Design is going through a paradigm shift. Short product life cycles and increased research and development costs with greater global competition is forcing us to innovate and reinvent our design thinking regularly. Technology is empowering people to create and disseminate designs, where creators are using it to share their work with the world.
As people, we are more connected than ever before. This opens up a literal globe of collaborative possibility. We have begun to tap in to this potential via open design, a movement where the power of design and technology comes together with creative ingenuity and personal know-how.
OPEN DESIGN NOW
Open Design’s primary objective is to include creators and co-creators in the design process to share dynamic personal human expressions to create truly meaningful and richly rewarding experiences. Senior Studio students in Graphic Design and Interactive media were challenged to develop products and services based on open design construct.
We are agents of design, creating systems and networks of ideas. We are more connected than ever before. This opens up a literal globe of collaborative possibility. We have begun to tap in to this potential via open design, a movement where the power of design technology comes together with creative ingenuity and personal know-how.
OPEN DESIGN NOW
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Upturn is not a remodeling agency. It is an opportunity to amplify your lifestyle. Through collaboration, open design, and the sharing of ideas among home owners, users are able to remodel their lifestyle not just their homes. Upturn provides the consumer with everything they need to amplify their lifestyle and homes at the same time. Whether users want to completely renovate their homes from start to finish to bring homes from modest to modern. Upturn gives lets home owners can connect and work together to achieve their goals.
When you shop for food it should be easy, simple and fun. For those who suffer from celiac disease or a gluten intolerance it can be frustrating, time consuming and expensive. NU10 offers a solution. NU10 is an online marketplace where gluten free products are sold. Our focus has always been on creating awesome tasting products at regular store prices. Our customizable monthly or quarterly subscriptions can be mailed directly to your home or that of a loved one. Try us today!
At some point in our lives we all experience anxiety, fear, and depression. For some of us these emotions can be constant and overwhelming. Our anxiety paralyzes us, fear interrupts our rational thoughts, and our depression interferes with our daily life. That is where Banky Whitmire can help. He’s an Anxiety Association Doll - a container for your problems and your worries. So you can stop worrying and start living.
Bittersweet brings people together to help improve the lives of women everywhere. With Bittersweet you can send friends or family instructions on how to give themselves a breast self-exam, along with dark chocolate and red wine. All of which, have shown to help reduced the risk of cancer. Bittersweet allows you to show someone you care by giving the gift of a longer, healthier life.
The Corner Collective aims to create a community for growing connections between local farmers and potential buyers. We provide a wide selection of CSA programs for the individual as well as wholesale foods for commercial interests such as restaurants and grocery stores. Our goal is to encourage people to choose local, fresh foods to meet their needs.
Kubbi is a company that is aware that Autism is prevalent in our society. Through interactive experiences kubbi helps the children and the parents. The kubbi chair is a customize-able place of refuge for those children who have autism. kubbi.com is a place of social networking for all those who interact with children with autism everyday. Kubbi's mission is to help, educate, surround with community, and give answers to all those who bravely live with autism.
At home and abroad, the struggle to provide quality education to the masses is a constant concern. Due to budgetary constraints, lack of training, and limited resources, achieving and sustaining high quality education is extremely difficult. At StudySpring, we aim to lower the barrier to effective and high-quality education. With an emphasis on open-source technology, student-educator feedback, and customized learning experiences, StudySpring is able to help elevate the quality of education for all with a minimum of effort.
Based on the ideas of grassroots stewardship, conservation, and open design, Picket aims to bring communities together to affect positive change. Empowering communities of all sizes with a common project, we are reframing the fence as a living space rather than a border.
Stage Dive is an online community that connects musicians with venues and fans all over the world. Share your music globally, allow your fans to download it, plot your way through the independent music scene by communicating with small clubs, basement venues, and coffee shops, or arrange your own tour. Get your music out there for everyone to hear while making new friends and gaining fans in the process.
Declare is a person-to-person information sharing system for adding value to people’s lives. Sharing knowledge about hidden gems, historical facts, or the best bike trails in town, can help others connect with their environment, by creating a network of knowledge that is sourced by the very people around you. Declare encourages self-expression and education by contributing assets to the community and improving the experience of others.
Brew mash is about economically collaborating and connecting the consumer with their favorite craft beer by working with breweries and distributors. This way, the consumer knows exactly when and where they can get their favorite craft beer, or learn about new craft releases in their area. Brew mash also allows for the consumer to interact and contribute, by rating and updating their favorite brews, bars, and taprooms.
