MDT 2022

Maritime Design & Technology MDT 2022 Technion 02 Conference Call for presentations Design-Tech Lab at the Technion has initiated an effort to form an interdisciplinary forum on Design and Technology for the marine territory. As a highly multi-disciplinary research area, we believe that such a multi-institutional forum can vastly improve the collaborations between studies on…

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Drawing Dreams

  The development of four students from the industrial design track at the Technion allows Shani, a six-year-old girl born with cerebral palsy, to draw and eat on her own for the first time in her life. Dana Gur-Gelbard, Hadas Weizman, Marina Gabinsky, and Mor Heinrich – have met on the Master of Science in…

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3D PRINTED TERRA COTTA TILES CREATE ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE RED SEA

What can you do when coral reefs are dying because of global warming, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, pollution, and overfishing? If you’re professor Ezri Tarazi, you use new technology to create artificial reefs, which can hopefully attract fish and repopulate reefs in formerly barren areas. The twist? As chair of both the Design-Tech Lab and…

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MDT 2021

Maritime Design & Technology MDT 2021 Technion Conference Call for presentations Design-Tech Lab at the Technion has initiated an effort to form an interdisciplinary forum on Design and Technology for the marine territory. As a highly multi-disciplinary research area, we believe that such a forum can vastly improve the inter-departmental collaborations between Technion researchers on…

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Jony Ive Says Goodbye to Apple

One of the biggest design news stories this year is about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple. Ive has been at Apple since 1992 and has led the industrial design team since 1996. His first assignment in this capacity was redesigning the iMac, his colourful design helped pave the way for Apple’s re-emergence as a tech…

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Skincare for the 21st Century

These days it often seems like 3D printing is the answer to everything. While this incredible technology has been used to create everything from houses to body parts, researchers at Panasonic are creating innovative skincare solutions using an “old fashioned” ink-jet printer. Most people have some kind of skin concern and covering it up takes…

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Lego Introduces a New Learning Tool for the Visually Impaired

Lego has long been thought of as a tool for teaching creativity, engineering and spatial skills, but now Lego is looking to add literacy to the list. Lego has started making bricks featuring Braille. Braille is a language of raised dots and lines used by blind and vision impaired individuals to read. Because of the…

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Is 3D Printing the Future of Healthcare?

The uses for 3D printing are endless, and CastPrint in Latvia has just added an innovative new healthcare product to that list. CastPrint, makes personalized 3D printed casts that not only look beautiful but also are slim enough to wear with one’s regular clothing. While this sounds trivial, it was actually the initial inspiration for…

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100 Years of Bauhaus

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the iconic school of art and architecture. Bauhaus style is characterized by, radically simplified forms; rationality and functionality; and the idea that individual artistic spirit was not at odds with mass production.  Founded in Germany by Walter Gropius the school of architecture was closed in 1933 when…

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Damsels of Design

In 2014 General Motors made history by appointing Mary Barra as their CEO, making her the first woman to hold the position for an automobile manufacturer. Yet, GM has made history before for their progressive hiring practices. In 1943 GM hired designer Helene Rother as part of their styling team, to create upholstery, lighting and…

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