Greener Gadgets

Design a Greener Gadget

Overview

Core77 is proud to once again partner with Greener Gadgets to produce a design competition aimed at generating outstanding design innovations for greener electronics. The top 50 entries are published online for voting and commenting, and from these the judges will pick the Top 10 to be judged live at the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City on February 27th. Awards will be given out at the end of the conference program, and winners will be showcased on Core77.com, GreenerGadgets.com, CE.org, and Inhabitat.com.

Design Brief

We invited designers to explore the concept of "Greener Gadgets." Designs sought to minimize the environmental impact of consumer electronic devices at any stage in the product lifecycle. Areas of sustainability to consider included energy, materials/lifecycle/recycling, social impact, and educational development. Designers could focus on a particular area of human enterprise (learning, playing, communicating, etc.) or a particular context (work, home, school, etc.), a particular material, or a specific device. Entries could also seek to create new paradigms for products and services.

About Greener Gadgets

Greener Gadgets, now in its second year, is a one-day conference scheduled for February 27, 2009 and features key representatives from some of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world, innovators from academic thinktanks, members of startups focused on renewable energy, and some of the leading minds in the word of sustainable design and business. For more information, visit www.greenergadgets.com













































Greener Gadgets

Speakers

GADI AMIT Founder and principal designer of NewDealDesign.
ADAM ASTON Energy and Environment Editor for BusinessWeek.
SAUL GRIFFITH Co-founder of Low Cost Eyeglasses, Squid Labs, Potenco, Instructables.com, HowToons and Makani Power.
STEPHEN HARPER Global Director of Environment and Energy Policy for the Intel Corp.
ANDY LEVENTHAL Founder and CEO of Planet Metrics.
EMILY PILLOTON Founder and executive director of Project H Design.
KEN ROTHER President and COO of TreeHugger.
DANIEL SIEBERG Science and technology correspondent for CBS News.
View the latest speaker lineup here.

Registration & Details

February 27, 2009, 9am - 6pm
McGraw-Hill Conference Center 1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY