Design & Development: How Boeing Works to Design-in Environmental Improvements

Pursuing innovative technology & developments that provide environmentally progressive solutions
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Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of articles featuring content from Boeing's 2016 Environment Report. For more information, visit

The first step in the production process is design and development. This is when Boeing's team of talented employees explores fresh ideas to build environmental improvements into the process.

Sappi North America Opens 2016 ‘Ideas that Matter' Call for Entries

17th Annual Grant Program Enables Social Good through Creative Design
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BOSTON, June 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced its call for 2016 Ideas that Matter grant proposals, inviting designers to show the world how design, specifically print, can play an important role in changing lives for the better.

Timberland Honored by WGSN and The Guardian for Timberland Tires Innovation

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The tire and footwear industries are two of the world’s largest users of virgin rubber. Most tires on the road have a limited lifespan, and ecologically-sound disposal at the end of their useful life presents another challenge. Imagine if leaders from these industries helped address this issue by creating a more sustainable lifecycle for rubber?

Bliss Dance: A Message of Women Empowerment

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She is a breathtaking, 40-foot-tall sculpture at The Park, indeed, but also a powerful statement about female strength.

Customer Input Shifts Cat® 994K Design Into High Gear


Touted as “bigger on the outside and better on the inside,” the Cat 994K increases payload by 29 percent and improves cost per ton by 8 percent over the previous model.

Click here to find out how the resounding success of the Cat 994K design process is really a true testament to the power of collaboration between Caterpillar, our customers and dealers.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Teams Up with Living Future Institute

Living Product Prize will Encourage Development of Products that Work in Harmony with Nature
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March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles? That is the goal of the Living Product Prize, a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, an annual team competition from the Biomimicry Institute that focuses on accelerating the development of nature-inspired solutions to critical sustainability issues.

In the Wake of Development

Breaking the Pattern of Displacement

Consumer Insights Influence Whirlpool Corporation Design and Technology at 2016 International Builders Show

Whirlpool Corporation emphasizes cutting-edge design and technology, giving builders an inside advantage with consumers
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LAS VEGAS,  Jan. 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances, will share its outlook on the future of appliance design and display products that make an impact on the daily lives of consumers at the International Builders Show from Jan. 19-21.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Sets Benchmark for EV Design

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LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As Chevrolet’s first ground-up, long-range electric vehicle, the 2017 Bolt EV offered designers unprecedented freedom, resulting in a vehicle that crosses boundaries and challenges expectations in the electric vehicle (EV) segment.

Eastman Teams with Bays Mountain and SHiFT Design for Unique Camping and Creating Experience

This week, Eastman in partnership with SHiFT Design is hosting more than 50 design students from across the country at a unique, maker-inspired camp experience.
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December 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Known as SHiFT Tennessee, the week-long event is nestled in Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and focuses on the “Story of Making.” Attendees will explore the nature around them and interact with global material experts and local craftspeople that will immerse them in the local history and educate them on the art of making. The students will also be challenged to create new wayfinding systems for Bays Mountain inspired by their local learnings. At the end of the week, teams will present “walking stories” using a variety of materials and craftsmanship.


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