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This is a great project by Joong Han Lee…He is a self-proclaimed “global nomad. Born and raised in Seoul, he then moved to the US. After living in the Pacific Northwest, he studied Interactive Product Design at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, California. He now resides in the Netherlands, where he recently graduated from the Masters in Contextual Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011.”

Haptic Intelligentsia, is a “human 3D printing machine that allows the user to tactually perceive the virtual object and to directly transform it into the physical” (via curiosity counts)

Check out more about Joong Han Lee HERE!

Hauntingly beautiful….

“Three years ago in Paris I got out of a “metro” train at La Concorde, and saw suddenly a beautiful face… I could not find any words that seemed to me worthy, or as lovely as that sudden emotion.” – Ezra Pound

This film film by Sarah Klein and Tom Mason is the continuation of a series that explores that moment of uncertainty and magic that happens when you emerge from the depths of the subway system.

See Sub City New York HERE!

“It’s a great time for design, and a great time for us to have an impact…”

Nice short video investigating how to scale design throughout a conference and beyond. Get a sneak peak of Design at Scale in this video!

Check it out HERE!

This is an interesting little collection!

Found via Lapham’s Quarterly HERE!

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Place Pulse – MIT Media Lab study looks to effect urban development through Google Street View-powered surveys

August 13, 2011 //

“The crowd-sourced urban survey, Place Pulse, is run by Phil Salesses, Anthony Devincenzi and Cesar Hidalgo, all of the MIT Media Lab, and Mauro Martino of Northeastern University Center for Complex Network Research. This team of technologists, researchers, designers and artists use the work of Kevin Lynch from the 1960s as a jumping off point for understanding urban perception, taking advantage of today’s tools to expose large test groups to urban imagery.
With a goal of improving an urban population’s overall happiness by understanding how people perceive certain areas, the surveys present participants with two side-by-side images and three topical questions—”Which place looks more unique?”; “Which place looks more upper class?; and “Which place looks safer?” The source images come from Google Street View, and surveys are created and taken by a willing community of participants. Capitalizing on geolocation services and social networks creates easily-visualizable data on a near global scale.”

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A society of creators and empathizers, of pattern recognizers and meaning makers…

April 15, 2011 //

I just came across this article “Why We Need Storytellers at the Heart of Product Development” via UX Magazine…

“We’ve progressed from a society of farmers to a society of factory workers to a society of knowledge workers. And now we’re progressing yet again—to a society of creators and empathizers, of pattern recognizers and meaning makers. We’ve moved from an economy built on people’s backs to an economy built on people’s left-brains to what is emerging today: an economy and society built more and more on people’s right-brains.”

Lets all do our part – as creators and empathizers, as pattern recognizers and meaning makers…

Read the article over at UX Magazine HERE! check out Daniel Pink’s site HERE! and buy the book HERE!

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