Add eco-friendly traveler to your resume with these unique bicycle designs

Bicycles are the most eco-friendly mode of transport ever designed by humans as is possible, especially for smaller traveling distances in city life. It is a vehicle that creates zero emissions while keeping you healthy and with the addition of electric motors, they have added an element of ease or comfort to the cycling experience. The bicycle’s unique yet simple design works with its basic setup, but designers have spent a lot of time creating variations of the humble bicycle that will add features to it such as an additional retro boombox you can carry to the ever-popular urban favorite – a foldable bicycle. Our curation today walks you across unique bicycle designs that showcase different materials, features as well as designs, of which one is sure to appeal to you, and if not, these will surely inspire you to innovate and create your own design!

Noordung bike by Gregor Fras.

Zippable tire-tread system by reTyre

Pi Bike by Tadas Maksimovas & Martijn Koomen

Volk Wooden Bike by Volk Evolution

AK1 Folding Electric Bike by Ronsben Huen with Factory Five Germany Group

SPA Bicicletto by CAMAL Studios

Berlin Bicycle Rack by Adrian Bogdan

Opus Wood Bike by Ecce Cycles

The Brum Brum Bike by The Brum Brum Balance Bike Team

Side Car Bicycles by Horse Cycles

VRZ 2 3D Printed Titanium Lugged Carbon Bike by Ralf Holleis

Astan Bike with Pedal Brakes by Astanbike

Amazon needs a Lead Product Designer

Amazon has redefined shopping and is now geared up to change the way we live at home. All the products being launched by Amazon hold testament to their plan of integrating themselves with the users daily life. Take for example their latest offering Amazon After, a service that helps you resale, recycle, rent out or even donate your previous Amazon purchases, rest assured that Amazon is about to become a bigger part of lives than we know it and you can help influence the way the world adapts by working with Amazon and creating an impact!

Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services — now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon’s expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan, customers across all industries are taking advantage of our low cost, elastic, open and flexible, secure platform.

The Opportunity

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) team is seeking a talented and passionate Lead Product Designer to join our growing design and research studio. This full stack designer will have a significant impact on our business as they contribute and accelerate designs for the AWS Internet of Things product design team, working collaboratively with a strong design and product team. In addition, the lead product designer will be expected to be a design thought leader and mentor other designers, with the leadership of a small team of direct reports as part of the role immediately or in the short term.

Responsibilities

Lead the design of useful, usable, and desirable products in a team environment. Work with leadership in design planning and goal creation.
· Understand customers and their needs through market analysis, customer research, and feedback.
· Use business requirements to assist in developing use cases and high-level requirements.
· Design the architecture, interface, and interaction flow of services and experiences.
· Develop personas, customer journey maps, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and prototypes.
· Facilitate the design process, present and iterate design solutions.
· Craft, pitch, and validate long-term design strategies.
· Continually iterate and evolve the way we design for and learn from our customers.
· Chart a course for yourself and others in ambiguous situations.
· Lead/mentor and develop designers within your own organization and beyond.
· Help build a culture of design within AWS and throughout the Amazon Design community.

Basic Qualifications Required

· 8+ years of industry experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar design-related role.
· 6+ years of experience working in direct collaboration with product leadership, development managers, and cross-functional stakeholders.
· Bachelor’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), information systems, or other related design degree is required.
· Experience creating prototypes or wire-frames for complex web applications and/or workflows.
· An online portfolio demonstrating best practices in interaction design plus samples with a modern aesthetic is required to apply for this role. The portfolio should contain personas, journey maps, wireframes, and prototypes.

Basic Qualifications Required

· 10+ years of experience in digital design, with the most recent years including full stack end-to-end product design for enterprise products, ideally for niche userbases.
· Fluency in best practices for information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques.
· Demonstrated history of acquiring user data (e.g., conducting usability studies, performing user research) and creating personas and journey maps.
· Experience with UX design for complex workflows for technical customers.
· Experience working with stakeholders to plan and execute programs that are strategic in nature.
· Experience owning large-scale projects, communicating timelines, and executing independently.
· Experience designing and prototyping with tools such as Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar.
· Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
· Master’s degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or similar design related degree.

Application Details

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Location

Seattle, WA

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Chair Designs that redefine your definition of a chair!

You must have heard of the basic human needs – food clothing and shelter? Well, one of the basic needs of every shelter is a chair! Available practically everywhere on the planet, the chair is one of the most versatile designs, ranging from the standard four legs, one seat design to chairs that have no legs at all, whatever your needs, we have a curated chair design to inspire you to innovate and create a chair that rocks the legs of every other chair design out there!

‘Lost in Sofa’ armchair by Daisuke Motogi Design And Architecture

Filicudi chair by Marcantonio for Qeeboo

Babu Chair by TORU

V1 chair by ODESD2

Mochi Chair by Roberth Kwok

The Ombre Glass Collection by Germans Ermičs

LP10 Plateau Chair by Lukas Peet for Division 12

The Wabi lounge by Guilherme Torres

Arch Chair designed by Martin Hirth

Chips Lounge Chair by Lucie Koldová 

The three categories of lighting designs to light up your day

Did you know that there are 3 major categories of lighting designs – ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting! Ambient or general lighting is the most commonly used form of lighting that brightens up the general area and its main purpose is to guide you and show you all the elements present in the room. Task lighting, on the other hand, is a light dedicated to helping you fulfill a particular task, be it reading, writing, cooking or anything else within your home or workspace. That brings us to the third one, accent lighting! Accent lighting is what adds a touch of drama to your home. Usually, a bright and focused light, the job of an accent light is to draw the viewers attention to the part it is highlighting. So whatever type of light matches your needs, our collection of light designs will be sure to inspire you to innovate and create your own lighting solutions to light up your space!

Doolight by Doosan Baek

Helios Touch by James Vanderpant

Contour lighting by Pablo Designs

Memory Ceiling Lamp by Brokis

Nebula Ellipse Kinetic Light Sculpture by Ivan Black

Mobius floor lamp by Ovuud

The Luciole floor lamp by Pauline Plus Luis 

Cubo Lamp by Joeny with Linteloo

Lykke Lamp by Ronny Buaroy

Portable Accordian Lamp by Paer Design

Wall Light Formation by Sulkin Askenazi

Cerine Lamp by Trueing Studio

Garmin needs an Industrial Designer

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation, Garmin is committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets that are an essential part of their customers’ lives. Their vertical integration business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving them more control over timelines, quality, and service. Garmin’s user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality, and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of their customers. Join Garmin’s team of top performers in all areas of the company to drive innovation and success to people all across the world.

The Opportunity

Garmin’s Consumer Industrial Design team continues to grow in Kansas City. We are looking for talented Industrial Designers to create amazing designs for cycling computers, outdoor handhelds, dash cams, marine radars, and much more. As well as a growing range of wearables for wellness, running, outdoor, golf, kids, and scuba diving. Join a talented and passionate team of over 30 industrial designers who work directly with engineering and leadership to create compelling products for the Automotive, Outdoor, Fitness, and Marine markets. Collaborate with a dedicated team of prototype developers in a fully equipped shop that includes multiple 3D printers and CNC machines. Experience the variety and diversity of projects that would normally be reserved for a design consultancy with the stability and benefits of a corporate environment. Garmin’s process also provides designers the ability to work on a design from initial sketch through refinement, prototyping and into mass-production.

Responsibilities

-Explore a wide variety of compelling design options through sketching and rendering for Garmin’s consumer product markets
-Understand and apply future trends in design, technology, and materials
-Create 3D models using Solidworks for product development and prototyping
-Communicate concepts and ideas through verbal, visual, and written means
-Understand the needs and desires of our customers
-Collaborate with Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Management teams to translate project goals into relevant design solutions
-Work with a team of prototype specialists to create in-house appearance models

Education and Experience Required

Qualified candidates for this role will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or another field relevant to the essential functions of this job description from a four-year college or university OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Other requirements include:

Knowledge and Skills

-3 – 6 years experience
-Must demonstrate knowledge, education, experience and/or training necessary to use tools such as SolidWorks, Keyshot, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchbook Pro
-Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
-Excellent hand sketching skills (Wacom Tablet experience preferred)
-Ability to rapidly explore a wide variety of styling options (forms, colors, finishes, materials, etc.)
-Courage to explore new ideas

How to Apply

Please submit portfolio and resume to: id@garmin.com

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

Location

Kansas City, MO

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Sofa designs so good, they’re impossible to resist

Rather than a statement piece, sofa designs have become a piece of comfort. Many of us (consider me guilty too) have surely ended up eating, sleeping, crashing and basically just living out on our sofa. But the designs we have collected here will ensure you treat your sofa as the beautiful and central part to your home that it should be. Scroll down to see designs that will inspire you to innovate, reimagine and create some truly unique sofa designs.

