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Congratulations to the Cleveland Institute of Art 2016 Industrial Design Graduates

Fourteen Industrial Design BFA candidates received their degrees at the 2016 commencement held at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This is always a special day for Design Interface Inc. Principals, Adrian Slattery and Carla Blackman, who are Adjunct Professors at … Continue reading

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Converting Sign Language to Speech

Congratulations to students Thomas Pryor and Navid Azodi, for creating gloves which convert sign language to speech. They are a great example which illustrates the synergy when engineering and business students combine to solve problems. You will understand their design … Continue reading

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IDEA Awards 2015

This year the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) celebrates 35 years of showcasing exemplary designs from around the world in a wide range of categories. Professional industrial designers and students submitted 1,778 entries for consideration by 24 jurors. It’s always … Continue reading

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Pleasant Things Work Better

Design critic Don Norman shares his ideas about what qualities a good design should have to become an emotionally appealing product. Interestingly, he feels we can be happy with a product even if it doesn’t necessarily perform well (watch the … Continue reading

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Just Hit "Print"!

This week Design Interface has acquired a Mojo 3D desktop printer that promises to enhance the product design development process. Now we can quickly test design ideas by first creating a 3D CAD file and then hitting the ‘print’ button … Continue reading

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Meet BB-8

Industrial design certainly plays a role in the movie industry and was on full display in this video about the upcoming Star Wars movie reboot. One of the new characters is a droid called BB-8 that is simply a head … Continue reading

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Geemay Chia named one of the top five student designers in U.S.

It was proud moment for me at the IDSA Central District Conference when Geemay Chia was awarded the district’s Student Merit Award. As the IDSA student advisor for the Cleveland Institute of Art, I accompanied her to the District Conference … Continue reading

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Cleveland Institute of Art Spring Shows 2015

Spring Show 2015—April 22-April 24, 2015 CIA Spring Shows 2015 is an opportunity to view exhibits from all areas of fine art and design works by the student’s of CIA. The Spring Show include a Visual Arts Show, Craft & … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday, IDSA!

March 5, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), a professional group that promotes and educates about the field of industrial design. The U.S. patent office first recognized the term “industrial … Continue reading

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You can drink the water from its tailpipe!

Not long after introducing the world to hybrid cars like the Prius, Toyota is again leading the way with the new hydrogen-powered Mirai (a Japanese word meaning “the future”). This is not a concept car but a fully realized production … Continue reading

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