2022 Design Trends You Shouldn’t Miss
Design is time- and context-specific. This is why social and economic trends are often the source of inspiration for new products, services, and user experiences. In todayâ€™s post, we look at the key design trends that are likely to impact the design industry, with a special focus on automotive design.
Using virtual reality to enhance industrial product design
Successful product design requires strategic vision, accurate research, and technical skill. This fascinating discipline is ripe for modernization. Keep reading to find out where the transformation is coming from and what the benefits are.
Designing in VR: The flyingshapes Way of Design
Designers are constantly imagining the future. Imagination has no limits, but the process of turning ideas into tangible objects is nested in limiting environments. At flyingshapes, we believe there is a better way. Discover how designing in VR can pave the way forward and make every stage of theÂ design process a true reflection of the disciplineâ€™s innovative character.
A brief history of automotive design: Where are we today?
Design has always played an integral role in the automotive industry; sometimes as an artistic endeavor, sometimes as a functional consideration, and sometimes as a happy medium between both. In this article we dive into the history of automotive design to see how the discipline has evolved and what changes we can expect from the future.
How to get your team in the mood for VR design: Common approval or top-down?
As a design director, you know the potential of virtual reality â€“ and you canâ€™t wait to bring your team into a VR process to experience higher success. In this article youâ€™ll find a guide to implementing VR design and getting your team in the mood to embrace the benefits.
Why surface modeling should be part of every good 3D designer’s portfolio
Good designers are always looking for ways to bring new skills to their portfolio. Mastering surface modeling could be a way of giving your portfolio a boost, especially if you learn to use this technique in a virtual reality environment.
Curation of design concepts: How to solve workflow problems
Design concepts are very much alive: theyâ€™re born, they grow, and they mature, becoming the best possible version of themselves. All this happens in the context of curation, but how exactly can design managers streamline the curation of design concepts for a faster and more efficient workflow?
Industry 4.0 design: What does it mean for my design workflow?
The topic of technological transformation has become hyper-relevant, and more so in disciplines that are inherently future-forward, such as design. If youâ€™re a design professional with managerial responsibilities, youâ€™ll want to know how Industry 4.0 will impact the design workflow and how to make the most of it.
3D rendering: Stop wasting your time during the design process
A strong desire for a nimble and efficient design process is something that most design professionals have in common. Making this happen involves critically examining every stage of the process and its overall utility. In this article, we evaluate 3D rendering and examine how virtual reality can become a turning point in this aspect of design.
Tape drawing – The language of tape in car design
Tape drawing is considered the medium of choice in the automotive design world. But how does this tool fit in environments that are embracing digital transformation? This crucial question concerns many design managers, so we invite you to explore the answer by reading this article.
VR sickness: What does professional software have to do to avoid it?
Virtual reality has been enthusiastically adopted by design professionals. Using this technology opens up a vast new world of possibilities, but it can also have downsides. VR sickness is a reality for some professionals, and it must be addressed.
Design reviews in the car creation process – Challenges and how to overcome them
Design reviews are meant to be collaborative encounters focused on quality and excellence. But sometimes, this aspect of the design process isnâ€™t as synergistic as it could be.
Five design classics and how they can inspire your work
Inspiration and motivation are important for professionals in the creative sector, especially in competitive corporate positions where these aspects take second place. If you feel that you could do with some fresh inspiration, we invite you to take a look at five inspirational design classics.
How collaborative design can boost your creativity
Collaboration is a catalyst for creative endeavors. Investing in collaborative systems and tools can greatly benefit designers and the organizations they work for. This article describes those benefits and suggests ways to move towards a more plural approach to design.
A guide to 3D design and modeling
Cutting-edge design requires vision and the ability to adapt to change. What does this mean for 3D design and modeling? In this blog post, we offer a fresh perspective into the processes and tools that can yield optimal design results.
Concept design: How immersive technologies started a revolution
As every designer knows, concept design is a critical stage in product development. But despite their importance, the early stages of design are riddled with problems. In this post we explore whatâ€™s at the root of these issues and which are the concept design tools that can enable the true potential of design as a discipline.
Why designing in VR is better than clay modeling
Hyundai Motors has used VR technology to digitize its commercial-vehicle design, and Ford designers working from home have collaborated on new vehicles in a virtual design studio as clay modeling was impossible.
Designing with Subd: Advantages and disadvantages you should know
Brilliant concepts need brilliant tools. Otherwise, creative and innovative ideas can fizzle out soon after they emerge. This raises an important question: do designers today have tools that match the creative flair inherent to design as a discipline? This post examines this question with reference to SubD modeling.
Design process – How you can revolutionize it
Design is revolutionary by nature, but the same canâ€™t be said about the design process. If youâ€™ve ever wondered what would it take to streamline the design process, keep reading. This article discusses how to bring process improvement across the board.
Design precision: Here’s how you achieve the best results
Precision is an integral part of design. But while itâ€™s easy to visualize precise results, communicating them and materializing them are processes riddled with hurdles. In this article we will examine the problems that interfere with achieving high design precision and we will explore ways to overcome them, with special reference to the automotive design industry.
Designer working from home: Challenges and opportunities
Remote work arrangements have been widely and rapidly adopted by companies in virtually every industry sector. In the case of designers, working from home has its advantages, but it also presents challenges.
Car design: The cutting edge
Constant innovation is the essence of design, and the latest developments in the automotive industry bear witness to this. In our latest article, we explore four cutting-edge developments in automotive design and how they will reshape the industry. Keep reading if you want to discover the most impactful trends in modern car design.
VR modeling – These are the benefits
There might be no other technology now that fits into design as well as Virtual Reality (VR) and VR modeling. The technology is not new but has evolved immensely in the past years.
Did Facebook just disqualify Oculus for B2B?
Oculus, the VR device manufacturer owned by Facebook, announced yesterday that they will phase out existing Oculus accounts, in a process starting from October 2020 and ending on January 1st 2023.
Automotive Design â€“ Virtually Anywhere
At the moment we see how fragile traditional processes can be during globally disrupting events. It is time to digitize the automotive design workflow while keeping sensitive data secure.
Logitech VR Ink Integration
Logitech has introduced a new tool to offer control and precision across 2D and 3D design. VR Ink Pilot Edition is a simple-to-use stylus for enterprise users, that pushes the boundaries of what â€œdrawingâ€ means.
flyingshapes for 3D Modelers
With flyingshapes itâ€™s as easy as putting on a VR headset and picking up the VR controllers to get your 3D design started. Ditch your mouse, keyboard and 2D screen, and enter a fully immersive world for more accurate 3D design.
flyingshapes for Architects
Whether you find inspiration from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Zaha Hadidâ€™s Galaxy SOHO in Beijing, or have your own design envisioned for the next blobitecture masterpiece, freeform modeling has never been easier for architects with flyingshapes.