Design Essays

Design Essay: Western designers heading East

Design Essay: Western designers heading East

Taking a page from Korean carmaker Kia's strategy book, Chinese manufacturers are trying to challenge global peers by tapping foreign talent as design b...

30 January 2012
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Design Essay: Hybrid Car Design

Design Essay: Hybrid Car Design

Skimming along in an original, turn-of-the-millennium Honda Insight - arcade game digital gauges gently blinking amber and green, impossibly low scuttle...

23 November 2011
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How Lumiscaphe software delivers for Eagle Ottawa

How Lumiscaphe software delivers for Eagle Ottawa

Real-time visualization software is transforming the speed and ease with which design teams can develop interior proposals, saving time and money in the...

14 November 2011
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Essay: China Design Now - Part II

Essay: China Design Now - Part II

Arriving in Beijing Capital International Airport, specifically the gargantuan Foster and Partners-designed Terminal 3, it's difficult to know what to e...

09 November 2011
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Pavilion design glistens in Frankfurt

Pavilion design glistens in Frankfurt

Any carmaker hoping to survive the 21st century is acutely aware of the power of pavilion design, and nowhere was this more evident than at the Frankfur...

13 October 2011
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Essay: China Design Now

Essay: China Design Now

To spend a week in Shanghai and profess to have collated enough information and spoken to enough people to understand the intricacies of China's culture...

15 August 2011
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Goodwood Festival of Speed: Photo Inspiration

Goodwood Festival of Speed: Photo Inspiration

Goodwood Festival of Speed: Photo Inspiration

21 July 2011
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Essay: The Onset of In-Car Apps

Essay: The Onset of In-Car Apps

For years now, many critics have suggested that the biggest area of innovation and change in car design is likely to happen in the interior. While it's ...

13 June 2011
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Designing the car of the future

Designing the car of the future

Design is still far from having lost its ability to surprise us. In mature markets, far more than owning a vehicle suited for everyday uses in line with...

20 May 2011
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Chris Bangle: Soliloquy in Four Part Harmony

Chris Bangle: Soliloquy in Four Part Harmony

Not too many people know this, but I have finally written my definitive book on car design. Naturally it is a work of fiction (no use trying to explain ...

25 March 2011
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