Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Solar Powered LED Light & Water Bottle

the water bottle with a light in the lid. The LightCap is one-liter water bottle with solar powered LED light. The cap has a built-in waterproof solar panel, battery pack and LED light.

solar powered LightCap™

Saturday, May 13, 2006

World Challenge 2006

BBC World, Newsweek, and Shell present the World Challenge 2006, a competition aiming to find individuals or groups from around the world who have shown enterprise and innovation. You can let them know about that project you are aware and believe it deserves recognition. Winning entries will receive juicy prices to beneffit the projects.
The rules read:
• We are looking for your nominations for innovative projects or ideas that demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit working for the benefit of the community whilst adopting a responsible approach.
• A project that shows initiative, the innovative use of technology or an invention
• Small business projects that increase investment into the local community
• Projects that take a responsible approach to the environment in which they are operating

World Challenge 2006
Submit an entry

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Power Studio @ Interactive Institute

"In objects typical of the domestic or personal sphere, such as lamps, refrigerators, mobile phones, energy is often left either to the user’s own devices (in the choice, for instance, of a light bulb or brand) or it is an invisible aspect of ongoing product experience that shows up in periodic electricity bills, when power runs out or is shut off. Electricity, as a product, is easily reduced to an abstract, invisible phenomenon whose only concrete representations are ‘two holes in the wall’. In a series of design examples, we explore how everyday products might be designed to better express – and thus stimulate reflection on – daily or long-term patterns of energy use"

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Cale Thompson & Jon Rodriguez from DfS are involved in a project in Uganda. At their site we read "this project aims to clarify which technology interaction forms can facilitate person to person microfinance. The research will be developed through the case study of the person to person Internet lending system Kiva in eastern Africa"
For fresh updates of what Cale & Jon are doing down there, check regularly their blog where they post impressions of the trip.

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