Autodesk at TED
The impulse to design is universal. Today, design touches almost every part of our lives. As a way to solve problems, discover opportunities, and create new objects and experiences, design is reaching more people and equipping them with remarkable tools to make a better world. With that in mind, Autodesk is thrilled to support TED.
Autodesk at TEDGlobal 2011
View a slideshow of pictures captured during TEDGlobal.
View portraits of TEDsters by artist Siegfried Woldhek using Sketchbook Pro.
This year we are making a book, Imagine Design Create, available to every TEDster. It offers a wide-ranging look at how the creative process and the tools of design are dramatically changing—and where design is headed in the coming years.
‘Digital Tartan’ Dinner
We are hosting a dinner to celebrate Scottish culture, cuisine and drink. A perfect complement to the intensity of TED days, the evening 'Digital Tartan' provides time to relax with colleagues both familiar and new, enjoying award-winning whiskies—curated by acclaimed distiller, Ian Buxton— while deepening those conversations exploring the Stuff of Life.
We’re brought along several exhibits from the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco, including the Pi Mobility Electric Bicycle and Project Photofly.
How does design inspire? Recycled aluminum electric bike
PiCycle Electric Bicycle
Using a solitary arch of recycled aluminum, Pi Mobility significantly increased the durability of its bike while dramatically reducing the amount of electricity used to produce it. Part of the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program, which supports early-stage clean technology companies, Pi Mobility used Digital Prototyping to produce a data-rich 3D digital prototype in just three weeks.
Project team: Pi Mobility
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How do we make design? 3D models from photographs
Capturing as-built conditions for various purposes (renovation, energy analysis, add-on design, etc.) is now becoming possible using your standard digital camera thanks to advanced computer vision technologies. Project Photofly automatically converts photographs into 3D models using the power of cloud computing.
Learn more about Project Photofly.
See how Autodesk reality capture technology could be used to automate and improve facility management practices.
Project team: Autodesk