INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors

September 30, 2013 by  
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Few designers get the opportunity to define a brand as prominent as Ford, but for the last 16 years, J Mays has been the driving design force behind the vehicles coming off the car company’s production line. With more than 30 years of experience, and a considerable number of car designs credited to his name — including the VW “New Beetle” , Aston Martin DB9 , and the  Ford GT ,  Focus , and the  Fusion  — J has led a quite a career. While we’ve spoken to Mays in depth about his journey as a designer and his life as Ford’s VP of Global Design , we thought now would be a fantastic time to catch up with the auto design pioneer. This Thursday, October 3rd, Mays will be taking part of our ‘ Design With a Purpose’  panel being held at the AIA Center for Architecture in New York City  (something we’ll also be webcasting live right here on Inhabitat). In anticipation of this event, we chatted with J about some of the topics he plans delve into this week, including resilient design, new vehicle safety technology, what’s in store for Ford in the coming years, and of course, New York City architecture . Keep reading for the scoop! Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks Resilient Design with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: auto design , auto designer , Automotive Designer , electric cars , electric vehicles , energy efficient cars , ev , ford , Ford Chief Creative Officer , ford design , ford electric , ford EV , Ford Head of Design , ford hybrid , ford motors , ford trucks , fuel efficiency , fuel efficient cars , green auto design , green automotive , green cars , inhabitat interview , J Mays , VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company        

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Infographic: The Technology Behind Elon Musk’s 700 MPH Hyperloop Train

September 30, 2013 by  
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is one of the most talked about transportation developments of 2013 – and now that two top engineers have signed up to work on the project , it looks like it could actually see the light of day. Webpage FX recently launched a new infographic that details the Hyperloop’s various features and compares the futuristic train to California’s proposed high speed rail. Check out the full infographic after the break! Read the rest of Infographic: The Technology Behind Elon Musk’s 700 MPH Hyperloop Train Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elon musk , green design , green technology , green transportation , Hyperloop , infographic , renewable energy , Solar Power , sustainable design , world’s fastest train        

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

May 29, 2013 by  
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Automotive designer J Mays  has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company . Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family’s auto parts store at an early age with aspirations of becoming an architect, but eventually found his calling in car design while at the Art Center in Pasadena . An automotive design pioneer with more than 30 years under his belt, Mays has been involved in the design of a number of the car industry’s most well-recognized automobiles, including the VW “New Beetle” , Aston Martin DB9 , Land Rover LR3/Discovery,  Ford GT , 2011 Ford Fiesta , 2012 Focus (including the Focus EV) , and the new green 2013 Ford Fusion —just to name a few! For the last 16 years he’s been leading the charge at Ford as the Vice President of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer and has played a critical role in bringing a new generation of stylish, green, high-performance  electric and hybrid vehicles to a mainstream market. I recently got the chance to chat with Mays about his monumental career, and I’ve published our interview here. Click ahead to read the entire interview, where Mays touches on his global travels, his design ethos and influences, the current market for hybrid and electric vehicles, and what he sees for the future of zero-emissions vehicles, both at Ford and on a global scale. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric cars , electric vehicles , energy efficient cars , ev , ford , ford design , ford electric , ford EV , ford fiesta , ford fusion , ford fusion energi , ford fusion energy , ford hybrid , ford motors , fuel efficiency , fuel efficient cars , fusion energi , green automotive , green cars , inhabitat interview , J Mays , VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company        

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Jungers Culinary Institute is a State-Of-The-Art Cooking School in Oregon

May 29, 2013 by  
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