Innovations: Design


Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 08/16/2013

The Jetsons vs. Futurama: Which one will be our innovation future?

The Jetsons future is about resolving one of the central innovation dilemmas of our current era are we becoming more or less innovative?

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:12 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Technology

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Elon Musk unveils 'Hyperloop' plans

The Tesla and SpaceX executive published a 57-page paper detailing his ideas.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:48 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Starbucks, Google and the future of work

Expect the idea of working in a traditional office to become very quaint.

By Dominic Basulto  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Technology

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/30/2013

555 Conference: TED creator Richard Saul Wurman discusses his latest gathering

Richard Saul Wurman discusses his latest conference idea: bringing 5 experts together in 5 cities around the world over 5 days.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Q&A

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Levitation could be the next big science fiction technology to hit it big

The innovation community has just raised the ante on what's possible.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:25 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Technology

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/01/2013

The kick crowdfunders don't deserve

INNOVATIONS | Of pledges to Ouya, Pebble and Super Sesame Street Fighter, which one didn't disappoint?

By Vijay Ravindran  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Report: Path to clean-energy innovation means anger on the left and right

Innovations in 5 | The ITIF is out with a new report, offering a prescription for the nation's clean-energy future.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Energy, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Steve Jobs in 1994 interview: My life's work 'will be obsolete by the time I am 50

Innovations in 5 | The Silicon Valley Historical Association releases video from a 1994 interview with Steve Jobs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Ryan Gosling and now Taylor Swift: The feminist remixing of celebrity identity

Innovations in 5 | When it comes to celebrity image control, the playing field is leveling a bit for fans.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Agriculture, Design, Engineering, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Here come the real Terminators

Perhaps it's time to take a deep breath and ask, "What exactly are we letting our government build these days?"

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Space, Technology

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Why not make your office more like the corner coffee shop?

Innovations in 5 | Can going the way of the cafe improve a company's innovation potential?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:34 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Employment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Creativity, productivity and the power of 'no'

Exploring the value of stress and the power of an empty calendar and a simple "no".

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:56 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Editor's Corner

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Gliding down Martian sand dunes 'on cushions of gas' and Google, Burberry send kisses

Innovations in 5 | A new discovery on Mars and Google teams up with Burberry to send kisses.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:27 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 06/11/2013

How did Apple do on the innovation front (posteriors aside)?

Innovations in 5 | WWDC2013 had many talking about innovation -- both on stage and off.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:14 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Maurice Sendak in 2009 interview: 'Everything is the same. Nothing changes.'

PBS releases an animated video featuring audio from the cutting room floor of a 2009 Newsweek interview with Maurice Sendak.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Video

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Hands down (and hands up), this is the coolest technology of the week

A new technology currently in development could let you control nearly everything in your house with just a flip of the rist or the wag of a finger.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Technology

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013

NASA, LEGO team up to give your kids — and you — something to do this summer

Fresh off of the unveiling of their largest model ever—a Star Wars X-wing Starfighter—LEGO is now teaming up with the real-life space explorers, NASA, for a new design competition.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Space, Technology

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Is the doughnut innovation craze getting (deliciously) out of control?

Innovations in 5 | Have you heard about the new foie-gras mousse-suffed donut? No? Well, it exists. We also take a look at RedditGifts.com, productivity tips from Nikola Tesla and Buzz Aldrin singing (but not really) "She Blinded Me With Science."

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:07 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The innovator's 2013 summer reading list: Eight books to make you smarter

Eight books that will probably make you smarter.

