It takes about 700 gallons of water and 1,100 square feet of land to produce the...– Adam Pasick | Journalist Profiles Nike, the albatross, and sustainable design
government funds will allow installation of 18 million smart meters and 1...– The Associated Press: Obama announces $3.4B for ‘smart’ power grid
Form, Growth, Behavior: The Making of P_Wall ... →
fantastic video on making parametric systems. thanks karen for posting the earlier image… I just discovered the work of Miguel Fisac
Some professionals will find that unsettling; they will seek to defend their...– Amateur Revolution | Fast Company Charles makes a fantastic case for tinkerers, developers, designers worldwide to be taken seriously. reading thru it makes me feel that there was never a better time to be a developer. Also there was never a worse time to be just a designer who can just focus on...
While the disabled aren’t a significant percentage of our users today,...– How Tech for the Disabled Is Going Mainstream - BusinessWeek that is a powerful thought for designers. by thinking of people with functional limitations as POWER USERS we can automatically include them in the target audience and the user experience scenarios.
Boing Boing Teen designs Eco-Home of the Future
if you could transport ice cream when it was room temperature and freeze it at...– Innovation & Design Blog - BusinessWeek So Nestle is really thinking about the design of large-scale systems when it thinks about warm ice cream. If the company can pull it off—and it is a big technical if—it will have introduced a powerful disruptive innovation into the ice cream...
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ...– Francis Bacon
William Kamkwamba on building a windmill | Video on TED.com for my friends gabe, karen and ted. Its not that personal windmills are a new invention, but its exciting HOW this one was built by this Boy in malawi. he made one with “found” materials that included a bicycle. BIG windmills are expensive to make,assemble, transport,install and maintain.William just showed us how smaller...
google pushing solar prices down. http://tinyurl.com/p9wykx– LeoRaudys
Dean Kamen Reinvents Coke's Soda Fountain -... →
Why was Kamen busying himself on a soft-drink dispenser? It brings to mind Steve Jobs’s reputed question to PepsiCo (PEP) then-president and future Apple (AAPL) CEO John Sculley: “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?” Kamen falls in the latter camp, but he says he saw in Coca-Cola, and in the innovative...
For decades, it’s been thought deadly for an American politician to be...– Zakaria: Nobel rewards Obama’s ‘big, bold gambit’ - CNN.com
ninakix: Patrick Whitney on the value of abstracting design problems.
Using design to visualize new discoveries
“Inside every cell in all organisms, there are DNA molecules. They contain the blueprints for how a human being, a plant or a bacterium, looks and functions. But the DNA molecule is passive. If there was nothing else, there would be no life,” a statement from the academy of sciences said. The blueprints become transformed into living matter through the work of ribosomes. An...
Design For Giving Contest →
School children design solutions for India’s greatest challenges. i am so pumped about this.design thinking in schools. guess how many schools are participating?.. about 32,000. great success.
between thinking and doing is experience…. ….experience is about...– olafur eliasson. artist.
Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off | Video on TED.com :)