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    Note: The following article is a contribution of Erica Clark, Designmatters Co-Founder and Senior Vice-President, International Initiatives, Art Center College of Design What happens when a global company meets a small design school? In the case of GE HealthCare and Art Center College of Design, a collaborative effort with tremendous real-world applications.

    In the fall 2006, GE HealthCare funded an educational project at the College that resulted in a series of innovative design-based solutions to an urgent challenge: to deploy new medical technologies among underserved populations in Africa, in places where most people have never seen advanced medical care of any kind. Working closely with top GE HealthCare professionals, a select team of Art Center product, environmental, and transportation students and faculty responded to this challenge with exhilarating energy and creativity. As the portfolio of images below shows, many of the designs are currently feasible; others, while more complex, are still realistic. It would be easy, for example, to make a radio-transmitter bracelet that allows midwives and pregnant women to communicate over far-flung locations – sparing the lives of myriad mothers and babies. It will be possible to develop the team’s concept for a portable ultrasound device that’s easy to operate and comfortable for patients who would fear a conventional, more invasive examination, thus improving the diagnosis and monitoring of many conditions. Or to impl...

  • Mapping the terror

    Peace, Communication Design


    There is a new website by Amnesty International. It uses newly acquired high-resolution commercial satellite images of Darfur to help protect 12 intact but vulnerable villages caught on the frontline of the conflict. Eyes On Darfur also includes an archival feature, which shows destroyed villages since the conflict began in 2003 and includes expert testimony: <a href=""></a>

  • Reclaim the street

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design


    Here is a good example for efficient design: Jason Eppink explains how to make a Pixelator. An unauthorized project to free the cities from all this stupid ads on advertising screens.

    I think it's pretty much an global problem with does ads, since they trying to convince us subconsciously, how imperfect we are and on what we miss out.

    On his website Jason explains how we can get rid off this troublesome ads with very simple tools: <a href=""></a>

  • EDITT Tower

    Environment, Environmental Design


    <p><strong>EDITT Tower</strong><br /> Victoria Street, Singapore</p> <table width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td><strong>Client </strong></td> <td><strong>Completion</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) Singapore/ EDITT (Ecological Design in The Tropics)/ NUS (National University of Singapore)</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1998<br /> Competition Design</td> </tr> </table> <table width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td><strong>Project description</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nos. of Storeys:</td> <td>26 Storeys</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Areas:</td> <td>Total gross area:</td> <td>6,033 sq.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>Total nett area:</td> <td>3,567.16 sq.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>Total area of plantation: </td> <td>3,841.34 sq.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Site Area:</td> <td>838 sq.m.</td> <...


    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design



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    0/ Let's do more and more for and about people. Nothing like people can do everything for people through humanism mind and power. So...

    1/ Time ruins everything, then we don't have enough time for making a good world by better design.

    2/ Take my hand and cruise me from this lost highway...


    The last book shopping that I had in Tehran book fair one month ago, was successful and useful for me than past years Tehran book fair purchasing. One of those purchases was "The Laws of Simplicity" by John Maeda which depicts an important challenge between SIMPLICITY and COMPLEXITY. From first to now, I've had problems with technology and it's passion in our life that have made by technologist which have accrued every sense, place, time & thing. But Maeda is a technologist but with a really different mind and vision that tries make technology useful for everyday life of all of people through his self-make laws. He works in MIT for several years and has had various successful projects in the design and business world. When I was reading his book, I got that we can use his rules in DESIGN21 vision. Using technology for some people who don't know anything about new technologies through "Laws of Simplicity" is one of my ideal thought. By using it we can design products, system and services more cheap in cost and easy to use for eve...

  • What you think about my idea?

    Communication, Audio/Visual Design


    This will be introduce a next step to comunicate with 3D in a simple Quicktime window.

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    02 - International Network for Designers

    SME Canada

    Design Center UK

  • Homf_177_

    0/ Hi everybody! Let’s start from you, me and our, Let’s start from HUMAN!

    1/ as I'm a blogger for 5 years but writing in Persian language not English, I had many experiences, but until yet I don't have any professional weblog in English for specific reason like design and specifically Humanism Design.

    2/ Here it can be a good place for me to share my visions, ideas, challenges and problems about relation between design and social themes and of course getting your feedback for more developments. As you know these years everything has been exchanged to "Network" as "Castells" says. So for having a good life, all of us need friends' feedbacks and here is the same.

    3/ now days, I'm getting ready for the "16th International Conference on Safe Communities: SAFETY2007" which will hold in Tehran, Iran from 11th June up to 13th June. I have a paper for poster session there with this title: "Design as a Tool for Reducing the Violence" As I like to know your opinion about it, for the first post that should be good and professional I've attach the abstract:


    Design as a Tool for Reducing the Violence

    Mahmoud Keshavarz

    Abstract: Contemporary world gives comfortably to people as gives them violence, poverty, invasion, fright and crime. Phenomenon’s like them as like as any social phenomenon have influence...

  • Are good products red?

    Poverty, Communication Design


    Before I start getting angry again about a marketing campaign that wants to save the world, I'm letting Mark Higginson do this job. His comment on Bono's red product campaign is really excellent and hits the nail on its head.

    Picture: cc Marco Siebertz

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