11 Sleek Posters Celebrating The Design Genius Of Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams is the undisputed granddaddy of modern industrial design. The German legend's ten commandments for good design are considered gospel in the field, and his impeccable collections for Braun elevated home appliances to mass-produced art. » 12/09/13 9:00am 12/09/13 9:00am

What the Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U Tell Us About the Future of Consoles

Most pieces of technology—like smartphones, TVs, and even computers—are replaced by new models every six or twelve months. Game consoles, on the other hand, are meant to last for at least five years. Which means that every generation is a true milestone of UI, gaming, and industrial design. So what does the latest crop … » 11/26/13 12:00pm 11/26/13 12:00pm

Raymond Loewy, the Man Who Made the 20th Century Beautiful

You may have noticed the sepia-toned Google doodle today and clicked through to find out it’s a train designed by midcentury industrial designer Raymond Loewy, whose 120th birthday would've been today. Even if you don’t know Loewy, I can almost guarantee you’ve come in contact with his work—which decorates everything… » 11/05/13 9:57am 11/05/13 9:57am

The Planet's Most Elegant Street Furniture Was Designed 60 Years Ago

One of Britain's greatest industrial designers, David Mellor is probably best known for his sculptural cutlery, which was the first stainless steel flatware to be mass-produced in the UK. But even those who've added his spoons to their wedding registry might not know about the system of street furniture he designed,… » 9/03/13 12:44pm 9/03/13 12:44pm

Ive's Influence: Can a Great Product Designer Also Design Great UI?

With iOS 7 a little over a week away, it's worth taking stock of the fact that this is Jonathan Ive's first WWDC as Apple's Head of Human Interface (HI). But what does it mean for an industrial designer—someone who works with atoms in three dimensions—to be put in charge of a team that works with electrons in two… » 5/29/13 1:20pm 5/29/13 1:20pm