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Eldredge
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Smart vs wise
Eldredge   9/25/2014 7:27:09 PM
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Unfortunately, the viseo clip wouldn't play for me - but the distinction between smart and wise devices strikes a cord with me. Wise goes to the next level.

 

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DoT
Jacob   9/25/2014 7:52:37 PM
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"Gadi Amit, founder and principal designer of the San Francisco firm NewDealDesign, kicked off the inaugural Designers of Things (DoT) conference here in San Francisco, setting off a discussion that echoed throughout the day of Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, and 3D printing panels and presentations: matching rational (or business) factors to emotional (or human) factors as we progress with design."

Suzanne, it seems that a new branch DoT is evolving gradually like IoT. Am not really getting the sense of DoT and what does it really means?

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Re: DoT
Eldredge   9/25/2014 8:19:31 PM
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@Jacob - I agree - not really sure what DoT encompasses. I'd like to see the concept embrace designing for 3D printing technology - I think that conventional design software may need to go through a metamorphasis to further enable 3D printing.

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new tools for creativity
prabhakar_deosthali   9/26/2014 1:49:52 AM
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I believe "The Designers of things" is an initiative to take advantage of new technologies such as 3D printing to enhance the creativity and reduce the turnaround time from , an idea to a product.

Many a things which would require a manual effort and hence a lot of time to bring ideas into real products , are now possible with the enw machines and software. 

Many a ideas which just remained dreams in the minds of creative people have now become possibilities to turn them into real products.

So this Designers of things is a good forum for such people.

 

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Re: DoT
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/26/2014 6:33:16 PM
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@Jacob, DoT was a great new conference that had its first year last week in San Francisco. It brought designers from all over to talk about the challenges of electronics product design today. It was fascinating and a lot of fun!

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Re: new tools for creativity
TaimoorZ   9/28/2014 5:04:47 AM
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"Many a ideas which just remained dreams in the minds of creative people have now become possibilities to turn them into real products."

 

@prabhakar: I think that's where the true power of technology lies. It takes away the mundane tasks from human beings and gives them more free time at their hands to come up with creative ideas and convert ideas into prototypes.

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Re: new tools for creativity
Eldredge   9/28/2014 7:34:34 PM
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@prabhakar - Sometimes the issue of manufacturing a prototype is a major roadblock to progress, or to the validation of an idea. I can certainly see how 3D printing hwlps to make that task easier, and therfore progress more rapid.

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Re: DoT
Hospice_Houngbo   9/28/2014 9:51:19 PM
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@Jacob : I think the main goal of DoT is to help accelerate the design and business of wearable technologies, 3D printing etc...

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Re: new tools for creativity
Hospice_Houngbo   9/28/2014 9:57:40 PM
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3D printing has the potential to make prototyping easier. It is already redefining the way people think about design.

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Re: DoT
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/28/2014 11:12:30 PM
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@Hospice, I agree... it's definitely aimed at these fast paced markets focused on innovation.

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