Thomas Broen

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What happens after the Design Sprint? – Muzli - Design Inspiration

The Design Sprint is well documented. The book itself, <i>Sprint</i>, came out in 2016, and we’ve been using it with our partners over the past six months. …

L'Abri renovates Montreal home with slatted timber floors and walls

Canadian build-design studio L'Abri has outfitted a home in Montreal with thin slats of wood that create floorboards on the upper level and form a …

Architecture

Lost Cottage

After being abandoned for almost 40 years, the Lost Cottage is now a lakeside retreat in the Irish countryside. The two-bedroom abode is located in …

Republic of Ireland

- CNET

CNET Smart Home<p>CNET Smart Apartment<p>Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock<p>Nanoleaf Remote<p>Char-Broil Commercial Double Header Gas Grill<p>Char-Broil Performance XL<p>Weber Spirit II E-310<p>Netgear Arlo Pro 2<p>Amazon Fire TV Cube<p>Vivint Smart Home<p>Eufy Smart Plug Mini<p>Amazon Echo Look<p>Google Home Mini<p>Amazon Echo Dot (2nd …

TinyLab Is A Prototyping System In A Box

What could be cooler than a name like “Bosphorus Mechatronics?” How about a little box that lets you connect almost anything to anything including wireless connections and rotary input. The board, which can be programmed from Windows or Linux and is called TinyLab, is a tinkerers dream with over 20 …

Seebo Raises $8.5M To Help Bring Your IoT Product To Life

Seebo, the Tel Aviv, Israel-founded startup that offers an Internet of Things (IoT) end-to-end platform to help companies launch smart products faster, has closed $8.5 million in Series A funding. The round, which was led by Carmel Ventures with participation from existing investors, including TPY …

Startups

Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads

WePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks<p>An electric, driverless shuttle bus has taken to Dutch public roads on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200m stretch of road in the first trial of its kind …

IOT Is The Killer App For Big Data

Companies have been embarking on big data initiatives for many years. Often, these were IT driven solutions looking for problems to solve. IT professionals understood that if they could bring many disparate data sources into one place and make that data actionable, the data would become a gold mine …

Big Data

An insider’s handbook for IoT startups

Ryan Margoles Contributor<p>Ryan Margoles is the co-founder and CTO of Notion.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>6 Reasons Hardware Is The New Software<p>Tips are everywhere. There’s an abundance of generic advice available for how to build teams and culture, how to fundraise, how to be productive, how to …

Plastc Card Is Cancelled: The Dangers Of Crowd Funding Tech

It looked like sci-fi. One card to rule them all. Plastc was a smart credit card that looked like something out of a movie. Bluetooth connectivity, wireless charging, a built-in touchscreen, and more. The idea was you could upload all your various credit and gift cards to this one card. It was …

3 Ways to Make Time for the Little Tasks You Never Make Time For

We’d all like to spend our time at work on high-value activities: setting strategy, fostering innovation, mentoring promising employees, and more. But every professional faces a relentless deluge of niggling tasks — the overflowing inbox, the introductions you promised to make, the stack of …

Time Management

Still Feel Unsuccessful? A New Stanford Study Says That's Probably a Good Sign

Feeling like you have something to prove keeps you fighting, new Stanford research shows.<p>Are you one of the never satisfied strivers?<p>The type of person who, despite having some obvious successes in life--a solid career, a modicum of financial security, the respect of your peers--just never feels …

Self-improvement

Your Options for Raising Capital & Knowing Which to Choose

Part two of a 4-part series on the nitty-gritty details of actually (really) getting crowdfunded.<p>In part one of this series, we talked about a fairly new type of up-and-coming crowdfunding where a business owner offers an investor equity in exchange for funding - Equity Crowdfunding. The most …

People Over Process: How We Can Still Save Design Thinking

Peter Sena II, entrepreneur, angel investor, and Digital Surgeons founder discusses why, when done right, design thinking tears down barriers and …

Why your next hire should be a product designer

You’d be hard pressed to find a startup founder who wouldn’t jump at the chance to be the world’s next Uber, Netflix, or Airbnb. Design-driven …

Ustwo Rethinks the Agency Business Model

In an era of lightning-fast disruption and innovation, savvy creative agencies have started selling a diversified selection of products, rather than …

Startups

Turn Your House Into A 3D Painting With These Awesome Room Dividers

Madrid-based designer Ana Arana is well versed in the game of hide-and-seek. Case in point? Her unassuming kitchen in a box that holds an arsenal of appliances and cooking accoutrements in a two-foot-by-two-foot space. Arana’s latest project, a room divider dubbed Tromploeil, riffs on this …

Top 15 Shipping Container Homes in US: How Much They Cost

Many people don’t know that shipping containers can be used for more than transporting merchandise. You can actually build residential dwellings and …

Shipping Containers

Littlebits launches kids version of DIY smarthome kit

There’s no shortage of smarthome products these days, but for those who prefer to make their own, LittleBits launched a DIY kit back in 2014. The company has today launched a $100 version aimed at kids, with components that snap together magnetically.<p>The Rule Your Room Kit can be used to make a …

Inventions