Musicians are the reason we have music and listeners are the reason why it spreads; both these groups need to be celebrated. Unsung strives to create an environment where musicians, listeners and visual artists come together for the love of music and their passion for creating. The underdog now has an upper hand in the industry and Unsung works as a community to uncover the hidden talent.
Dopamine is the ultimate boredom buster. You’re constantly plugged in and tuned out to the world. We break you out of that monotonous shell and push you to the limit. We set you up on a blind date with an awesome activity in your area; you won’t know what you’re signed up to do and the mystery is what makes it so great.
In the world of corporate America, we tend to rely on fast service, convenience, and low prices. So often we forget that small businesses are the back bone of our economy. There is something special about buying a product or service with a story behind it. Larger Than Little is an online directory that not only supports and represents the small business owner, but also gives back to the customer.
There is so much beauty that is unseen in this country and we remain oblivious because of the fast paced lifestyles that we live. So often we feel overwhelmed with the cares and struggles of daily life. Spending time with natural beauty can replenish hope, health and happiness. At Backroads we are dedicated to serving the individual who craves adventure and prefers the journey to the destination.
The fashion industry has taken a turn for the worse with the toxic chemicals and dyes put into fabrics we wear daily. By using these harsh chemicals, we create water pollution, making drinking water non-existant for millions of people.Beautiful Fashion shouldnt cost the earth. By choosing environmentally safe designers, we can prevent the pollution of ground water for millions of people around the world. Become part of the social movement to support toxic free fashion without sacrificing style. Its Time for Detox
The greater good project is a movement that promotes everyday kindness. Small deeds such as holding the door open for someone makes all the difference. We are partners with a number of nonprofit organizations around the world. We will help you get started with any of our partners or by simply inspiring you to be kind. Any one can join, anyone can make a difference.
Level Up is an application that blends your tactile world with addictive video game mechanics by giving your life an extra veil of interactivity. It reaches beyond the barriers of a productivity and motivational tool, and creates a rewarding enhancement to everyday life experiences. Accomplish more by taking your life to the next level.
Fetching Cloud Nine is a non-profit organization that builds the connection between dogs in need and humans in need. We adopt dogs from rescue sites and/or humane societies, give them a second chance and a better life and turn them into professional pet therapy dogs in order to better another life.
Chapter is an open-source web application that provides resources to help with all of life's transitions. Whether you're graduating high school, getting married, or buying your first home, you can visit Chapter for help. Search through the tips and tricks, personal experiences, and other resources that Chapter users have contributed to find just what you need to turn the page.
To achieve a shared goal Renewing America's Food Traditions (RAFT) collaborative and Rare Fruit Council International unite through Lost Fruit. Lost Fruit is a non-profit organization seeking to raise awareness of the endangerment and extinction of fruit while offering a solution. Plant to preserve.
Socialsounds provides a community for people to share their experiences about being deaf and hard of hearing around the world. We provide a means to receive feedback, encouragement, advice, and other concerns that our family may have. Everyone needs someone to talk to and we give you the means to speak, with your voice, how you want to. We provide an accepting community where people can make friends and just as important have fun.
Hydry aims to the alternative to an excessively processed food society by offering the freshest dehydrated spices, vegetables, rice and beans. While we offer a full menu of meals, we encourage building your own meal and sharing your recipe creations with others online.
Secret Batch Brewing Co is a craft brewery, which offers a rotating selection of seasonal craft beers along with a series of "member-brewed" beers. Our inspiration comes the city we call home and the people that exist in our daily lives. By crafting beers along side our neighbors, friends, and families, we’ve created a truly local beer. We create beers that our members can be proud of. We take pride in the city we call home and we reflect this pride in the beers that come out of our brewery. Secret Batch Brewing Co, a beer for the people.
Soltre is a high-end sunglass brand that describes themselves as having a 'unconventional attitude towards business, working environment and life itself.' Inspired by their approach and a studio space of angled detail, and the light spectrum, designer Emily Westberg, was able to "develop a vibrant, yet technical identity based around the process of healing your body and mind through the spectrum of light and color, executed across business and in-store collateral, product design, packaging design, photography, fabric design, and websites.
A brand-new web based collective where individuals can record, discuss, and analyze dream sequences worldwide. Join the community, spark discussion, reveal new insight, and establish relationships on a unique basis. Welcome to the dreamers collective.
There are so many things we have to accomplish in a lifetime; one of the greatest challenges is to co-exist. In existing with others we need a strong reason or plan to work together. Zitality is a constant revisiting three-step process. Involve in non-profit organizations, record your time, and reward yourself with discounts. When you help out your community, you are enabling yourself to gain experience from the whole world. That is Zitality.