Posts Tagged: "design"

Cardboard Lamp

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Cardboard lamp from Vicara called Cartonado. Love the simplicity of the packaging and how the lamp fans out.

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Touchscreen Tables

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Koren Korean electronics company Moneual has developed a touchscreen table for restaurants. The goal – optimize the dining experience with streamlined ordering from the table, rich media menus and NFC integration so you can pay the bill by touching your phone to the table. The table is on display this week at CES.

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Learn Do Share

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Learn Do Share is a collaborative booksprint that captures the thoughts, projects and spirit of each diy days event. Written, edited and published by attendees of the event, LDS is released under a creative commons license and is intended to be added to and remixed. You can download the 65 page ebook for FREE here. It’s a wonderful look at creativity, storytelling, and collaborative design in the 21st Century.

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The UrbanTimes has a nice write up on the first edition of Learn Do Share.

As a by-product of my research projects, I sometimes come across great conceptual experiments that use contemporary ingredients and new methodologies in innovative set ups.

‘Learn Do Share‘ is the account of such an unusual experiment: DIY Days NYC was an interactive conference with workshops at the beginning of the year. I found the eBook last week released under a creative commons license to be shared remixed and expanded. The following is a summary cross-referenced with some of the topics I have been researching and writing about previously.

As explained in Participatory Trends: We Communicate, Connect and Share, the trend of collaborative consumption evolves with the enthusiasm built around fast communication technology and the global movement of ‘Sharing’.

DIY Days in New York aimed high: Inspired by the visionary Buckminster Fuller, the challenge was how to make the world work for 100% of humanity.

The answer was co-creation, using storytelling as the tool to get started.

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diy days heads to Gothenburg Sweden on February 2nd.
Tickets are free but space is limited.


Aakash Nihalani

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Aakash

Was excited to see this new work by Aakash. We did an episode of Radar with him a few years back (see below). Love the way Aakash uses simple materials in very effective ways. For those in NYC, Aakash has a solo show running from Jan 13th – Feb 9th at Jonathan LeVine .

Hat tip Colossal

The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams

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I stumbled upon this talk by SYPartners founder Keith Yamashita on 99% U. SYPartners is doing some innovative work in the collaborative creative space. Below Yamashita pulls back the curtain on the methods, process and tools that his team is using to help individuals and companies unlock their full creative potential.


Feeling a bit of creative block or just stuck? Checkout SYPartners’ free ipad app Unstuck.

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About the app

Make a decision
Set goals
See all the possibilities
Overcome obstacles
Find the help you need
Rediscover purpose
Make a plan
Crystallize your ideas
Get motivated
Deal with change

Unstuck is a spin-off from SYPartners, a company that helps leaders and their teams during times of transformation. We’ve worked with great people at Starbucks, IBM, Facebook, Target, Ann Inc., GE, and lots of other iconic companies to help them transform their business, brand, and culture and be the best they can be.

Hat tip 99% U

Cards Against Humanity

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Billed as a free party game for horrible people, Cards Against Humanity was released in 2011 after exceeding it’s initial kickstarter campaign by 300%. The free download “print it yourself” version or the paid physical card versions are available under a creative commons license. This past holiday season the Cards Against Humanity team experimented with a “pay what you want” pricing model. Last week they shared the results in an extensive infographic. The end result, $70,000 in profit which the team donated to wikipeadia.

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See the full breakdown of the “pay what you want” campaign.

Lennon’s Poster

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Peter Dean and team set out to recreate the poster that inspired John Lennon to write “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.”