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5 New Design Careers for the 21st Century | Design Thinking

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:29 -- rprice

* The Designer Coder in today’s online, app-based economy, the preferred prototyping medium is increasingly code * The Design Entrepreneur Just look at Uber or Airbnb. If you have the design skills to craft the right product—and the entrepreneurial grit to see things through * The Hybrid Design Researcher more traditional methods are now being combined with real-time data to reveal user behavior. * The Business Designer In truly disruptive innovations, all aspects of the business are up for grabs. Think about the early days of Google.

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Silicon Valley’s Hardware Renaissance - NYTimes.com

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:49 -- rprice

any designer now has the ability to quickly experiment with new product designs using low-cost 3-D printers. These printers can churn out objects to make prototypes quickly — a fork, wall hooks, mugs, a luggage clasp — by printing thousands of layers of wafer-thin slices of plastics, ceramics or other materials. Products can be made quickly in contract assembly plants overseas, usually in China.

All of this has given designers and engineers a fast-forward button advancing this technological flip-flop.

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Silicon Valley’s Hardware Renaissance - NYTimes.com

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:49 -- rprice

any designer now has the ability to quickly experiment with new product designs using low-cost 3-D printers. These printers can churn out objects to make prototypes quickly — a fork, wall hooks, mugs, a luggage clasp — by printing thousands of layers of wafer-thin slices of plastics, ceramics or other materials. Products can be made quickly in contract assembly plants overseas, usually in China.

All of this has given designers and engineers a fast-forward button advancing this technological flip-flop.

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In Silicon Valley, Hardware Is Hot Again - Businessweek

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 09:20 -- rprice

It’s become much less painful to build gadgets, even for the little guy. Marc Barros, a co-founder of camera maker Contour, says retailers like Best Buy (BBY) might eat up $70 on a $200 device. In the age of social media and e-commerce, he can sell directly to consumers. If professional investors won’t risk their money on a hardware startup, entrepreneurs can turn to Kickstarter or another crowdfunding site and walk away with millions.

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Think and Drink is Tomorrow Night! 9/16/09

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 12:29 -- rprice

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow night, Friday, Sept 16th, at 7PM, we will be opening the doors of the historic Cameo Theatre to an event to have everyone get together, share ideas, talk about community building, and hear from a few people who have experienced success in their own communities.

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When was the last time you favorited a tweet?

Mon, 06/29/2009 - 06:05 -- rprice

A few days ago I was listening to @davewiner and @jayrosen_nyu on their Rebooting the News podcast, and dave was talking about his 40tweets app.

40twits takes a look at the stats for the shortened URLs you post to twitter and decides which ones are most popular, then displays them in order. Dave's current top link as about Wikipedia and Michael Jackson.

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