Saturday, June 20, 2009

Building On The 140 Platform. What's Will Twitter Do Next? Twitter TV Or Twitter Dating?

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The 140 number is doing magic, at least for them. How did they get this magic number?

What's Your Strategy For Strategic Innovation?

As the pace of innovation accelerates and beyond the speed limit, executives are experiencing two other kinds of hot water, declining bottom line results cased by the “credit crisis” and declining consumer attention as they are becoming immune to “marketing.”

GOOD Transparencies Archive

An archive of Transparencies that have run in past issues of GOOD and on our blog.

The Economics of Attention

Politicians, journalists, marketers, the entertainment industry, even educators and the clergy – everyone wants our attention.

New LED Bulbs by Sharp Can be Remotely Tuned Between 7 Shades of White

Sharp's introducing 9 new models of LED lightbulbs to Japan in mid-July, but the most innovative of those is...

IDAT - Instant data analysis and transfer

IDAT is a modular solution for internal communication within hospitals framework.

Reinventing the Wheel

When Intelligent Mobility International (IMI) received the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics in 2008 for their wheelchair design, it was not only a triumph for the handicapped, but the design community at large.

Reinventing the Wheel

How Does the Navy Design the Nuclear Supercarrier of the Future?

Designing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is a mind-bendingly complex process, what with all the details it involves, not to mention all of the superhuman engineering challenges.


Design Roundtable: What Will Cell Phones Look Like 10 Years From Now?

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Will they look like this?

EuroVis 2009 Conference: Best-of Coverage (Guest Post)


Join about 200 international visualization researchers for a conference program mixing information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics.

Giant Trucks Are No Longer Scary

The noisy, polluting, gas guzzling giants are being tamed to look more demure and sophisticated, and how!

Room Room provides shelter for the affected in emergencies

Showcased at the recent crossing: dialogues for emergency architecture exhibition to commemorate the first anniversary of the Wenchaun earthquake, the “Room Room” project by Encore Heureux + G Studio offers an instant and highly mobile shelter during emergencies.

Felix Jung's Pecha Kucha presentation Tips

Recently Felix Jung gave an interesting talk at Pecha Kucha Chicago, Volume 9.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Touchphone For The Blind

The B-Touch mobile phone takes the iPhone touchscreen revolution a step ahead by incorporating innovate features to make a touchscreen cellphone for the blind.

UI Design Patterns for Sites and Web Applications


A design pattern refers to a reusable and applicable solution to general real-world problems. For example, a solution for navigating around a website is site navigation (a list of links that point to different sections of the site), a solution for displaying content in a compact space are module tabs.

Designer Neologisms

Can you define simplexity? Super Normal? Poptimism? A look at the language of design thinking.

Design with intent

How designers can influence behavior.


It's a modular computer system that includes slim, lightweight and portable core component featured with display, basic performance and detachable control modules.

Pockey Light

Sharing the blissful moments withyour beloved. In unexpected situationseven a little lamp can be moving. Just a card from your wallet sends outbeautiful, mellow light, with a cell atits back providing power. The use ofBack Light Unit makes its brighter even.

In unexpected situations even a little lamp can be moving.

Self-Powered Laser For Safer Night Cycling (Or A Beam-Me-Up)

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Bicycling at night can be a dicey proposition. This is especially true if you’re equipped with the standard-fare reflectors that may or may not reflect properly, depending on the angle of the car headlights hitting you.

Sony's new mouse

In an attempt to complement its handsome netbooks, Sony's new mouse ends up getting things wrong--as usual.

Swarna IDC Degree Show 2009

Some innovative gems.

20 Examples of Great User Interface Design

Understanding good user interface design can help you create website designs that are more user friendly.

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17 Unusual and Creative Headphones

Semicircle Headphones

Collection of unusual headphones, earphones, headsets and earbuds that will help you listen to your music in style.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 Kindle DX


Another Kindle? It seems that it was only four months ago that we saw a new version of Amazon's e-reader. In fact, it was only four months ago the Kindle 2 arrived on February 9. What's the June release have that the February one doesn't? Read the article.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Difinition of architecture

Everyday we use a lot of words unconsciously, without thinking to much what they mean.
this short video about the word architecture and what it really means.

Fire extinguishers...they're not red anymore

firedesign2 Fire extinguishers as beautiful decorative objects by Fire Design

Fire prevention and safety should be a must in every home, and Fire Design a french company makes unique, artfully designed fire extinguishers.

Robert Brunner: master of lust-worth design

Robert designed the Element grill from Fuego. The 24,000 BTU, dual-burner charmer looks a little like R2D2, and comes with four different cook-top options, including a pizza stone. It comes in red! Brunner's products tend to inspire that kind of devotion.

Robert Brunner

Design is too important to be left to the thinkers


Design strategy is far too important to be left to designers.

Monday, June 01, 2009

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information.

Here are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter.