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  • Sustainable Transportation

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    During my stay in New York last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Walter Hook of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (or ITDP). A 23-year old organization, ITDP consults on mass transit systems and urban development for cities and governments. They focus on providing sustainable transportation systems -- advocating and strengthening bicycle systems, developing low-cost rickshaws, implementing bus rapid transit systems (a significant decrease in cost over subway and other rapid transit systems) and stressing the importance of low-emission, safe development that accounts for population growth.

    ITDP is active worldwide working on several high-profile projects both in the US as well as developing world countries. During my stay in India back in February, I spent a day in Agra visiting the Taj Mahal, which is a hotspot for viewing the evolution of the cycle rickshaw ITDP developed for India. Their prior prototypes are in use throughout the city, addressing the cities need to preserve the Taj Mahal by reducing the amount of air pollution around the city. Their final design cost only $100 -- 300,000 are operating in nine of India's major cities. From their website:

    "In collaboration with local experts, ITDP developed design innovations that made India's traditional cycle rickshaw lighter, more comfortable, and easier to handle. The improved design increased the earning power of cycle rickshaw operators and drew passengers away from highly polluting,...

  • Biography

    Education

    I was the coordinator for community art outreach at National Arts Honors Society club in my high school senior year. We did couple art projects that involved student s to participate in the event, the finish works will be shown in public space. Oddly enough that I was assigned as coordinator since I was never an outgoing girl who knows how to talk and deal with people. I joined this club only because everyone else is doing, so it will make our transcript looks good. However, the experience of been able to plan, organize and create art leaded me to design field.

    I am now a senior in product design at Parsons. Coming to design school is a turning point in my life. To me, the difference of doing art and design is the difference between living in your own world comfortably and living in an infinite world desperately. Design is not just a desire profession, but it is a process for a higher self-expectations. The excitement of planning and creating new possibility and the risk of challenging the existence are very important when I am doing design. In order to push myself forward, I choose to work hard to achieve my goal; my toughness is just like the cactus growing in desert.

    I have confidence in my ability when approach to a new challenge. My strength is to show what I am capable of doing through skill and hard working, and cover up my weakness. At same time, my strength also allows me to avoid what I don’t do well. English had been one of my biggest shortcomings tha...

  • Hi, I have posted Linda's TWiST form to my website (I haven't been able to figure out how to post a document on the blog itself, but I am still working on it). Click on the link below, then download the form. Let me know if you have any problems with this. By next week, I will have a better understanding of all of the features of the blog, so I will be in a better position to help all of you get acquainted with the features. steven

    download TWiST

  • JOB NOW!!!

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

    Do you know personally of any opening in Pasadena or Los Angeles for a Graphic Design position?

    I am looking for a full-time spot and live in South Pasadena.

    Many thanks in advance!

  • reinvent with us!

    Education, Communication Design

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    We are looking for talanted Social Design innovators in our build. Please join us!

    “But we must also admit that programs alone can't replace parents; that government can't turn off the television and make a child do her homework; that fathers must take more responsibility for providing the love and guidance their children need." Obama Speech at DNC

    The Gaming Krib's innovative portal software/hardware includes a whole new learning paradigm which begins this fall/winter 08’ for more than 3 million parents, children and educators. For the first time, an internet-based and electronic (hardware based interaction) way to balance a child's learning and social needs, via the cell phone, TV and Internet. The enhanced learning features are customizable, can be adjusted to current and future trends, and the target market is well defined and global. The Gaming Krib has designed innovative software portals for parents, Education (K-12), cell phone users and providers, TV users, the internet user, the game console user and Industry. “The Gaming Krib is a powerful and easy-to-use system and management tool that enables Parents and organizations of all types to work together via the Web and our hardware integration resulting in increased intellectual and social growth for children.

  • Urban Fiber Flotsam/Street Specimens

    Arts & Culture, Environmental Design

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    New 'street specimens' for Urban Fiber Flotsam will be archived and uploaded over the next day. By midweek I will begin preparing the twined/spun fiber for this weekend's crafting.

    Photos can be viewed in my flickr/CONFLUX set. Please note: the vegetation that I have harvested/collected was not picked from live plants but found on urban streets, sidewalks, and in perches along my path. I would say that vegetation and trash are fairly equal in distribution - a discovery that I did not anticipate.

  • nano solar material

    Environment

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    Seems like just round the corner a new malleable film like material may give product designer sand artists alike a new material with which craft their wares. This new material in a product could power itself and or if un-mechanical in nature power other devices.

    • Think city based sculptures powering the street lights.
    • Niche fashion design powering your ipod (generic mp3 player)
    • An ipod product design powering... well itself..

    The difference is that the product would not have visually unappealing solar cells, but have visually unseen green powering material as part of its actual make up.

    The world could be cleaner, greener but still visually pleasing.

    sources http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/08/nanosolar_print.php

  • 2008logomid_177_

    Hi There,

    Quick introduction to tell you about the studio I represent...

    We are a creative studio that cater for all manner of media disciplines. Be it website design, graphic design, video production and much more. Based in Nottingham (UK) we feel its the perfect position to serve both the UK and international clients.

    We have ideas for people and then we make them real and make those people very happy. We make things look and feel better, no matter how big or small. We’re passionate about what we do and above all we want to make things we, and our customer are proud of. It would be interesting to learn more about what this site representing so please feel free to post and tell me more.

    Please visit link www.seismik.co.uk to see more

    Yes it is is blantent self promotion but if I dont shout about it then no one is gonna do it for me :)

    we also do (or have just started) music video and animation see..

    and also our first attempt music video which got on MTV2

    Please feel free to get in touch with proposal of work as we are always looking for new clients in a multitude of fields.

    Kind Regards

    Simon Dunn

    ...

  • changing roles of designers

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    Change in role of designers has always been a matter of deep concern for all design professionals.Every age has its own winners and losers ....today designers are facing the challenge of constantly changing their roles.The role of a designer in Retail and Real Estate is an example of the same.Both these fields are booming and suddenly everyone is either vying to find a way in or already finding themselves in it. While retail has its philosophy like real estate of making most and any how, designers are left with no choice but to join the gang. They function more like managers or salespeople and not as generators of design.

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    No, no, no… I don’t mean get out and vote for either an elephant or a donkey. Get out and vote for the Members Project sponsored by American Express. Make a positive impact in the world. Your ideas. Your decision. American Express’s money.

    Now in its second year, the Members Project is your chance to join a community that’s passionate about making a positive change in the world. Show your support and vote on which projects get $2.5 million in American Express funding. The possibilities are endless. The decision is yours.

    Voting begins 9.9.08

    Originaly posted at <a href="http://nexusexperiment.com/blog" target="_blank">www.nexusexperiment.com/blog</a>

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