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The GRiD Compass Laptop and the Space Shuttle


Having grown up with the “space race” as a national preoccupation for so many years – which provided not only a stage for scientific exploration but also for some the twentieth century’s most notable technological developments – I find it hard to believe that the Space Shuttle just completed its 130th and final mission.
GRiD, GRiD Compass Laptop, Graphical, Retrieval, Information, Display, laptop, Space Shuttle, Bill Moggridge, Interaction Design

Monday Enhancement: Disappearing Hardware


Lots of designers are using video simulations or video prototypes to develop ideas that aren't yet possible. Some of the most fun ideas imagine a digital world in which our hardware devices shrink, dissolve, or vanish altogether.
video, simulations, prototypes, futuristic, immersive, physical, virtual, data, Display, technology, hardware, devices, blocks, animation, Keiichi Matsuda, Julia Tsao

Designing Sustainably Is About to Become Easier


  Two significant tools for American designers seeking to make their design process more sustainable have recently been announced. The first tool, which hopefully will have broad and positive implications for manufacturers of outdoor industry goods, is Eco-Index.  
sustainable, design, process, simplify, tools, EcoIndex, manufacturing, outdoor, industry, goods, assessment, evaluate, environmental, impact, measure, lifecycle, materials, packaging, assembly, energy, diversity, emissions, scalability, industries, beta, Source4Style, fashion, interior, business-to-business, B2B, interface, fabrics, aggregate, Display, resolution, fiber, dyes, finishes, specs, pricing, sourcing, open source, open-source, collaboration, transparency

Summer in Washington, DC


Design for the Other 90% opened in Washington, DC on April 28, 2010 at the National Geographic Museum’s 17th Street galleries, through September 6, 2010. Admission is free.
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, Washington, DC, National Geographic, museum, 2010, free, admission, Solar Home Lighting, system, solution, low-cost, affordable, Display, collaboration, needs, underrepresented, populations

A Car in the House


The poster on the fence outside the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum showed a photograph of the Tata Nano with the caption “actual size.” That didn’t mean that it was easy to install for display in the museum, as you can see from this little movie (filmed by our media makers Shamus Adams and Alex Tibbets).
Tata Nano, car, automobile, vehicle, India, Display, film, RE:DESIGN, renovation, gallery, Exhibition, space, elevator

Behind the Scenes of Quicktake: Tata Nano


On February 16th the smiling Tata Nano rolled through the front doors of Cooper-Hewitt, up the stairs and settled on a platform in the Great Hall. Unveiled last year in India by Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer, the Tata Nano is targeted to families who had not previously been able to afford a car.
Quicktake, Exhibition, Tata Nano, Tata Motors, car, automobile, vehicle, installation, smiling, Great Hall, India, manufacturer, affordable, peoples car, accommodate, yellow, Display

Meier 75


Personally, I am partial to Richard Meier’s approach to architecture. According to Meier, a building is an act of “willful artificiality;” a “man-made” spatial construct that functions as a receptacle for experiencing the world of nature. 
Richard Meier, Architecture, artificiality, man-made, white walls, nature, Frank Lloyd Wright, influences, building, natural, landscape, stage, Display, separation, art, modernist, Le Corbusier, machine, silversmith, Jean Puiforcat, theory, unity, harmony, Modular, system, scale, proportions, drawings, lines, Getty Center, Los Angeles, gift, collection, contemporary, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Museum of American Folk Art, Alvaro Siza, Galician Center of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela, spain, sketches, museum

Design Trio: Cooper-Hewitt, west elm, David Stark


On March 3, Cooper-Hewitt’s Members (Contributing level and above) joined the private opening of west elm’s newest location on the upper west side. Event designer extraordinaire David Stark created one-of-a-kind furniture and objects from recycled west elm packing materials and catalogs.
West Elm, Upper West Side, New York City, NYC, store opening, David Stark, event desinger, furniture, objects, housewares, recycled, materials, catalogs, auction, Display

CityRacks Competition


Last spring, the New York City Department of Transportation, in partnership with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, requested proposals for functional, innovative bike rack designs that would raise the profile of cycling as both a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation in New York City.
CityRack, New York City, NYC, Department of Transportation, DOT, partnership, proposals, bike rack, bicycle, cycling, transportation, entries, finalists, prototypes, Display, lesson plans, classroom, education, Educator Resource Center, ERC, wordpress, blog

Summer in Minneapolis


Design for the Other 90% reopens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 24 and will be there right through the summer until September 7, 2008. The design solutions will be displayed within several second generation larger Global Village Shelters in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the United States.
Design for the Other 90%, traveling exhibition, developing countries, problem solving, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, summer, 2008, Global Village Shelters, Display, Sculpture Garden, free, anniversary, celebration

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