A podcast discussion about investing in the future of wearable technology.
Design in Tech Report 2016
Summary of the report is:
– Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s about market relevance and meaningful results.
– M&A activity continues in the design space, and it’s increased.
– Increasing the designers needed in the tech industry requires rethinking education.
– The adoption of design by public companies is only growing.
– Designers bring needed critical thinking/making in the economic case for inclusion.
– Work in the research labs from decades ago drives today’s startups. Be aware.
The Secret Force Behind Nest: Good Leadership and Product Design
Matt Rogers, founder and VP of Engineering at Nest Labs, shared about how he helped scale the company from a garage startup to a significantly larger organization today. Reflecting back on the founding story of Nest, Matt shares some lessons about leadership and how early product decisions shaped the company’s long-term success.
Nothing is original
Nothing is original, esp. in #design. (btw, these are NOT the logos of Medium AirBNB, Flipboard, and Beats)pic.twitter.com/JNDsM0rhod
— Spencer Chen (@spencerchen) April 27, 2016
Nothing is original, these are NOT the logos of Medium AirBNB, Flipboard, and Beats.
The above images are from Trademarks & Symbols of the World book.
This reminds me that “‘Don’t try to be original. Just try to be good.’ That sounds sort of naive but it’s true.” -Paul Rand
Edible Cutlery – Eat with it and then Eat it!
Eat with it and then Eat it!
This edible cutlery is a perfect alternative to harmful disposable cutlery, it is not only environmentally safe but also enriched with nutritious ingredients like jowar (sorghum).
Joe Gebbia: How Airbnb designs for trust
Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in one another’s homes.
Steve Wozniak’s Formative Moment
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recounts his childhood love for computers and the humble beginnings of Silicon Valley. He also rides a Segway – Presented by Reddit and Google Cloud Platform in collaboration with Reddit’s Entrepreneur community.
Imagining the Physical Web
“Some people say the web is dying, but I believe it’s just getting started. And what will kick it into overdrive is the Physical Web: the ability to discover, engage, and interact with smart devices (or that “dumb” tree over there) using nothing more than a browser.” – Stephanie Rieger
Design Is Capitalism
Design is neutral. When they say “design” what they really mean is “money.” An interesting talk by-Jennifer Daniel
Why emotion is an important part of design
Why do we choose to buy certain things over others? Don Norman explains how designers create the perfect products knowing your emotions.
Mobile is Eating the World
Benedict Evans shares how and why mobile changes everything. Because tech is outgrowing the tech industry.
Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From a Spinning Block of Wood
Kokeshi dolls have been made as a toy for children for a long time, and the dolls have unique designs and features rooted in each region.
Water on Mars?! Water on Mars!!
Google evolved is beautiful
Google new identity is beautiful and logo is built on the mathematical purity of geometric circles. They also introduced a new Font type “Product Sans” which reflects this but makes optical corrections for legibility.
Finally i feel good useable design makes you happy.
Make It Simple
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
– Steve Jobs