Recycling Fun with Rubbish and Pallets! - The Empowered Educator
You know we love to make play resources from recycled pallets and this one has been on my list for quite some time. Well if I’m honest, not my list, Daddy’s list! He has again made my vision become a reality and says it was one of the easiest of my ‘bright ideas’ to build. When […]
Shelters resembling giant pompoms warm skaters on a frozen river
Canadian firm RAW Design has created a series of skating shelters that look like giant pompoms to keep skaters warm on a frozen river in Winnipeg.
Curling SMA paper mechanism
Curling SMA paper mechanism using paper, attiny45, transistor and 0.006" HT flexinolsimilar to the curling mechanism in this flapping crane tutorial: http://...
Nuzzles - Forks warming hut | RAW Design | Archinect
This temporary shelter was a winning entry to the international warming huts competition in Winnipeg, MB. The concept behind Nuzzles emerged from a desire to challenge the notion of the prototypical ‘hut’. By inverting the enclosure we created something that is open to the...
Sketching and Rendering - Students of Product Design Episode 3
Episode 3 of Students of Product Design is all about sketching, rendering and creating presentation sheets of your design ideas. In this episode I look at s...
7 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking in the Classroom
The world is unpredictable. The corporate ladder is now a maze, which means our students will need to think divergently. In this article, we explore how to integrate divergent thinking into our everyday classroom practices.
Building Maker Spaces vs. Building a Maker Culture
In 9th grade, I cut my thumb on a saw in wood shop and had to get stitches. It wasn’t too bad… However, that was the last year I took “shop” class in high school. I
6 Student-Centered Projects for the First Week of School
Don't Wait to Innovate! Teachers often begin the school year with team-building activities or a review of the rules and procedures. But what if we began with student-centered projects? The following is an exploration of six
Product Design (developing ideas quickly)
Product Design (developing ideas quickly)For product and industrial designers, time is money so it's important we can develop ideas quickly. Here's one of m...
Real VR Fake VR
Drawing from the aesthetics of science fiction and rendered CGI, Real VR, Fake VR recreates the illusion of virtual reality using the least technology possible. The images are comprise of UV lights, fluorescent post-its and electrical tape photographed and filmed bypassing much of the post production process.
Hylozoic soil Philip Beesley
PB specializes in architectural design of public buildings, public art and experimental installations. The most recent generations of these works feature interactive sound, light and kinetic mechanisms with distributed control systems.
Designing better products
Have your idea written down on paper. This way you can structure it, so it's clear. Then you share it with the entire team before the meeting, for it to be considered. No feedback, no reactions, only considered. So people can take time and think it through.