Opinion – Page 3

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    Book review: Design between the lines

    2019-08-28T15:23:00Z

    Patrick Le Quément is a seminal designer who has worked at Simca, Ford, VW and Renault. This collection of essays is a tour de force through the design world of half a century and should be essential reading for anyone interested in design.

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    How to be a car designer Pt5: The (job) interview

    Professional car designer and transportation design teacher Luciano Bove offers aspiring car designers advice on how to make a career out of car design and get into a university which teaches transportation design. This series of articles is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a professional car designer. In this article we look at preparing for the job interview

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    How to be a car designer Pt4: Your portfolio

    Professional Car Designer and transportation design teacher Luciano Bove offers aspiring car designers advice on how to make a career out of car design and get into a university which teaches transportation design. This series of articles is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a professional car designer. In this feature we examine the art of building a strong automotive design portfolio

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    Design Essay: What is a ‘luxury’ car?

    2019-08-12T16:31:00Z

    With more and more brands going upmarket, it is worth examining this often-misused term…

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    Design Essay: Are ‘Responsible’ Cars the Future?

    2019-07-17T16:41:00Z

    We took a look at why a holistic view of a vehicle’s environmental and social impact is needed when developing the cars of the future

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    Shanghai 2019 overview

    2019-07-11T14:49:00Z

    Now the dust has settled on the biggest auto show of the year, we asked Drew Meehan join the dots of what we saw in April in Shanghai

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    Student’s design review of Shanghai 2019

    2019-07-11T13:13:00Z

    Winner of CDN’s CDAC award 2019, Liu Dong, walked the halls for CDN and reviewed the cars that caught his eye at the Shanghai’s motor show 2019

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    Vision Gran Turismo – The Cars

    2019-06-04T15:07:00Z

    (This was originally a bonus section attached to our essay about how car design and video games have overlapped in recent years, which you can read here .) A Rolling Start The idea of cars designed specifically for video games didn’t arrive suddenly. As well as its own ...

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    The Winds of Time: What Makes a Design ‘Dated’?

    2019-06-03T15:12:00Z

    “I used to like it, but it seems so dated now…”

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    Trend report: Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

    2019-05-28T16:34:00Z

    Clerkenwell Design Week is in its  tenth year, and improving with age. We assess trends that are likely to bleed into automotive

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    Review: 2019 Milan Design Week

    2019-04-29T17:24:00Z

    Reflecting on the show where car brands really get creative

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    Tata’s H2X shrinks the bluff SUV format to city-car size

    2019-03-04T21:26:00Z

    Substantially shorter than today’s popular B-segment SUVs, the Tata H2X concept previews an upcoming city-sized SUV

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    The big trends for 2019 and beyond

    2019-01-02T10:16:00Z

    Five non-design trends which will influence automotive design this year

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    Design Essay: Lighting – Car Design’s Latest Battleground

    2018-12-13T12:26:00Z

    Whether they’re ‘eyes’ or ‘brand signatures’, they’re designed for more than just night vision…

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    Design Essay: The role of humans in AVs

    2018-11-08T17:11:00Z

    Autonomous light commercial vehicles are a growing area – but where do humans fit into it?

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    Design Essay: MBUX Reimagined

    2018-10-16T11:40:00Z

    An expert takes on the task of suggesting how Mercedes’ new UX could be improved

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    Car Design Essentials Part 3: Graphics

    2018-09-05T15:50:00Z

    Designers talk of “having an eye for design,” an intuitive sense of what’s harmonious and what is undesirable but what exactly are the components of the criteria that they’re using? For automotive design  it essentially breaks down into three steps, which we term ‘Bones, Muscles and Graphics’. In this final part, we examine the third element of evaluating automotive design, the graphic treatment (grilles, lamps, window shapes, shutlines, DRG, DLO, wheels)

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    Car Design Essentials Part 2: Muscles

    2018-08-28T16:59:00Z

    How do you teach automotive design students to develop a good eye for design; to intuitively draw vehicles with good proportions, pleasing lines and a strong design character? Essentially, it breaks down into three steps, which I term ‘Bones, Muscles and Graphics’. Over the course of three articles Nick Hull will introduce these steps and explain the components of each element that builds into a complete set of principles.

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    Car Design Essentials Part 1: Bones

    2018-08-17T16:48:00Z

    How do you teach automotive design students to develop a good eye for design; to intuitively draw vehicles with good proportions, pleasing lines and a strong design character? Essentially, it breaks down into three steps, which I term ‘Bones, Muscles and Graphics’. Over the course of three articles Nick Hull will introduce these steps and explain the components of each element that builds into a complete set of principles.

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    Opinion: Why honest design matters

    2018-06-18T10:24:00Z

    Mild misdirection or visual lying? Here’s a firm view on the trend of design fakery