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Why Design Now?: Bodyweight Support Assist


Why? This device reduces the load and stress on the lower body, reducing fatigue and injuries and enabling a broader range of activities among the elderly as well as workers who spend extended periods of time on their feet, climbing or descending stairs, or maintaining semi-crouched positions. Weighing less than fifteen pounds, the device supports the wearers weight—when a user bends his or her legs, the assist force adjusts accordingly
Honda, Bodyweight support, device, stress reduction, support, lower body, Wny Design Now, Exhibition

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

Quicktake: Rodarte - Behind the Scenes Part 1


The first thing that comes to my mind when planning for an exhibition that has fashion is: how do we want to show the garments? Typically the answer is “on a mannequin”. 
Quicktake, Rodarte, Exhibition, fashion design, Laura Mulleavy, Kate Mulleavy, planning, mannequin, showcase, garments, support, intention, Gregory Krum, curator, Ralph Pucci, Manikin, loan