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Three lessons for the industrial Internet - O'Reilly Radar
Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) used his presentation at the recent Minds + Machines event to urge the industrial Internet’s architects to apply three key lessons from the Internet’s evolution. These three characteristics gave the Internet its ability to be open, to scale and to adapt
iot  internet  design 
december 2012 by dunc
Demonstrating Responsive Design
nice tool for testing the layout of responsive web pages
css  design  web 
november 2012 by dunc
Frank Stephenson on Auto Design, Biomimicry and the 12C - Core77
"It starts with him fielding questions about relatively mundane things like paint textures, the benefits of carbon fiber and how you manage to cram luggage space into a supercar, but stick it out and you're treated to the questions Stephenson asks himself during the design process: Why is a sailfish faster in the water than a cheetah is on land? How is it that the peregrine falcon is not the fastest bird in standard flight, but becomes the fastest when going into a dive? Why are multimillion-dollar military aircraft designed without windshield wipers?"
convergence  biomimicry  car  mclaren  design  nature 
september 2012 by dunc
User-centred design - YouTube
Sunita Yeomans is the Design Manager at Argos. Here, she talks about how Argos use customer research and user-centred design in their business, and how it has changed the way the business works.
usercentred  convergence  argos  designresearch  design 
august 2012 by dunc
Labs: Designing the Future | MaRS News & Insights
"Labs: Designing the Future examines the Lab’s roots in complexity, networked collaboration and design thinking. It shows how Labs focus on problem-solving in a highly experimental fashion within a neutral space. The paper offers a review of several Lab models in action around the world, highlighting the Lab’s role in addressing the complex challenges we collectively face in the 21st century." via Dan @cityofsound
innovation  labs  design  designthinking  workplace 
april 2012 by dunc
Open Source Urbanism - Op-Ed - Domus
As a technological practice of innovation, Open Source has not quite been about cities, but about the technology. Yet it resonates with what cities have and are at ground-level, where its users are. The park is made not only with the hardware of trees and ponds, but also with the software of people's practices.
convergence  urbaninformatics  urbancomputing  usercentred  usergenerated  social  architecture  cities  city  design 
march 2012 by dunc
LEGO Brick Timeline: 50 Years of Building Frenzy and Curiosities
"The LEGO brick turns 50 at exactly 1:58 p.m. today, January 28, 2008. This timeline shows these 50 years of building frenzy by happy kids and kids-at-heart, all the milestones from the LEGOLAND themed sets to TECHNIC and MINDSTORMS NXT, as well as all kinds of weird curiosities about the most famous stud-and-tube couple system in the world."
LEGO  openinnovation  convergence  infographics  design  history  toys 
january 2012 by dunc
Home | Apps for Good
Apps for Good is an award-winning course where young people learn to create imaginative mobile apps that change their world. Apps for Good is the brainchild of non-profit organisation CDI Europe supported by Dell YouthConnect and the Nominet Trust.
codingforkids  mobile  android  apps  design 
october 2011 by dunc
Scout Books® » Little Books for Big Ideas
"Transform your big ideas into tangible tools for marketing, communication and notetaking." lovely
books  notebooks  design  diy 
september 2011 by dunc
HOW TO: Make Your QR Codes More Beautiful
"The magical barcodes that can be scanned by a smartphone to launch an offline-to-online experience are often criticized for their black and white checkerbox appearance. Those who doubt that QR codes will go mainstream are quick to point out that the look of QR codes will deter marketers and advertisers from using them."
qr  code  design  howto  yct  scan  tagging 
august 2011 by dunc
Designed QR codes: the next level | Webdesigner Depot
"The twists and turns of the little black squares, as with a barcode, has a unique imprint, recognizable to scanners or readers but there is a 30% correction allowance, so a third of the code can be discarded and replaced with images, type or anything you can imagine. " designing your QR codes
qr  design  mobile  scan  tagging  yct 
august 2011 by dunc
A List Apart: Articles: Responsive Web Design
"The control which designers know in the print medium, and often desire in the web medium, is simply a function of the limitation of the printed page. We should embrace the fact that the web doesn’t have the same constraints, and design for this flexibility. But first, we must 'accept the ebb and flow of things.' " via fivesimplesteps
fivesimplesteps  webdesign  css  design  mobile  usability  web  from delicious
january 2011 by dunc
cityofsound: Monocle: design notes
"to reflect on some of the design and strategy choices I made with Monocle.com and share them here" Dans post mentioned by Mark Boulton at the designing grids on the web workshop.
design  magazine  webdesign  monocle  grid  fivesimplesteps  web  from delicious
january 2011 by dunc
BBC - Future Media Standards & Guidelines - Global Visual Language v2.0
"The document is aimed at producers and designers who need to know how to design BBC Online web pages, detailing the design grid and page layout guidelines to be used across the site." referenced at Mark Boulton designing grid for web workshop
web  design  bbc  from delicious
january 2011 by dunc
Intersections 2011 | Creative Business Summit
"A two-day conference at the Eden Project exploring the emerging trends driving business change and revealing new opportunities for design practice." looks interesting
design  conferences  from delicious
january 2011 by dunc
Stoic - The Stoic Process
"Our process begins with a clinical examination of the Client brief, where we challenge assumptions and work to co-develop a dynamic pro ject framework. How does the brief fit into the overall business strategy? " interesting presentation today from Stoic
design  stoic  usercentred 
december 2010 by dunc
BLDGBLOG: Architectural Criticism
"The Archigram of today works for Electronic Arts, has no idea who Walter Gropius is, and offers more insights about the future of urban design, space, and the built environment to more people, in more age groups, in more countries, than any practicing architectural critic will ever do, writing about Toyo Ito. Videogames are the new architectural broadsides. "
convergence  transmedia  blogs  architecture  criticism  design 
october 2010 by dunc
Hello Health for Patients
"What is Hello Health? Hello Health is the marketplace where our growing community of patients and health professionals meet up and transact, through online and in person communication. It’s our mission to better the health and lifestyles of both, and to eliminate all barriers to high quality health care." I like the focus on patient and physician in this service model - it doesn't "feel" like there is other bloat involved in the process
convergence  health  health2.0  social  design  innovation  inspiration  service  health2_0 
september 2010 by dunc
Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal
"Nature's elegant solutions to building challenges include the Scots pine's adaptive growth, the thorny devil's passive water collection, and a leaf's on-site energy production. AskNature can help you solve your design challenges." via the Biomimicry Institute - I was at one of the early design workshops of this excellent project - great to see how it turned out.
design  biomimicry  convergence  research  sustainability  nature  inspiration 
august 2010 by dunc
OpenBuildings | Architectural Directory
"OpenBuildings is a new community-driven website that lists architecture from across the globe; be it historic, contemporary or conceptual, enabling a more open way to share architectural knowledge. OpenBuildings was founded by architects and architecture fanatics who became increasingly frustrated by the lack of online resources for learning about architecture and buildings. Until now this has been a protracted and fragmented experience, with no single website offering a serious informational resource. OpenBuildings solves this problem: an openly editable encyclopedia of buildings from around the world. "
designbyarup  architecture  design  crowdsourcing  community  iphone  convergence  infinitecontent 
august 2010 by dunc
What Futurists Actually Do - GOOD Blog - GOOD
"The rise of the professional futurist is important. Although humans are capable of thinking through the implications of our actions, we are still notoriously bad at acting in our own long-term best interests, let alone the long-term best interests of society at large." IFTF on futures work
future  research  forecasting  design  culture  ideas  scenarios  foresight 
july 2010 by dunc
Living Climate Change | Fresh Thinking About Our Future
"As climate change touches every aspect of our lives, how will it change us? How will we adapt? Living Climate Change is a devoted space for the most defining design challenge of our time. It's also a place to support fresh thinking and share provocative ideas about the future." crowd sourcing responses to climate change, timeframe to 2030
ideo  crowdsourcing  climatechange  innovation  design 
july 2010 by dunc
RosettaStone™ | Technology Enhanced Memorial Products
"With the loss of a loved one comes the reminder that a traditional headstone is void of any detail about the person that it may represent for a millennium to come. There is no genealogical information, no hint at this person’s accomplishments, profession or thoughts about the times they lived in. A standard headstone offers no information about a life lived to future great grandchildren, historians or site visitors. This stark condition is a reflection of tradition that concludes remembrance to nothing more than name and date, or with additional cost, an epitaph and engraved scallops. " wow, headstone 2.0
convergence  selfsurveillance  rfid  headstone  memory  design 
july 2010 by dunc
[ KEIICHI MATSUDA ]
"The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it." via Kim Quazi at ArAs
architecture  video  design  augmented  ar 
june 2010 by dunc
Jump Associates
"Jump Associates is a hybrid strategy firm. We help companies create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. Our people work with business leaders to tackle big, ambiguous growth challenges — the kinds of things you don’t know how to face, but can’t afford not to." interesting mix of services
innovation  design  strategy  business  ethnography  research  foresight 
june 2010 by dunc
Tools for iPhone UI (user interface) design, mockups, wireframes or just a sketch « Start IT up
