The Next X
If you're feeling a little left out of the successes surrounding Scaled Composites's triumph in the X-Prize competition, then your days may be looking up. The World Technology Network and X-Prize foundation are soliciting concepts for the next string of X-Prize-style contests designed to push people to solve the "holy grail" problems of the world. With ideas like cures for cancer, true molecular assemblers and the UN Millennium Development Goals, it seems like now is the time for designers to get in there. After all, ever one of these problems can't be solved without understanding the human element, and that's our bag.
Happy National Ergonomics Month!
And you thought October was just for Halloween. Well, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society has designated this National Ergonomics Month. So, in honor of the pursuit of comfort and ease, check out these online resources:
Ah the march of progress. Ever since the industrial revolution, we have been working harder and harder to accomplish more and more. But is our current culture of discovery losing track of its guiding purpose? Bruce Mau thinks so, and he believes that designers should be the new guides of innovation.
Calling all car - designers
Peugeot is a French car company which many Americans are unaware of. Like their larger competitors, the most interesting designs are their concept cars, like the Quark, a fuel cell powered ATV. While this is pretty cool, it's not nearly as exciting as how they generate the ideas for some of their concept cars.
Recreate Your World, Win Tuition!
Are you a High school or college student interested in computer aided design? Have you ever wanted to just change the design of a product that you use a lot in order to make it better for you? Well, now's your chance, and if you win, you could be getting textbooks (or pizza) for free next year at school.
Get Out Your Sunscreen
The results are finally in for the latest Bonfire contest. We had some trouble deciding the exact winners, because we got a lot of rather off-topic responses. In the end, we decided to put up the two very best designs, even though one of them is a bit of a stretch for an electronics company. So, without further ado, we present the Bonfire2: Summer Sun winners.
Get Ye to London
If any of you are lucky enough to be in London at the end of September, the London Design Festival is definitely worth a look. With tons and tons of events happening all over the city, and topics ranging from fashion to furniture, there's bound to be something to tickle your fancy. Some of the events require RSVPs, so get your stuff together. And, if you do get to go, we'd love to see pictures.
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