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  • Landor Associates Dyman Foam Technical Information

    Well-being, Communication Design

    THE QUALITY OF FOAM IS MEASURED BY THE WEIGHT OF THE FOAM

    Landor Associates Dyman Foam - The heavier the foam, the better the quality. Going hand in hand with this is that the heavier the foam (i.e. the better the quality) the more expensive it is BUT the longer it will last. The confusing thing about foam that people do not know is that foam can be made to varying hardness's – all with the same weight. This means, that a high quality foam (for example) can be made to feel very soft and it can also be made to feel very hard (plus any variance in between). Similarly, a low quality foam can be made to feel soft or hard. This is where the confusion lies with most people. Over the years, as foam has become more and more expensive and retailers have pressured manufacturers to reduce prices to compete with imports, foams have been developed of lesser quality but higher hardness (and substituted for the better quality foams).

    The wash up of this is that the general public has developed a perception that good foam is hard foam and that soft foam is low quality foam. This perception is 100% wrong. A high quality foam can be very soft and, on the "flip side," a poor quality foam can be hard. To try to "right the wrong" (so to speak) the Foam Industry introduced a coding system that enables the end user to know exactly the type of foam they are getting which also enables them to be able to compare "apples with apples" when assessing value for money. The...

  • Collaborative Consumption of Great Designs

    Community, Environmental Design

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    When you have excellence, you know it. Sometimes there is design that just makes sense and passes the test of time. However, what do you do if that item is sitting around not being used most of the time? In the spirit of Design21, we would say that you can share it.

    Now, we know that most of live in a capitalist world and that not everything people do is totally altruistic. Most of us want some form of reward or recognition for our doing good.

    I had a food business almost ten years ago. I bought the business from someone who thought that it was not worth anything. Together, we took a fresh look at his problem and the wholesale food business was worth some money but the fixed cost, specifically the rent, needed to be reduced.

    Our solution, was share the cost of the rent between his retail business at the front of the building and the food business at the back of the building. That meant that we both only had around a $10K p.a rental instead of $20K Not only that, but instead of getting two sets of equipment, we shared that between the two businesses. It saved us further money and it made both businesses more profitable and viable.

    Continuing with this theme, I went about identifying opportunities for the business to share. The business processes and technology were established so that you could operate the business with limited English language skills. We hired a translator for key documents so that it could be operated by a new immigrant The wholesale business wa...

  • MOOCs for Designers

    Community, Audio/Visual Design

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    Header What are MOOCs and why do we need good design?

    Many of you are starting to hear the advertisements for a new phenomenon called the MOOC. The acronym is not short for Moo Cow. MOOC, which is the acronym that stands for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) are free online courses with open access via the web. These courses use traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem solving as well having platforms for building an online communities for students and professors.

    Get on Board

    Enrolment is exploding! Universities around the globe including Australia are launching some of their most popular courses in the MOOC format. Many courses are being offered including many courses related to the design and industrial areas. So if you do not have any formal education in your area, you should get on board. Take a look at some of the major platforms such as : Coursera and EDX are some of the best and well-established MOOC platforms for finding courses from leading universities.

    If you are eLearning Designer of MOOCs you should focus on all aspects of the design. You may even want to do a MOOC yourself and see what all the fuss is about.

  • ​Thieves target health insurance policy numbers

    Well-being, Communication Design

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    Most of us tightly guard our credit cards and bank account numbers, but health insurance policy numbers are also prime targets for thieves. An estimated 1.84 million people were victims of medical identity theft in 2013, according to the Poneman Institute, a research organization, which expects that number to rise.

    Victims often don’t realize they’ve been targeted until they discover a drop in their credit score or until a collection agency comes after them for unpaid medical bills, said Jim Quiggle, director of communications for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a group that includes insurers, consumer activists and government officials. While most of the cost of medical identity theft is borne by the health care industry and government, the Poneman Institute estimates that about 36 percent of victims in 2013 incurred out-of-pocket costs such as reimbursements for services provided to impostors, legal fees and identity protection services. The average cost for these victims amounted to $18,660; in a few cases, it exceeded $100,000.

