Ode is Rodd's latest social innovation and a venture partnership with The Olfactory Experience. We have created an inclusive, simple to use wellbeing product to reawaken appetite, engagement with food, and nutritional awareness for people living with dementia.
If it were possible to make a time-lapse film of the earth we would see that it was constantly moving. Yet when we build, we design as if the world were static.
This is because we imagine the world through machines. We problem-solve using the machine as our metaphor for understanding our environment and its resources. This approach has served us so well that we now almost exclusively use machines to solve all our problems. The monoculture of machine-inspired innovation means that we have effectively been building our cities for machines, not humans. People are not machines – we are living systems that radiate into and receive from our environment. We respond to on-going changes in our surroundings, sometimes in surprising ways. Because of the environmentally belligerent principles that underpin machine thinking, and the scale of development that has been possible through industrial practices, the recent global explosion in human development has resulted in extensive ecological damage.
Co.DesignStudent Makes Stools From A Butcher's Discarded Cow BonesCo.Design“The abundant supply and sustainable source of bone make it an ideal material” for furniture, Williams tells Co.Design in an email.
Co-Design: How to Include Users in Creativity-Based ResearchMashableThe practice of co-design allows users to become an active part of the creative development of a product by interacting directly with design and research teams.
Nokia hopes to jolt the personal electronics industry with a new patent for a haptic tattoo that transmits a perceivable impulse through a person's skin when he or she gets a phone call, text message or email alert.
Introduction to Wearable Computing by the father of Wearable Computing himself...
"Wearable computing is the study or practice of inventing, designing, building, or using miniature body-borne computational and sensory devices. Wearable computers may be worn under, over, or in clothing, or may also be themselves clothes (i.e. "Smart Clothing" (Mann, 1996a))."
Temperature Sensitive Rug Changes Colors To Match the SeasonsGizmodo... actually be fairly unique as it transitions throughout the year. Unless your home's thermostat always maintains the perfect temperature indoors.
The high-design lighting retailer Flos has partnered with Bio-on, an Italian biotech company, to reissue an iconic plastic lamp in eco-friendly bioplastic.Flos says Philippe Starck’s new Miss Sissi lamp is the world’s first design object...
WristQue wearable sensor connects you digital worldCNETResearchers at the Media Lab recently completed the first prototype of WristQue wearable sensor and described some of its potential uses yesterday here.