Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Longtime Soundcheck listener and music fan Ted also happens to be an artist and designer - so it makes sense that his "summer resolution" is to design a piece of furniture facilitating the "playing of, listening to, or storage of music or an instrument." Ted told us, "I have been thinking for almost a year about some furniture we planned to do already with a musical theme. I would definitely appreciate the deadline."
Now halfway through July, we checked in with Ted about his summer resolution, and he told us that despite his hectic summer - "I have definitely been productive." Here's the evidence!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Just in time for Canada’s 145th birthday, Studio 360 gives our northern neighbor a brand makeover. To get beyond hockey, beer, and Mounties, we asked the international firm Bruce Mau Design to come up with a visual rebranding. As part of its research, the BMD team talked with ...
Friday, June 22, 2012
For decades comedians have been shaping the way Americans understand Canada: Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Mike Myers, to name a few. As part of its preparations to rebrand Canada for Studio 360, the team at Bruce Mau Design called up Mark McKinney of The Kids in the Hall ...
Friday, June 15, 2012
To help make the Canada brand more vivid and memorable we hired Bruce Mau Design, an international firm that has created marketing and branding campaigns for Coca Cola, General Electric, and MTV. Hunter Tura, the firm's president and CEO, says that with offices in both the ...
Friday, June 15, 2012
Today’s artificial limbs function better than they ever did, but from an aesthetic standpoint something is lacking. A standard leg prosthetic is a jointed metal pole with a plastic foot at the end. “It simply looks to me like a job that's half complete,” says Scott Summit ...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Our very own John Hockenberry presented at the Design Studio session at TED2012 in March. Watch his talk below about how design taught him to live his life with intent.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Face it, Americans don’t get Canada. After hockey and Celine Dion we know shockingly little about our strongest ally, our largest trading partner, the nation with which we share 5,500 miles of border. Studio 360 thinks it’s time to change that. Canada’s image in the United States needs a fresh start ...
Friday, May 18, 2012
Before the invention of the dialysis machine, kidney failure was basically a death sentence. Registered nurse Janice Breen explains how the design of dialysis machines has evolved since she started working with them back in 1973 ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
At the Rethink Music conference in Boston last month, programmers, developers, and tinkerers showed up for a 24-hour coding frenzy — a hackathon — at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development (NERD) Center, vying to make the coolest app that could transform music. ...
Monday, April 30, 2012
Ken Segall, former creative director for NeXT and Apple, discusses his new book Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
As designs get more technologically complex, Henry Petroski, professor of civil engineering and history at Duke University and the author most recently of To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, says it's more important to study patterns of failure in past projects -- and in historical incidents like the sinking of the Titanic.