Pieter van der Boog

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Five of the most radical car-free city experiments

Paris is the latest city resorting to drastic and controversial traffic-restriction measures to curb air pollution. What else are cities doing to cut down smog?<p>Plagued by record levels of air pollution last week, authorities in the French capital decreed that cars whose number plates end in an odd …

You Can't Get Too Much Sleep

Seven is the new eight. That’s what the headlines have been saying recently, in the wake of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>’s report that the Centers for Disease Control is rethinking how much sleep we truly need to optimize our health. If you’re an athlete, however, think again; seven is not your lucky …

Saying Goodbye To Windows 8

We’re starting to understand what’s next for Windows. Considering the most recent leaks involving the Charms Bar, desktop improvements, and the like, it’s becoming plain that some of what Windows 8 emphasized and introduced will be scaled back in Microsoft’s next Windows build.<p>Windows 9, often …

How to Not Try

Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.<p>Trying hasn't gone out of style. It was never in style. Cool is in style, and cool means moving through the world at once effortlessly and …

Five Misconceptions about Personal Data: Why we need a people-centred approach to Big Data

Five Misconceptions about Personal Data: Why we need a people-centred approach to Big Data is a paper presented at EPIC 2013 in London.<p>We produce vast amounts of data in our daily lives. Email, text, search, check-in, photos, payments – all these activities create a trail of digital exhaust. This …

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Automated texts to your girlfriend? There’s an app for that

BroApp allows users to 'outsource their relationships' and spend more time with 'the bros' by sending automated romantic texts to a girlfriend’s phone<p>An app which sends “sweet texts” to the user’s girlfriend in order to give him more time to spend with “the bros” has gone on sale in the <b>Android Play</b> …

Episode 517: The Fastest Growing, Least Popular Airline In America

It's cheap to fly on Spirit Airlines, but you have to pay extra for perks. And by perks, we mean a bottle of water or space in the overhead bin.<p>It's totally rational: pay for what you use, don't pay for what you don't use. And it's increasingly popular: Spirit is the fastest growing airline in …

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments | Colossal

<p>Barcelona-based Penique Productions is an artist collective founded in 2007 that creates transformative installations in public spaces. To do this …

Your Favourite Alcoholic Drinks Look Incredible Under A Microscope

Whether you're a fan of cocktails, beers, liquors or a fine wine, since the dawn of time alcohol has played a key role in being the social lubricant …

Car-sharing a growing threat to auto sales, study shows

Car sharing companies, which started gaining traction in cities about a decade ago, are increasingly becoming a threat to new vehicle sales according to a new study.<p>Alix Partners, a consulting and business advisory firm, says a half million vehicle purchases in the U.S. have been avoided due to the …

Facebook's Toying With A Radical New Idea: Letting You Be Anonymous

Through Facebook's decade-long history, one thing has been consistent: You had to use your real name to do anything on the website. But now, Mark Zuckerberg is suggesting that he's willing to loosen the reins on anonymity and let people use Facebook -- in <i>some</i> cases, at least -- without their real …

What does national security have to do with the Lenovo-Motorola deal?

Lenovo's planned acquisition of Motorola's mobile phone business will likely be reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), the government agency that makes sure foreign investments don't impact national security. Though the deal will inevitably be heavily scrutinized, few …

Facebook Steps Onto Twitter's TV Data Turf

Twitter's firehose of data is about to meet a tsunami from Facebook.<p>After announcing its news reader app, Paper, on Thursday, Facebook has also …

Subway Maps Designed To Reflect A City’s Soul

Revised subway maps for New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo reveal more about a city than just the best way to get from point A to point B.<p>There’s a delicate art and sweet science to making a great subway map. The maps need to be geographically relatable, yet quick to visually process. Local charm, …

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Jon Burgerman: Head Shots

With lambent wit, awareness and a desire to question the materials that cross our collective path on a daily basis, one of CH's favorite artists, Jon Burgerman, has debuted a new photo series on his website, titled Head Shots. In a way, it's a continuation of his previous Korean Subway project; …

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DesignThinkers Service Design Method

DesignThinkers assists Public and Private organizations and companies in delivering the best possible service. We help them to be more innovative and competitive. To do so we created a 5 Steps Service Innovation Method. This Method is used as a guide while working on complex Service Design projects.

When Ingenuity Saves Lives

May 21, 2012 by jugaad_innovation in blog page with 2 Comments<p>by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu and Simone Ahuja<p>Each year, twenty million babies …

How the Environment Impacts Creative Thinking

Juliet Zhu, Professor of Marketing at CKGSB<p><i>CKGSB Professor Juliet Zhu explains how environmental factors such as color, lighting and noise impact our</i> …

13 Things You’re Not Outsourcing (But Totally Should)

Yes, you can pay someone to read the Internet or tweet for you. Why? Well, it makes more sense than you’d believe.<p>Chances are you probably don’t do your own taxes, you might even pay someone to mow your lawn or walk your dog while you are at work. But plenty of other tasks can clog your schedule, …

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3 Ways To Tell Better Stories And Make People Care

Good stories move your customer, create loyal followers, and hook your audience to pledge their allegiance to your brand. Here’s how to write something that people will actually want to read.<p>Many, many years ago, fresh out of college and working at my first job at a national magazine, I was tasked …

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SoloShot, The Robot Cameraman That Records Your Most Epic Video Selfies

A group of extreme sports fanatics looking to record their sickest tricks sans camera crew invented SoloShot, whose lens is always on you. See it in action.<p>As an avid surfer, Chris Boyle, CEO and cofounder of SoloShot, always wanted someone filming him while he was out catching waves, but didn’t …

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Why Startups Need Design Students

Former RISD President John Maeda’s new gig connects young designers with Silicon Valley mentorship.<p>As the end of the fall semester drew to a close at the Rhode Island School of Design last year, the college’s leader, the charismatic digital designer John Maeda, announced he would be jumping ship …

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Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

You wouldn’t eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen?<p>When Ernest Hemingway would stand at his desk, he had a funny habit as he wrote: when he was working on the tough bits he’d write in his boyish, punctuation-disregarding longhand. Once the juice …

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