Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby PackageID » September 13th, 2009, 2:16 pm

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Lmo wrote:What I would like to see developed is a single, multi conductor cable that eliminates the rat's nest of wires at the back; power, mouse, CRT, printer, internet, speakers, etc.

Almost every advertisement you see shows the computer sitting on a desk, free of any visible means of contact with the outside world. I want that computer.


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Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby Lmo » September 13th, 2009, 3:48 pm

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You need an iMac.


Seriously considering that, for more than one reason P ... pretty hard to kick the PC habit though :| We hateses learning curveses...

But given component form factors, and the constraints/economics of electronic packaging, I don't expect anything too radical any time soon in the PC realm.
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Re: Suggestions

Postby usmcoap » April 6th, 2010, 9:33 pm


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Bontje_id wrote:These challenges are not going to have World changing solutions in them.


Why the hell not? leaving aside the patent thing for a second (and let's face it, if someone's going to steal your idea, they're going to steal it, change it by 10% and re-patent it anyway no matter what measures you have in place), a lot of the things that people come up with for the 1HDC could well be made and help people, particularly the emergency shelters one that's been done recently. We should all aspire to create something amazing and potentially life-changing instead of drawing cars or yet another pair of bloody sneakers.

So, how about some hardcore topics that focus on functionality over form and are going to make people really think. Like:

Sustainability
Solar-power (or the uses thereof)
Sustainable power generation
Water purification
Alternative uses for landfill items
Using technology to be sustainable
Crash helmets (cycling, motorbike riding etc)
Wheelchairs
Small form factor first aid kits

And to keep the sneaker and car drawing lot happy, how about interspersing the hard stuff with the fun stuff where it really is form over function:

Rock climbing holds
Hats with uses (sensible or otherwise)

Those where it's about both:

Sledges/toboggans
Snowboard boots/bindings/boards (or skis)
Travel coffee mugs that don't leak or break when you drop them!
Motorbikes
New environmentally friendly methods of transport
Future appliances
Awesome and totally unnecessary guns ;)
Boats - yacht and/or speedboats

And you can go totally off the wall with weirdness too:

Steampunk technology (look it up on wikipedia if you don't know what it is)
Unicycles (Soooooooooooo hard, how do you reinvent something that's a seat, a pair of peddles and one wheel???)
Things that look like one thing but actually do something else entirely

I think that's about it. I'm interested in people's comments, I've been lurking here for ages and don't sketch but do design and build. Furniture, buildings and interiors mostly (I'm good with my hands and on Sketchup) but I'm itching to enter some of the 1HDCs and just need to figure out how to sketch all the ideas I have.
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Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby yo » April 7th, 2010, 9:44 am

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usmcoap wrote:
Bontje_id wrote:These challenges are not going to have World changing solutions in them.


Why the hell not? leaving aside the patent thing for a second (and let's face it, if someone's going to steal your idea, they're going to steal it, change it by 10% and re-patent it anyway no matter what measures you have in place), a lot of the things that people come up with for the 1HDC could well be made and help people, particularly the emergency shelters one that's been done recently. We should all aspire to create something amazing and potentially life-changing instead of drawing cars or yet another pair of bloody sneakers.

So, how about some hardcore topics that focus on functionality over form and are going to make people really think. Like:

Sustainability
Solar-power (or the uses thereof)
Sustainable power generation
Water purification
Alternative uses for landfill items
Using technology to be sustainable
Crash helmets (cycling, motorbike riding etc)
Wheelchairs
Small form factor first aid kits

And to keep the sneaker and car drawing lot happy, how about interspersing the hard stuff with the fun stuff where it really is form over function:

Rock climbing holds
Hats with uses (sensible or otherwise)

Those where it's about both:

Sledges/toboggans
Snowboard boots/bindings/boards (or skis)
Travel coffee mugs that don't leak or break when you drop them!
Motorbikes
New environmentally friendly methods of transport
Future appliances
Awesome and totally unnecessary guns ;)
Boats - yacht and/or speedboats

