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November 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Design Probes presented in the Umea Institute of Design

In the beginning of November Clive van Heerden presented the Philips Design Probes program, and specifically the Food Probe, at at the annual summit in the Umea Institute of Design, in Sweden. The event was a follow up of the earlier workshop on "Sensing and… Continue

Added by Slava Kozlov on November 26, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Natural Fuse

I thought this maybe of interest to some of you


Added by Andrew C Morrison on November 25, 2009 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Clive van Heerden presents Design Probes at the Food Inspiration Day in Eindhoven

Last Monday Dutch trend research agency ShootMyFood held its first Food Inspiration Day in the Evoluon congress center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The event has gathered 500+ participants and was sold out long before the start, the largest success story for the agency so… Continue

Added by Slava Kozlov on November 24, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Philips home farming biosphere


Is anyone able to point me in the direction of additional information regarding the Biosphere project? I'm particularly interested in the mechanics of such a system and how the thing actually works (chemical reactions etc) in reference to the different compartments.

Your help would be much appreciated


Added by Andrew C Morrison on November 23, 2009 at 7:25pm — 2 Comments

Robotic Farmer

The MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is pioneering the field of automated farming. These tomatoes were tended to by the 'robotic farmer' dubbed as “precision agriculture” by CSAIL, and it is easy to see why. Each plant will receive only the resources it needs and each tomato is harvested as soon as it is ready. The MIT's research could feature heavily in a self sustenant community, where the robotic and automated nature could vary in… Continue

Added by Andrew C Morrison on November 23, 2009 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Wired's Gadget Lab writes about Electronic Tattoo

Gadget Lab, the Wired's renown blog about the latest and hottest technologies, just published an article about LED-based tattoos, How LED Tattoos Could Make Your Skin a… Continue

Added by Slava Kozlov on November 21, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Kanye West profiles the Dress probe, enthuses funs

Coincidentally, the same Dress probe was recently profiled by Kanye West, a prominent American singer and producer, in his blog, KanYeWest Blog.

In addition to the hi-res images, Kanye also put to his blog the video displaying the Bubelle, an emotion-sensing dress, that totally amuzed his… Continue

Added by Slava Kozlov on November 20, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Design Initiatief uses Design Probes as an inspiration

I've recently spotted a video with a few Design Probes (Dress) by Philips Design used on the newly redesigned website of Design Initiatief, a Dutch organization helping companies to embed creativity and design into their business innovation practices. The video (in Dutch) explains how Philips Design explores possible futures by design, and then evaluate the resonance created by the… Continue

Added by Slava Kozlov on November 20, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Digital Tectonics at the WSA welcomes you

Hi, I am currently completing my masters at the Welsh School of Architecture and invite you to look at our design studios blog at-

I am currently compiling a thesis based on the ideology of self sustenance which has a lot of relevance to fans of the design probes 'home farming unit'. Hopefully we can develop a dialogue amongst both parties.

Added by Andrew C Morrison on November 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Managing Consequences - Trends & Attitudes

Hi, I have just attended an interesting debrief from the Futures Companie in London and I thought it could be food for thought for your community

• UK consumers are emerging from the economic crisis with new values and attitudes

• A new era of consumption is here – the Era of Consequences (after the Era of indulgence & the recession mindset)

• Key social drivers: Living with Uncertainty, Looking for Control, Considering Consequences

• 6 new… Continue

Added by Stéphanie Griffiths on November 5, 2009 at 5:51pm — 1 Comment

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