Who knew 3D printers could make music? That’s exactly what Olaf Diegel set out to show the world when he designed guitar bodies for 3D printing.  As a professor of mechatronics at Massey University’s School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Diegel is an expert in the industry of additive manufacturing. This is the term used to define 3D printing, since it is a process that builds upon layers of a material to produce something instead of the traditional “subtractive” manufacturing, which removes parts of a material to produce something.

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Dieter Rams and the 10 Commandments of Good Design

 

Famous for his phrase “Weniger, aber besser” (Less, but better), Dieter Rams was influential industrial designer. A number of the products he designed while at Braun A.C. went on to become consumer classics and, though we’ve moved on from turntables and tape recorders, many of these have been honored with a place in museums. While he worked almost exclusively with office and consumer products, his ten rules for good design speak to designers of all sorts.

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3 Simple Tips for Web Designers to Write Better Copy

 

When you’re trying to establish yourself as a successful web designer, the more skills you have the better. It’s great if you can design clean, attractive websites that appeal to consumers. Your job prospects will be even better, however, if you can design phenomenal websites, write compelling SEO web copy to increase the search engine ranking of websites, and promote the websites you design using social media. In our global economy, good designers are a dime a dozen. Good designers who can create and promote profitable websites from the ground up, on the other hand, are rare.

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4 Tips for Creating an Effective Mobile Website Design

According to the latest research, by the end of 2013 more people will be using internet on their phones than on desktops or laptops Designing a mobile web site can be considered as an art because of skill needed to make big sites fit onto the small screens of mobile devices. Although some regular web pages are viewable on mobile devices, it makes for a better user experience to optimize the site for mobile phones.

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