And you can go totally off the wall with weirdness too:

Steampunk technology (look it up on wikipedia if you don't know what it is)
Unicycles (Soooooooooooo hard, how do you reinvent something that's a seat, a pair of peddles and one wheel???)
Things that look like one thing but actually do something else entirely

I think that's about it. I'm interested in people's comments, I've been lurking here for ages and don't sketch but do design and build. Furniture, buildings and interiors mostly (I'm good with my hands and on Sketchup) but I'm itching to enter some of the 1HDCs and just need to figure out how to sketch all the ideas I have.



What a first post.

So how does "totally unnecessary guns" and "speedboats" differ at all from cars and sneakers? Good luck on that sustainable power generation solution... within an hour. We've tried a number of different projects if you dig into the archives, and the ones that tend to get the biggest response are the fun ones (like speedboats). Anything that verges on an MIT pot graduate student's thesis type of thing is general seen as more work. Most of us have lots of that, so try our best to keep them fun and accomplishable with an hour.

Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby usmcoap » April 7th, 2010, 3:23 pm


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yo wrote:What a first post.


I''m going to take that as a compliment ;)

yo wrote:So how does "totally unnecessary guns" and "speedboats" differ at all from cars and sneakers?


I don't think I've seen speedboats on here much, if at all and I definitely haven't seen totally unnecessary guns! But, I have seen a huge number of cars/sneakers/phones/watches so that's how they differ, it's just something different for you all to draw. As someone who loves design and totally appreciates how hard it is to come up with anything approaching a good idea that hasn't been done before, I'd have thought that drawing things that you don't sketch day in day out would be better for getting the creative juices flowing. Although, I appreciate the point about it just being more work. As someone who comes on here largely to get inspiration and see cool stuff, I personally don't give a rats ass about cars or sneakers. Or unnecessary guns to be honest, although they are cool.

If you guys really want to push my buttons, design me a wicked bathtub that's big enough for two people to happily soak in (doesn't matter if they're one at each end) and fits in a gap of 2200mm long by 700mm wide or less. Oh, and it needs to be able to be made otherwise it's useless ;)
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Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby yo » April 8th, 2010, 8:31 am

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Charity starts at home, and the first sketch starts with you. There are a lot of different thing;s in the doodling topic. Would love to see a contribution!

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Postby jon_winebrenner » April 8th, 2010, 9:48 am

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usmcoap, you have some good ideas in there. To what Yo said, getting big sweeping ideas covered in an hour is not the purpose of the 1HDC. The 1HDC started as nothing more than a way to try and get peoples juices flowing. A warm up, or distraction, from "the rest of the day".

What I believe I hear you saying, and something I aree with, is that more variety is needed. Less "typical designer stuff" and more to the basics of coming up with some good ideas. Something which I believe the 1hdc has gotten away from.

As to your tub design:
Image


I always thought that the best marketing campaign would be the shot an elderly couple in the stand-up tub doing more than just taking a bath....you always hear that "retirement community" is just another term for "Band Camp".

Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby usmcoap » April 8th, 2010, 3:36 pm


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ip_wirelessly wrote:What I believe I hear you saying, and something I aree with, is that more variety is needed. Less "typical designer stuff" and more to the basics of coming up with some good ideas. Something which I believe the 1hdc has gotten away from.


Bang on. There can be fun and creative juice flowingness without a million and seven people drawing cars. And giving people weird ass things to draw as the topic (even if they fall into the too hard basket for some) will do more to get people's juices flowing than giving them something easy. It will also get up the noses of the people that can only draw cars and hopefully will give them some inspiration to enter the next one, or the next one after that... And hey presto, Core77 becomes even better than it already is.

ip_wirelessly wrote:As to your tub design:
Image


That's just nasty. I personally was thinking more along the lines of:
http://unusual-things.blogspot.com/2009/06/awesome-and-beautiful-bathtub-designs.html

ip_wirelessly wrote:I always thought that the best marketing campaign would be the shot an elderly couple in the stand-up tub doing more than just taking a bath....you always hear that "retirement community" is just another term for "Band Camp".


