Friday, September 28, 2007

Designing for Diabetics

Inspired by consumer gadgetry, medical-device makers are creating slick tools for insulin injections and readings.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

LifeStraw purifies water instantly for under $2 a year

lifestrawThere are gadgets that make life more fun, and then there are gadgets that make life possible. The LifeStraw from Denmark's Vestergaard Frandsen Group has the potential to fall into the latter category. A device about the size of a large pen or drinking straw, the LifeStraw is a complete water purification kit that draws its power from the person sucking down the water.

Jonathan Ive

Here's an article where Jonathan Ive of Apple, gives an interview discussing the fine art of great design. Even though the interview took place in December of 2006, Jonathan's feedback is worth noting.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Frog-Inspired Bike Design


Alex Suvajec’s concept bike design takes its inspiration from nature. It’s a fascinating adaptation of a frog’s motion and structure.

Why Designers Rule

I found this nice little list of reasons why designers rule over at Design Stamp. Read the rest of the article here about why designers rule.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Masters of Design 2007

Innovation and inspiration. Beauty and profit. Management and creativity. Fast Company's fourth annual report on the intersection of business and design.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Digital Water Pavilion


The Digital Water Pavilion will be built at the entrance of the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain. The digitally-controlled 'water curtains' will display messages and act as doors to enter and exit the building, which will house a tourist information centre, a cafeteria and an exhibition on the 'digital mile project' that will be a feature of the Expo. Check out the website, where you can watch a video of how the final thing should look, see a video of the real thing as a prototype, and find more information about the project.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Designers who Blog

DWB features blogs discussing graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photography, branding, writing and advertising.