Every Thursday check back for a review of what caught my eye the past week on the topics of design and disruption, with a special shout out to 3D matters as well.
Get in touch any time you’d like to discuss designing some disruptions of your own.
For the designer who’s hard to buy for:
Helvetica: – The Perfume
Whether running a design project or leading disruption, if you’re doing something involving change you will run into criticism. Excellent advice for giving and receiving criticism.
Stop Dancing Around Criticism and Put It to Use with These Tips from Airbnb’s Head of Experience Design
The 3D Economy: Forget guns, what happens when everyone prints their own shoes?
Already, according to a study authored by Michigan Technological University engineering professor Joshua Pearce and six others, there are significant economic incentives for consumers to pursue 3D printing. According to Pearce’s calculations, a person who constructs an open-source 3D printer called the RepRap at a cost of around $575 for parts can theoretically avoid paying between $290 and $1,920 a year to retailers simply by using the device to print 20 common items (iPhone case, shower curtain rings, shoe orthotics, etc.).
“Hands up if you hate your bank.” Banks are screwed…karma in this life? Warning for any business or organization that places people below profits.
Disruption? You better bank on it
See more at: Millennial Disruption Index
Near perfect design:
Article nailed it for me; novels, no thank you – business books yes please.
Spritz Launches SDK To Bring Its Speed-Reading Technology To Websites And Apps
I would love to have one of these! Or more than one. “Roly Poly is designed to enable two individuals to “sense” the presence of each other even though they may be physically apart.”
The Road, The Corrections, and More, Imagined as Adorable Children’s Books at Slate