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Industrial Design Blogs
Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services. Core77 provides a gathering point for designers and enthusiasts alike by producing design competitions, lecture series, parties, and exhibits.
Design News owns the largest trusted community of design engineers in the horizontal engineering space. Coverage at Design News is based on four key pillars, which are the backbone of just about every design project: Electronics & Test, Automation & Control, Materials & Assembly, and Design Hardware & Software.
SolidSmack is an industrial design blog covering product design, 3D CAD, technology, engineering, and more. Blog post categories include design, CAD, FAB, news, and interviews, among others, and it is simple to search for exactly the content you want to boost your industrial design knowledge or get inspired.
Additional Resources for Industrial Design
Car Design News
Car Design News is the leading global online resource for the professional automotive design community, and for teachers and students at transport or automotive design colleges worldwide.
Design Management Institute
The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international membership organization that connects design to business, to culture, to customers—and to the changing world.
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries.
Product Design Forums
Product Design Forums is the leading online discussion board for industrial design enthusiasts since 2004.
Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Our core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.
Sweets Product Marketplace
Sweets is the building product source for AEC professionals (Architects, Contractors, and Engineers). Sweets is like no other building product resource - with comprehensive product information, CAD details, BIM objects, specs, catalogs, galleries, green product information, CEUs and more.
ThomasNet.com is like no other supplier discovery resource out there. And it can help you meet your unique sourcing challenges in ways you never could before -- whether its adding quality certified suppliers to the supply chain, meeting diversity goals, identifying local job shops, finding specific products or accelerating the design process.
Tuvie is a weblog dedicated to uncovering and sharing the best in concept and design from industrial, automotive and architectural design to concepts in technology and fashion. Currently, we have over a thousand unique articles with more than a million page views every month. We feature cutting edge designs, innovative and futuristic, simple yet highly functional products, nothing but the best.
US Patent and Trademark Office
As a mechanism that protects new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity, the USPTO is at the cutting edge of the nation's technological progress and achievement.
We’re an online magazine dedicated to covering the best in international product design. We started as a little blog back in 2002 covering student work and over time, have grown into an international publishing company with millions of readers. We have a passion for the new, innovative, unique and undiscovered. With our eyes firmly focused on the future.
Selected Industrial Design Podcasts
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With 80 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
The world's first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.
This podcast is aimed at highlighting those leading the way in their craft by diving deeper into who they are, and what makes them tick/successful, in order to inspire and equip those aspiring to do the same.