Archive for Green Design

Kicker Studio at the SF GOOD Ideas for Cities event

GOOD and the City of SF challenged Kicker Studio to make use of the abundance of data feeds available through the SF Department of Technology. We developed a solution to help people make better transportation choices. Here is the video of Jody’s presentation on ForaTV….

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Aging and Sustainability (Indulge the Fantasy)

This article on homes designed for an aging population sparked a few thoughts about the parallels between aging and sustainability. I’m thinking about how each can inform the other.

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Products We Like: Evolve Showerheads

It is awfully hard to change learned behavior. Once people get used to do something one way, especially if they do it very regularly, it is hard to get them to change. It is often easier to change the non-human parts of the system than…

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Takeaways from Robin Chase of Zipcar

Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar, spoke last night at one of the David H. Liu Lectures put on by Stanford’s Product Design Program. Here’s a few things I took away from it.

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Small Steps Towards Sustainability

Let’s face it: most talks around sustainability and green design are dull, preachy, and hand-wringingly apocalyptic when they aren’t all “Design Can Save The World!.” Which is why I was so happy to stumble onto Lunar Design’s The Designer’s Field Guide to Sustainability (pdf).

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New blog post: Eyes on the Road! Or why my car should NOT be a giant smartphone on wheels: hours ago