Lawless Sofa by Evan Fay

Cloverleaf sofa by Verpan

Soriano sofa by design legends Afra & Tobia

De Medici by Ihor Havrylenko 

Pebble Furniture by Igarashi Design Studio for Musashino Art University 9th Building 

Bob modular sofa by Stefan Borselius and Bernstrand for Bla Station

Borghese Sofa by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance & Cara Woodhouse Interiors

2018 Outdoor Collection by MINOTTI

The incredible OCEANIA Couch by Simon Haeser

Povarskaya Street Couch by Aiya Design

Get inspired to declutter with our collection of Minimal Designs

Whether we agree to this in public or not, but all of us have spent some time watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and promising we will declutter just after the next episode! My personal experience was that I have too many items that ‘spark joy’ for me. Keeping this aside, minimalism is a trend that took the world by storm some time back. Be it Scandinavian, Danish or Japanese, there is something very unique and calming to see a design with clean, simple lines placed in a clutter-free environment, and we are sure this collection of minimally designed products will inspire you to enter this zen space.

The Little Apricot Dresser by Tsing Hang

Bluetooth Speaker Table designed by Victrola

Amble Hanging Seat from Tom Raffield

Two-toned spoon and bowl by Luke Hope of Hope in the Woods

Pin Wall Light by Ichiro Iwasaki for Vibia 

Classy Sunday sofa tray by Studio Sanna Volker for Bolia

Twist Shelf from Lawa Design

The AU_34 plant Halo Lamp by Massimo Cappella Studio⁣ 

The Duo ceiling lamps from Ramos Bassols

Flota Trays designed by LaSelva Studi

Furniture Designs that show why resin is trending on Instagram

Its raining resin, especially on Instagram! The term that you must have heard commonly is epoxy resin. Epoxy resin, a high-quality synthetic resin, was originally developed for the aerospace industry. With its unique mechanical characteristics and fantastic optical properties, it makes an elegant and captivating ingredient when used in modern luxury furniture. The unique, water-like clarity of resin combined with its toughness gives the resin finished furniture a delicate look that helps balance the bulky nature of traditional, wood-based furniture! Whether or not you have worked with resin yet, this collection is sure to inspire you to get your hands dirty, or should we say resin-y!

Wooden Ring by Pasha

Damascus EDC Tanto Knife by Stark Creations

Geode Table Series by Mrs. Colorberry

Ma Lamp by Lignum

Rivertable by Mehmet Cebar

Ocean Resin Skateboard by Cedar Woodworking

Candy-coloured resin tables by Andy Martin

The Earth Table created by putting together 50,000 year old kauri wood from New Zealand and resin by Renzo & Matteo Piano of Riva 1920

The luxury backlit furniture named the Bright Woods Collection by Giancarlo Zema Design Group

Table 04 of Crystal Series by Saerom Yoon

Midnight Tide by James

Bathroom designs that you can escape to!

Bathrooms are the little alcoves where we can let our individuality flourish! Given their size and erratic shapes, collecting and organizing the same space is sure like trying to solve with a jig-saw puzzle. Be it minimal, oversized or your personal green zone, this curated selection of bathroom designs is here to inspire you to innovate, reimagine and redecorate that space.

Minimalist Bathrooms designed by Nichba Design

Love Affairs collection by Wow Design showcasing a transition in the tiling between two different natural materials

Artists Library in San Diego by Safdie Rabines Architects utilizes concrete tiles and fixtures

The Resplendent Bathroom designed by Mantis Design Build

Moonhori Residence / Indoor-outdoor Shower by A Round Architects

Minimalist Style Bathroom by Yodezeen Architects

The Bathroom at The Treetops Villa in Byron Bay

Cave Bathroom by Akhil Alukkaran

Harden of Perche Bathroom by Design Studio Irina Tsimbalist

Villa 118 by Denis Rakaev

Scooter Designs that give your daily commute that much-needed upgrade

Versatile, stylish yet sleek, scooters are often hailed as the solution to current traffic woes! Add to this the updated electric scooters and we have, literally a solution to our energy problems. Scooters, in order to be taken seriously as an alternative and planet-friendly mode of transport, they needs to shine above their current status of high-tech toys and to do just that, we bring you our curated collection of scooter designs that showcase powerful designs packaged as this humble two-wheeler.

Stator electric scooter designed by Nathan Allen of Stator

The Motorrad Concept Link by BMW

Wooden Scooter by Martin Beinhauer

‘PAL’, smart electric scooter by LAYER for NIO Global 

Scrooser Electric Scooter by Jens Thieme of Scrooser

Q-SCOOTER by Robert Bronwasser for QWIG