קובי חכם ° משיכת המשור היפני ° Designers Cocktail °

הרצאה קצרה של קובי חכם במסגרת “קוקטייל מעצבים” – שיתוף פעולה בין המסלול לתארים מתקדמים בעיצוב תעשייתי בטכניון וקהילת מעצבי הצפון דוסימיט. צילום: דנה שביב 3 מעצבים מהקהילה ו-3 חוקרים מהמסלול הציגו הרצאות קצרות על פרויקטים שלהם. אירוע הפיילוט הזה היה פתוח לציבור, באווירה קייצית של שישי בצהרים. מטרת האירוע היא ליצור מפגש שבמסגרתו החוקרים מהטכניון והמעצבים מהקהילה החיפאית יכירו, וישמעו על פרויקטים אחד של השני. היוזמה מבוססת על פרויקטים כמו “מדענים על הבר” המרחיבים את הקשר בין האקדמיה לעיר שמעליה היא יושבת. אלא שכאן הדוברים מתערבבים – כמו מרכיבים של קוקטייל מרענן וצבעוני.

Maya Ben David

המעצבת מאיה בן דוד בהרצאה פתוחה על “בוטניקה היברידית” בטכניון במסגרת המסלול לתארים מתקדמים בעיצוב תעשייתי

Designer Maya Ben David in an open lecture on Hybrid Botany at the Technion as part of Design-Tech initiative * designtech.net.technion.ac.il

צילום: ריי המליינן

Lithopia Project ° Denisa Reshef Kera

Design Tech 2019 International Conference: Presentation by Denisa Reshef Kera (University of Salamanca, Spain) on “Engaging Stakeholders in Blockchain Futures” Design Tech 2019 Conference on Design and Technology has gathered over 150 participants around 40 featured presentations of innovative projects by designers and researchers. It was held on 18-19 June 2019 at PeKA Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Haifa. An initiative of Prof. Ezri Tarazi, Head of Industrial Design Graduate Program at the Technion.

Digital Tabular Coral ° Ofer Berman

Design Tech 2019 International Conference: Presentation by Ofer Berman (Design Graduate Program, Technion, Haifa) on “Freeform Clay Deposition in the Service of Marine Biology”

Design Tech 2019 Conference on Design and Technology has gathered over 150 participants around 40 featured presentations of innovative projects by designers and researchers. It was held on 18-19 June 2019 at PeKA Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Haifa.

An initiative of Prof. Ezri Tarazi, Head of Industrial Design Graduate Program at the Technion.

Jony Ive Says Goodbye to Apple

One of the biggest design news stories this year is about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple. Ive has been at Apple since 1992 and has led the industrial design team since 1996. His first assignment in this capacity was redesigning the iMac, his colourful design helped pave the way for Apple’s re-emergence as a tech powerhouse and a design leader. In 2013 Ive took charge of design as a whole at Apple, this included hardware along with UI/X.
Ive recently announced he will be leaving Apple to start his own design firm called LoveFrom with fellow designer Marc Newsom

and that Apple will be one of their clients.

To read more >>

 

Design-Tech 2019 Conference Keynote Speakers

Barry Katz

Professor, Industrial and Interaction Design, California College of the Arts, Consulting Professor, Design Group, Stanford University

On June 18 at 14:00
Redesigning Design

“The last 10 years have seen deeper and more far-ranging changes than any previous decade in human history: the smartphone, autonomous vehicles, cloud computing, blockchain, the maturing of AI, the commercialization of genomics… to name only the most prominent. Indeed, there is a growing consensus that as a species we have embarked upon a “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” the “Second Machine Age,” and any number of other markers of a brave new world. Do the theories and methods that designers have applied so successfully in the past provide a reliable guide to the future? This talk will explore the challenges facing designers in a period of unprecedented systemic change”

 

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
Professor for Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts and Head of the Design Research Lab.

