Creative Leadership failure.
One of Miles Finch Innovation’s 7 C’s of Creative Leadership is curiosity.
There are no better questions than “Why?” and “Why not?” to cultivate curiosity in an organization. Use them often to discover truth and uncover gems of insight.
Warka-like water tower can provide 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day thanks to a thoughtful design and condensation.
At first glance, the 30-foot-tall, vase-shaped towers, named after a fig tree native to Ethiopia, have the look and feel of a showy art installation. But every detail, from carefully-placed curves to unique materials, has a functional purpose.
The rigid outer housing of each tower is comprised of lightweight and elastic juncus stalks, woven in a pattern that offers stability in the face of strong wind gusts while still allowing air to flow through. A mesh net made of nylon or polypropylene, which calls to mind a large Chinese lantern, hangs inside, collecting droplets of dew that form along the surface. As cold air condenses, the droplets roll down into a container at the bottom of the tower. The water in the container then passes through a tube that functions as a faucet, carrying the water to those waiting on the ground.
Another interesting traffic light design concept. This probably makes more sense than my previous post. However, I’d add the visual timer on all three lights.
Design concept by: Damjan Stankovic. Lots of other goodies on his site.
Great concept. The copy could use a bit of work, though.
Hugh Herr heads MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics research group. He gave an inspiring speech at TED in March about his work developing advanced prosthetics and exoskeletons. Watch the whole speech below and learn about the future of bionic humans and cyborgs.
Nomiku. An Immersion Circulator that helps you cook like a top chef.
Never heard of an immersion circulator before today. But digging a little deeper into both the product and its applications, I appreciate the technology and like Nomiku’s startup story.
Check out the Nomiku website for more info.
I discovered this product via a story posted by PFSK.
An excellent curation and review of emerging technologies in printed and flexible electronics by David Meyer.
Summary via Meyer:
Thin is in, as always, but recent breakthroughs in printed and flexible electronics herald a whole new age of gadgets, imaging devices and user interfaces.
An interactive poster that combines design and music.