Friday, September 25, 2009
Take out the Honda logos and most people would probably think that the U3-X is either some sort of a compact gym machine or if you're childishly foolish like ourselves, a pleasure contraption - if you catch our drift...
Posted by Rick at 7:31 AM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
While people across the world are eagerly waiting for the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, we have the conceptual master plan for the Milan World Exposition 2015 at our hands.
Posted by Rick at 12:29 PM
Biking with its all important eco factor has always been an essential part of short distance traveling, but by adding portability to contemporary bicycle designs, designers have given a whole new dimension to the sustainable urban commutation.
Posted by Rick at 12:27 PM
Current hydroplanes come with very little haul which makes them very fast and at the same time very unstable, especially in windy conditions during a race.
Posted by Rick at 12:26 PM
With the rapid growth in mobile technology, mobile phones have become an essential tool of modern existence. And there is no reason that the visually impaired should remain detached from the necessary communication device.
Posted by Rick at 12:24 PM
That makes prototyping a strategy tool in additional to just a design tool.
Posted by Rick at 12:14 PM
Zaha Hadid architects‘ burnham pavilion recently opened in millennium park, chicago as part of the burnham plan centennial celebrations. the pavilion is composed of an intricate curved aluminium structure, with fabric skins tightly zipped around the metal frame to create the curvilinear shape.
Posted by Rick at 12:09 PM
Imagine being blind for a minute, and you have to go to the store to pick up a few things. You have everything in your basket ready to be checked out and since you have no cash in your pocket, you whip out the old trustworthy debit card.
Posted by Rick at 11:57 AM
New Leaf Paper has made high-quality recycled paper since the 1990s in the hopes of inspiring a fundamental shift toward environmental responsibility in the paper industry. But for a long time their product lines of coated, uncoated, and board grade papers were only offered wholesale, so even if their example was shining, their impact was subdued.
Posted by Rick at 11:35 AM
One of the most important aspects of a design project is the process. Process can involve extensive sketching, wireframing, design comps, critiques, business planning, standards testing, client feedback, revisions and more.
Posted by Rick at 11:30 AM
Eight years after the September 11 attacks, the final piece of design at Ground Zero has been unveiled: The underground museum linking the two reflecting pools that will mark the footprints of the Twin Towers. Read article here.
Posted by Rick at 11:21 AM
A bad economy is tough on a company's bottom line and even tougher on those individuals that have to struggle to make ends meet. But when it comes to the design profession, it's different. Not because the industry is immune from a bad economy--far from it--but because negative economic conditions are often a catalyst for change. It also forces designers to create with more care.
Posted by Rick at 11:18 AM
Nitin Nohria and Amanda Pepper of Harvard Business School's Leadership Initiative collaborated with XPLANE to create this video in order to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership to address some of society's most pressing problems.
Posted by Rick at 9:56 AM
In his presentation at LIFT09 in Geneva, Fabio Sergio, creative director at frog design, explores design's role in creating habitable and desirable futures. He shows various examples to explain how people-centered design goes beyond usage or consumption and should be about culture and seeing people how people react to things within their own culture.
Posted by Rick at 9:50 AM
In the digital age we can send texts and pics to anyone, anywhere, instantly. But how might we share feelings? Through our feet, obviously. For GOOD Magazine’s Inventions video series, frog’s VP of Creative Robert Fabricant imagines a new kind of shoe that can take you anywhere.
Posted by Rick at 9:33 AM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
As powerful networked device capabilities continue to enter mainstream use, several technology companies have released "vision" videos portraying how capabilities like augmented reality, flexible OLED screens, and rich sensors can alter our lives in the future.
Posted by Rick at 8:52 AM
This is the first in a series of tips, tricks and recipes for designers, artists and other visual thinkers working in meetings and other sessions where large amounts of complex information need to be collected and visualized. It’s a peek into how XPLANE approaches discovery and uses visual thinking to communicate key ideas.
Posted by Rick at 8:25 AM
Data visualizations and infographics can make complex datasets easier to understand and comprehend. By creating a graphical represenatation of data and statistics, complicated concepts and information can make more sense in less time.
Posted by Rick at 7:59 AM