Asal Shirvani

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Service Design Achievement Award and Seminar

Designing and developing better services - a buyers guide In today's businesses and public sector organizations, services are a key success factor. …

Design for transport

Shipping routes shaped by delux data<p>Charter a fleet of ships these days and you can track not only where they are on the world's oceans, but also how much their fuel consumption is, relative to their expected speed. You can take into account the weather, waves and currents. Click again, and you can …

Meteorology

5 Ways to Be Customer Centric: Lessons from Jeff Bezos

Think customer centricity is just a business buzzword? Don’t tell that to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who’s made customer service and user …

The Doctor’s Office Of The Future: Coffeeshop, Apple Store, And Fitness Center

As health care reform starts to reshape how we think about wellness, we’re going to need new medical spaces that help encourage more healthy behavior. See where the doctor will see you.<p>As Americans try to figure out what changes the Affordable Care Act will bring to their lives and pocketbooks (and …

10 ways you’ll probably f**k up your startup

Here I highlight some common early-stage mistakes I come across working closely with startup teams and how you can avoid them<p>1. No clear vision or …

Storytelling Furniture by Nueve Design Studio

Nueve Design Studio is a small Chilean design studio formed by Karin Caceres, Gustavo Espindola, and Patricio Silva. Combining materiality and …

What Obama's NSA Reforms Mean for Your Data

After more than seven months of constant NSA leaks, President Barack Obama announced a series of what senior administration officials referred to as …

Starchitects, Bridges, Drought: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Starchitects don't build 'em like they used to—and now one's getting sued for it. Chris Christie remains in troubled waters over a bridge. And if you …

New Jersey

A Big Lebowski Lyft Is Giving People Free Rides at Sundance

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.17.14.<p>Time of Publication: 3:27 pm. 3:27 pm<p>PARK CITY, Utah – There are …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

Rustic

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Carl Jurisch's 1957 Motoplan Concept: Personal Transportation Via Self-Propelled Sidecar

Many American cities have this problem, but it's most obvious in sprawling Los Angeles: When you're trapped in bumper-to-bumper on the 405, you look …

You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

This is the last day of the <b>All Things Digital</b> site, which began life in April of 2007 as a year-round extension of the <b>D</b> conference we launched in …

Dow Jones

That Frozen Lighthouse Photo Is a Year Old; Today's Is Even Icier

A pretty wild photo of a frozen lighthouse is making the rounds on social media today. People are sharing it thinking the lighthouse is another …

CES 2014: Toyota Wants Its Fuel Cells to Also Power Your Home in a Pinch

Toyota's CES press event yesterday was mainly dedicated to discussing the state of the carmaker's hydrogen fuel-cell program and the current state of hydrogen refueling infrastructure. But one particular aside tossed off by Toyota's senior vice president, Robert Carter, stood out. According to …

This is Samsung's 105-inch ultra-wide Ultra HD 4K TV, and it's a monster in person

Samsung's 105-inch concave Ultra HD television is a beastly-looking chap on paper, and in the flesh it's difficult not to walk away …

The First Look at the New Oculus VR Prototype

Every time virtual-reality company Oculus brings a prototype of its Rift headset to a show, it takes another big step forward. And the prototype at …

Apple reportedly facing hurdles with smartwatch production

Apple has faced several setbacks in its attempt to design a smartwatch, according to <i>The Information</i>. Those include unsatisfactory battery performance attributed to display issues. Apple has explored switching the display technology used within its smartwatch, according to the report, though <i>The</i> …

The Silk Road’s Libertas Is Free, To The Annoyance Of U.S. Authorities, While DoJ Mulls BTC Sell-Off

The Silk Road moderator Gary Davis, aka Libertas, is officially free on bail and awaiting an extradition hearing on February 13. Irish and U.S. authorities arrested Davis on December 20 in an international operation that also nabbed Silk Road moderators Andrew Jones, aka Inigo, and Peter Phillip …

Popular Science on Twitter: "Finally, an iPhone case that's also a stun gun! Video: http://t.co/qfvCxjSjxZ http://t.co/QdidKCA0kb"

This Interactive Chandelier Shines With Data From All Over the World

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently opened the doors of a brand new HQ in Washington DC. But it might be tough for …

Jason Goldberg: What Went Wrong at Fab | Inc.com

Fab CEO Jason Goldberg has never been shy about his failures in business. As he's told us time and again, they have been many and varied.<p>In a 3,500-word blog post on Tuesday, Goldberg went into even greater detail in accepting blame for the many hits that Fab has taken over the last year, which …

Faceted Classification

Yahoo acquires Aviate, the intelligent homescreen app for Android

Onstage at CES today, Marissa Mayer announced that Yahoo had acquired Aviate, an Android app that shows users a dynamic home screen with the best apps and information it thinks they need. The purchase fits into Mayer's ongoing strategy of creating personalized mobile software that becomes a daily …

Are Emoticons the Future of Language? by PBS Arts: Off Book

“Are Emoticons the Future of Language?” by PBS Arts: Off Book examines the emoticon, from its early ancestors in the 19th century to its widespread …

Language

Disabled Mannequins Featured in Zurich Store Windows for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The “Who is perfect? Come closer” awareness campaign developed by the Swiss disabilities rights group Pro Infirmis, featured disabled mannequins in …

The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week - PAPER

<b>Best Celebrity Tweet During Last Night's Horrendous, But Enjoyable, Sound of Music Live:</b> This one. Courtesy of Cameron Diaz. <b>-- E.T.</b><p><br/><b>Best Poorly-Behaved Dog:</b> Sunny Obama, who knocked down a 2-year-old at a White House Christmas Party! Every family needs a bad dog, and Michelle handled the …