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Autonomous transporter for the logistics of tomorrow

When materials are transported across production sites, the systems that are used are increasingly autonomous. Thanks to a new generation of flexible, driverless transporters, the options for using these systems […]

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Munich University of Applied Sciences expands design research with hightech agenda

Bavaria is pursuing ambitious goals with its Hightech Agenda and providing considerable funds for the purpose. The state in Germany’s south-east is investing roughly EUR 3.5 billion in total to […]

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Controlling digital devices with brain signals

Controlling digital devices using only the power of thought is something that sounds very science fiction. Nonetheless, the first steps in this direction are already being taken. Pison Technology, a […]

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Ranking. The best universities for art and design

Each year the global university analysts at QS publish a list of the world’s best universities for 51 subjects, with 2021’s ranking facing tough conditions because of the pandemic. The […]

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Call for Entries: UX Design Awards 2021 launched

Companies, agencies, professionals and young designers worldwide are invited to submit their best work for the UX Design Awards 2021. The #UXDA21 will include four competition categories: “Product”, “Concept” and […]

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Mesh. Microsoft announces holographic meeting platform

As digital communication technologies keep developing, so too continues the disembodiment of humans. Software corporation Microsoft has announced “Mesh”, a holographic meeting platform designed to let people participate in virtual […]

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Sustainable alternatives. Plant leather and algae sequins

The role that sustainable materials have in the fashion industry is growing. Allbirds, a footwear and clothing brand based in San Francisco, is a pioneer in sustainable fashion. It already […]

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Surround sound from web-printed loudspeaker paper

Music and sound everywhere and no clunky speakers in box-like cases? If researchers at the TU Chemnitz Institute for Print and Media Technology have their way, the loudspeakers of the […]

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South by Southwest Festival online

For a number of years now, the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, has been the prime hotspot and meeting place for digital creatives when it comes to […]

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Hans Hillmann Archive online

Hans Hillmann (born 1925, died 2014) was an important graphic designer and illustrator who is considered one of the original minds behind the modern German film poster. He started creating […]

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Toilet Control Panel with a hologram interface

Hygiene is considered very important in everyday Japanese life, and there is nowhere else in the world with such convenient toilets. It did not take the current pandemic for everyone […]

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McDonald’s presents a redesign of its packaging

The trend for packaging right now is illustrations, even if they are not always greatly appreciated in brand communication. Restaurant chain McDonald’s is debuting a new look that shows how […]

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edding opens its own Tattoo Studio in Hamburg

Pen and stationery manufacturer edding has opened its first tattoo studio in Hamburg’s city centre under the brand name edding TATTOO, backed with comprehensive safety and hygiene protocols. The premises […]

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U-Joints or the Art of Connecting, Part III

Connecting something so that you can take it apart again if you need to? When things involve designing and manufacturing, there is barely any larger or more diverse domain of […]

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Designer and Plagiarius initiator Rido Busse has died

“Design successful products”: his credo sounded as simple as it was persuasive, though it needed to be put into practice first. That is because Rido Busse was only happy with […]

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