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Design and Technology need to be at the heart of the country's recovery
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Solidoodle 4 keeps 3D printing under $1,000 (video)

Solidoodle 4 keeps 3D printing under $1,000 (video) | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Sam Cervantes didn't stand on his new printer when he brought it by our offices the other day. He thought about it for second, a nice reprise of the day
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Another 3D printer @ under a grand.

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MakerBot Academy - A Progress Report on Education Initiative to Put MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers in Schools in America

MakerBot Academy - A Progress Report on Education Initiative to Put MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers in Schools in America | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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An exciting initiative that smacks of early computer deployment in schools.

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Discovering Sketch

Discovering Sketch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Link: https://medium.com/design-ux/25545f6cb161
I’m not a designer but I use the tools of designers a lot. I spend a lot of my time in Photoshop exporting assets for projects and on top of that paying what feels like an unfair price to do it.

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The Inside Story Of How The iPad Got Its Iconic Design

The Inside Story Of How The iPad Got Its Iconic Design | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

While Jony Ive’s group was secretly working on the iPad, Steve Jobs was telling the public and press that Apple had no intention of releasing a tablet. “Tablets appeal to rich guys with plenty of other PCs and de- vices already,” he said publicly. But Jobs was dissembling. “Steve never lost his desire to do a tablet,” said Phil Schiller. In fact, while Jony’s design team was developing the iPhone, they were also actively working on tablets. Jobs was just waiting for the right time to bring a tablet to market.


Via ECAL Library
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Well, well, who would have thought it, and the stories were true.......

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Makerbot vows to plonk a 3D printer in every one of Uncle Sam's schools

Makerbot vows to plonk a 3D printer in every one of Uncle Sam's schools | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Taking a leaf from Apple's book
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MakerBot Academy - interesting. 

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Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
ComScore research shows that while Apple suffered a PR disaster over maps, Google lost 23m iPhone users in the US. By Charles Arthur
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Some you lose, then you win.

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Jony Ive Book Trailer

Best-selling author Leander Kahney introduces his new book, Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products. Click here to discover more: www.jonyive.b...
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My Christmas read....

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What's making your Android insecure? Blame those free apps you never asked for | ZDNet

What's making your Android insecure? Blame those free apps you never asked for | ZDNet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Android vendors are free to pre-install apps to customise their phones, but new research finds they’re not doing a very good job securing them.
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....or blame the decision by your ICT manager.  You know the guy.  No iOS here!

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With Apple Bonjour gateways, say hello to cross-network discovery

With Apple Bonjour gateways, say hello to cross-network discovery | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Now that vendors have created Bonjour gateways that allow Apple Bonjour to find resources on other networks than its own, it's a valuable tool for companies that have iOS devices.
John Rudkin's insight:

Time to open the gateways and stop pretending that networking Appe devices is hard work. Bonjour is widely respected and consequently widely used, with implementations available even for Windows! In operation, Apple Bonjour literally fades into the woodwork (OK, network) and operator intervention is very rarely required.

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Apple - Designed By Apple - Intention

Here, simple phrases paired with elegant visuals describe the thoughts and emotions that go into creating each Apple product.
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Just a reminder of what matters in Design.

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Makerbot: don't be afraid of tech giants, you'll never get anything done (Wired UK)

Makerbot: don't be afraid of tech giants, you'll never get anything done (Wired UK) | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
When you have a vision for your company there's no need to be afraid of tech giants, says Makerbot's Jennifer Lawton. Pave your own path
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Revolutionary, it is.  Every School will have a few......

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Watch the video that helped Apple land its 'spaceship' HQ

Watch the video that helped Apple land its 'spaceship' HQ | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
In this rarely seen video, the people bringing Apple's new Cupertino headquarters to life give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at its inception. Read this article by Richard Nieva on CNET News.
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One to watch, and understanding the drive for perfection.

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Apple buys Israel's PrimeSense for $345 million: report

Apple buys Israel's PrimeSense for $345 million: report | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Apple has bought PrimeSense, an Israeli maker of chips that enable three-dimensional (3D) machine vision, for $345 million, the Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Sunday without citing sources.
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If true, this could be massive (in a 3d sense).

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Microsoft’s First 3-D Printing App Is Made For The Average Joe

Microsoft’s First 3-D Printing App Is Made For The Average Joe | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Recognizing that 3-D printing is an esoteric concept Microsoft has designed its first 3-D printing app for crafty moms bright kids and pretty much...
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Good move, but let's hope there is a real educational opportunity behind this.

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Twitter. Redesign Concept

According to Alexa Internet, Twitter is ranked as one of the 10 most visited websites worldwide. Daily number of users varies from study to study, because Twitter is not made public the number of active accounts.
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I like this, but vizify gets close.

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11 Amazing Ways People Are Using 3D Printers For Good, Not Guns

11 Amazing Ways People Are Using 3D Printers For Good, Not Guns | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Even though anyone willing to shell out $850,000 on a 3D metal printer can now produce fully functioning guns in the legal comfort of their own home, it's not time to cry foul on the emerging technology.
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The versatility of printing (Additive Manufacturing) is young - so ideas are everything.

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(RED): The Very Best of Design and Innovation

Watch Sir Jonathan Ive, KBE, and Marc Newson, two of the world's foremost design pioneers, discuss their collaboration with musician and philanthropist Bono ...
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A really unique insight into design - by designers

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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ 

 

(Unearted by Andres Taborga)


Via Robin Good
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Excellent selecion of tools.

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Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 2014 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

becool's curator insight, May 4, 2015 6:40 AM

Infographics voor zij die er nog steeds zot van zijn.

Sahana Chattopadhyay's curator insight, May 4, 2015 11:59 PM

Infographics are great tools to present curated and focused content from a specific perspective. 

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How Apple learned to love color

How Apple learned to love color | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple is famous for its brightly colored consumer electronics, ranging from its groundbreaking original iMac computer and that Macintosh's mobile iBook sibling to versions of the iPod music and video player in a rainbow of colors.
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Most of us are lucky enough to have colour in our lives, but do we all see it in the same way?  Fascinating.

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25 Incredible Examples of Flat Design | Vandelay Design Blog

25 Incredible Examples of Flat Design | Vandelay Design Blog | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
It almost seems that this year flat designs have taken over the world of graphic design by force, but especially in the arena of mobile apps with the first industry-shaking flat design being for the iPhone5.
John Rudkin's insight:

Are you for flat or not? I'm gradually getting used to it now, but some implementations are dire and confusing.  Google Apps?

For me its about the langauge being simple AND recognisable.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Apple Design Chief Jony Ive

10 Things You Didn't Know About Apple Design Chief Jony Ive | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The unofficial biography of Jony Ive sheds some light on his upbringing, design inspirations and occasional clashes with execs at Apple.
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.....and yes, Mike did.  

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3-D Printing Adds New Dimension to Business Innovation

3-D Printing Adds New Dimension to Business Innovation | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Amid the consumer hype, companies are using the machines for product development
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The establishment of a new industry continues

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How to Become an Expert in an Hour

How to Become an Expert in an Hour | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.
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When it comes to research, you can do a lot, simply, but becoming an expert?

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Apple - Mac Pro

Apple - Mac Pro | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Just...... all that is missing are the smell, and being there.  This is a wonderful educational resource

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