Seth Godin has organized a new ebook called What Matters Now, the ebook has contributions from “more than seventy big thinkers, each sharing an idea for you to think about as we head into the new year. From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O'Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas here. The ebook includes Tom Peters, Jackie Huba and Jason Fried, along with Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor and Alan Webber.” The ebook is free and the big idea is to get 5 million people reading it, so pass it along. Image; Thomas Hawk.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec will be attending Design Indaba 2010, the brothers have designed for top product manufacturers including Vitra, Issey Miyake, Kvadrat, Cappellini, Ligne Roset and Habitat. The Design Indaba Conference is from 24 to 26 February 2010.
Earlier this year we wrote about prosthetic designs, so this article from DesignBoom about Prodigits, which are bionic fingers for people with missing digits is very interesting. Touch Bionics is a company who produce ProDigits™, short for Prosthetic Digits, self-contained fingers that are individually powered and controlled to provide new fingers for partial hand patients, a modular system that can be adapted to suit any patient.
Bruce Nussbaum posted a speech he gave earlier this month at the Design Korea 2009 International Conference, his speech “Designomics: How Design Navigates A World In Change And Creates Global Economic Growth And Prosperity” can be found here. Image via Design Thinking Blog.