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by SHIELDS
July 6th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Forgotten Concept Cars
Replies: 30
Views: 80508

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Great idea! This concept wasn't about style (it was a Saab 9000), but interesting anyway. There have been a handful of concept cars that deviated from the steering wheel, and this is one of the more recent attempts (excluding autonomy). The '92 Saab Prometheus- a joystick-based drive-by-wire car. ht...
by SHIELDS
September 13th, 2014, 1:03 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Apple watch and new iphone
Replies: 97
Views: 19605

Re: Apple watch and new iphone

I'm going to drop more science and psychology on this forum (you can thank me for the first use of ' skeumorphism ' on Core, yes that's right, search it) - in the form of the strong aversion called trypophobia . You're the first the use the word "skeumorphism" but that's only because it's spelled "...
by SHIELDS
November 15th, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: ISO 9000
Replies: 4
Views: 5746

Re: ISO 9000

The NPD group (that's me) is largely shielded from the process. If we weren't, 1-3 year development time would be 4-12 years, which, obviously, would be completely unacceptable. Thank you for the insight! I work in packaging, so we only have the occasional brush with FDA regulations. In a way, you ...
by SHIELDS
November 15th, 2013, 10:34 am
Forum: business practices
Topic: ISO 9000
Replies: 4
Views: 5746

ISO 9000

The company at which I work is attempting to implement ISO 9000 strategies to the workflow. I dread that it will lead to more paperwork than progress... Does anyone else have experience with programs like this in the office and possibly strategies to make it work as a designer?
by SHIELDS
November 8th, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: one hour design challenges
Topic: New 1HDC
Replies: 4
Views: 7132

Re: New 1HDC

OH! What about car/vehicle keys?
by SHIELDS
October 14th, 2013, 12:15 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood
Replies: 1925
Views: 431682

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Spotted this horribly disfigured Fiero headed north toward Nashville...

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Those World Solar Challenge cars are very cool!
by SHIELDS
October 3rd, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: High quality/ high performance brands
Replies: 2
Views: 5744

Re: High quality/ high performance brands

Montblanc

Pagani

Vertu

Brembo

What kind of project are you working on?
by SHIELDS
September 25th, 2013, 11:12 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood
Replies: 1925
Views: 431682

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Saw an extra-clean restoration Land Cruiser in the lot yesterday...

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by SHIELDS
September 12th, 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood
Replies: 1925
Views: 431682

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Fiat 124 :: body by Pininfarina
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Pontiac Ragtop :: Check out the speed display on the hood, ha!
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by SHIELDS
July 2nd, 2013, 1:43 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood
Replies: 1925
Views: 431682

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles" is in my neighborhood... Cars from the late 20's up to WWII. Here are a few highlights: http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/02fb9974dfa311e29c4222000a9e071d_7.jpg http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/eeebbf8ae0d911e29e7f22000aa821b6_7.jpg http://distil...
by SHIELDS
May 31st, 2013, 4:45 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood
Replies: 1925
Views: 431682

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

Around town Nashville, TN.... Bangin' Red Gran Torino http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/9a5e36ccc69f11e2b56022000a9f1354_6.jpg Red Blazer 'ChopTop' http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/ee170b42c5a311e2bacd22000a9e08df_6.jpg Plymouth Sport Fury http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/e7c...
by SHIELDS
May 28th, 2013, 12:56 pm
Forum: toy design
Topic: Well Designed Toys
Replies: 16
Views: 35049

Re: Well Designed Toys

I recently rediscovered Lego. The basic building system is incredible, and as an adult, Technics offers more advanced mechanics. They're so much fun, I'm re-addicted. Most kits come with an alternative model out of the box, but all can be rebuilt and mixed together however desired. My favorite model...
by SHIELDS
May 1st, 2013, 10:37 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood
Replies: 1925
Views: 431682

Re: Vehicles spotted in your neighborhood

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Aventador in the parking lot the other day. The side vents are monstrous, I could have crawled in!
by SHIELDS
April 8th, 2013, 1:50 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: 2014 Cadillac CTS
Replies: 28
Views: 10799

Re: 2014 Cadillac CTS

Ford sales: 2000: 4.2 million 2004: 3.3 million 2008: 2.0 million 2012: 2.3 million Point taken, and it reminded me of a great graphic from The Onion... http://media.theonion.com/images/articles/article/2279/Model-T-Jump_jpg_600x1000_q85.jpg The article is of course hilarious: http://www.theonion.c...
by SHIELDS
April 5th, 2013, 10:57 am
Forum: transportation
Topic: 2014 Cadillac CTS
Replies: 28
Views: 10799

Re: 2014 Cadillac CTS

Ford: I think they are repositioning to a lower volume brand in NA. Right now, I think they are selling cars designed for Europe. It's certainly differentiating them. We'll see how big the market for Merkurs is in 2013. Ford is very public about its global design strategy, but they're most definite...