to become a domestic, mainstream product as universal as the desktop inkjet printer.
COMPUTER software, PRODUCT design, CONSUMER education, DIGITAL technology, and COMPUTER simulation
The article focuses on computer simulations discussing its usefulness in creating digital models during product development stages. It mentions companies are using a combination of several design software including Rhino, Final Cut Pro and Alias. It mentions that virtual prototype proved to be highly useful in communicating with distant customers and makes them familiar with the features of a product as it is difficult to have physical model all over the world.
Great Britain. Technology Strategy Board, Three-dimensional printing, Research grants, and Rapid prototyping
The article reports on the move of Great Britain Technology Strategy Board (TSB) which has announced that it is sponsoring projects that tackles problems with speed, cost, and other issues that limits three-dimensional (3D) printing. It states that the TSB will offer grants between £50,000 - £750,000, however it will also consider those outside the range. TSB reportedly recognises the importance of 3D printing for rapid prototyping.
The article reports on the appointment of design consultancy Image Co. to develop the website of global industry forum WorldDAB, the acquisition of design tool Plexi by web prototyping platform Marvel and the appointment of Team Consultants as English Heritage strategic brand partner.
ORGANIZATIONAL change, INDUSTRIAL design services, EMPLOYEE selection, and SOFTWARE development equipment
The article offers information on several appointments and corporate changes related to product and industrial design and brand development. Topics discussed include the appointment of consultancy Brand Union by the health insurance provider Simplyhealth for its brand development, the acquisition of design tool Plexi by the web and mobile prototyping platform Malvel, and the appointment of Philippe Magentie as general manager by the firm Consultancy CircleSquare.
The article offers information on the Kraft Work show focused on computers related to analogue materials including cardboard and paper, to be held at Aram Gallery in London, England from February 21- April 12, 2014. It mentions that the show focuses on improving the prototyping and sketching for final products. It states that the show will feature the work from paper or card including furniture, homeware and jewellery.
SERVICE industries, CREATIVE Commons licenses, and DESIGN competitions
The article reports on the international service design challenge set by Global Service Jam in London, England on February 24, 2012. It says that the challenge is run by Work Play Experience, a German service design consultancy, and involves developing and prototyping of a service solution. It states that the solution will be shared and published by Creative Commons licensing. The article also mentions several participants in the challenge.
INDUSTRIAL revolution, EXHIBITIONS, and DESIGN exhibitions
The article reviews the exhibition "Adhocracy," which features works that depicts industrial revolution, such as low-cost digital prototyping, to be held from September 4 to October 12, 2013 at LimeWharf Gallery in London, England.
WEB development, PUBLISHERS & publishing, PUBLISHED articles, and VIRTUAL prototypes
The article reports on the plan of newspaper "New York Times" (NYT) to redesign its website with new designs for article improvements. The first phase of the new site design puts emphasis on the feel and look of NYT's articles. It is noted that its video, slideshows, and other images can be found along with the articles. NYT points out that prototype of the site is being rolled out to some readers prior to its major enhancements in 2014.
PUBLIC telephones, CREATIVE ability, and VIRTUAL prototypes
The article reports that New York City is looking for ideas to deal with more than 11,000 soon-to-be obsolete public payphones across its five boroughs. The City has proposed a clean slate and to rally students, designers, urban planners, technologists, architects, creators and legal and policy experts to create physical and/or virtual prototypes.