Design Essays

'Getting the details right is the real pleasure in designing’ by Peter Stevens

'Getting the details right is the real pleasure in designing’ by Peter Stevens

This post was re-published with the kind permission of Peter Stevens, one of Britain's most well-known and sought-after automotive and industrial design...

22 December 2014
Is purely digital modeling the future for the car industry or is the full-size clay model still best? by Peter Stevens

Is purely digital modeling the future for the car industry or is the full-size clay model still best? by Peter Stevens

This post was re-published with the kind permission of Peter Stevens, one of Britain's most well-known and sought-after automotive and industrial design...

15 December 2014
Could the race to replace the Humvee affect SUV design trends?

Could the race to replace the Humvee affect SUV design trends?

Three US-based defense contractors are battling it out to replace the 120,000 Humvees used by the US military. But could the fallout of the fierce compe...

09 December 2014
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Do electric cars need a new design language? by Peter Stevens

Do electric cars need a new design language? by Peter Stevens

This post was re-published with the kind permission of Peter Stevens, one of Britain's most well-known and sought-after automotive and industrial design...

08 December 2014
Design Essay: Prospect and Refuge - a design principle for a new age of automotive design?

Design Essay: Prospect and Refuge - a design principle for a new age of automotive design?

In 1975, English geographer, Jay Appleton, published a book called the Experience of Landscape. Within its pages he advanced an aesthetic theory, origin...

05 December 2014
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What is character in car design, and how might this change in the future?

What is character in car design, and how might this change in the future?

The fifth annual Autodesigno Cars of Character discussion panel took place on 21 October at Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles. The panel featured d...

31 October 2014
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Building the brand identity of Brazil's home-grown off-roader

Building the brand identity of Brazil's home-grown off-roader

Ford's South American design studio in Camaçari, Brazil, has already completed two 'One Ford' global projects, the EcoSport crossover, and the Ka compac...

18 August 2014
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30 years of Seat Ibiza, yet the design compromises sound familiar

30 years of Seat Ibiza, yet the design compromises sound familiar

Over four model generations and thirty years, the Seat Ibiza's design has been overseen by some influential people; Giorgetto Giugiaro, Walter de Silva ...

01 August 2014
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How South America designed the Ford Ka

How South America designed the Ford Ka

The Ka Concept was shown at the São Paulo auto show in Brazil in November 2013, and was revealed in production form last week. It marks the first time t...

31 July 2014
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Chris Bangle, Peter Stevens and Tom Matano speak out about Google's driverless car

Chris Bangle, Peter Stevens and Tom Matano speak out about Google's driverless car

Google's driverless car technology took a major step on 27 May. The tech firm unveiled its self-designed autonomous car prototype, which will supplement...

04 June 2014
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