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:44 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Technology

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Innovations in 5: Letters for start-up dummies, Tim Cook at D11, and the science of crime

The Apple founder was at All Things D; Andy Dunn has open letters to the "dumb founder" and the "dumb VC;" and the Public Lab is seeking funding for an affordable infrared camera.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:56 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Innovations in 5: Taxes, immigration and counterterrorism -- a week of calls for change

From immigration reform, to the IRS and corporate tax code hearings, this was a week full of calls for change.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Immigration, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 05/15/2013

A map of hate speech on Twitter -- sort of

New research by geographers at Humboldt State University suggests hate speech is widespread and more or less random

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:38 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Innovations in 5: Chris Hadfield's 'Space Oddity' and Bill Gates on his final visit with Steve Jobs

Commander Chris Hadfield returns from the international space station later today, but before he left he recorded David Bowie's "Space Oddity."

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:12 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Why Shakespeare offers the innovator's best possible rallying cry

"What's past is prologue," Shakespeare wrote. There could be no better rallying cry for the innovators of tomorrow.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Innovations in 5: 'Wait, what now?!' is the new normal, and the long wait for 'Ender's Game'

An analysis in Harvard Business Review on why volatility is the new normal and a look at the popular trailer for "Ender's Game" -- a film that isn't due out until November.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Employment, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Touch the poster, hear a sound (Video)

Video | A Dutch design team has developed a poster that, when you touch it, produces a noise.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:16 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Video

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Here is your moment to relax: A Q&A with 'Here is Today' creator Luke Twyman

We asked freelance designer and "Here is Today" creator Luke Twyman about his experience in the world of design.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Q&A, Video

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 05/07/2013

The shot heard 'round the maker world

That the political focus seems to be on "shutting down 3D printing technology for guns" rather than "shutting down guns," is something that should give makers pause.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:25 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Disruptive Force, Manufacturing, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Innovations in 5: Superpowers, super brains and supercomputers

You have superpowers and you probably don't realize it. Also, there's some interesting work being done to give computers the power of the human brain.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:24 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Measuring happiness through Twitter

The "Hedonometer" uses Twitter language analysis to track global sentiment, like a "Dow Jones index of happiness"

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/04/2013

Iron Man, Batman and the innovation superhero

Who's the better innovator, Batman or Iron Man?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Technology

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Solar-powered plane takes flight across America Friday (live video)

The solar-powered plane took off from California en route to Arizona for the first leg of its flight across the United States.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/01/2013

What you may not know about 4D printing

Skylar Tibbits released a new video showing 4D printing this week and spoke with the Post about a common misunderstanding around the technology.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, InBeta, Manufacturing, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Innovations in 5: Watch the world's smallest stop-motion film

IBM has made the world's smallest stop-motion film and Tim Cook will be attending the All Thing D Conference this year.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Employment, Innovations in 5, Manufacturing, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Self-driving cars, 4D printing and our manufacturing future

Imagine if your coat could wrap itself around you a little bit tighter when the temperature dropped. Or what if your car drove you to work instead of the other way around?

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Disruptive Force, Employment, Manufacturing, Technology

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Innovations in 5: The Web turns 20

The World Wide Web turns 20 today; there are some interesting findings on the power of conspiracy theories, and a post on how to prevent burn out.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology

Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 04/29/2013

'The Rose': The beautiful, massive storm on Saturn

NASA captures an image of a storm on Saturn, nicknamed "The Rose."

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:48 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Space, Technology

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Aviation is about to get its next Charles Lindbergh moment

A planned flight by an exclusively solar-powered plane across America could be more than a stunt.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Disruptive Force, Energy, Technology

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Would you take a one-way ticket to Mars?

The Mars One first-round mission applications are open, but would you take a one-way ticket to the red planet. Here's a look at what the Dutch non-profit has in mind.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Photos, Space, Technology

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Innovations spring cleaning: We get a new look

We're Ideas@Innovations no more, and there's been a change to our Twitter handle. Follow us now at @innovations.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Editor's Corner, Social Media

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Binoculars that record everything you see

Sony introduced binoculars that record everything you see.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Technology, Venture Beat

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/23/2013

'The most interesting works of architecture': An interview with Philip Jodidio

Q & A | Author Philip Jodidio tours personal residences that form a dialog with nature.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Q&A, Technology