Saturday, June 26, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
"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
A well-crafted product can make the world a better place. By Sam Martin
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.
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
You have to watch this video, to appreciate how fast gestural interfaces are developing. By Cliff Kuang
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
The Node chair adapts to the myriad activities that occur in the modern classroom. By Cliff Kuang
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced the best skyscrapers of the year. By Suzanne Labarre
Architect Kengo Kuma experiments with a new type of concrete, with tantalizing possibilities and "Unknown Pleasures." By Cliff Kuang
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