Michael Hudspeth

Professional Member of the Industrial Designers Society of America

Mike Hudspeth is a consultant, lifelong artist, and avid model builder. He's worked as a senior designer for a global medical company and has more than two decades of experience.

Hudspeth has also been a Contributing Technical Expert to Machine Design magazine for more than eight years.

He lives in St. Louis, Mo.

Software review: SolidWorks 2014 has key new features
This year’s SolidWorks 2014 has a host of new functionalities that designers never knew they needed but soon won't want to live without. Time and space do not permit an exhaustive reconnoiter, but consider the highlights.
SolidWorks 2013 makes 3D modeling easier
SolidWorks 2013 makes 3D modeling easier.
SolidWorks 2012 helps streamline everyday jobs
Each year, around this time of the year, SolidWorks, Waltham, Mass., rolls out new surprises for all us eager CADsters. SolidWorks 2012 is no exception.
SolidWorks 2011 boosts productivity
SolidWorks 2011 sports many enhancements, such as better memory usage, which makes designing go faster, without problems. And there are plenty of other improvements that boost productivity.
Software Review: Spotlight on SolidWorks 2008
SolidWorks 2008 for 3D mechanical design has many new features and capabilities.
Industrial Design: Is all industrial design software the same?
Alias used to be the one real choice for industrial-design software.
Opinion: Consider non-engineering software for some industrial-design tasks
An old adage says just because you have a hammer doesn’t mean everything should look like a nail. That's certainly true for software.
Industrial Design: Think like a kid
Okay, you are tasked with designing “the next coming thing” but draw a blank. Think like a kid!
Ergonomics: Not just swoopy curves
Of course, styling is important in design. Other factors such as ergonomics play in as well.
When styling goes wild
Form without function makes no sense when designing products that serve a purpose or do a job.
SolidWorks 2007: Software keeps focus on design but not CAD
No one will disagree that 3D modeling programs can be hard to use. Some features are starting to address that problem.
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