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2022 Design Trends You Shouldn’t Miss

26. January 2022|

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 today’s post, we look at the key design trends that are likely to impact the design industry, with a special focus on automotive design.

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Using virtual reality to enhance industrial product design

14. January 2022|

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 the design process a true reflection of the discipline’s innovative character.

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A brief history of automotive design: Where are we today?

22. December 2021|

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.

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Curation of design concepts: How to solve workflow problems

10. November 2021|

Design concepts are very much alive: they’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?

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Industry 4.0 design: What does it mean for my design workflow?

27. October 2021|

The topic of technological transformation has become hyper-relevant, and more so in disciplines that are inherently future-forward, such as design. If you’re a design professional with managerial responsibilities, you’ll want to know how Industry 4.0 will impact the design workflow and how to make the most of it.

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3D rendering: Stop wasting your time during the design process

13. October 2021|

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.

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Tape drawing – The language of tape in car design

29. September 2021|

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.

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Five design classics and how they can inspire your work

18. August 2021|

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.

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How collaborative design can boost your creativity

4. August 2021|

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.

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A guide to 3D design and modeling

21. July 2021|

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.

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Concept design: How immersive technologies started a revolution

7. July 2021|

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 what’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.

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Why designing in VR is better than clay modeling

23. June 2021|

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.

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Designing with Subd: Advantages and disadvantages you should know

9. June 2021|

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.

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Design process – How you can revolutionize it

26. May 2021|

Design is revolutionary by nature, but the same can’t be said about the design process. If you’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.

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Design precision: Here’s how you achieve the best results

12. May 2021|

Precision is an integral part of design. But while it’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.

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Car design: The cutting edge

14. April 2021|

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.

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VR modeling – These are the benefits

31. March 2021|

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.

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Did Facebook just disqualify Oculus for B2B?

19. August 2020|

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.

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Automotive Design – Virtually Anywhere

7. April 2020|

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.

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Logitech VR Ink Integration

27. March 2020|

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 “drawing” means.

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flyingshapes for 3D Modelers

18. October 2019|

With flyingshapes it’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.

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flyingshapes for Architects

18. October 2019|

Whether you find inspiration from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Zaha Hadid’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.

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