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15 Great Ressources for Industrial Design Inspiration

by Francois Parenteau, 2009/08/26
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Industrial design is an ever evolving medium. New technologies appear every day and existing ones improve so fast it’s sometime hard to even keep up. Product life spans are getting shorter as customers expect more from manufacturers. And amidst all that, a new desire for green design, recycling and sustainability is becoming the new driving force for designers.

We creative people often need to resource ourselves, get new ideas or just stare at beautiful renders. Below is a list of inspirational websites, blogs and galleries, which showcase what’s hot in the design world.

TechEBlog

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This blog focuses mainly on gadgets and new technologies. You will find there all the latest news on cellphones, laptops and everything electronic related.

BoingBoing Gadgets

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This blog’s content is as colorful as its amazing header. In pure Boing Boing style they cover everything tech related with great reviews on new or upcoming products.

Yanko Design

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Great blog showcasing the work of new designers from around the world. Concept design is the main course here, and you can even submit your own stuff for everyone to enjoy. I visit daily.

Trends Now

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French blog about everything trendy. It really exploded lately and now covers everything from fashion, architecture and even food, always with style.

Cool Hunting

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This one has the distinction of having one of my favorite header design. Ever. Besides, it also features work from fashion, product, graphic and motion designers, to name a few.

Eco Geek

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Now for something a little different, but still very relevent, Eco Geek talks about green tech. It’s more about the technologies themselves, and how to improve our daily lives and future. But you’ll come accross some nice and clean designs too.

Engadget

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Engadget needs no introduction. And it’s a nice place to find daily design news about gadgets and techno stuff.

Gizmodo

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The gadget and technology site from the blogging giant that is Gawker Media. A lot of daily news for technophiles.

Geek and Hype

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Geek & Hype is an online magazine centered on the tendencies high-tech. Its main focus is on aesthetic and luxurious products. Out of reach but still so nice to look at.

DVice

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Another one in the gadget family. Although this one seems to dig a little deeper than most, and showcase concepts you won’t find on mainstream blogs.

Fly Lyf

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Run by a core group of designers and writers, Flylyf tracks the pulse of fashion culture to help its readers stay on top of the latest happenings in design, style, media, and technology.

Behance Network

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Behance is a collaborative network of designers where you can upload your portfolio and share projects. It is a great place for inspiration, for all areas of design work.

Core 77

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Industrial designers got-to destination on the web. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services.

Design Taxi

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Another creative network but this time more global in range. Design Taxi maintains an exhaustive design competitions calendar, for those who like a challenge.

Industrial Design Served

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This gallery brings you a steady supply of top quality creative work. They also serve other categories of work, and showcase only the best from established creative professionals.

Share yours

I would love to read about your inspiration ressources, so feel free to share them in the comments below.

2 Comments


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    • August 26, 2009

    Un site en français sur les plastiques de notre ancien prof ;) http://ricaube.ep.profweb.qc.ca/Les_polymeres_en_design_industriel/Accueil.html

  • Industrial Design Served has so many amazing designs!

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