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DesignBoost NYC: Todd Bracher


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Todd Bracher, Designer, context, simplicity, georg jensen, talk, long

Designing Media - Craig Newmark


Who hasn’t heard of Craigslist, the Web site that has dramatically altered the classified advertising universe with its largely free want ads and for-sale postings?
craig newmark, craigslist, web site, classified, advertising, free, ads, reach, simplicity, simple, skill, guidelines, quality control, measures, Bill Moggridge, designing media, book, Interview, MIT press, design media

"Why Design Now" - Triennial Highlights


Sunday January 9th was the last day of our National Design Triennial, open since May 14th. How can almost nine months go so fast? 
Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition, energy, mobility, community, materials, prosperity, health, communication, simplicity, categories, themes, global, efficiency, participatory, scale

Straw and Earth


An energy-efficient straw bale house is being built on the Mall, across the street from the US Capitol. Natural builders from around the country converged on Washington DC to construct the straw shelter and a bamboo shade structure. 
straw, bale, house, Mall, Washington, DC, natural, Green, builders, Rose Morin, Builders Without Borders, strength, simplicity, buildings, eco-house, US Botanic Garden, One Planet- Ours, sustainability, displays, Exhibition, United Nations, Environment Program, Department of Energy, DOE, construction, climate, Finland, Mexico, insulation, waste, energy, reduction, materials, cost, housing, shortage, solution, appropriate

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