Design Observer Observatory By Manuela AguirreDesign for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience, is one of the first books fully dedicated to health care design and comes at a critical moment given the degree to which design is starting to be acknowledged as a legitimate profession within the context of health care institutions. Places Nicole Huber & Ralph Stern Born in Germany in 1945, just months after the end of World War II, the film director Wim Wenders sought to make sense of the "ruin landscapes" of the nation's cities through personal and professional exploration of the wide-open landscapes of the American West. As Nicole Huber and Ralph Stern write, "The American West — and the American Western — served a specific and telling purpose for the postwar German West: to envision both traumatic upheaval and utopian projection." Observer Media
32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature Electric Clothes Physicists at Wake Forest University have developed a fabric that doubles as a spare outlet. When used to line your shirt — or even your pillowcase or office chair — it converts subtle differences in temperature across the span of the clothing (say, from your cuff to your armpit) into electricity. And because the different parts of your shirt can vary by about 10 degrees, you could power up your MP3 player just by sitting still. According to the fabric’s creator, David Carroll, a cellphone case lined with the material could boost the phone’s battery charge by 10 to 15 percent over eight hours, using the heat absorbed from your pants pocket.
Cliff Pickover's RealityCarnival April 1st Submit a Link (04/01/13) "If someone gave you the entirety of Wikipedia from 100 years in the future for 10 minutes, what would you read?" (03/31/13) The broken walls of fractaloid Carthage, in the math-encrusted city beyond your dreams.
Here Are All 56 Finalists In Our 2012 Innovation By Design Awards Design isn’t the gloss applied at the end of the innovation process. Design is the innovation process itself. It begins with a keen insight into how people live and what they need; ideally, it ends with a product or service that’s so intuitive that it seems inevitable. It’s in that spirit that we present our first Innovation By Design Awards. The 56 finalists you see here were culled from the over 1,700 entries we received. (Each was released in some form over the last year.) architecture & design magazine mar 23, 2014 a designboom book report of the exhibition catalog released by hatje cantz. 811 shares
Death To The Gatekeepers: Bezos Talks Innovation In The Publishing Space The heart of Jeff Bezos’ mission has always to circumvent the traditional “gatekeepers” of commerce. He started with books, an industry ripe for disruption, and moved onto, well, everything else. At this point, his vision has come true. The old gatekeepers in the book sales cycle are on the ropes and electronics companies are already planning to collude in order to maintain a “minimum” accepted price, thereby ensuring Amazon doesn’t eat all of their lunch. But Amazon is hungry and, like Plainview, they have a long straw. They won’t just eat the world’s lunch, they’ll drink its milkshake, too.
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venice architecture biennale 08: japanese pavilion the exterior garden and greenhouses at the japanese pavilion image © designboom wooden furniture adorns the garden creating the feeling of an interior space outdoors image © designboom one of the greenhouses at the japanese pavilion image © designboom cushions were provided for visitors to sit and enjoy the garden and the greenhouses image © designboom plant vines are carefully hung on a chain creating living curtain-like barriers image © designboom
Clayton Christensen The Innovator's Dilemma In his book, The Innovator's Dilemma , Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School describes a theory about how large, outstanding firms can fail "by doing everything right." The Innovator's Dilemma, according to Christensen, describes companies whose successes and capabilities can actually become obstacles in the face of changing markets and technologies. Christensen describes two types of technologies: sustaining technologies and disruptive technologies.
Startup of the Day - 4delite - BizSpark Startup of the Day The BizSpark startup of the day is o Clever Sense, based in the US. Below you will find an interview with o Babak Pahlavan, Co-founder and CEO of Clever Sense. All the best to them and congratulations for being the startup of the day!