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What exactly is the point of ‘concept’ or showcars? - Part 1 by Peter Stevens

What exactly is the point of ‘concept’ or showcars? - Part 1 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...

07 January 2015
What is the design language of the autonomous car? Google votes for cute

What is the design language of the autonomous car? Google votes for cute

As we return from our festive holidays and sift through the news we've missed, it's the release of the latest version of Google's autonomous car that st...

07 January 2015
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Human-Machine Interface - the state of the industry - Part One

Human-Machine Interface - the state of the industry - Part One

As recently as twenty years ago, car interiors featured a handful of mechanical dials showing basic vehicle information and - if you were lucky - a radi...

23 December 2014
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'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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Design Essay: Sustainable Utopias - Materials Innovations

Design Essay: Sustainable Utopias - Materials Innovations

This report was first published by our partners, WGSN-homebuildlife, on 2 December.

04 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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