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Designboost at Cooper-Hewitt


Back in February, I blogged about the Designboost Web site, likening it to a periodic table of design knowledge. This time, Peer Eriksson and David Carlson were here at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to run the first BoostEvent in the United States.
DesignBoost, web site, event, Design beyond Design, collaboration, Material Connexion, Sweden, PrimePR, discussion, innovation

A Tree Grows In The Backyard


Despite the 21st century’s advances in science, technology and medicine, no one has yet been able to conquer death. As it has throughout history, death remains the great leveler, for kings and junkies, barmaids and opera singers. Everyone dies; there’s no app for that. 
Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition, death, mortality, Capsula Mundi, coffin, biodegradable, cornstarch, plastic, tree, blog post, follow up, eco-burial, discussion, online, relics, primal, fear

High Ground Inspirations


I went to Colorado last week for the High Ground Conversation at Mike and Kathy McCoy’s place in the mountains. Every year they invite fifteen to twenty design academics and practitioners to come together for three days to talk about what’s happening in design.
High Ground, conversation, inspiration, Colorado, discussion, presentations, Mike McCoy, Kathy McCoy, Design Timeline, Louise Sandhaus, Andrew Blauvelt, Hugh Dubberly, mapping, alternative, approaches, Peter Stathis, Horizon LED light, Humanscale, Cranbook Academy, Thin Wave, technology

Designing Discussion


There is no shortage of practical objects in the 2010 Triennial. You will see everything from noble solutions for global issues, to networking sites that ensure our most mundane thoughts never go unpublished. 
Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition, pratical, objects, Dunne + Raby, moral, social, implications, technology, Risk Watch, political, stability, provocative, critical, humor, absurdity, discussion

Designing Discussion


There is no shortage of practical objects in the 2010 Triennial. You will see everything from noble solutions for global issues, to networking sites that ensure our most mundane thoughts never go unpublished
Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition, pratical, objects, Dunne + Raby, moral, social, implications, technology, Risk Watch, political, stability, provocative, critical, humor, absurdity, discussion

A Resource for All Designers?


As Cooper-Hewitt a national design organization and a part of the Smithsonian, I wonder how we can increase and diffuse knowledge for designers of all disciplines?
James Smithson, Smithsonian Institution, knowledge, increase, diffuse, disciplines, discussion, change, Convergence, expansion, digital, technology, opportunities, practice, cross discipline, integration, professional, organizations, American Institute of Architects, AIA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA, Industrial Designers Society of America, IDSA, International Design Alliance, IDA, umbrella, standards, certification, Information, role, support, adaptability, accreditation, National, interdisciplinary

Design in the Face of Disaster


Design in the Face of Disaster, a discussion on how design can alleviate some of the innumerable problems facing Haiti right now. Watch a video of the program and check out our other past program videos on our video site.
Design in the Face of Disaster, discussion, Haiti, earthquake, alleviate, problems, solution, video, public program, talk, Pierre Fouche, engineer, Anna Muoio, Design Continuum, social innovation, Jean-Cedric Meeus, UNICEF, supply, Gerald Martone, Humanitarian, Affairs, International Rescue Committee

Boym Partners on Bloomberg TV


Watch Constantin and Laurene Boym of Boym Partners, 2008 National Design Awards finalist for Product Design, discuss their design aesthetic on Bloomberg’s Muse Arts.
Constantin Boym, Laurene Boym, Boym Partners, consultancy, National Design Award, 2008, nda, finalist, product design, discussion, aesthetic, Bloomberg, TV, television, Muse Arts

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

Rope Pumps


The show was conceived to begin a conversation and provoke discussion about the broad range of ways various organizations and individuals are addressing the underpinnings of poverty through design innovations. The selected objects tell a story and are windows into the numerous ways these groups are providing direct solutions
Exhibition, Design for the Other 90%, discussion, conversation, address, underpinnings, poverty, innovations, story, rope pump, technology, adapt, water, supply, local, materials, production, repair, profit-based, sustainability, Practica Foundation, Netherlands, Holland, Zimbabwe, Millenium Development Goals, cultural acceptance, simplicity, efficiency, durability, volume, low cost, affordable