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Seeing Change Differently
In the early grades of school, we learn about explorers. We hear about their journeys: how they traversed the Atlantic, pushed through heavy North Pole snow and planted their feet on new soil for the first time.
Reimagining something familiar is one of the most ambitious things a designer can do. The chair is one of the most difficult of all. Despite the diversity of chairs out there, how can you improve on the basic design?
One such instance is the Seaboard. What first looks like a wonky George Foreman grill turns out to be a musical keyboard. But unlike traditional pianos, all its keys are black and, even more unusual, they are made out of a malleable material. That makes the keys soft and creates a continuous playing surface. This […]
Mini Mobile Robotic Printer
Jonathan Stein noticed something about printers. The ubiquitous devices that sit on our desks were, in fact, quite simple. In effect, he realized that it was just a box that moved from side to side and “printed” the document.
Kids these days. They play on iPads and iPhones tapping on fake birds in slingshots and skeuomorphic drums. Adults might lament and wonder if kids are gaining anything from all that tapping. Whatever happened to turning a cardboard box into a car?
“Don’t you think it’s strange”, comments Nicholas Roope, Founder and Design Director at Plumen, “that the lightbulb, an object so synonymous with ideas, is almost entirely absent of imagination?”
We’ve all heard of wearables, but nearables might be the next device that empowers your life.
Best Made Map Notebook
Here’s a question: are you still discovering a neighbourhood if Google Maps is acting as your real-time guide?
“No, you can’t be Magneto.” What a 20th century thing to say. The creators of Myo may have brought that power one step closer.
Drumming For The Digital Age
Two brothers who launched a product called Sensory Percussion are at the beginning of what they say is a journey to remake drumming for the digital age.