In his recent TEDxBoston talk, Prestero relates that the NeoNurture was the equivalent of a concept car in the medical equipment category: it was too beautiful for its own good. He draws on his experience with the NeoNurture to illustrate the difference between designing for inspiration and designing for the real world. The video is well worth 11 minutes of your time:
The results, of course, speak for themselves: the double-sided LED phototherapy lamp has proven itself in the field since its introduction in December of last year. And while Prestero's talk is called "Design for People, Not Awards," we'd like to congratulate Design That Matters for their recent wins in the National Design Awards and 2012 IDEAwards.
Follow the progress of Design That Matters and the "Firefly" on their blog.
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
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