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ReWalk: technology developed for positive social impact

By Lorrin Windahl. Has technology had a detrimental impact on society? I think this is a highly contentious question but an important one. There is no denying that technology has driven social change. We no longer talk to strangers on the train or ask for…

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Personal vs. Mass Production – The Impact of 3D Printing

By Chris Morrish. In 2013, 3D printing experienced a sharp increase in public interest.A barrage of click bait articles created a one-sided discussion, focused on what could be made for us in the comfort of our own homes. Learning from the past…

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Is technology getting in the way of good design?

By Lorrin Windahl. Technology seems to be moving at a crazy pace. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was cluelessly disconnected but now, hardly a second goes by that I’m not connected to some digital toy. And another sign…

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3D printing – sustainable manufacturing?

By Lorrin Windahl. I came across this pretty cool use of 3D printing the other day – the Planter Brick. The idea behind the concept is that you can create a living wall with the planter bricks and because they…

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Design for obsolescence: Are we the throw-away generation?

By Lorrin Windahl. The phrase ‘planned obsolescence’ was apparently first coined back in the 1950s by fellow industrial designer Brooks Stevens. After 70 odd years you’d think we’d have come to our senses by now. But I think the notion…

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