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Design to align to different cultural contexts

Design to align to different cultural contexts | Design | Scoop.it
Designing for different cultures is a big challenge.  People from different
cultural backgrounds often have very different experiences, perceptions and
expectations. Designs that work in one culture often fail in another…
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Jewelry That Harvests Energy From Your Veins

Jewelry That Harvests Energy From Your Veins | Design | Scoop.it
Naomi Kizhner, an industrial designer and graduate student from Hadassah College in Jerusalem, has designed jewelry that theoretically extracts energy from the wearers own body. The ‘speculative’ jewelry is embedded into the person's veins and uses their blood to turn small wheels inside the device.  Courtesy of Naomi Kizhner
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Inside The Edible Insect Industrial Complex

Inside The Edible Insect Industrial Complex | Design | Scoop.it
As humans eat more bugs, a $20 million industry has sprung upcomplete with edible insect business consultants.
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This Impossible Rocking Chair Wouldn't Exist If Not For 3-D Printing

This Impossible Rocking Chair Wouldn't Exist If Not For 3-D Printing | Design | Scoop.it
This alien-looking rocking chair shows us how weird design could get when we start designing in earnest for 3-D printers.
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Students launch desktop recycler that turns pop bottles into 3D printer plastic

Students launch desktop recycler that turns pop bottles into 3D printer plastic | Design | Scoop.it
Three engineering physics students at the University of British Columbia have developed a desktop plastic recycler and extruder that turns plastic waste into the material needed for 3D printing.
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MIT's self-assembling chair is cool, but you can't sit on it yet

MIT's self-assembling chair is cool, but you can't sit on it yet | Design | Scoop.it
Screw meals in pill form. We'll know we're living in the future when our furniture can assemble itself at will. It's something that MIT and others are wo
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Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo

Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo | Design | Scoop.it
(Page 1 of 2)Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, announced Wednesday that the company is working on a new kind of battery that would be used to power homes. Based on Tesla’s lithium-ion battery technology, the new battery is expected to help the company become a leader in the growing home energy-storage market.Speaking during an earnings conference call on Wednesday, Musk said that the design of the battery is complete, and production would begin in about six months. Although the company did not provide any date for the product's launch, Musk said that he was pleased with the result.“We are...
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Global 3D printer shipments will double over the next year

Global 3D printer shipments will double over the next year | Design | Scoop.it
Worldwide shipments of 3D printers will top 217,000 units next year, up from just over 108,000 in 2014, according to Gartner.
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The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard | Design | Scoop.it
Google Ventures' Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team's ideas down on paper.
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A Designer's War on Misleading Parking Signs

A Designer's War on Misleading Parking Signs | Design | Scoop.it
The story of a girl who got too many parking tickets, and dared to dream of a better tomorrow.
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3D-printed sculptures create optical illusions using the Fibonacci sequence

3D-printed sculptures create optical illusions using the Fibonacci sequence | Design | Scoop.it
Design lecturer John Edmark has created a series of open-source designs for 3D-printed sculptures that appear to move, with an effect similar to a zoetrope
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olivier van herpt's 3D printed ceramics for design academy eindhoven

olivier van herpt's 3D printed ceramics for design academy eindhoven | Design | Scoop.it
presented as part of 'eat shit' exhibition by design academy eindhoven during milan design week is olivier van herpt's '3D ceramics printer'.
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Designing the new Twitter profiles | Twitter Blogs

Designing the new Twitter profiles | Twitter Blogs | Design | Scoop.it
A peek into the process of redesigning profiles from the ground up.
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Reviewing UX Designs While Drunk Makes Way More Sense Than You Think

Reviewing UX Designs While Drunk Makes Way More Sense Than You Think | Design | Scoop.it
Richard Littauer's project "The User Is Drunk" is like Drunk History for programmers.
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France: New rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

France: New rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels | Design | Scoop.it
A new law passed by the French Parliament on Thursday decrees that rooftops on new buildings constructed in commercial zones must be partially covered in plants or solar panels.
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Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators | Design | Scoop.it
An old idea reinvented for the 21st century.
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Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away | Design | Scoop.it
A creative company in California called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup that is not only biodegradable, but even has seeds in its walls so that it can be planted and grown! The cups, which are currently part of a Kickstarter campaign, will have seeds embedded in their walls based on their locations.
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At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers | Design | Scoop.it
Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?
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Keurig's attempt to 'DRM' its coffee cups totally backfired

You know Keurig’s machines. The company's squat black coffee brewers have become fixtures in offices, hotels, and homes around the country, as have garbage cans heaped with the spent plastic pods...
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A Designer's Guide To Launching A Successful Kickstarter

A Designer's Guide To Launching A Successful Kickstarter | Design | Scoop.it
Four tips on how to get your project funded from a Kickstarter crowdsourceress.
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lapka + google project ara collaborate to create haute couture environment sensors - designboom | architecture & design magazine

lapka + google project ara collaborate to create haute couture environment sensors - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Design | Scoop.it
from blood and urine to radiation and carbon monoxide sensors, lapka + google project ara presents seven new modules designed for the internet of things.
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