Do you? I hope there are no flutes involved. My grandmother is 90 and lives in a retirement community and she can barely get around at all, almost never leaves the house now. Whenever I go and visit, the whole place looks like it's filled with people preparing to die... Although your option is only slightly more disturbing than that ;)

And Yo, I don't sketch, like I said, but I do design and I do make. If you want to see some of the stuff I build, check out my very amateur (for amateur see "free") site here http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~usmcoap/ All my own work and some hard yards put in there, particularly the desk.
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Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby ineo » April 9th, 2010, 2:55 pm

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you know what might be fun? Design the iPad 4.0 or some other tablet "in between a phone and computer" device for a few years down the line- After seeing the results from microsoft with the courrier, Hp with the slate, and Fusion Garage with the JooJoo, let's see what a community of designers can come up with... maybe flex those graphic design muscles a bit? It'd be pretty good timing with all these new tablet computers coming out and all....

Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby NURB » April 9th, 2010, 3:16 pm

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ineo wrote:you know what might be fun? Design the iPad 4.0 or some other tablet "in between a phone and computer" device for a few years down the line- After seeing the results from microsoft with the courrier, Hp with the slate, and Fusion Garage with the JooJoo, let's see what a community of designers can come up with... maybe flex those graphic design muscles a bit? It'd be pretty good timing with all these new tablet computers coming out and all....


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Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

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Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby rkuchinsky » April 11th, 2010, 5:29 pm

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got another idea for a 1HDC. Sorta based on the Design Thinking and Rethinking an Industry topics. What about a 1HDC where it's not sketches that are the deliverables, but an idea. It would work basically this way-

Propose an industry or more complex problem (ie. How could shipping be more efficient, what to be done with the IDSA, what could future media/TV/book industries look like, how could a production process be streamlined, etc. ????

The results would be comments, thoughts and general design thinking. Design, in many ways, in its best forms are about ideas, concepts and "what-ifs" not only nice sketches and forms. Why don't we play around in this area more? I think it could be not only a beneficial exercise, fun, and get some interesting results, but would also counter the idea that ID is only about making nice looking things. In my own experience, I'd say about half the results I'm proud of in my own portfolio are a result of thinking like this (ie. new business ideas, planning, strategy, etc.) and not just some nice product.

Thoughts?

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Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby Hey Buddy » April 12th, 2010, 8:21 am


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rkuchinsky wrote: (ie. How could shipping be more efficient, what to be done with the IDSA, what could future media/TV/book industries look like, how could a production process be streamlined, etc. ????
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Couldn't all of these ideas be expressed visually? Sketches and ideas kinda go hand in hand in my opinion. I personally won't read 1HDC posts that do not have pictures if I'm casually browsing. Hence the importance of infographics, sketches, visuals, etc.

Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby Atohms » April 12th, 2010, 8:30 am

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Here's some more suggestions:

Design 4 Survival:
As Dieter Rams pointed out. We'd better make our products autonomous since their might be a day where the whole system collapses. Whether this might happen or not doesn't matter. Must be an interesting exercise.

Dependent User Products
Make a product user-dependent. So the user must 'care' for it. Therefore the user will develop a relationship with the product and not cast it away easily/quickly. After Robots by Dune&Raby. A sort of Tamagothi-effect. You don't change your pet because a new fancier one walks by do you?

The Fun Theory:
Just check the link:
http://www.thefuntheory.com/

Design for Dissabled people

Educational Toy?

When's the next 1HDC?
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Re: 1HDC - Topic Suggestions

Postby kingred » April 14th, 2010, 4:21 am


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design around rising sea levels, portable/floating homes made from shipping containers?

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