    Medical identity theft can happen in several ways. In one common scenario, the criminal persuades a consumer to divulge his health insurance number. Strategies for collecting these numbers can be highly sophisticated, especially when crooks operate in teams, Quiggle said. “They might invite seniors to bogus health fairs where they take their blood pressure and give them some nutritional supplements and ask to see their Medicare cards.”...

  • รายละเอียดและเรื่องย่อถาพยนต์ The Last Stand นายอำเภอคนพันธุ์เหล็ก

    ชื่อเรื่อง : ดูหนังใหม่ The Last Stand

    ชื่อเรื่อง(ไทย) : นายอำเภอคนพันธุ์เหล็ก

    The Last Stand เป็นเรื่องราวของ เรย์ โอเว่นส์ (อาร์โนลด์ ชวาร์เซเน็กเกอร์) เจ้าหน้าที่ตำรวจที่เคยทำผิดพลาดในอดีต เขารู้สึกผิดและตัดสินใจย้ายออกจากแอลเอ เพื่อเริ่มต้นชีวิตใหม่ด้วยการเป็นนายอำเภอในเมืองโซเมอร์ตัน เมืองเล็กๆที่อยู่แถบชายแดนแต่ในขณะที่ทุกๆอย่างในชีวิตของ เรย์ ดูเหมือนจะไปได้ดี ความสงบสุขก็ถูกทำลายลงอีกครั้ง เมื่อ กาเบรียล คอร์เตส หัวหน้าแก๊งค์ค้ายารายเบิ้มหลบหนีออกมาจากคุกพร้อมตัวประกัน และก็กำลังมุ่งหน้ามายังเมืองโซเมอร์ตัน ที่เป็นทางผ่านในการหลบหนีข้ามประเทศ เรย์ จึงตัดสินใจลุกขึ้นมาเพื่อทำหน้าที่เป็นปราการด่านสุดท้ายให้จงได้...

  • With the upsurge of the wellness industry in the past thirty years, more and more people are living well-balanced and active lives. And as the essential medical knowledge and practices improve even more, we can look forward to more people living up to a hundred years or more, something which was apparently a common thing in ancient times. In certain parts of the world, such as Thailand, Spain, Japan, France and the US, where we can find the most number of centenarians, dietary and lifestyle habits are commonly investigated and emulated as effective means of achieving not just long-life but for maintaining a sense of well-being.

    If it was such a common thing for people to live up to a hundred or even much longer in ancient times, how come modern people no longer approach that level of physiological durability? We are more of an exception now rather than the rule in biological longevity. Sea turtles, swans and carps and some other animals have longer average life spans than us humans. And they do not even read bibles and blogs!

    But we should not despair as life is, as often said, not measured in the length of one’s life but in the quality of life that one has. What human can survive living in water as tortoises and carps do? Yet the quality of life, not just the length of it, can now be attained through observing certain basic health tips and lifestyle changes any person can do without having to spend so much. And one need not reside in Okinawa or in Nepal to achieve this. ...

  • sketch_1

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    Based in a classic car, originally D-DMC - LMSE

  • gt_project

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    Sketches grid, based on a concept of a race car, Delorean DCM, LMSE, worked in photoshop.

  • The Backpack Man

    Communication, Environmental Design

    A blog about personal, travel , adventure and anything in between.I travel for the reasons for which most people travel: to experience different cultures, to try new food, to see places of history or nature, to look with new eyes on familiar things. But most of all I think what does it for me is going away from home and doing something I don't normally do.

    http://www.thebackpackman.com/search/label/Travel%20Tips

  • Welcome to MCK Limited

    Peace, Industrial Design

    Welcome to MCK Limited.We are a company with 4 years experience specializing in selling laptop parts.Our aim is to become the go-to place if you need cheap, high quality OEM laptop parts.

    http://mck.biz/

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