The Hoverboard of Today
Riding Onewheel, the new electric board from snowboarder-turned-IDEO-designer Kyle Doerksen, gets one pretty close to the feeling of flying on a board. Doerksen hired a couple of engineers and came up with a single-tire, skateboard-sized electric vehicle that turns like a snowboard and handles like, well, a hoverboard.
Remembering a Heyday in Hi-Fi ID
An ever-expanding buffet of knobs, switches and buttons, were supported by the mesmerizing glow of dials and readouts that made the state of one’s listening situation known with just a glance. The combination of tactile and visual feedback was a thing of beauty then, and still is today—especially in the context of the Jony Ive era, where aesthetic restraint has become marching orders for all.
There Is No Good Design If There Are No Good Constraints
BMW's Benoit Jacob explains that after nearly a century of development cars have evolved into an almost "perfect" form, which has made it more difficult for manufacturers to push the boundaries and create distinct models. In no small part hybrid and electric technologies are changing the way cars are designed after decades of stagnation.
2016 World Design Capital
In 2016, Taipei will hold the honor of World Design Capital, an initiative sponsored by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). With the theme "Adaptive City - Design in Motion," Taipei will focus on development issues and how government officials and citizens can employ "design thinking" to improve the quality of life.