Adam Rubinstein

Born in Israel, studied Mechanical engineering in the Technion, specialized in mechanical design and particularly mechano-optics. Over 50 years experience as a design engineer, and about 24 of them as an independent consultant. lately, partially retired and teaching mechano-optical design at BGU in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Interested in photography and classical choir singing

creativity or experience

What is more important to a designer, creativity or experience?

Creativity is not easy to define. In its broadest sense it is the ability to create something new that didn’t exist before. Assembling a piece of furniture from IKEA parts by following instructions, by this definition, is creativity. In a narrower sense creativity is doing something which is mentally new to produce ideas and solutions …

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Lessons we can learn from the sinking of the Titanic

I was watching a TV program about new data and photos from the Titanic when suddenly my wife remarked: “You engineers must be learning a lot from these investigations!” It is easy to criticise I quickly scanned my memory: unlike investigations of airplane crashes, the Titanic is a century old technology. The art of riveting …

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