Harvard Business Review Blog: “Why I Hire People Who Fail”

A few weeks ago, I wrote about avoiding social media failures. I briefly mentioned our company’s “Failure Wall” and was surprised by the number of comments and questions I received about it. What’s the purpose? How does it work? And what other kinds of things do you do in that crazy office of yours? The […]

02 Pursuit Motorcycle Runs On Compressed Air

A vehicle that runs on air. It sounds like a fantastic idea, but energy is still needed to compress the air and the losses that go hand-in-hand with converting energy still have to be taken into account, just as in fossil fuel-based propulsion systems. Pros and cons aside, we still haven’t seen air powered transport […]

A Design Grad’s Perspective: The “ Why “ Manifesto

Having decided that my first contribution to the design community would not be a sterile technical article but something that could reach beyond our all-knowing-decision-taking cortex all the way down to the limbic system, I decided to share what has been my first “industry experience” as a senior student within a product design company based […]

Real World Design Challenge for Future Engineers

There’s nothing quite like real world experience for engaging students.  And engineers, notorious for their passion to work hands-on, know this better than anyone.  That’s the motivation behind the Real World Design Challenge sponsored in part by PTC.  Every year RWDC presents high school students across the US with an actual design challenge being faced […]

GrabCAD Review: Engineering Community with Free CAD Library

GrabCAD is a community founded by mechanical engineers. It is also a place for engineers to share their talent, expand knowledge, find a dream project and work with tools and features that make life better. Their HQ is located in Boston, MA with the development team in Estonia. Becoming a Member for FREE GrabCAD is […]


The XC2V FLYPMode is one imposing looking vehicle. Also known as the Experimental Crowd-derived Combat Support Vehicle, DARPA has billed this mean machine as the “first crowd-sourced, militarily relevant vehicle design.” After being selected as the winning entry to DARPA’s design-the-next-Humvee competition, Local Motors tricked out the XC2V FLYPMode in just 14 weeks. For now, […]

Central Ohio PTC User Conference Review

Deisgn Engine’s Pro/Engineer Guru, Bart Brejcha attended the May 17th meeting to speak about Creo/Pro Elements Surfacing Best Practices, to listen on other discussions, and to mix and mingle with engineers and other industry folks.

Lustrous Children’s Torpedo Scooter…

Design Engine appreciates sleek design in whatever form it may take. Anyone who knows Bart knows that his true love are motorbikes. Here, we’d like to showcase a new children’s ride that’s sure to empty your wallet.

Leverage LinkedIn… Especially During this Recession.

It has blown up into the number one social media network in an area Facebook has been sluggishly accepted: the business community. It strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts which is especially beneficial in volatile economies.