Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Kanye Goes to Harvard's Design School

Odd as it may seem, Mr. West is one of the loudest promoters of design role in popular culture. He appears to honestly value design and is on a journey to harness its creative power to change if not "save the world".

Blog Post:grist

Friday, November 01, 2013

Do You Know Where Product Design is Headed?

Frog Design's Chief Creative Officer, Mark Rolston reflects on the changing landscape of product design.

Product Experiences

Article: Design and the Coming Iceberg

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Industrial Designer: Niels Different (b. 1928-2013)

The father of human factors passed away at his home this week.

Friday, June 07, 2013

New Director of the Smithsonian's Copper Hewitt Design Musuem

A new director for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Caroline Baumann was named to the post Thursday.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sensors for Diapers to Alert Parents its Diaper Changing Time...

Huggies TweetPee sends tweet when baby's diaper is wet. This little product should be a favorite baby shower gift. Time's Article: Huggies Device

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Video: The History of Typography

A short video on the history of Typography by Ben Barrett-Forrest.

Graphic Design: Google Celebrates Saul Bass

Google makes use of its Google Doodle to celebrate the career of Saul Bass with an elaborate animation. The Guardian Article: Saul Bass

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fashion: G-STAR

I have long stated that fashion design is problematic for me when considered beside the other design professions like architecture, industrial and graphic design. The challenge I have with fashion is that is overwhelmingly driven by stylist in search of fads and less about problem solving as I believe drives the other design practitioners. But on occasion I have gladly given props to Nike for changing athletic apparel category through design. Now I gladly acknowledge G-Star for its progressive and innovative approach to fashion, specifically its RAW 3D denim jean designs. Article: Best G Star Jeans

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Its Been Awhile Since Ive Posted....

I guess there are moments when life is full and blogging takes a back seat, but I will now get back to the task of posting interesting design stuff.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Bringing a Low Cost Light to the Developing World

Little Sun website

The New Industrial Revolution

In a nutshell, the term “Maker” refers to a new category of builders who are using open-source methods and the latest technology to bring manufacturing out of its traditional factory context, and into the realm of the personal desktop computer. “Until recently, the ability to manufacture was reserved for those who owned factories,” Anderson says. “What’s happened over the last five years is that we’ve brought the Web’s democratizing power to manufacturing. Today, you can manufacture with the push of a button.” Read more: How the ‘Maker’ Movement Plans to Transform the U.S. Economy Book Review: Maker: The New Industrial Revolution