Posts tagged "future"
Piet Hein Eek interview on the theme Design Beyond Design

Piet Hein Eek interview on the theme Design Beyond Design

This is an interview with Piet Hein Eek where he talks about his design universe. The interview is made by Designboost and is one of three made spring 2011 on the topic Design Beyond Design, which is also the overall theme for Designboost 2011. In a few days we will put up some stills from Piet...
The Natural Step explained in 2 minutes

The Natural Step explained in 2 minutes

The Natural Step is a non-profit environmental education organization working to build an ecologically and economically sustainable society. They have recently made a nice two minutes cartoon explaining what sustainability is according to The Natural Step framework. The cartoon is a good way to start the sustainability journey for any individual or organization to get...
Brands need to speak to consumers with new resonance

Brands need to speak to consumers with new resonance

Two weeks ago we released our latest trend report called “Closed Wallets Closed Minds”. The report describes the new climate of anti-consumerism and asks the question if the consumption fatigue is genuine or if we are only on a pause between mad bouts of bag-filling. –Brands must either get used to the idea of a...
A reminder of the Design + Culture in-depth trend report

A reminder of the Design + Culture in-depth trend report

  If you have note yet been reading our latest in-depth trend report called Design + Culture: A Return to Fundamentalism? here’s a short sum-up of the content: 1. GLOBAL VERSUS LOCAL If we lose our sense of Culture, we will have lost our state of collective consciousness and expression. Even if nation-hood is no...
DesignBoost Telefonplan speakers list

DesignBoost Telefonplan speakers list

DesignBoost – Telefonplan is a joint venture between knowledge company Designboost, City of Stockholm, Vasakronan and Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. It takes place 9-11 February at Telefonplan in the southernmost part of Stockholm, Sweden. Telefonplan is in a transformation from a former industrial area into a hub for the creative...
Time to Rethink Design

Time to Rethink Design

We are facing a pandemic of  ‘designed stuff’ and we have reached a contamination point, a crisis for Design. Why are we not more pertubed and disturbed, why are we so complacent and tolerant? Should we not be calling for a guerrilla war against ‘designerism’, antiviral campaigns against the design establishment or do we need...
The future is analogue

The future is analogue

Celebrating its 25th birthday with a big bang last year, the Lomo LC-A was the first member of an ever-growing circle of Lomographic cameras built for creative infinity and spontaneous joy. In 1991, a group of Viennese students re discovered this little fellow and the Lomographic bug began to spread fast around the globe. For...

Design for Life magazine

The magazine from the event DesignBoost 2009 – Design for Life has just been published online. You can view it in fullscreen by clicking on it above. Among the contributing writers are Jennifer Leonard, Kristina Dryza, Martin Hoenle, Brent Richards, Kristina Börjesson and Katarina Graffman, Vanessa Gandy, Magnus Lindkvist and Kristin Heinonen. The BoostChat and...

Funktionide by Stefan Ulrich

Stefan Ulrich’s Bachelor Project in Design at HAWK Hildesheim uses an Arduino board, an open-source electronics prototyping platform, to create an inspiring interactive design object. He explores how physical objects will transform into social objects, exploring design’s future functions and our demands of it; will we be satisfied with an object that is only a...
New David Report bulletin - A checklist for sustainability

New David Report bulletin – A checklist for sustainability

The new issue of the David Report bulletin is a checklist for sustainability. We will not provide all of the answers, but we will on the other hand ask a lot of questions – one of the most important ways to acquire knowledge. You will also find thoughtful quotes and best practise examples. One thing...