Scuola Politecnica di Design Milan 2007

•July 27, 2007 • Comments Off

Milan, Italy is well known for being a style center, so it’s fairly apt that there is a design school based in one of the most fashionable and creative areas of the city. Scuola Politecnica di Design has been molding new designers for over 50 years and has a program specifically devised for students seeking to master the art of transportation design. On June 29th the school held its annual degree show, and Car Design News went to Milan to see what the students in the Masters Course had dreamt up.
Scuola Politecnica di Design Milan
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Congratulations.Fiat’s New Style Center

•July 27, 2007 • Comments Off

Fiat Group Automobiles’ new Style Center, inaugurated on July 2 in the presence of Fiat Vice Chairman John Elkann and CEO Sergio Marchionne, puts all the research and design activities of the Fiat, Lancia, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Maserati brands into one Style department.
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Gordon Murray launches own design company

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Famed Formula One designer Gordon Murray has launched his own design company, with its first project currently underway. But it’s not quite what you might expect from someone who’s made a name for himself building such aerodynamic performers like the McLaren F1 and Camparo T1 supercars. Murray’s new project is to build an economical small car for the masses: one that would be both cheap to buy and to run.
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College for Creative Studies Student Exhibition 2007

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The College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Michigan hosted their Annual Student Exhibition in May this year, showing the work of more than 3,500 students. The Transportation Design program – sponsored by Toyota, Nissan and Honda – showed off the work of junior and senior students, each working from individual project briefs set by the automakers.
Toyota Motor Sales and the company’s Calty Design Center challenged students to create a “bridge” vehicle to pull current Scion customers into the Toyota brand as they mature and experience lifestyle transitions.
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Remove lines and wrinkles with printed electronics

•July 27, 2007 • Comments Off

As I discuss in an upcoming EDN article, emerging printed electronics technology promises extremely low cost, flexible, and disposable circuitry that can be manufactured with custom inkjet printers or high speed presses. Designers use multilayer ink formulations to turn basic elements like thin film transistors, resistors, inductors, and capacitors into low density circuits that can be printed along with the product packaging. The key to many of these printed electronics applications is a reliable source of power integral to the product.
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Summer staff laid off as crowds fail to show

•July 27, 2007 • Comments Off

“We never promised 10,000, but we expected it to be busy,” ROM spokesperson Francisco Alvarez said. In fact, the ROM is getting only 1,500 to 3,500 visitors on weekdays. If attendance falls short by several thousand visitors a day, the shortfall in anticipated revenues would be more than $100,000 each week.
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Masterful Leonardo and Graphic Dürer

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Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draughtsman is the first comprehensive exhibit of these drawings ever presented in America, bringing together almost 120 works on paper as well as one painting.The Met has developed a “special interactive feature” designed to complement the exhibit: an online tour (really an overview) of the show’s eight galleries. This allows us to follow the stages in the development of Leonardo’s mind through 34 representative drawings. Each of these can be enlarged several times thanks to a zoom feature. As you click you can even listen to excerpts from the audio guide by the Met Director Philippe de Montebello and the leading Leonardo scholar Sir Martin Kemp.
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