Saturday, April 25, 2009

How Long Will the World’s Natural Resources Last?

How Long Will the World’s Natural Resources Last?

This graphic from New Scientist shows when certain natural resources will run out in the world if we continue at the current consumption rate. However

Nine Ideas to Save the World

The visionary architect Buckminster Fuller believed that a single design could save the world.

Change By Design

Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business.

Urban Quad: ATV lookalike only for dudes on the urban street

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Rapid urban development in the recent past has enticed designers to toss up some sophisticated auto designs to meet the style and authority of the next-gen commuters.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Explaining human-center 138 seconds

If you have to explain to someone what human centered design is and you only have about two minutes: show them the movie below from MAYA design.

World Builder: the Future of Interacting with Holographic Tools


A strange man uses a set of sophisticated holographic tools to build a world for the woman he loves, like SketchUp on steroids. See the movie.

The Webby Awards

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This year's Nominees and Official Honorees have been revealed! See the lists then head on over to the People's Voice site to vote for the best websites, online videos, interactive ads & more.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Inside Scoop on Design

Hartmut was instrumental in the design of Macintosh. If you’re into industrial design, you’ll enjoy this interview.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

TechCrunch Tablet Leaked, Own Medicine Administered

TechCrunch Tablet

TechCrunch is getting a feel for its subjects’ woes now that photos of the prototype TechCrunch Tablet are in the wild.

Design Our Waste

Design Out Waste

Twenty-five designers, writers and academics from an array of disciplines took residence on the Beauchamp 'Electric Barge', to begin a trip to Powerday waste recycling plant in west London. Docked at Little Venice in Paddington, the electrically powered barge is a silently running and environmentally sound answer to canal travel.

"Good" visual examples to get you thinking

Here's GOOD Magazine, and their website The magazine was launched in 2006 and focuses on issues related to sustainable living, politics, and other social issues of our time. On their website they feature many short video presentations that are worth checking.



It's a non invasive gluco-meter concept.

Beautiful And Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration

Here's a collection of 40 more beautiful and creative logo designs. Browsing through the showcase, you will notice many trends. Some of these include the usage of simple shapes to create something complex, origami shapes, coloring and transparency trends, and many more.

30 Creative Examples of Using Paper in Web Designs

The utilization of paper as a design element in a web design is one of the most popular design trends. By using scraps of paper, cardboard textures, notebooks and notepads, a designer is able to compose an interesting and elaborate design.

Peace River Excursion paper use screen shot.

miniHome Hitting California - Gitcher Perfectly Petite Prefab Here

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Visit the miniHome.

Forget Slumdog - India Has A New Star

If you want air-con, and you certainly do in India, you use the old fashioned method - you wind down the window and hope for a stiff breeze. It has three nuts on the wheels instead of four. It has no petrol cap, as such.

A Tato Nano

5 Secrets of Strategic Designers

Strategic Designers have a very unique approach to things, especially in regard to the design process. The strategic designers’ pathway around the design process oscillates from a “bird’s eye” view of things to a “telescopic” focused one and then back up to a “bird’s eye” view again.

3 Seconds,!

In a blink of an eye, a potential buyer would have entered a store, quickly scan the different products on the shelf and then make a decision to engage with a particular product.

Information Visualization: Beyond Reporting and Into Collaboration

While there are amazing things happening throughout the visual thinking community, some of the most interesting are happening at our sponsors, not the least of which is happening at Tableau.

The Power of Immersion and Visual Thinking

Your task is to re-invent the consulting business model. Instead of starting with a business model innovation think about how consulting clients really feel and start innovating from there.

To Be Sustainable Organizations Must Balance Empathy and Power

Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political, and economic change …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Design Should Be an Iterative Process Not a Linear One

Anders Ramsay, a UX designer, has done an excellent job in explaining on his blog the advantages of an Iterative Design Process versus a “Waterfall” (or Linear as I call it) design process.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Strategy Vs. Strategic Innovation?


Strategy is a company's game plan for winning, either by competing on scale, speed or special relationships. Strategic innovation is a company’s game plan to win by changing the game.

P&G Knows It Is Important To Master The Art Of Failing.


The secret to successful innovation for CPG companies is knowing how to fail early, fail cheaply.

Almost Barefoot Shoe

These shoes allow you to walk with a barefoot gait, without a bare foot, avoiding the injuries that could sideline you.

Thinking of Going Blond? Consult the Kiosk First

Sales clerks still ask customers, “May I help you?” on the floors of many department stores, but some shoppers may soon choose to be served instead by a computer kiosk with clever software.

Pain In The Back?

The VertaBrate focuses on areas where the spinal nerves begin to permeate through the back and aims at diminishing the amount of discomfort that spawns at the beginning of these spinal nerves. It bends over the shoulders and clings to the body using sticky pads.

Forget Me Not

The Mnemonic is the kinda device that will help an Alzheimer patient to be more independent by being the constant companion that reminds them about the little things in life.

Rebirth of Linksys

There was a time when all routers were ugly boxes designed only to perform. Looks played no importance because it was normal to relegate them to the back of the closet or tucked away in the corner below your desk.

Vite: Collapsible snow stretcher for immediate rescue on slopes

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Here's a collapsible snow stretcher that enhances the safety measures that will allow an immediate rescue, in case of an accident or injury.

Dashboards meet the 21st century

Hint: analog is out, glass screens are in.


Super Social Security Card

"Of the three forms of identification we have in the states - the other two being the passport and driver's license - the Social Security card is the one that unlocks your life," says Frog designer Laura Richardson.

Want True Sustainability? Then Design to Seduce

Sustainable design is a hot topic. While most people applaud the idea of designers using ecofriendly materials, others insist that that's missing the point.

Bill Buxton on Design & Return on Experience

You may not have heard of Bill Buxton yet, but the Canadian designer and computer scientist is well known in the field of human–computer interaction. Currently he is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Read article.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009


GM and Segway showed off a two-wheel prototype vehicle based on Segway's scooter platform that lets two people tool around the city at 35 miles an hour on electric power. GM touted the vehicle's OnStar wireless communications to let people communicate with each other and stay clear of other vehicles. Go to Segway/Puma here

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Always ask: What's it like from their point of view?

A good designer always tries to see things from the point of view of the user (or the customer, viewer, audience member, etc.).

Colgate Wisps!

Its a lot of plastic to basically get a tiny melt in your mouth bead of mouthwash into your mouth as you scrub with some harsh plasticiness…


Italian Transportation Infographics

I don’t speak Italian. But I get the gist of these.