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Realizing Empathy | An Inquiry into the Meaning of Making

Realizing Empathy is a project that investigates what it means to make something, how it works as a process, and why it matters to our lives.
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Arup | Thoughts | An introduction

Arup | Thoughts | An introduction | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

Sustainable to evolvable

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.

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Biodegradable Joint Implants Grow New Finger + Toe Joints | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Biodegradable Joint Implants Grow New Finger + Toe Joints | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Biodegradable Joint Implants Grow New Finger + Toe Joints...
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Kickstarter Sets Off $7 Million Stampede for a Watch Not Yet Made

Kickstarter Sets Off $7 Million Stampede for a Watch Not Yet Made | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The Pebble, a watch being developed to work with smartphones, has raised more than $7 million in financing on Kickstarter, a case that has signified the site’s coming of age.
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Student Makes Stools From A Butcher's Discarded Cow Bones - Co.Design

Student Makes Stools From A Butcher's Discarded Cow Bones - Co.Design | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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.
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The Trouble with Treating Patients as Consumers

The Trouble with Treating Patients as Consumers | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
To be a patient today is to be treated as a consumer. But treating patients as typical proactive, in control, well-informed consumers can backfire.
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Watch This Machine Make A Chair Custom-Fit To Your Rear - Co.Design

Watch This Machine Make A Chair Custom-Fit To Your Rear - Co.Design | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Co.DesignWatch This Machine Make A Chair Custom-Fit To Your RearCo.Design“I think that, as a designer, the dialogue with the materials you work with is most important,” he tells Co.Design.
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Co-Design: How to Include Users in Creativity-Based Research - Mashable

Co-Design: How to Include Users in Creativity-Based Research - Mashable | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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.
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To Solve Our Health-Care Crisis, Home Treatment Needs A Makeover

To Solve Our Health-Care Crisis, Home Treatment Needs A Makeover | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
A big change to the way we help people live with chronic illness could go a long way toward improving the effectiveness of our health-care system, reducing costs and improving access for everyone.
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Video: Don Norman speaks out about engineering design education

Video: Don Norman speaks out about engineering design education | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
This is a short, 3 minute video, that captures the dilemma of modern education. Engineering education has become narrower and deeper. We teach and train specialties and specialists.
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Porn's Hottest New Design Trend: Basic Geometry - Co.Design

Porn's Hottest New Design Trend: Basic Geometry - Co.Design | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Co.DesignPorn's Hottest New Design Trend: Basic GeometryCo.Design“I'm not too sure, maybe it's something we were wired to do,” Orchard tells Co.Design.
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New plastic bleeds and heals like human skin

New plastic bleeds and heals like human skin | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
A new plastic demonstrated to the American Chemical Society on Monday not only professes to self-repair when exposed to light, but to change color...
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Weeble Wobble: New Self-Righting 3-Dimensional Shape | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Weeble Wobble: New Self-Righting 3-Dimensional Shape | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Weeble Wobble: New Self-Righting 3-Dimensional Shape...
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Nokia's Buzzy New Patent: A Tattoo That Vibrates When Your Phone Rings - Forbes

Nokia's Buzzy New Patent: A Tattoo That Vibrates When Your Phone Rings - Forbes | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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.
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Wearable Computing

Wearable Computing | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Introduction to Wearable Computing by the father of Wearable Computing himself...

 

Steve Mann

 

"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))."

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Space-Age Snuggie: Blankets Become High-Tech Babysitters | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Space-Age Snuggie: Blankets Become High-Tech Babysitters | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Space-Age Snuggie: Blankets Become High-Tech Babysitters...
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Temperature Sensitive Rug Changes Colors To Match the Seasons - Gizmodo

Temperature Sensitive Rug Changes Colors To Match the Seasons - Gizmodo | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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.
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Philippe Starck’s Miss Sissi Lamp: Now Made From Sugar Waste

Philippe Starck’s Miss Sissi Lamp: Now Made From Sugar Waste | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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...
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WristQue wearable sensor connects you digital world - CNET

WristQue wearable sensor connects you digital world - CNET | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
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.
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M&S Launch Sustainable Fashion Lab

M&S Launch Sustainable Fashion Lab | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
LCF’ s Centre for Sustainable Fashion have been working with Marks and Spencer (M&S) to create the UK’s first Sustainable Fashion Lab in the heart of East London, at the Old Truman Brewery.
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The Biggest Opportunity For Disruption Today: Health Care Products That Work

The Biggest Opportunity For Disruption Today: Health Care Products That Work | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The holiday season may be over, but the time spent with friends and family may still be fresh.
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Open source medicine puts health above profits

Open source medicine puts health above profits | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it

Open source is powering a revolution in medicine and health care in multiple ways. Open source software and methods make large-scale collaborative research projects feasible, multiplying the brainpower applied to a project, expanding the data pool, and creating transparency and accountability. This is a huge win for the advancement of new treatments and cures, and cutting the costs of research. Open source practice and records software cut the costs of running medical practices, and puts practitioners in charge instead of software vendors.
This is a marked contrast to the traditional secretive, highly-competitive methods of research and medical product development. It's expensive to bring new drugs and devices to market. Research and testing can take years, and FDA approval is expensive, bureaucratic, and time-consuming. But keeping everything in-house promises big profits for the winners. So the old ways persist, but at a high cost to people who can't afford expensive patented treatments, in side effects and defects that are not discovered until after a new medicine or device is released into the market, and in entire categories of diseases that are not studied because the profit potential isn't big enough.
It's not that one way is good, and the other is bad. There is room for both. However, the great power of open source is you never know where breakthroughs will come, which is the whole point of letting everyone play.

 

Honorable mentions

Covering open source medicine would fill a book, so here are some references to a few more worthy projects.

 


Via Chaturika Jayadewa
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“Pain Squad” Mobile App Gamifies Cancer Treatment for Sick Kids

“Pain Squad” Mobile App Gamifies Cancer Treatment for Sick Kids | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
The doctors at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto aren’t playing any games in their efforts to stamp out cancer in young patients.
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Why Should Anyone Care About Design? And What The Heck Is Co.Design? - Co.Design

Why Should Anyone Care About Design? And What The Heck Is Co.Design? - Co.Design | shubush design & wellbeing | Scoop.it
Co.DesignWhy Should Anyone Care About Design? And What The Heck Is Co.Design?Co.DesignPeople I talk to are always surprised when I tell them that Co.Design isn't even two years old. To be exact, we launched in July 2010.
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