While slicing fruit, crushing candy and swiping faces have become commonly accepted forms of smartphone-based time killing, can't we do better, in terms of our intellectual health? Entrepreneur Christophe Sibieude thinks so. Thus he started Short Edition, a French "community publisher" that has users of its smartphone app trading short
Oregon-based Ryan & Lana Weimer have five children, three of whom have Muscular Dystrophy and require the use of wheelchairs. So several years ago Ryan began taking online courses at the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, in order to learn the modelmaking skills necessary to create costumes large enough
Today on ImpactDesignHub.org, Core77's Allan Chochinov speaks with solar tech pioneer Hugh Whalan about his most recent project PEG, a pay-as-you-go technology to provide financing for solar to 500,000 customers in West Africa by 2018. Read the full interview on ImpactDesignHub.org to hear more about Whalan's strategies for change-making, entrepreneurship
As a new addition to LDF's dedicated design hubs in the city, Somerset House made a notable entrance this year as the home to various exhibitions and events, amongst them Ten Designers in the West Wing, and the winners of the competition Powered by Tweets. The spectacular location on
We're pleased to see that design students around the world are killing it! This year's James Dyson Award received a record 710 entries, and the judges have finally whittled them down to 20 finalists, released today. We're going to show you some of our faves. First up is Chloe Louisin,
This project explores the phenomenon of illegal migration, focusing on Sub-Saharan and Maghrebi migrants, and the perilous journeys they face while chasing the elusive European dream. The project twists the traditional vision of clandestine immigration provided by the media, by creating a fictional—though realistic—take on the current situation. It exaggerates
The premier medical design event—the IDSA Medical Design Conference—takes over the state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, FL from Oct. 21-22, 2015. A pre-conference, Experiential Symposium (additional registration required) is scheduled on Oct. 20 with a hands-on operating room/animal lab experience and a contextual usability
"Something that I spend loads of my time doing is helping designers realize that giving your work away doesn't necessarily mean losing something, but it's actually a way to gain something totally new. I want to convince designers that pro bono can be a really exciting part of their practice."
When it comes to the unintended consequences of technology, no one could have foreseen the social side effects of smartphone usage. Marrying a small screen with mobile connectivity was meant to add convenience to our lives, and it predictably has; but it has also fundamentally changed how smartphone users communicate
Obvious though it may be, seeing the forest for the trees is a felicitous reference point when it comes to describing BioLite, a Brooklyn-based company that develops innovative products for two disparate off-the-grid communities. After all, the metaphor is as felicitous for recreational campers as it is in the world
BioLite, a company who is on a mission to bring "Energy Everywhere," has been developing technologies and products for two seemingly disparate markets—the outdoor camp market and emerging markets in the developing world—through a process of parallel innovation. Using the same fundamental technology, their first product offerings harnessed energy from wood-burning fires to power small consumer electronics like cellular phones, LED lights or headlamps.
As part of an ongoing interview series on the Autodesk Foundation's blog, ImpactDesignHub.org, Allan Chochinov, Editor at Large of Core77 and Chair of the MFA Products of Design program at SVA discusses Impact Design with Patrice Martin, Co-lead and Creative Director of IDEO.org. Martin is passionate about the power of
During a recent trip to the Philippines, I had the great pleasure to encounter some amazing people working within the fields of social innovation and development. One of these people, Aisa Mijena, is a female entrepreneur and engineer whose first hand experience living with an indigenous tribe in the Philippines
Being a New Yorker, the year I spent living in Japan was a shock because the country is so spotlessly clean. It's as clean as it is for three reasons, the first two being that average citizens pick up after themselves, and they also pick up after un-average citizens. You'll
Last year we wrote about those sidewalk "texting lanes" in China, which were thankfully de-bunked. But now an American college, Utah Valley University, appears to have actually added the things to the staircases in their Student Life & Wellness Center. The news report from Salt Lake City's KTSU indicates it
We tip our hats to the designers driven by the belief that altruism hasn't gone out of style! When others go after the shiny, new and stylish, these designers seek positive impact—whether social, cultural or environmental—in addition to strong aesthetic and functional results. Here are some of our most inspiring
Designing for social impact is a systems-based process that involves all aspects of design and life and requires an ability to think strategically about issues of policy and economics among others. This vital field tackles some of the biggest issues of our age: environmental solutions, poverty and disaster relief are
Similarly to various counter-parts with the 'Hack' suffix, CycleHack is a intensive weekend event in which cyclists, developers, designers and makers gather in cities around the world to combine brain power in the very noble pursuit of tackling issues facing cyclists today. Taking place this year on the weekend of
If you were asked to design a preventative solution to people falling onto subway tracks, where would you start? I imagine most folks would focus on the platform's edge, perhaps adding safety rails that aligned with the non-doored portions of incoming trains, or maybe glass walls with secondary doors like
Remember Green Street Media's no-spraypaint-necessary sidewalk advertising? To refresh your memory, the UK-based firm exploited the filthy nature of sidewalks by placing a stencil over them and blasting them with a pressure washer. With the stencil lifted, the area blasted clean spelled out their message. Green Street MediaSeattle-based artist Peregrine
As part of an ongoing interview series on the Autodesk Foundation's new blog, ImpactDesignHub.org, Allan Chochinov, Editor at Large of Core77 and Chair of the MFA Products of Design program at SVA discusses the Impact Design with Mariana Amatullo, a writer, educator, speaker, and student of design and social impact.
The Civic Shop, London is a new pop-up concept aiming to showcases the work of a new generation of civic activists and social designers.
Haiti is both a land of beauty and a land of suffering. Among the awe-inspiring mountain views and coastal areas, eroded lands and deforestation are abundant. Five years after the devastating earthquake, a slow reconstruction continues. The...
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