Saturday, April 30, 2005

IDFuel, the Industrial Design Weblog

IDFuel, the Industrial Design Weblog

It's probably safe to say that every designer goes into the business with the intention of shaking things up. We want to "Change the world" or "Make a difference". And that's awesome. There are tons of problems that need worldchanging solutions. It just happens that not all the solutions are barn burners like a sexy new car or supersonic jet.

Take for example the brainchild of Deborah Adler and Klaus Rosburg. They are responsible for Target's brand new (and desperately needed) update to the lowly prescription pillbottle. Believe it or not, with the exception of the frustrating, and largely ineffective childproof caps, the orange plastic pill bottle has been unchanged since world war 2!

OK.  Now let’s do what they did for the lesson plan , the gradebook, the bulletin board and  the classroom.  What would a redesigned lesson plan look like in a weblog?  I would hope it would emphasize the organization of the old with the improvisational and interactive nature of the new.  That’s the hard part, now somebody go out and do it. 




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