World’s first 3D-printed consumer wheelchair
Layer are a strategic industrial design agency, who set up a research division (LayerLAB) in 2016, to investigate new applications for emerging technologies and materials with the potential to meaningfully improve quality of life. LayerLAB’s inaugural project is GO, a made-to-measure 3D-printed consumer wheelchair.
Drone startup company delivering life saving supplies
Hack & Craft News puts some big questions to an innovative new technology provider to find out what they do, and why. This week: medical drone company, Zipline.
The BRCK Kio Kit is revolutionising education in Africa
Hack & Craft News puts some big questions to an innovative new technology provider to find out what they do, and why. This week: schools’ technology provider, Kio Kit. We caught up with Mark Kamau, Director of User Experience at BRCK.
A Smart City mission to make parking a truly forgettable experience
AppyParking is more than just another parking app. It’s all about Big Data with Big Detail and fits strategically within the connected car, smart city revolution. AppyParking has revolutionised the UK parking industry by consolidating the fragmented public and private sector by creating a standardised data set that understands every possible rule, restriction and tariff regardless of what kind of driver you are. This free public service in the form of app, website and API saves motorists time, stress, money and parking tickets while dramatically increasing productivity. Hack & Craft caught up with Dan Hubert, the Founder of AppyParking.
Design as Culture. The Problem of Humanising Innovation
Design thinking is more than just innovation. It is a broadly based approach to solving problems. But does it go far enough in humanising the world around us? Hack and Craft talked to one of the leaders of the design thinking movement in Europe, Arne Van Oosterom.
Designing for the autonomous generation
Design thinking has become deeply embedded in strategy over the past decade but new challenges are now emerging, not least how to design for a new autonomous generation of devices, interfaces and even vehicles. Anna Haupt is an expert in combining safety and fashion and is now working for NEVS, the autonomous car company. Hack and Craft caught up with her to talk about this new world where design has to make humans comfortable and safe in advanced environments like self-driving cars.
How Tesla changed the Future of Mobility
When Elon Musk presented the Tesla Model 3 electric car to the public on the 31st of March 2016, the future of mobility changed fundamentally. In the first week after registration opened, customers pre-ordered over 325.000 cars. This not only represents a sales volume of approximately 14 billion dollars for Tesla, but also equals the sum of all electric cars sold in Europe since 2010.
How 3D printing might just save your life
Forget the idea of a monogrammed shirt or customised number plate; health sciences are personalising your treatment opportunities with tailor-made gene therapy, DNA sequencing, and even printing your very own replacement parts.
Art and technology – A complex alliance
Invite-only receptions held in grandiose mansions, guests sipping champagne while they contemplate the latest Jeff Koons work with a price-tag higher than a family-sized house a few blocks down the street: the art market conjures images of luxury, secrecy and exclusivity.
Creating emotions through light with WHITEvoid
Walking into WHITEvoid’s Prenzlauer Berg office is something of a dreamland for anyone interested in audiovisual design. One side of the office holds a dedicated team, coding their way around the