productivity

Cooper-Hewitt: Design Your Life with Ellen Lupton


Ellen Lupton has been Cooper-Hewitt's curator of contemporary design since 1992. Her new book, Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things (St. Martins Press, May 2009), is co-authored with her twin sister Julia. Design Your Life takes an irreverent and realistic look at everything from toasters, bras, and pillows to housekeeping and procrastination. Speaking to readers who are both design-conscious and consumer-wary, Design Your Life taps into the popular interest in design as well as peoples desire to make their own way through a mass-produced world.
graphic design, women and design, productivity, signage, toasters, ergonomics, behavior, toilet paper, design thinking, Ellen Lupton, office design, smart appliances, Design Your Life, visibility principle, talk, long, public program

Social Changemakers


Join in a Twitter-based Social Entrepreneurship Chat organized by Ashoka. The real time discussions on social entrepreneurship issues take place the 1st Wed of the month, 4-6PM US Eastern Time.
Social Entrepreneurship, Ashoka, organizer, Twitter, discussions, issues, mobile innovations, Lemelson Foundation, innovators, Ashoka Tech, Nicaragua, rural, project, fellow, Mathias Craig, hybrid, wind, solar, energy, industries, local, job, creation, economic, activity, Godisa, SolarAid, hearing aid, battery, recharger, Botswana, Howard Weinstein, underserved, disabled, communities, deaf, deafness, hard of hearing, India, village information kiosks, remote, wireless, internet, Web, access, Amol Goje, low cost, affordable, video, conferencing, farmers, productivity, growth, education, generation, interactive, communication, technologies, capacity, increase, urban, population, growth

Low Cost and Value


Several weeks ago while in the exhibition speaking to two museum directors I found myself pulled away by two engaged visitors. Ruth Yoffe, a product/retail/branding designer, and Elisabeth M de Morentin who is a recent graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology overheard my conversation with the two directors and wanted to discuss their insights with me.
Ruth Yoffe, Elisabeth M de Morentin, costs, Display, Bamboo Treadle Pump, One Laptop per Child, OLPC, AMD, Personal Internet Communicator, Ceramic Water Filters, Drip Irrigation System, International Development Enterprises, IDE, Water Storage System, Global Village Shelter, Jaipur Foot, Kenya Ceramic Jiko, Kinkajour Projector and Library, LifeStraw, Mad Housers Hut, Q-Drum, StarSight, MoneyMaker Pumps, Sugarcane Charcoal, Solar Aid, Pot-in-Pot Cooler, low cost, affordable, inexpensive, online, discussion, Corporate Knights, publish, Julia Novy-Hildesley, Lemelson Foundation, value, return on investment, ROI, poor, productivity, enhancing, enhance, technology