Shoes That Grow

These guys are pretty cheesy but I really like their concept of a shoe grows with the child and last 5 years. They must be doing well if they have already distributed 5000.


Noke U-Lock

The Nokē U-Lock is a fantastic idea which combines security and the smart phone. I love the simplicity of it, I really like that it can be tracked and also that it has an alarm system installed. Very impressive stuff! Watch the video below. I want one!



TASK 2 making sense of the brief

As I started task 2 of Project 2 I really wanted to make sure I understood the requirements of the brief as I could hit the ground running. I will continue to adding general posts which I find interesting and I will also document my progression throughout my task 2 report and 5 concepts.

Rainworks

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! This just made my day!!!! You have got to watch the video below!

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What now? Mini work check

As documented in my previous posts the focus of my study has evolved substantially since I started this blog.  This has a been a great learning experience for me. This blog has given me time to push and develop my ideas into new areas. For myself as a designer my natural tendency is to get on with designing the final product straight away. The exploratory work I have undertaken via this blog has given me the the time to really get my teeth into this subject area and push myself into areas I would not have initially considered. My focus now seems set to continue exploring APPS for HUMANITY.

APPS FOR HUMANITY IDEAS

Over the next following days I will show my final thoughts and ideas going forward. These idea will continue to inform my 5 final ideas which will go into my Project 2 report. Here are my initial sketches mapping out my ideas.


Crankcase by Indiegogo

I think I just found the most amazing smartphone accessory to use in an humanitarian situation. Its waterproof and can be charged by winding the handle on the back.What the?....Job done! I'm glad I moved onto apps! The Crank Case ad below is quite cheesy so prepare yourself! You can contribute to the production of the product via crowdfunding, what an amazing idea: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ampware-keep-your-iphone-charged-forever.