Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mi-Sport presents the world's first fully waterproof, wireless MP3 headphones

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We have seen a number of wearable music players in the past, but the new MP3 player headphones from Mi-Sport is a headset with difference that integrates a waterproof MP3 player with text to voice software. By The Design Blog

NaviQ digital guide

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We may have entered the digital era and have access of modern navigation tools, but visiting the places with different languages and cultures untroubled is still a major issue for travelers. By The Design Blog

Multi-touch floor display

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Tabletop displays or computers may allow a wide range of possibilities, but they too have their limitations, as they cannot extend more than an arm’s length due to the size limitations. By Naresh Chauhan

Eos Triton car uses Gyroscope technology to balance it on one wheel

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Inspired by the fluidity of the Nature, the cocoon and the shell, Malaysian designer Priyanka Martin has come up with a transportation concept that moves you around swiftly even in a city rush hour. By Naresh Chauhan

The $0.001 DIY iPhone 4 Antenna Fix

There's a huge media fuss about a potential failing of the iPhone 4's clever antenna design, with folks concerned it spells radio-drop-out call doom for the phone. By Kit Eaton

The Hub Bay Area: Where Change Agents Share Space and Ideas

Gathered around a large, sun-drenched table in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco on a Friday afternoon are financial advisers, activists, marketers, designers, coders, lawyers, and a half-dozen more local entrepreneurs. By Alissa Waker

Bobin Kil's car


We've seen concepts for electric cars where each wheel has its own motor, and we've all seen a Segway and motorized unicycles; designer Bobin Kil's Lightweight concept combines all of these things into one. By Hipstomp

UX 2010 Week

Calling UX professionals (or aspiring professionals) of all levels! Join the UX Week, the premier user experience conference, for fun times, inspiring sessions on the main stage and roll-up-your-sleeves learning during two full days of workshops. It's going to rock.

Don't type, Swype!

I don't think my fingers are fat, but I have a tough time with the iPhone keypad. By Hipstomp

Boatanic: A floating farm proposal for inner-city waterways


As Damien O'Sullivan, a designer in Rotterdam, walked the waterways in Amsterdam, he noticed that the typical tourist boats would make fantastic greenhouses—they are ideally suited to gathering heat and light with their large glass windows. By Core Jr.

A new online community for sustainable design


Today marks the official launch of the Living Principles for Design, a new online portal "intended to give the creative community a place to share and showcase best practices, tools, stories and ideas for enabling sustainable action, popularizing the efforts of those who use design thinking to affect positive cultural change." By Core Jr

Design Thinking: A useful myth

A powerful myth has arisen upon the land, a myth that permeates business, academia, and government. It is pervasive and persuasive. But although it is relatively harmless, it is false. The myth? By Don Norman

Core77 speaks with Jonathan Ive on the design of the iPhone 4: Material Matters

"A big part of the experience of a physical object has to do with the materials," says Jonathan Ive, Apple's Senior Vice President of Design, during a brief chat with Core77.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Changing Behavior by Design: Forbes Interview with Jon Kolko

A well-crafted product can make the world a better place. By Sam Martin

Designing for Participation

Activism in the 60’s gets a lot of hype, and rightly so. By Kristina Loring

Becoming a Design Leader

Teach Design: Think Dumb

How designers are introducing the idea of “simple” to a group of high school students. By Clay Odom

Winners announced for 2010 MEX Mobile User Experience Awards

The MEX Awards challenge the world’s most talented students, designers and companies to create cutting edge mobile and multi-platform user experience innovations. Contestants must identify their target user and then illustrate with video, screenshots and storyboards how they would meet the needs of that particular customer.

Midnight Bookworms Rejoice

If your best reading is done at night, then read on.

Making It Easy To Communicate With Grandma

IC Social Communication Tool For The Elderly by Mikael Johansen

If it’s not the technology, then it’s the size of the gadget that some senior citizens find challenging. By Yank Design

Can You Design a Zero-Electricity Clothes Dryer

Levi Srauss & Co. is holding a design competition to reduce the carbon footprint of their jeans—on the consumer end, at least. By Patrick James

Dyson Tower and Pedestal fans


New additions to the Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Range! By Notcot

Nike lets you Tweet to Johannesburg


Largest LED screens popped up in Johannesburg (half as big as a football pitch!) displaying user contributed Facebook msgs, Mxit msgs (local South African social network), QQ msgs (Chinese social network) and Tweets in support of their favorite player(s) from the World Cup!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Genius Behind Minority Report's Interfaces Resurfaces, With Mind-blowing New Tec

You have to watch this video, to appreciate how fast gestural interfaces are developing. By Cliff Kuang

Ingenious Flipper Bridge Melds Left-Side Drivers With Right-Side Drivers

Hong Kong drives on the left side of the road, mainland China on the right. So how do you prevent crashes when driving between them? By Suzanne Labarre

IDEO and Steelcase Unveil a School Desk for the Future of Teaching

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The Node chair adapts to the myriad activities that occur in the modern classroom. By Cliff Kuang

World's Best Skyscraper Awards Include Stout, Rusty School Building in England

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced the best skyscrapers of the year. By Suzanne Labarre

Eye Phone

The tool is intended to make eye exams affordable in the developing world, and the creators are founding a startup to distribute it. By Cliff Kuang

The Beauty of Fiber Optic Concrete, Yes, Fiber Optic Concrete

Architect Kengo Kuma experiments with a new type of concrete, with tantalizing possibilities and "Unknown Pleasures." By Cliff Kuang

Co Design

The winners of the 2010 International Design Excellence Awards.

New Tron Light Cycle Toys Drive Up Walls, Upside Down [Video]

Disney Pictures is gearing up for a December release of Tron: Legacy with a line of cutting edge toys that defy gravity. By Austin Carr

Stand-Up Toothbrushes Right Themselves

Tired of having to waste a perfectly good mug to house your toothbrushes? By Jamie Block

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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It’s not too long when we published the “Immersed Senses,” by Adam Wendel that can well be hailed as the future of underwater diving and exploration. By Naresh Chauhan

Pulsating Music For The Elbows

Feel The Beat - Active Assistive Elbow Pulser Designed for Cerebral Palsy Children by Ang Weiquan

Physiotherapy for children with Cerebral Palsy can be quite challenging. By Ang Weiquan