Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Michelle Liu - Dutch Design Week

Recently graduated in the Social Design Master department of the Design Academy Eindhoven, Michelle Liu (USA) did develop this interesting concept.
Beecosystem is a project that utilizes the current state of the global honeybee crisis as a host to try and focus on finding possible solutions to revive cyclical thinking. Having a thorough understanding of the connections between the various components that make up life on earth can have an affect on how we consider our daily activities.  How can design play a role in designing small gestures that can have a big impact on human behavior?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kyra van Ineveld - Dutch Design Week

Dutch designer Kyra van Ineveld did research the impact of the new information technology tools and how they change the information system and the truth.
Taking Wikipedia as case study, Kyra did investigate the topics that are updated most often from the public of this online encyclopaedia. She narrowed them down to five: Obama, war in Gaza, Catholic Church, global warming, race and intelligence.
Then she printed all the changes in a massive series of books, combining the old book style and the information (wikipedia style) in order to promote the real truth.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jannis Hulsen

Xylium is the name of this project.
German designer Jannis Hulsen, did research a bacterium which produces an artificial cellulose material, Xylium is the name of the bacterium.
In collaboration with the company Jenpolymers, he developed a technique to create a skin around a wooden stool frame, forming the coating and seating surface.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Education paradigms

Here something you need to see!  Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert is explaining his point of view.