On 19 June 2019, at 9:30am
Digital Society: The role of Design in transformation

Digital technologies enable participation, access to knowledge and resources as well as groundbreaking innovation – but at the same time they are the root cause for the digital divide, global inequality as well as data monopolies. Therefore, Design plays an important role in shaping our digital future for the better or the worse. Between the vibrant innovation ecosystem of the Maker Culture and the Chinese Social Scoring System we have to navigate our design interventions. In my talk, I will show sample projects from alternative open source infrastructures, wearable computing and new forms of human computer interaction in order to highlight design perspectives on the digital society. 

Prof. Kalevi “Eetu” Ekman
Director of Aalto Design Factory, Finland.

On 18 June, at 9:45am
Passion Based Learning

Bridging the gaps between engineering, design, and business was the starting point of new Aalto University in 2010. The Design Factory has served as Aalto’s university-wide, experimental environment for such interdisciplinary activities and courses. In the presentation professor, Ekman shares his thoughts about sustainable learning, the importance of hands-on activities, testing and interacting with users. The word passion is very characteristic for many moments in such a learning process.


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Skincare for the 21st Century

These days it often seems like 3D printing is the answer to everything. While this incredible technology has been used to create everything from houses to body parts, researchers at Panasonic are creating innovative skincare solutions using an “old fashioned” ink-jet printer.

Most people have some kind of skin concern and covering it up takes time and a skill-level many people do not have. Additionally, people may need to apply heavy layers of makeup to cover discoloration and may have trouble finding readily available makeup shades that match their skin tone.
Panasonic developed a technology that uses a mirror sensor to detect skin color as well as the shape and area of the skin discoloration. Makeup is formulated based on the results and using cosmetic ink, is printed on a thin medical film which can be applied to the skin just with water.
Material chemistry, image processing and ink jet printing technology had to be brought together to develop this product which has the potential to revolutionize skincare. To learn more >>

Lego Introduces a New Learning Tool for the Visually Impaired

Lego has long been thought of as a tool for teaching creativity, engineering and spatial skills, but now Lego is looking to add literacy to the list. Lego has started making bricks featuring Braille. Braille is a language of raised dots and lines used by blind and vision impaired individuals to read. Because of the many technological advances we have today many blind people have turned to audio driven tools instead and Braille literacy is falling. This is problematic, as Braille users tend to have better educational outcomes compared to those who rely solely on auditory tools. This seemingly obvious combination may provide Braille the comeback opportunity it needs. In addition to Braille the bricks include printed letters allowing sighted teachers, friends and family members to learn and play along side the visually impaired.   To read more >>

Is 3D Printing the Future of Healthcare?

The uses for 3D printing are endless, and CastPrint in Latvia has just added an innovative new healthcare product to that list. CastPrint, makes personalized 3D printed casts that not only look beautiful but also are slim enough to wear with one’s regular clothing. While this sounds trivial, it was actually the initial inspiration for the product. Janis Olins used to work as an auditor, upon breaking his elbow he found himself unable to go to work, not because he couldn’t perform his pro fessional duties but because he couldn’t fit a suit over his cast and wouldn’t look professional. This inspired him to ask his now business partner, and 3D printing enthusiast, Sigvards Krongorns about the printing a cast. From there CastPrint was born.

The cast isn’t only about fashion though; it doesn’t immobilize more of a person’s broken limb than is medically necessary making it a more comfortable choice. Additionally, casts can be taken on and off, meaning therapy can start sooner which cuts down on recovery time and costs.

Casts are currently available for wrist, palm, ankle and finger fractures at a number of clinics in Latvia. To find out more >>

Design-Tech Guest Lecture: Liora Rosin

3.4.2019, 13:30, PeKA Architecture Gallery, Amado building, The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion.

Liora is a designer and design researcher, specializing in the field of product development and strategic innovation in the food industry. In this talk she will map the opportunities in the meeting between designers and the food industry, and will share insights on the connection between taste, shape, experience and memory.