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MFA: Transportation Design: Internet Resources

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Institute for Transportation Engineers (Ite) - This organization's goal is to provide the global community of transportation professionals with the knowledge, practices, skills, and connections to serve the needs of their communities and help shape the future of transportation in a societal context.

SAE - A global association, SAE's members include more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries devoted to life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.

Transportation.org - This site is from AASHTO, an organization that serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the federal government and sets technical standards for all phases of highway system development, including design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and other technical areas.

The Museum of Automobile Art and Design - The MOAAD is an online collection of automotive artworks divided into thematic galleries.

Car Design TV - A publication of Foresee Limited, this site features hundreds of articles and videos on automotive concept design.

Form Trends - Founded in 2012, Form Trends covers the automotive design industry, focusing on both the products and the people behind them.

Automotive Hall of Fame - Located in Dearborn, Michigan, this Hall of Fame has been celebrating outstanding automotive design achievements since 1939.

Podcasts

Gestalten - Martin from Konzepthaus and Eric from Form Trends talk about the latest trends in car design, motor shows, and changes in design staff around the world.

Shut Up & Build Bikes - This podcast focuses on the perspectives, passion, craft, and business of bicycle frame-building.

Consider the Source

The internet provides open access to a tremendous amount of information, including peer reviewed, scholarly material.  However, be mindful of your sources. Consider the following:

Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view?

Purpose - Why was the source created? 

Publication & Format - Where was it published? 

Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? 

Date of Publication - When was it written? 

Documentation - Did they cite their sources? 

Information from University of California Berkeley Library's "Evaluating Resources" guide.

Hear From Designers

Visionaries on Innovation - From the Henry Ford Museum, this site has interviews with innovators on various topics, including Ed Welburn on collaboration in design.

"How I designed..." - This YouTube series, from legendary car designer Frank Stephenson, details his inspirations and design processes for some of his most famous designs.
 

College for Creative Studies website