My technology and design course has finished with a group pecha kucha of our each different topics. It was a great afternoon and was a very fitting way to end the subject. It has now been a good 3 weeks from that afternoon, I am now currently back in Belfast [...]
This week was the final technology and design lecture ever. It came from the one and only, Hugh Pizey. The man who has been our lecturer for our 4th year of Uni at the GSA. He talked about the aesthetics of technology and design. He briefly discussed some possible influences on design such as [...]
Every time he says architecture think he saying products. Architecture design is very similar to product design… it is all design. Video similar to one I posted before, this one is more detailed.
Hopefully without sounding like an eco warrior, we all know that we are on the tipping point in terms of how the future of the world in very uncertain. I’m talking about when we have used up over 1/2 of the world fossil fuel resources. Now this is a very gloomy topic and if you’re a pessimist you will [...]
Just watched this rather boring video on biomimicry by Jakki Mohr a Professor of Marketing at the University of Montana-Missoula. A lot of the stuff is pretty generic, but there is a bit I found interesting. Which is that big business like Nike and IDEO do biomimicry too (see image below has full list). I’m going [...]
Found a wired article that lists things in nature that we should never mimic, pretty funny.
Over at the University of Kiel a man called Professor Gorb working German technology firm Binder have development a sticky tape that was inspired by observing how beetles and other insects stick to surfaces. A beetle can easily carry up to 30 times its’ own weight while walking upside down. It does [...]
This week technology & design lecture, came from a man called Ian Johnston. He gave an interesting overview, yep you guessed it, on the rise and fall of manufacturing in Scotland. He covered Glasgow’s history from about 1800 – 2000 detailing how originally Glasgow made heavy engineering products like boats and trains that then changed to lighter engineering [...]
This weeks technology and design talk came from The Glasgow School of Art Digital Design Studio. I had never heard of the studio, I didn’t even knew it existed. But for a relatively small studio they do, some pretty cool stuff. Offering research activities revolving around 3D visualisation and a years masters education in animation. [...]
What is sustainability? What objects are sustainable? Ian Grout gave this week T&D talk, he is interested in sustainability and what it is? It does sound like a very simple question. What if we just looked in a dictionary? From Oxford dictionaries.com – Sustainable – adjective 1 able [...]