A group of Indian designers have come up with an ingenious use for the mountains of paper bags which can stockpile after a trip or ten from the shops.
Parin Sanghvi, Shruti Gupta and Mohit Singhvi have found a way to create a foldable clothes hanger out of the paper bags which might be carrying your brand new outfit for summer. Read More
The possibilities of what can be achieved with wearable technology Google Glass are beginning to surface, with the ability for its heads up display showing contextual information whilst travelling, for filmmaking or to read the New York Times. One interesting example that has surfaced in the past week is a potential patient monitoring solution developed by Phillips Healthcare and Accenture. The design concept allows surgeons to get real time data before and during surgery on their Google Glass heads up display. Read More
Yahoo! Japan have created the "Hands on Search" machine, a device which they think could be the internet of the future. Developed for visually impaired children, the machine allows children to call out something that they wish to touch. The machine then searches for 3D schematics of the object the child has asked for and prints the object in a matter of minutes for the child to touch and interact with. Read More
Winter can be a harsh time of the year for anyone but keep a thought for the Scandinavian countries who go without natural sunlight for as long as three months in the year. To bring a bit of cheer during these harsh months in Noway, designers Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad from the art group Open Space have created a portable sun made out of LED lights. Standing three meters in diameter, the circular installation shifts between a range of mood enhancing colours, mimicking the range of colours our closest star can make throughout the course of a day. Read More
While plenty of buzz was generated for the latest iPhone release last week, an entirely new phone concept may have overshadowed its launch. Phonebloks is a phone concept by Dave Hakkens that is designed to last literally, forever. Taking inspiration from the fact that millions of phones are thrown away each year once they become faulty or obsolete, the Phonebloks is designed to be easily repairable and upgradable. Read More
Yep seriously, the Defikopter is a flying defibrillator. The idea is that people who suffer cardiac arrests could be located in areas where it's difficult for an ambulance to get to, whether that be a highly dense area or a remote forest. The Defikopter is designed to dispatch to people in need, flying high above traffic and obstructions at 43 miles per hour. Read More
Who would have thought! I had the idea of creating NJPC as an excuse to
document designs that create some form of social change. I didn't expect
many people to read it. Read More
Christian Boer is a Dutch graphic designer who has suffered from dyslexia for most of his life. This causes him difficulty in reading, as people with dyslexia often jumble up their words by inverting and flipping letters which look similar. A couple of years ago he decided to design a typeface specifically for dyslexic people called Dyslexie. We have a chat to him about the origins of his design, characteristics of Dyslexie, form over function and the social impact that his font has created. Read More
In Europe, between 50-75% of e-waste is unaccounted for, and it is believes that the majority is exported to developing countries to be recycled.
The process for recycling the valuable copper from the waste involves burning the waste down, which pollutes the environment and endangers those involved in the process.
In response to this, Royal College of the Arts graduate Hal Watts, has designed an innovative bicycle powered waste separator. It consists of two machines on a bike, a shredder and a sorter. Read More
The Bespoke Fairings are coverings which surround an existing prosthetic leg to bring a sense of personalisation for the wearer. Traditionally, prosthetics have a one size fits all approach. The Bespoke measures body movement and angles to build custom limbs for people which are then individualised to fit the wearer's personality. Read More