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Design-Tech Master Class 22/6/2018

Design-Tech Class

In some repair industries, such as locomotives and aircraft, the repair operations have specialized workshops called back shops or railway workshops. Most repairs are carried out in small workshops, except where an industrial service is needed. Lead by Haim Parnas

Design-Tech Workshop 19-20/1/2018

Beginning with the Industrial Revolution era, a workshop may be a room, rooms or building which provides both the area and tools (or machinery) that may be required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods. Workshops were the only places of production until the advent of industrialization and the development of larger factories. In the 20th and 21st century, many Western homes contain a workshop in the garage, basement, or an external shed. Home workshops typically contain a workbench, hand tools, power tools and other hardware. Along with their practical applications for repair goods or do small manufacturing runs, workshops are used to tinker and make prototypes.

Design-Tech Workshop

Nino robotic bartender can make “any drink in seconds”

Italian architect Carlo Ratti and his company Makr Shakr have launched a mass-market robotic cocktail maker.

Nino is an updated version of Makr Shakr‘s existing Bionic Bar, which debuted at Milan design week in 2013 and has since been put into use in cruise liners and hotels.

Nino has the capacity to mix an infinite variety of cocktails from up to 170 bottles of different spirits stored in its overhead rack.

Customers can place orders via an accompanying phone app, where they can either pick a recipe created by a professional mixologist, or devise their own concoctions. learn more >>

10 reasons why every designer should learn 3D

Are you already designing in 3D? If not, this is a list of 10 reasons why should probably consider learning some 3D skills – and thanks to the available software and training, today is the best time ever to start. Despite all the advancement in digital technologies, as you have probably noticed most design-related websites and magazines are still dominated by 2D images: from sketches to drawings and renders, bidimensional images are still crucial in the creative design stage – which is not a bad thing, as they are still the fastest way to visually communicate and explore new ideas.
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Tradition vs Progress: The Art of the American Fire Helmet

There is an old adage in the firefighting community that the profession is 150 years of tradition unimpeded by progress.

The original fire helmet, then called a fire cap, was designed in 1731 by Jacobus Turk for the Fire Department of New York in order to distinguish the department from competitors. (Scarily enough, firefighting was once privatized—just like in the movie ‘Gangs of New York.’)

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Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

On a new article on Quartz magazine:

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few…. Today, we deconstruct and analyze even the most elusive of processes. We come to understand that there are specific behaviors and mindsets which anyone can use to reach a desired result.

Here are the seven behaviors of highly creative people. Read More >

New Paradigms of Beauty

On the 29th James H. Belfer Memorial Symposium, on the subject of “Design and Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era” on Monday 28th of May, 2018 Prof. Ezri Tarazi the chair of Design-Tech Initiative at the Technion has been lectured on the topic of  ‘New paradigms of beauty – aesthetic and functionality in digital design’. In his lecture, Prof. Tarazi has given design examples from his own work and from up to date concept designs and raised the question of what will look beautiful in our near future?

The conference was organized by Prof. Miri Weiss Cohen, Braude College of Engineering and Prof. Yoram Halevi, Technion