“Who says you can’t reinvent the wheel”? Neo industrial design just won a prestigious German IF Award in product design for the Concourse Smart Wheel , developed in Newcastle by Designer and Engineer Jon Pryer and Simon Bull for Australian Company Concourse Golf. These wheels are the world’s first self-contained, remote controlled drive wheels, designed to transform almost any push buggy into an ad
For the past six month neoindustrialdesign have been designing and mould making for The Australian Pastry Team, In late January we supported the team representing Australia at the prestigious Coupe de la Monde Patisserie held at The Paul Bocouse stadium in Lyon, France.The months of design, planing and practice by the team of chefs Yves Sherrer, Justin Williams, Sonia Quek and Rhian Shellshear and there support crew
Ralf Speth CEO of Jaguar paraphrased Red Adair when the said “if you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design” Good design is cheaper than poor design or no design – because good design adds significantly to the profitability of a product and more than pays for itself. It is a given design objective that the design needs to work and be manufactured cost effectively,
Data released by the online jobs website Seek shows that the design and architecture sector is leading jobs growth. The number of new jobs ads in the sector increased by 42 percent in the 2015 financial year. With farming, animals and conservation jobs coming in second at 29 percent, manufacturing up 12 percent and revealing mining, resources and energy as the worst performing area by far, with a 30 percent decline.
ABC Radio Newcastle works through the alphabet looking at a different profession each week. This week was I for Industrial Designer; the ABC Morning Programs Paul Turton spoke to our lead designer Jon Pryer. Paul “So what is industrial design” Jon “That’s THE question………. an industrial designer provides the contact surfaces between the mechanics of a product and the user
An increasing number of our smaller and individual clients are using crowd funding to get their ideas from a design into production, production usually being the most expensive bit of the exercise. So what is crowd funding? Crowd funding is an online tool for exposing your design to a large number of potential investors, and raising the capital to implement it from a large number of low risk modest investors rather t
Innovators are often wary of disclosing their ideas or intellectual property (IP) to people who can develop them further for fear of having them “stolen” – this is where a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement is useful. Nondisclosure agreements can be “one – way”; where only one party discloses confidential information or “mutual”; if both parties wish their discl
Research by Beverly Nielsen of Birmingham University entitled “Looking for growth, sack the economists and hire a designer” has shown that companies that put design driven innovation at the heart of their strategy significantly out perform the economy. Read the full article here