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Creo que fueron las audio historias de Disney que mis papas consiguieron para que mi hermano y yo nos quedáramos tranquilos en los largos viajes de carretera que a veces hacíamos lo que sembró mi gusto por los historias auditivas. Sin embargo fue hace relativamente poco que encontré y me apasione por los podcasts. Mi [...]
Some similarities between the worlds of music and design. The other day I ran into this website: designtunes.org and it got me thinking about the similarities between the music and design worlds. This website showcases remixes based on (pseudo) famous quotes from top designers. Entertaining indeed, and if you ask me a very subtle way [...]
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Research paper written in collaboration with Erik L. van Bergen for PDMA NL. The power of the mind: Visual thinking in innovation
Glad to announce the participation of the Ihui earrings and bookmarks as part of the MoMA Destination: Mexico.
One of those things in life… My friends Esra Gokgoz and Marta Ferreira de Sá interviewed Theo Jansen for a research article that they recently published about the suspension of disbelief in the creative process. Afterwards Theo asked them to bring “two strong friends” to help carrying parts of his latest strandbeest to the beach. [...]
Research project that I did together with Marta Sá, Gijs Kunst, Geert van der Linden and Robert Peterson about the impact of design policies in countries competitiveness. You can download the article here.
Today (december 8, 2010) I will be presenting a little bit of my work, specially about TOCTOC at Pecha Kucha Den Haag. The event will be at the Filmhuis, doors open at 20:20, first speaker starts at 20:55. See you there!
Who is a designer? what entitles him or her as one? what ability does he or she possesses to be the one responsible of designing our environment? What role is there left to play by everyone else? Human beings are curious by nature, and our curiosity is primarily based on maintaining our very basic senses [...]
Recently I had the opportunity to interview Joel Escalona for TOCTOC. Summary: good person, even better designer and great source of inspiration. More information about the interview: http://www.toctoc.mx/entrevista-joel-escalona/ *Only available in spanish
Some years ago, I developed together with Pauline Bouvet and Francisca Rojas in the UDP of Santiago de Chile the following scheme to describe graphically the process of adversity and adaptation. Fuerza para todos los que están sufriendo, es tiempo de apoyar.
Interview with the mexican designer Ariel Rojo with the participation of Fernando Rubio, Learning Sponsor of the Product Design program at CEDIM for TOCTOC. The interview was realized the 21st of april, 2010 at el art with help of the TOCTOC team and the support of Van Hugo.
*only available in spanish Artículo que escribí para RforRelease, puedes visitar la publicación gratuita y ver este escrito con fotografías del evento pg. 68 El día y la hora pactados por los chicos de Mitosis010 para llevar acabo su evento finalmente pasaron. Este 24 y 25 de abril se reunieron los exponentes más importantes de [...]
*only available in spanish La palabra “producto” refiere a algo que es resultado de un proceso, así es como un lápiz por ejemplo, es el resultado de un diseño y diversos procesos que lo producen. Un “objeto” en cambio es el producto de un proceso de objeción, es decir, es el resultado de una necesidad [...]
So, let’s say that you are wealthy and rich, let’s imagine that you don’t have the necessity to generate any kind of income, you simply do not have to worry about it…well, then what would you do? … I assume that for some of you this will be the opportunity to fantasize with different kinds [...]
Ok, so iPad was launched and as any apple product in the recent years a lot of worldwide attention was put into it, I had the opportunity to watch a streaming video from the launching event, in a sort of way I felt that the crowd behaved somehow like in a concert, by moments the [...]
Design strategy has been a very discussed topic in the past few years, but what it is? This video of the global design consultancy firm Continuum answers this question, definitely worth watching. If you are looking for more resources about design research and strategy I recommend you the design mind blog from the guys of [...]
Perhaps the very repeated question of “how will the future look like?” have to be reformulated to “how will the future NOT look like?”, for what I know this might be far easier to predict if we take on account that we live in a deeply individualistic society immerse in a world full of generalized [...]
COGITO ERGO SUM: I think therefore I am COGITO: CO=together GITO=shake COGITO ERGO SUM: I shake things up-therefore I am As seen on: Jeames Geary, metaphorically speaking – TED Talk
*only available in spanish CNC – control númerico por computadora, cada vez más al alcance de nuestras manos, aquí les dejo DIYLILCNC 1.0 un proyecto desarrollado por el instituto de arte de chicago para que cualquier individuo con conocimientos básicos de herramientas pueda generar su propio CNC de 3 ejes totalmente funcional, con una inversión [...]
Since the last 1st of November in Monterrey, Mexico there has been a corrupt transit police cleanup, trust exams are being applied to more than 1400 elements, those who don’t approve it will be fired from this department. A couple of days ago I saw a video that the behavioral economics investigator Dan Ariely posted [...]
Sugar skulls, engravings, poetry and paintings are some of the media that Mexicans use to make fun of the death, elements with which a lot of us grow and coexist, that is the way we say to the death that we don’t care so much about her and that we are waiting for her to [...]