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The Internet of Real Things requires a Design Revolution.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the rather simple concept of connecting any device to the Internet, and by extension to potentially any number of other devices. Included among these are “digital” devices which already have a built-in CPU and wireless communication technology (such as smart phones, computers, and wearables), automobiles (where electronic components already outscore mechanical ones in regard to cost), and other mobility devices such as scooters, bikes and skates. More problematic devices – because they are not yet designed for the expanded usage of digital connectivity – are home appliances, medical devices, and functional objects such as engines and brakes. Connections and interactions will take three basic forms—people-people, people-things, and things-things—and analysts like Gartner project that by 2020 there will be between 25 and 100 billion connected devices.… Read More

Modular Design for Sustainable Development

In light of Donald Trump’s frivolous withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, receive further information on the official site, it seems ironic to talk about what we designers can do to avert an ecological and human disaster – but I’ll try.… Read More

DESIGN @ BOAO FORUM FOR ASIA 2017

Recognizing the growing importance of Design for the economic and cultural development of China – and in the bigger context for Asia – the organizers of the most important economic forum in Asia included Design as a hot topic into their … Read More