"We tried several tools and methods for user interface designing of iPhone applications. We now use a combination of these tools and our choice depends on what best suits the product as well as the customer. The key point is communicating the design clearly to both the customer and developers." handy links
iphone  development  ui  tools  interface  reference  app  design 
june 2010 by dunc
We are The Fantastics
Design, Animation, Film - london based agency, great to work with
film  design  animation  fantastics 
may 2010 by dunc
Departure 2093 - Finnair
"What will the world be like in 85 years' time? How will we fly then? There are no absolute answers, but the visions are fascinating. This Internet site is divided into five sections, in which experts from different fields envision the future of air travel. Hopefully they also inspire You to discuss the future of flying!" Finnair vision of the future of flying - via their annual report on a plane to helsinki
design  foresight  future  trends  airlines  airports  transport  finland 
may 2010 by dunc
21 Prototyping, Mockup, and Wireframing Tools for iPhone App Development
"There are many different types of tools available to developers, from low-tech stencil kits to high-tech collaborative software. So I’ve rounded up a few of the more popular ones people are using specifically for iPhone development. It’s far from being the definitive list, but it’s definitely a good place to start." useful pointers to iPhone proto tools
iphone  design  prototyping  mockup  tools  web 
march 2010 by dunc
Graffletopia
"As a web designer, I've been using OmniGraffle for years. It's awesome for laying out interfaces — which means I need Photoshop way less often." useful resources

Stencils are a big part of why Graffle is great, so I created Graffletopia to make it easier to find and share cool stencils.
omnigraffle  stencils  design  tools  web 
march 2010 by dunc
StickyWorld
"StickyWorld is our new web 2 project review and exhibition platform for creative business and education. We are currently completing the StickyWorld collaborative research and development project, part funded by the TSB, and exhibting the project work at the Collaboration Cafe all of March in the Building Centre in central London. To sign up for a free account for your organisation, visit www.stickyworld.com." via Michael at TSB sandpit
ucdeeb  collaboration  architecture  design  planning  web2.0 
march 2010 by dunc
Mag+, a concept video on the future of digital magazines – Blog – BERG
"Magazines have articles you can curl up with and lose yourself in, and luscious photography that draws the eye. And they’re so easy and enjoyable to read. Can we marry what’s best about magazines with the always connected, portable tablet e-readers sure to arrive in 2010? This video prototype shows the take of the Mag+ project." great piece of work by the guys at Berg
magazine  objectsofthefuture  innovation  trends  interface  design 
january 2010 by dunc
What Good is Design Research? | Blog | design mind
"A recent article by Don Norman brings up some valuable and provocative questions about the value of design research. I read it as an extension of his previous shift in thinking about the value of usability analysis, where he concluded that it was vital for good to design, but it didn't lead to great design. In this new article he argues that design research has not led to breakthrough innovations or products, but is better suited for improving existing products and technologies." an interesting take on innovation and design research
innovation  design  designresearch  ucdeeb 
december 2009 by dunc
IxD Spring Summit 2009 videos finally online! | Interaction Design Umeå
Good collection of videos from IxD earlier this year (just after ETech).
video  design  interaction  internetofthings 
november 2009 by dunc
Create a font from your own handwriting - fontcapture.com
At fontcapture.com you can create a font from your very own handwriting. There's no software to download and install, all you need is a printer and a scanner. Simply fill in the font template, scan and upload it to our website, and download your completed font.
fonts  typography  design  tools  howto 
september 2009 by dunc
do_matic: Business Design: The curriculum of 2012
In the near future, I believe that you'll be able to get an advanced degree in Business Design. Some programs like the d.school (a formative experience for me) and Rotman are playing with this idea, but I don't think these programs really nail it yet.
convergence  design  innovation  usercentred 
may 2009 by dunc
All jokes aside, engineers are practically creative | smh.com.au
"Yet design they do. And in a way that puts the gentleman back into professional. Engineers don't need to distinguish themselves with funny glasses or chic writing implements or quirky cars. They don't write - or have others ghostwrite - toadying books about themselves. Ove Arup was arguably the 20th century's greatest three-dimensional thinker but his biography features the old man's head, wispy and bespectacled, from behind. The architect gazes at the camera's reflecting lens, the engineer gazes at the world." Funny take on the old design vs engineer discussion - via Gonzillaaa
design  arup 
march 2009 by dunc
Herman Miller - for Business - Programmable Environments
via Jennifer Magnolfi at ETech "What if our buildings could respond to change as easily as we do? What if buildings never became obsolete, but instead could keep up with our own speed of adaptation and change? What if they were Always Building? Could technology reinvent our environments? If our habitats were programmable, what would we ask of them?"
