Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Book: Designing Media

Where is the internet taking media? This question is considered in the many interviews that makes up the substance of Bill Moggridge's latest book.

Review of the book

The Video Interviews

Article: ...Can Designers Save the Newspaper

The Challenge of the New - Once Upon a Time There Came Along the Book

Embracing a new technology is a challenge for many of us, but a good coach, a well design product and an open mind can make it a little easier.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Product Design: Electric Snow Blower for Urban Dwellers

It was nice to discover that a great new product has reached the market that is affordable, well designed and a durable snow blower before any significant snow has fallen.

This electric snow blower is idea for snow fall greater than 2", and its 12" wide mouth can quickly clear my and the neighbors walk way with minimum physical effort. It compact size and electric (clean energy) motor allows ease storage.

The only comparable product I found was by Toro, but it was more expensive and its construction appears less durable.

Amazon Link

Friday, December 17, 2010

Medical Device: Mobi Legs

Few things inspire a designer more than being forced to use a poorly design object. This seems to be the case with the redesign of the crutch, called Mobilegs.

After product designer Jeff Weber broke his heel placning him for several weeks on crutches he had time to consider the flaws of the object and to propose a thoughtful solution.

Mobilegs Website

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beautiful Architecture: IAC Building by Frank Gehry

On a recent trip to NYC I was struck by the attractiveness of the first NYC building design by Frank Gehry. Its glass facade changes color and opacity as it responses to its external environment.

IAC Building Website

Design Classics comes to the iPad

The content of the three volume design conpendium "Design Classics" has come to the iPad which allows more flexibility to accessing to the wealth of design content.

IDSA's Design of the Decade Awards

The Industrial Designers Society of America has announced its selections of designed products that have best demonstrated the professions influence at adding value at the nexus of culture and business.

Designs of the Decade Winners

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Design Education: Where Do We Go from Here?

AIGA's Design Educators conference explored how design education should change to better equip students to be functional design professionals in the 21st century.

AIGA Conference Website


The Design Observers Group Reflection on the Coference