Category Archives: Likes

E-skin Wearable Display

With the trend in high tech electronics to be as thin as possible, researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed an ultra-thin flexible LED display that has exciting possibilities. The display can show numbers or images and conforms directly … Continue reading

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Design on Reality TV

I found an interesting show called Ellen’s Design Challenge, produced by Ellen DeGeneres for HGTV. It’s a reality competition series that follows a group of six furniture designers competing to sketch, design and ultimately build a new piece in 24 … Continue reading

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Pantone 2016 Color of the Year: A Softer Take on Color

  It’s that time of year again—Pantone announced the 2016 color of the year. With all the stress that is experienced in the world today, it is only fitting that Pantone chose not one but two colors that reflect a … Continue reading

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2016 Design Predictions

The following design predictions are taken from an article entitled, “What to Expect in 2016: Predictions from Top Creatives,” found on the How Design website. The designers and educators who commented have some interesting insight about design in 2016. Below are a … Continue reading

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IDEA Awards 2015

This year the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) celebrates 35 years of showcasing exemplary designs from around the world in a wide range of categories. Professional industrial designers and students submitted 1,778 entries for consideration by 24 jurors. It’s always … Continue reading

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Microlattice Could Get Us to Mars

This is a cool new product:  a grid of tiny metallic tubes arranged in a lattice-like structure that is about 99% air. Invented by HRL Laboratories, this breakthrough promises to change industries that require strong but lightweight materials (think airplanes … Continue reading

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PhotoNow Exhibit

This week I attended the opening of the annual “PhotoNow” show presented by the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve at Cuyahoga Community College Gallery East. The show features a mix of digital photography from prominent Ohio visual artists as … Continue reading

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Pleasant Things Work Better

Design critic Don Norman shares his ideas about what qualities a good design should have to become an emotionally appealing product. Interestingly, he feels we can be happy with a product even if it doesn’t necessarily perform well (watch the … Continue reading

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With a Cardboard Skateboard, Tony Hawk Tests the Limits of Paper

  Cardboard Chaos is a series that pushes the boundaries of cardboard. It’s sponsored by Ernest Packaging, a nationwide custom packaging solution company. The company has teamed up with fabrication experts to develop Signal snowboards, a functional surfboard and pushbikes for … Continue reading

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10 Designs that Reinvent the Business Card

Many people overlook the value of having a professional business card that accurately reflects your brand image, yet this small piece of paper can be an important part of your collateral package. It’s often the first item prospects receive from … Continue reading

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