With this issue of Design News, we introduce a brand new look—one we hope you'll agree is exciting and appealing, and, most important, helps you find the useful technical information you are looking for in this magazine.
Our new look, which includes an easier-to-read typeface, larger pictures and drawings, and a more eye-catching page layout, is the result of months of brainstorming and several reader surveys.
Yes, you were involved in this redesign. We asked you how you read Design News and what you look for. And we used your comments as the basis for our artists' work.
Among the changes you'll notice:
A larger "Hot Products" column . It used to be one-and-a-half pages. Now, it's two pages, with more products described and many more photos.
A revised "Technology Bulletin." We now call it "Sneak Previews" because that's just what's on the two pages: peeks at new technology that's under development and will be available soon.
And a contents page just for our website , www.designnews.com. We regularly put additional information for many of our stories on our web site—information that augments what is on the printed page. Now, you'll be able to tell what's on the web site just by checking the magazine.
There's more, of course, which we'll let you discover for yourself.
One thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to provide you the latest information on the most recent and most significant tools, components, and materials to help you do your job. Our redesign makes it easier for you to access that vital information.
We hope you like our new look and that it makes Design News even more useful and easier to use than before.
It will take months for investigators to sort out all the facts and causes of the Concorde crash in Paris, whether bad tires, outdated engine technology, or other.
This issue of Design News explores other aspects of aviation and aerospace safety: arc-fault protection, black-box technology, and airport security. Despite the tragic crash, aerospace technology still drives engineering advances worldwide.