Category : Industrial Design

by Super Admin - 2020 years ago

The Design Evolution of the Air Conditioner, Part 1

If there's any object that falls into the category of "No one wants this object, they want its benefits," it's the air conditioner. (At design school, an ID professor of mine remarked that "No one wants a toaster. What people want is toast," and I fe...

by Super Admin - 2020 years ago

The Design Evolution of the Air Conditioner, Part 2

As we saw in Part 1, the earliest domestic air conditioners (like the one above) were upright-piano-sized console units putting out up to 24,000 BTUs. But in the mid-1930s, some companies figured that smaller, more manageable air conditioners in the...

by Super Admin - 2020 years ago

How to Add Spray-On Lights to 3D-Printed Parts

Typically, if you're prototyping something and you need part of that prototype to illuminate, you have to design around whatever off-the-shelf lighting component you're using. The available technology thus influences the final form.What if, instead,...