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Ikepod 2008 - Apple 2014 (both by Marc Newson)

Ikepod 2008 - Apple 2014 (both by Marc Newson)

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"We live in a world of unprecedented and unpredictable change…"
(via Design for the Network: An Introduction by Matthew Milan)

"We live in a world of unprecedented and unpredictable change…"

(via Design for the Network: An Introduction by Matthew Milan)

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What will you buy first, a Data Garden MIDI sprout or dataSTICKIES? [► 4 min] HT Dani from Gif Me ;)

What will you buy first, a Data Garden MIDI sprout or dataSTICKIES[► 4 min] HT Dani from Gif Me ;)

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What is remarkable and valuable is software that works well when it stops working. Software whose failure is graceful and sensitive to my needs, rather than the business model of a multinational giant.
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"…my idea was to convert an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture.”
- Alvaro Catalán de Ocón
PET Lamp
via @swissmiss

"…my idea was to convert an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture.”

Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

PET Lamp

via @swissmiss

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Shared platforms create shared cultures. Those shared cultures may enable opportunity, but they also erode the varied perspectives and values that make humans such a diverse bunch. If the future of design is in thinking of “constellations of devices” where individual devices “reduce complexity of the system” and “increase the value of everything else in the ecosystem” (according to Bill Buxton in WIRED), well, it’s important to remember that ecosystems rely not just on interacting components — but on diversity to survive and thrive.
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We need to design our medical devices, computers, vehicles and communication tools to be influenced by what we really do and think. Not just what we tell ourselves we are doing or thinking.
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