29 Insanely Efficient Products You Wish Existed. FIVE MINUTES - Interactive Short. The World Changing Ideas Of 2015. All ideas change the world in some small way, but not all ideas are "world changing.
" At Co.Exist, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big problems that face our society and the planet—a better term might be "world-fixing ideas"—at the moment they're sitting somewhere between science fiction and the possible. We work to look at the brave thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are slowly, painfully proving their value. The ideas that work, catch on, and take off might very well improve the way everyone on the planet lives—or help ensure that we get to keep living on the planet at all. So here we've collected 14 of the most audacious, most potentially transformative ideas that are starting to reshape the world today.
They range from better treatment of low-wage workers to a guaranteed income for every person; from programmable physical objects to a doctor's office in your pocket; from design that intentionally makes you uncomfortable to satellite detective agencies.
Arduino. PackH2O « Ecouterre. Greif claims that WaterWear is the world’s first purposed-designed water-transport product that is economically viable for both developing economies and disaster relief.
Each backpack holds up to 20 liters (5 gallons) of water at full capacity, yet it easily collapses when empty for ease of handling and storage. Constructed from industrial-grade woven polypropylene, which has the added advantage of being recyclable, the WaterWear is designed for the “best combination of strength, weight, and cost,” according to its maker. In addition to an ergonomic design that takes the load off the upper back and onto the lumbar and pelvis, the backpack also features a base that allows it to stand on its own while water is pumped into it or dispensed from the attached nozzle.
Plus, a roll-top closure allows easy access to the plastic liner, which can be removed for cleaning. But Greif wants the WaterWear to be more than a handout. . + PackH2O [Via Springwise] Lessons for building a design business. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery Over the past week or so we’ve profiled several design businesses at different stages of their lives.
Ustwo co-founders John Sinclair (left) and Matt Miller Theo Williams Design, which is being set up by the former Habitat and John Lewis head of design, is just a couple of weeks into its official existence. Ustwo is ten years old and has grown in that time from a mobile-specialist studio into a business releasing its own IP and investing in joint ventures. Industrial design studio Factorydesign is 17 years old – and its founders tell us about moves they are making to secure the businesses’ future. While these are all businesses at different stages of their lives – and operating in different areas of design – there are common experiences and lessons to be learned from all of them, which could apply to all design business owners.
Have a goal SeymourPowell co-founders Richard Seymour (left) and Dick Powell Take (calculated) risks Ustwo’s London studio. How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises.
Cosas muy absurdas. Soluciones económicas para discapacitados. Interactive Design. De +Acumen Courses - Bogota, BO, Colombia. Make It In Design. Make Design Matter by BIS Publishers. Concursos. CAF apoya a los países de la región con el Programa Ciudades con Futuro, como "una iniciativa de alto impacto social dirigida a mejorar la calidad de vida y las condiciones de habitabilidad de la población urbana, incluyendo las vulnerables, a través de un desarrollo urbano integral".
Dentro de las iniciativas que plantea la Institución en este marco está el Concurso de Desarrollo Urbano e Inclusión Social, el cual tiene como objetivo premiar y apoyar proyectos en ciudades Latinoamericanas que buscan mejorar la calidad de vida de sus ciudadanos, promueven el mejoramiento de las funciones urbanas con mayor eficiencia, prevén consideraciones para el crecimiento demográfico urbano y son responsables ante las necesidades ambientales y las condiciones de riesgo. Todo ello a través de la concepción y el diseño de proyectos innovadores, relevantes, justificados y realizables.
Ediciones Anteriores. Ideo hcd toolkit by Edvard Tam. Clothes that disappear when you’re horny! We interviewed the designer behind it. A dress that becomes invisible when you’re horny?
Sounds like something that came from a futuristic rated-R movie, but it’s actually real! ‘Intimacy 2.0’ uses a special fabric that turns from white to transparent when the proper conditions are set. Designer Daan Roosegaarde masterfully uses this technology to push the boundaries of fashion, creating a high-end, high-tech clothing line that brings intimacy to a whole new level.
In this exclusive interview, Daan talks more about ‘Intimacy 2.0’ and his other new works, ‘Lotus Dome’ and ‘Smart Highway’. [Read the original post about this here] Awards - Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. Furniture Design By The Community. Frame By Frame-Una Escuela de Animación – Frame by Frame. ENVÉS: Diseño Sostenible. Urban Studies and Planning.