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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

Monday Enhancement: Virtual Bling


The Man Who Knows Everything is the name of a new jewelry collection from London designer Hannah Martin. The collection is inspired by the Count of St. Germain, an eighteenth-century German alchemist who chased immortality.
Hannah Martin, jewelry designer, jewelry, bling, virtual, augmented reality, application, Get Set in Style, Facebook app, Set in Style, Exhibition, Van Cleef & Arpels

Designing Media - Introduction


I was working on Designing Media for a couple of years while I was still at IDEO, before coming to the Cooper-Hewitt. It’s a partner volume to my first book Designing Interactions in that it combines the book with a DVD and a website, www.designing-media.com. 
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Understanding the American Experience


The final grand challenge posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian is explained by the sentence: “America is an increasingly diverse society that shares a history, ideals, and an indomitable, innovative spirit."
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Sustainable Sampling


At the end of the introduction to the Multiple Choice exhibition, the curator reflects that, “as contemporary design industries move to open-sourcing and electronic formats for the marketing of their products, physical samples may soon become obsolete.”
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Innovation, Deviance and Design


In this growing area of design innovations are evident in numerous forms. Not limited to current technologies these designers sample from current, emerging and out-moded technologies to provide low cost effective solutions to benefit the poor and marginalized.
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