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In 1975, this Kodak employee invented the digital camera. His bosses made him hide it.

In 1975, this Kodak employee invented the digital camera. His bosses made him hide it. | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
In 1975, 26-year old Kodak engineer Steve Sasson presented his prototype digital camera to the company’s technical, marketing and business development departments. The latter two hated it.
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The first digital camera was then hidden away.

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Art, Design and Composition using Phi, the Golden Ratio

Art, Design and Composition using Phi, the Golden Ratio | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
The Golden Ratio is used in art, design and composition to achieve the same sense of balance and aesthetics found in nature.
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The extremely important golden number in Design.

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Introduction: Understanding Design - YouTube

The School of Architecture, within the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern, offers this NU Core (Arts Level 1) class during the fall semester....
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A nice introduction about Design and the relative purpose.

(Northeastern University School of Architecture 2013)

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The top three body language mistakes to avoid in the job interview - Workopolis

The top three body language mistakes to avoid in the job interview - Workopolis | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
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This could be handy for anyone who has an interview scheduled on his agenda.

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The Premier Photography Community. / 500px

The Premier Photography Community. / 500px | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Upload, share, and discover inspiring photos.
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Site that bears in mind copyrights. Where artists can also sell their work.

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Kickstarter

Kickstarter | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more.
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Do you want to set up and test the success of your future business?

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The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats

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A very useful technique for Designers.

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Super-Fast Vacuum Transport Tube Could Travel from New York To LA in Under an Hour

Super-Fast Vacuum Transport Tube Could Travel from New York To LA in Under an Hour | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
The company ET3 says that its proposed evacuated tube transport system could send passengers across the world in two hours.
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Brunel's original design idea was not feasible at that time due to lack of technology. Nowaday by redesigning the same principle with the help of computer simulation better conclusion can be drawn.

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Ferrari Dino: Bertrand Lavier la trasforma in opera d'arte

Ferrari Dino: Bertrand Lavier la trasforma in opera d'arte | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Bertrand Lavier è un esponente dell'arte ready made. Ecco come immagina una Ferrari Dino.
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Is this a new form of ready made "Art"?

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Video Series: Meet the Designers by Form Trends - Car Body Design

Video Series: Meet the Designers by Form Trends - Car Body Design | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Form Trends website has launched a series of video interviews with automotive designers who give some insights on the design of recent concept cars.
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This page is an outstanding video collection of Designers describing form of their concepts.

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Green Car Congress: Consortium including Volvo Car Group completes successful study of EV wireless charging

Green Car Congress: Consortium including Volvo Car Group completes successful study of EV wireless charging | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Online news, features and analysis
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Another amazing concept focused on practicality of use. The system in question recharges the batteries wirelessly potentially even when the vehicle is moving. Although that would need infrastructure modification to install wirless energy modules underneath concrete roads.

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Graphene Solar Cells Now One Step Closer — Graphene Retains Its Unique Set Of Properties When Coated With Silicon, Research Finds

Graphene Solar Cells Now One Step Closer — Graphene Retains Its Unique Set Of Properties When Coated With Silicon, Research Finds | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it

Graphene solar cells are now one step closer to reality, thanks to a new discovery made by researchers at the HZB Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics.


Via Sass Peress
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New discovery to increase the efficiency of photovoltaics

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Juan Trujillo's curator insight, January 2, 2015 9:31 AM

añada su visión ...

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Volvo Makes An Electric Car That Uses Body Panels As Batteries

Volvo Makes An Electric Car That Uses Body Panels As Batteries | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
The disciples of the church of Colin Chapman know that lighter is better. It improves handling, responsiveness and, crucially these days, fuel efficiency. But electric vehicles have to be loaded up with heavy batteries to give them power.

Via Sass Peress
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The new from Volvo sounds like science fiction but it actually serves three main functions:

Store electrical energy

Save weight (reduces fuel consumption)

Increase structural rigidity of the vehicle

If this idea will be cost effective developed is destined to succeed!

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Sass Peress's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:25 AM

This is the kind of radical thinking which is disruptive and moves the opportunity forward. Kudos to Volvo

Ángel G. de Ágreda's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:50 AM

S'thing I advocated for a few months ago.

