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The Creators Of This Algae Plastic Want To Start A Maker Revolution

It’s grown locally, processed locally, 3D-printed locally, and sold locally. And its inventors think it could change how we buy just about everything.<p>A new bioplastic made from algae could replace oil-based plastic completely according to its inventors, potentially turning the manufacturing …

Biofuel

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Creativity

Stumped By A Huge, Complex Problem? Here’s Exactly Where To Start

The teams at UTC that build spacesuits and develop elevator technology explain what to do when you’re paralyzed by big, tough problems.<p><i>Where do we even begin?</i> It’s a pretty common thought when teams face complicated problems. Any first move appears likely to be the wrong one, so paralysis swiftly …

Groundbreaking, farm-loving robots could change the future of agriculture

The University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics are pioneers when it comes to robotic farming. Having developed a series of …

Farming

This Beautiful A/C System Works Without Electricity

An architect in India used age-old principles to design an alternative to A/C–desperately needed as global temperatures rise.<p>A new terracotta device can turn hot air into a cool breeze, pushing temperatures inside a room from over 107 Fahrenheit down to 97. According to its creator—Monish …

Architecture

3 Problems With AI That Only Design Can Solve

In an era when users have to theorize about how algorithms work, design has never been more necessary.<p>AI is in desperate need of designers–in part, because machine learning products often originate in the world of research, where design principles are rarely applied.<p>Closing the gap between …

Machine Learning

Book Review: Notes on the Synthesis of Form

We like Christopher Alexander's Notes on the Synthesis of Form for the way he takes a sledgehammer to the fetish over aesthetics and artistic …

Book Reviews

How to save 51 billion lives for 68 cents with simple Engineering

Ori Systems brings the robotic furniture of the future to apartments today

The Jetsons’ fictional (and functional) home of the future is one step closer to reality with the launch of the first product from Ori Systems, an all-in-one robotic dresser, desk and bed product.<p>Showrooming in luxury real estate developments all over the country, Ori is debuting its new, modular, …

Real Estate

Washing Bag | STOP! Micro Waste

Autodesk’s Generatively Designed Cabin Seat Could Make Flying Cheaper

The redesigned seat could also save airlines $200 million.<p>The airline industry is undergoing drastic change, heralded both by the economy and new advancements in technology. And with very small profit margins, airlines are always looking for ways to save money.<p>One way to do that is to make …

Autodesk

What I Learned Working With Jony Ive’s Team On The Apple Watch

Bob Messerschmidt sold his company to Steve Jobs and went to work building the Apple Watch in 2010. He saw a lot during his three years at Apple.<p>Meet Bob Messerschmidt.<p><i>Apple quietly acquired Messerschmidt’s startup in 2010 (after Messerschmidt sent Steve Jobs an unsolicited email, but that’s</i> …

Smartwatches

Anki just built Wall-E and Eve's love child into a robot named Cozmo, and it's incredible

Most people recognize Anki best for its line of toy race cars, but the latest product from the company will excite anyone who’s remotely interested in artificial intelligence, robotics, Pixar movies, or all of the above.<p>Cozmo is Anki’s newest toy car that’s basically Wall-E and Eve’s lovechild come …

Robotics

What Your Desk Looks Like Can Reveal Your True Personality

Rumour has is that owners of messy spaces have messy minds. We might have also heard that those with messy spaces are the creative types, the …

IDEO China's Charles Hayes on Design Thinking in China

<i>IDEO China’s Charles Hayes on how the globally renowned design and consulting company operates in a Chinese context.</i><p>Charles Hayes, Managing Director, …

Destructive Minimalism: Minimalism in Design (pt. II) - Øystein Helle Husby

<i>This is the second essay discussing the topic of Minimalism. In my first essay I try to explain what I believe to be the true nature of Minimalism</i> …

Stop Believing your Publicity and Test it with a Minimum Viable Product

Stop believing your own publicity. Instead test your biggest and riskiest assumptions quickly with a Minimum Viable Product. Continue reading →

How A Dutch Startup Made The File-Sharing Business Cool

WeTransfer’s simple user experience and creative clientele are transforming a commodity service into a bona fide brand.<p>In the Netherlands, where the file-transfer company WeTransfer is headquartered, “even the highway and airport signage is beautiful,” says cofounder Ronald “Nalden” Hans. …

Online Life

Applying Inspirational Design Thinking to Tackle Breakthrough Innovation

A society's progress depends upon the quality of the questions it asks itself and to know what questions to ask today in order to secure a sustainable future.<p>One question could be: "Why design something at all?" Our society obsesses over entrepreneurship, innovation and design for creating growth, …

How Designers Are Helping HIV Researchers Find A Vaccine

Rethinking how scientists share data—especially the inconclusive results—may be the key.<p>The Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) consists of a group of labs across the world, all pooling their data with one goal in mind: to create an AIDS vaccine as fast as possible. But the theory of …

University of Washington

8 Gadgets Designed To Rebalance Our Relationship With Technology

The company behind the minimalist MP-01 phone asked students from one of the world’s best design schools to reimagine household gadgets.<p>Cult Swiss consumer electronics maker Punkt has been trying to elevate the standard of design in home gadgetry since its inception. As part of that mission, the …

Gear & Gadgets

Alphabet’s Other Robotics Company

After two years of secrecy, what is the Alphabet-owned robotics company up to?<p>You’ve heard of Boston Dynamics, the Alphabet-owned company behind America’s coolest and weirdest robots. But have you heard of Schaft? As part of X, Alphabet’s moonshot division, it’s Alphabet’s <i>other</i> robotic company–and …

Robotics

Open platform for downloadable electronics parts

Add / Remove Once upon a time designers had to spend hours working on computer aided design chips and circuit boards before they were able to create …

Your Water Heater Can Become A High-Power Home Battery

No need to rely on the Tesla Powerwall<p>Although wind and solar energy are growing in popularity, storing that clean energy costs a lot of money. If consumers wanted to keep their green energy in Tesla's Powerwall home battery, for example, they would have to shell out $3,500. That may be why Tesla …

The World’s First Decent Ad For Virtual Reality

Look, virtual reality is fantastic and immersive and transformative and blah blah blah. We’ve all heard that. The problem is, VR looks horrible in advertisements and media stories, which are forced to show:<p>Weird dude standing alone in VR headset, feeling around a room as if he lost a …

Virtual Reality

8 innovations that could actually make airplanes more comfortable

The Oscars of the plane cabin, the Crystal Cabin Awards, were held in Hamburg on Tuesday night. This is as gala a gala event as you get in aviation. …

Finally, a camera that can live stream virtual reality

The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom and developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. There have …

Can machines come up with more creative solutions to our problems than we can?

Design engineer David Thomasson can see a future where robots make feature films, build cities autonomously and let humans get on with helping each other<p>If there’s any comfort offered during the current debate around robots, automation and the future of work, it’s that robots can’t do creativity. …

Apple’s New R&D Project Doesn’t Build Phones, It Rips Them Apart

As Apple grows, so does the problem of where its billions of devices end up. Now, the company is investing in potential solutions.<p>It’s easy to forget the sheer amount of stuff Apple has put out into the world. There are one billion <i>active</i> –active!–Apple devices on the planet right now, or one for …

Solar Panels