Traffic is a problem in any major city, but the gigantic traffic jams found in the growing cities of India and China would bring even New Yorkers to their knees. The answer is better public transportation–but how do you convince people to take the bus when their car, the new symbol of the middle class, takes them directly from home to their location? advertisement Karthik Narayan, a senior experience designer at Isobar US, has a potential solution: on-demand public buses that pick you up wherever you are and drop you off where you need to go, no need to run to the bus stop or go ten blocks out of your way. The concept is a bit similar to the carpool services that Uber and Lyft offer today. Narayan, who came up with the idea for his thesis at the MIT Media Lab, simulated how this would work using an upper middle class neighborhood in Bangalore, India. He and his team (including Ryan Chin and Kent Larson of the MIT Changing Places Group) created a platform that would place … [Read more...] about Here’s An Idea: Why Not Have All Public Buses Be On-Demand?
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A girl’s number written on a coffee shop patron’s hand comes to life and becomes a portal to a fantastical cartoon world. It’s a cute enough idea for a short animated film, but this movie has the distinction of being the first stop-motion film animated with Google Glass. Called Catch, this first-person film is the pet project of Tu Ulthaisri, a designer and filmmaker at Google’s Creative Lab who wondered what his employer’s new wearable headset meant for animators. advertisement advertisement “It started with simple curiosity,” Ulthaisri tells Co.Design. “I’m a filmmaker, and Glass allows for a new perspective on storytelling. So I made a few live-action films with Glass at work, but then I realized that no one was looking into the animation aspect yet, so I thought, what the heck, let’s just give it a try.” But there needed to be some ground rules. For one, Tu decided to emphasize the nature of Glass as a … [Read more...] about Inside The Making Of The First Google Glass Stop-Motion Film
Where does an Ikea product go when it approaches the end of its useful life? Maybe Craigslist, or the annual yard sale, or—for the optimistic or guilt-ridden—a storage unit. Probably the worst option of all? The landfill. But Steve Howard, the Scandinavian company’s chief sustainability officer, believes in a future where Ikea furniture never really dies at all. Instead, it gets reincarnated. advertisement advertisement “Can products have more than one life?” Howard asks. “Can you help extend the life the products you do have?” At a recent event, he said Westerners had (finally!) reached “peak stuff,” a bold statement for the world’s largest home-furnishing company, whose warehouses are bursting with an eye-popping array of stuff. But Howard isn’t naive about Ikea’s contribution to overflowing landfills. The company’s furniture, which is trendy and cheap, is also seen by many customers as … [Read more...] about Ikea Wants You To Stop Throwing Away Your Ikea Furniture
New York City is finally on the road to getting rid of its heinous Port Authority bus terminal. Yesterday, the Port Authority unveiled five finalist designs for a reimagined terminal as a part of its international design and deliverability contest. advertisement advertisement The Port Authority has been exploring the idea of replacing the 65-year-old bus terminal in earnest since 2015. Besides being an eyesore on the outside and a byzantine labyrinth inside, the bus terminal is hugely overburdened with commuters. And with an increase in demand for bus service across the Hudson, it will only get worse: The agency expects to see 337,000 daily commuters pass through the terminal by 2040, an increase of nearly 69% from 2011. But redesigning the building has been complicated. The contest came under fire after politicians and community members protested that the Port Authority wasn’t sufficiently consulting the public on the project. Then there’s the issue of the … [Read more...] about The 5 Designs That Could Replace An Infamous NYC Transit Hub
Shabbir KayyumiNegative news flow turned market sentiment negative as index witnessed profit booking at the start of last week after touching the high of 11,973 levels. Though Nifty took support during the week from the line of parity standing around 11,800 levels and saw short covering in the last two trading sessions, the broader price setup remains of profit booking.Last week, RSI had given a breakout and made a high of 73 then after it is trading lower or retracing towards centerline placed at 50 levels, this behaviour is called as "RSI PBB" setup.Close RSI PBB is pull back buy setup which indicates, RSI will move 50 levels and thereafter move towards previous swing high. Currently, the Benchmark Index is going through this setup and post current correction; we expect higher price movement towards life high 12,100 levels in the coming days.Shabbir KayyumiHead of Technical & Derivative Research|Narnolia Financial Advisors Inverse Head & Shoulder Pattern suggests buying … [Read more...] about ‘Golden Crossover of 50*200 DMA indicates strong price action in favour of bulls’