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ornamic machine

Imagine unearthing a piece of tech history that changed music forever.

Nearly half a century after its invention, the Oramics machine – one of the most significant devices in the history of electronic music – has taken centre stage at the Science Museum for the first time.

LJ Rich explains the invention of Daphne Oram, the first director of the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop and a central figure in the evolution of electronic music.

video on BBC news

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slow design


As a designer working in a social field I am asked to work with communities or to develop projects within communities.

I have my ideas, my way of working on a project and I know what I want for them, regarding the general environment and living it I can sense what is important and the direction the project shall take. There is here a big danger :

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fast track

big trampoline

“Fast track” is a integral part of park infrastructure, it is a road and an installation at the same time. It challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings. “Fast track” is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and percieving the environment.

Text by Salto Architectes

hcd connect

HCD Connect is a network for social entrepreneurs, allowing them to meet exchange and build projects together.
There it is also possible to find their toolkit for a Human Centered Design, consisting in three main points :

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when hermes and leica meet

day for failure

“La personne qui réussit est celle qui se relève une fois de plus que les autres.”

changing behaviours is the new inovation

We are at the tail end of an era that has focused almost entirely on the innovation of products and services, and we are at the beginning of a new era that focuses on the innovation of what I like to call “behavioral business models.” These models go beyond asking how we can make what we make better and cheaper, or asking how we can do what we do faster. They are about asking why we do what we do to begin with. And the question of why is almost always tied to the question of how markets behave.

more ….

via fastcompany

the electric cooperative story

via : ICSE

the poetry of misunderstanding

An interesting talk from Ross Martin at a TEDx conference.

how to make a business model

After learning the business model structure, a friend of mine introduced me to this business model tool, which has the advantage to be very visual and gives you the ability to have a clear overview of your business at any time.

However, I was not satisfied with the model taking in account only economical costs and monetary values, I want to implement social value and cost in this model, here is a first step towards a more complete approach, I would be happy to hear about your ideas and approach on this.

Download it here : businessmodelgeneration.com

My modified version including a social approach : download 


the power of being different

An interesting article concerning brand identity and product identity.

Difference + Advantage = Differentiated Advantage.

The trick is to be different in a way that is highly relevant to your audience. Different in a way that creates competitive advantage. Advantage that is, over time, as sustainable as possible. All of which is to say–it’s not easy.
full article at : fastcompany



open ideo

An interesting initiative.



A very interesting project from two french designers “Elodie Poidatz” and “Stephane de Sousa“.

le plus gros président du monde

A short inspiring movie.



A very interesting social business from Latvia, created by a German guy who felt in love with the country MAMMU.LV

pluk je momenten

Pluk Je Momenten ….