Design Essays

How CATIA for Creative Designers helps to keep Recaro in the hot seat

How CATIA for Creative Designers helps to keep Recaro in the hot seat

Dassault Systèmes' latest release, CATIA for Creative Designers, is a software solution that bundles applications to help designers imagine, create, sha...

04 May 2012
Design Trend: Hover - designs that defy gravity

Design Trend: Hover - designs that defy gravity

Researchers at Tel Aviv University and Université Paris Diderot have recently shown projects that make levitation a reality. 

29 March 2012
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Design Review: Detroit Show Stands

Design Review: Detroit Show Stands

Car Design News first looked in detail at the influence of pavilions and manufacturer stands at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year and how the industry,...

02 February 2012
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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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