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The 19th Century plug that's still being used - BBC News

The 19th Century plug that's still being used - BBC News | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
The 3.5mm jack is a rare example of technology that has stood the test of time, writes Chris Stokel-Walker.
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This is what happens when a faultless excellent item, like the 3.5mm headphones, becomes so successful and widespread that as fast growing technology is, is still needed to this day.

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Finding the correct Size and Measure for Industrial Design

Finding the correct Size and Measure for Industrial Design | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Biometry, Ergonomics and Morphology for Design
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Proportion and ergonomics, function and aesthetics as last.

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Design Process Kills Creativity / Design Process Creates Creativity

Design Process Kills Creativity / Design Process Creates Creativity | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
When analytic thought, the knife, is applied to experience, something is always killed in the process. That is fairly well understood, at least in the arts... Something is always killed. But what is less noticed in the arts—something is always created too.-Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance I teach design process to people with very little experience in design, at a thing we call the Design Gym. The response from our attendees is always very positive.
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A very important article on creativity involved within the design process spotted by professor Hilton

(Clive Hilton 2014)

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Clive Hilton

Clive Hilton | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Hideous generalist. And creative thinker [read daydreamer], pedagogue, life-long learner, sometime designer. Mild optimist.
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The Scoop channel of my Design mentor

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swot-analysis-software Analysis Example

swot-analysis-software Analysis Example | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Gliffy.com is a web-based diagram editor. Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and other drawings online.
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Swot Analysis as Designer's concept choice tool.

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Terry Bozzio "Rhythm in Art Project", copyright Private Life Music ASCAP - YouTube

Terry Bozzio " ", copyright Private Life Music ASCAP
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Neon light technology applied to drumticks to enphasize movement and perception.

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Audi Design and De Silva create Luft armchair for Poltrona Frau - Car Body Design

Audi Design and De Silva create Luft armchair for Poltrona Frau - Car Body Design | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
Italian Poltrona Frau in collaboration with Audi's Munich-based Concept Design Studio and Walter de Silva have created 'Luft', an exclusive armchair in leather and aluminum with a weightless look.
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This one has been handmade in Italy by Poltrona Frau 

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15 Amazing Designs That Were Impossible to Make 15 Years Ago | Wired Design | Wired.com

15 Amazing Designs That Were Impossible to Make 15 Years Ago | Wired Design | Wired.com | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it
The Museum of Arts and Design has put together a massive exhibition of digitally fabricated works from 2005 to present day.
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Even things that were not possible now can materialize thanks to new materials and 3D printing. Artists and Designers can exploit their creativity to the full

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Secrets of Big Wheel Proportions - Design Handbook

More and more cars these days are coming equipped with bigger wheels than ever before, and that can be an expensive proposition. But, if we're talking looks,...
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This video is describing the production complexity of low profile tyres and the effect of big wheels on vehicle's proportions.

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Elon Musk's new high speed transport project is open design - open source

Elon Musk's new high speed transport project is open design - open source | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it

The project is said to be based on open design and open source principles calling for feedback. Here are the two related quotes:

 

“Hyperloop is also unique in that it is an open design concept, similar to Linux. Feedback is desired from the community that can helpadvance the Hyperloop design and bring it from concept to reality.”

“The intent of this document has been to create a new open source form of transportation that could revolutionize travel. The authors welcome feedback and will incorporate it into future revisions of the Hyperloop project, following other open source models such as Linux.


Via Sepp Hasslberger
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This is a really fascinating future way of transportation. Is really intriguing and make me recall about Brunel's high speed transport based on pipes pressure difference.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 16, 2013 4:54 PM

More open source hardware developing...

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Full design case study with a reference to the "conceptual framework" at page 69.

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A look at Ford's plans for upscale Vignale line in Europe

A look at Ford's plans for upscale Vignale line in Europe | Critical & Creative thinking | Scoop.it

We are still finalizing a number of things as the launch of the first Vignale model is 18 months away. In general, though, the Vignale customer experience is about providing help not only for product and service needs, but also assist with things such as booking a theater ticket or finding a near-by parking space.


Via Jörg Höhner
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Italian styling house brand has been now proposed as an exclusive luxury range of optionals. 

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