Friday, September 24, 2010

Fast Company Magazine: 2010 Masters of Design

Who are the up and coming design super stars? Fast Company each year considers who are those doing significant work in design and showcases them.

2010 MOD List

Walter Hood a landscape architect is speaking this weekend at the University of Michigan's, Future of Technology conference, so if you not able to attend the presentation will be posted online (see the early blog entry dated 9/16 on the conference).

Super WiFi and the Things to Come

The Federal Communications Commission has agreee to open new unused airwave for wireless broadband networks. The prediction is that this move will spur the development of new wireless device within the next twelve months.

This is an example of how government policy can be used to stimulate innovation and economic growth.

Huffington Post Article

FCC: Future of Media

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Design Philosopher: Leonard Koren

Leonard Koren, a trained architect who is better known for his writings which are reflections on the subtile things of life.

Leonard Koren Website

NYTimes Article

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

National Design Week Oct 9 - 17th - Cooper Hewitt

Over the past decade Design has become part of the national conversation. The Smithsonian institution brings with it a legitimizing authority that says Design has a value in American culture.

The organization's new leadership has demonstrated that it is in support of enhancing the nation's knowledge of design's history and place is American life through its programs.

National Design Awards 2010

Video: The Future of the Book by IDEO

The changes in the print industry is visualized in the video below showing even more convergence of media tools than is currently available, but around the corner.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Future of Design Conference Presentions 2009

The aspiration of most designers had been focused on big corporate high end projects, I've noticed a shift in the generation of young designers of who see opportunity in serving the low end, every day kinda problem opportunities.

Conference and Other Video Presentations

The Future of Technology Conference 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Video Interview: Marc Newson

In this new series Morning T by New York Times the subject of fashion as a design discipline is touched on. It sounds as though Marc does not see fashion designers as fitting within the same category with other design professionals.

Video Interview

Friday, September 10, 2010

Winner of 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe: Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus

The home of the future is here now, Virginia Techs winning entry into the Europes solar decathlon competition incorporate energy reducing technologies that are available to most home owners.

Lumenhaus Experience

NYTimes Article: This New House

Interactive/ Audio