convergence  design  transmedia  ubiquitouscomputing  usercentred  sensors  etech  Conferences09Redux  internetofthings 
march 2009 by dunc
the sceptical futuryst: Object-oriented futuring
via Julian Bleeker - "or Hollywood technical advisors cinematic depictions of future technologies are actually "diegetic prototypes" that demonstrate to large public audiences a technology's need, benevolence, and viability. I show how diegetic prototypes have a major rhetorical advantage over true prototypes: in the diegesis these technologies exist as "real" objects that function properly and which people actually use."
convergence  design  transmedia  scifi  etech  fiction  Conferences09Redux 
march 2009 by dunc
Design At The Edge--My Lecture Series at Parsons School of Design. - BusinessWeek
"I (Bruce Nussbaum) am curating the university’s core lecture series this term, starting January 26, and I shaped it to deal with Life in Beta—the social and economic forces generating continuous, cascading change, melting our business models and careers. The goal is to show how design tools, methodologies and approaches can move us forward in this uncertain environment. The course is all about innovation and transformation." course syllabus and speaker list
innovation  design 
february 2009 by dunc
YouTube - moooi : design is the unexpected welcome
i like the style of this video and approach to explaining what a designer is to future design students.
innovation  design 
february 2009 by dunc
Design Research: Concerning Energy: Graduate Program in Design at California College of the Arts
Concerning Energy is the theme for the 2008 course in Design Research. This design research practicum will use a variety of human-centered research methods to explore the awareness, attitudes, information sources and choices regarding the personal and domestic energy use among diverse groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Knowing what people think and how their attitudes have been informed at the grassroots level will inform speculative design interventions that meet segments of the public "where they are" in our efforts to inform and influence behavior.
design  seewatt  research  energy  uia  ucdeeb 
january 2009 by dunc
Design Feature - Designers of the Future: Continuing the Journey - TAXI Design Network
To accomplish this, we have conducted surveys, assembled focus groups of leading design thinkers and educators and conducted extensive interviews. The outcome will serve at least three purposes: for educators, it will help to refine the demands of the educational curriculum in preparing future professionals; for designers and corporations, it will help to understand the range of skill sets and organizational models for which they should be preparing today as they recruit new designers; and for developers creating the tools for future designers, it will help to focus product development efforts that improve the way designers work.
design  trends  future 
january 2009 by dunc
BUG+IDEO
"We’re trying to avoid rhetoric. This is an experiment; everything about this is a prototype. We don’t know how to execute an “open” design project, but we’re going to give it a try anyway. The goals we had in mind for gathering feedback: Minimize barrier to contribution – no registration or other hurdles. Rapid setup and configuration – We want to hear from people, but spend every other moment designing."
convergence  openinnovation  innovation  design 
january 2009 by dunc
Palm Pre Launch Video at CES
palm - human centred design philosophy - always connected to the cloud device, the multi-tasking focus, but most of all the focus on people not applications that synergy provides - fantastic, real human centred design. via - Engadget
convergence  design  usercentred  web2.0  mobile 
january 2009 by dunc
What Apple Learned from Kodak - BusinessWeek
"What Apple did was learn from history, and adopt, adapt, and assimilate past success to current context. That is simply good, intelligent design in action. It is also a very good lesson: an obsession with the new and original, without a deep literacy and appreciation for the past, leads to a path of missed opportunities." Bill Buxton on Business Week
convergence  innovation  design  business  strategy  usercentred 
january 2009 by dunc
Design Thinking
Thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes—and even strategy. Tim Brown (Ideo) in Harvard Business Review
convergence  design  business  innovation  usercentred 
october 2008 by dunc
The Talent Hunt (Designophy, www.designophy.com)
Desperate to innovate, companies are turning to design schools for nimble, creative thinkers
convergence  usercentred  innovation  design 
october 2008 by dunc
Designing the Future of Business
Until now, companies have used design as a beauty station for identities and communications, or as the last stop in a product launch. Never has it been used for its potential to create rule-bending innovation across the board. Meanwhile, the public is developing a healthy appetite for all things design.
convergence  usercentred  design 
october 2008 by dunc
scottberkun.com » #23 - How to run a design critique
Unlike a brainstorming meeting, where the exclusive goal is to come up with new ideas, a critique meeting is focused on evaluating a set of existing ideas, and possibly identify future directions or changes. Instead of hoping that hallway and email discussions will lead the team in a good direction, it’s generally worth investing time to set up critique meetings to drive the design forward.
