Design and Innovation Daily

“Thirty Conversations on Design” and a few cool products

Posted in designers, interviews, product design by Dan on November 6, 2009

Good morning. This is the first of many daily emails (or posts) to come, each with a delicious serving of content on design and innovation, prepared just for you. Does that sound corny? Or does it sound like breakfast?

“Thirty Conversations on Design” is a collection of bite-size videos from famous designers and creative professionals. Ten of them have been posted so far, and the remaining twenty will be delivered later this month.

We asked them two questions: “What single example of design inspires you most?” and “What problem should design solve next?” Their answers might surprise you. But hopefully, they’ll all inspire you.

http://thirtyconversationsondesign.com/

My favorites are those by Ric Grefe from AIGA, Jason Severs from frog design, Erik Spiekermann, and Linda Tischler from Fast Company. One reason I think these are interesting is that many of the designers, regardless of their profession, describe design challenges and solutions that span multiple discliplines and fields. And they’re all truly serious about their missions as designers, even if their job is only to design sports equipment.

Now, for the products:

A reusable water bottle that folds up: http://springwise.com/food_beverage/vapur/

Sketchbooks made with 5.25″ floppy disks: http://konigi.com/notebook/handmade-525-floppy-disk-sketchbooks-now-store

An infographic-turned-bracelet: http://teemingvoid.blogspot.com/2009/10/weather-bracelet-3d-printed-data.html

Sled Coffee Table and Rug: http://www.swiss-miss.com/2009/10/sled-coffee-table-and-rug.html

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