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Design Essays

Patrick Le Quément: A legend on the future

Patrick Le Quément: A legend on the future

The ex-Renault designer has written a fascinating analysis of three current trends for us

07 January 2019
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The big trends for 2019 and beyond

The big trends for 2019 and beyond

Five non-design trends which will influence automotive design this year

02 January 2019
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Design Essay: Lighting – Car Design’s Latest Battleground

Design Essay: Lighting – Car Design’s Latest Battleground

Whether they’re ‘eyes’ or ‘brand signatures’, they’re designed for more than just night vision...

13 December 2018
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Design Essay: Taking Detroit’s Temperature

Design Essay: Taking Detroit’s Temperature

A look at how America’s Big Three are doing, design wise, ahead of the NAIAS

05 December 2018
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Design Essay: Why don’t people like ‘clever’ cars?

Design Essay: Why don’t people like ‘clever’ cars?

Why is it that the most intelligently designed cars never seem to catch on?

15 November 2018
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Design Essay: The role of humans in AVs

Design Essay: The role of humans in AVs

Autonomous light commercial vehicles are a growing area – but where do humans fit into it?

12 November 2018
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The Older Market Part I: Cars for the Elderly – Where Are They?

The Older Market Part I: Cars for the Elderly – Where Are They?

The people with real buying power are generally over 50... so why do car brands keep targeting youth?

29 October 2018
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Design Essay: What Can Car Designers Learn From Sneakers?

Design Essay: What Can Car Designers Learn From Sneakers?

The wide world of training shoes has pioneered ideas that might have legs in the automotive world...

24 October 2018
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Design Essay: MBUX Reimagined

Design Essay: MBUX Reimagined

An expert takes on the task of suggesting how Mercedes’ new UX could be improved

17 October 2018
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The Art of Construction: Designing heavy machinery

The Art of Construction: Designing heavy machinery

Design Director of Volvo CE Gustavo Guerra explains what drives construction equipment and truck design

15 October 2018
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