design  designcrit  howto 
september 2008 by dunc
Innovation Universities Are Hot--Rotman, Ziba, IDEO, Continuum, Stanford, Institute of Design. - BusinessWeek
Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 28 - I just got off the phone with Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management at the U of Toronto, who told me that corporations are flocking to his institution to learn integrative thinking (design thinking). I’ve heard the same thing from innovation consultancies who are setting up their own “universities” to teach design thinking to corporate managers.
convergence  design  usercentred 
september 2008 by dunc
How Buildings Learn - Uploaded by Stewart Brand Himself | Smashing Telly - A hand picked TV channel
“This six-part, three-hour, BBC TV series aired in 1997. I presented and co-wrote the series; it was directed by James Muncie, with music by Brian Eno. The series was based on my 1994 book, HOW BUILDINGS LEARN: What Happens After They’re Built.
video  buildings  design 
august 2008 by dunc
Design and the Elastic Mind - MoMA
if you are into visualisation you will like this collection from MoMA. Best viewed with biggest monitor you can muster...
visualization  interface  design 
march 2008 by dunc
Feltron Eight - annual report
great example of documenting and presenting what you have done. A fair amount of data capture must have been going on through out the year.... maybe some inspiration for our internal end of year investment report.....
design  visualization  charting 
january 2008 by dunc
10 Best Intranets of 2008 (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
362-page Intranet Design Annual with 212 screenshots of the 10 winners for 2008 is available for download.
intranet  usability  2008  design 
january 2008 by dunc
Invent Now
The National Inventors Hall of Fame™ honors the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible.
science  inventors  innovation  design 
november 2007 by dunc
Howstuffworks "How the Volvo "Your Concept Car" Works"
Unveiled at the 2004 Geneva Auto Show, the YCC is the first concept car to be designed from start to finish by a team composed exclusively of women.
innovation  volvo  design  female 
november 2007 by dunc
howtoons: Howtoons is here!!
Part comic strip and part science experiment, Howtoons shows children how to find imaginative new uses for common household items like soda bottles, duct tape, mop buckets, and more‽to teach kids the Tools of Mass Construction!
cartoon  design  science  scifoo  sensei_fp7 
october 2007 by dunc
Random Etc.
Random Etc. is a weblog by Tom Carden
blog  processing.org  programming  design 
october 2007 by dunc
Core77's Hack-2-School Guide: Classroom
The First Piece of Advice for Design Students
design  learning  resource 
october 2007 by dunc
The Work of Jonathan Harris
Combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, Jonathan Harris designs systems to explore and explain the human world.
design  visualization  art 
october 2007 by dunc
We Feel Fine / mission
Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling".
visualization  design  mood  convergence  dublinparlour 
october 2007 by dunc
Whitney | Hoefler & Frere-Jones
When Tobias Frere-Jones was asked to develop an institutional typeface for New York’s Whitney Museum, he had to contend with two different sets of demands: those of editorial typography, and those of public signage.
fonts  design 
october 2007 by dunc
Verlag | Hoefler & Frere-Jones
From out of the six typefaces originally created for the Guggenheim Museum comes Verlag, a family of 30 sans serifs that brings a welcome eloquence to the can-do sensibility of pre-war Modernism.
fonts  design 
october 2007 by dunc
Font Bureau Fonts | Interstate
Familiarity lies at the heart of legibility. Interstate is based on the signage alphabets of our Federal Highway Administration, letterforms absorbed at a glance everywhere we drive.
font  design 
october 2007 by dunc
Design Observer: writings about design & culture
Good critique about the design for the other 90% exhibition at the Smithsonian - Why Design Won’t Save the World
design  environment  development  critique 
september 2007 by dunc
kuler
great colour picker from adobe labs
colour  web  design 
september 2007 by dunc
Yahoo! Design Innovation Team
Yahoo's in house (but out of house) data visualisation team - came via Tom Carden and Info Aesthetics
interaction  design  visualization 
september 2007 by dunc
Microsoft Surface
MS surface product beinglaunched in bespoke industrial apps in late 2007
microsoft  surface  interface  design 
july 2007 by dunc
InterSections: Design know-how for a new era
Design know-how for a new era
A two-day conference exploring what designers need to know for the future
conference  design  future  2007 
july 2007 by dunc
Web Design Inspiration - a photoset on Flickr
nice collection of screenshots on flickr - came via cityofsound.com
webdesign  design  flickr  screenshots 
march 2007 by dunc
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