Tuesday, May 12, 2009

[product]Wishbone Bike

On the premise that young children get frustrated with tricycles because they don't have the strength and coordination to pedal, Wishbone ditched the pedals, and instead kids brake with their feet and focus on learning to steer and balance. The bike adjusts to fit walking kids ages 1 to 5. It starts with three wheels, then converts into a two-wheeled, size-adjustable running bike.

Monday, May 11, 2009

[ideas]confirm the consumer group

maybe we can think which consumer group we are focus.
what they would do in one day long

for excample
get up from mother -> brush teethes -> go to school -> buy breakfast
-> recite a text on the book -> take a break(play basket ball)

or we can think what goods the may need to use

children-the forviture grow up with childen
mothers-water preservation when clean the house
business man-remember to turn off the elec. product
a vendor-use less package


Designer Joan Nadal took on the challenge to re-design one of the most common everyday objects: the humble clothes hanger. A small object with a large environmental footprint if we consider that of the 8 billion polystyrene or polycarbonate hangers manufactured per year, only 15% are recycled. That is enough to fill the Empire State Building 4 times! The solution: make recyclable hanger from just one material, and if you can, recycle something along the way. BoB Hanger does exactly that: it’s made from recycled cardboard and needs two reused bottles to function.

BoB stands for Bottle – object – Bottle, which is what you need to make this hanger. The middle object is a clever cardboard design that folds into the main structure, to which you attach a reused water bottle on each end. Et voilà, a hanger! BoB Hanger is 100% recycled and can be fully recycled at the end of its life. Plus it comes flat pack, which reduces transport energy. BoB Hanger carries up to 0,5 kilos, but if you think the two plastic bottles are too weak to take the weight of your winter coat, try sticking a rolled up magazine through the holes. Via ::Servei Estaciò ::BoB Hanger

[product]Eat with your glasses

Eat with your glasses

Remember Project A? In what is surely one of Jackie Chan’s best performances there’s a scene where he can’t find any chopsticks to eat his lunch with. Ever the innovator, he grabs a couple of handy pencils to chows down with, and ends up eating both his noodles and the little erasers on the end of the pencils. Clearly designer Brad Gressel has run into similar such difficulties. The arms of his Stix glasses concept are home to a pair of stainless steel tipped chopsticks so the shortsighted on the go will never be caught out again. Unfortunately there isn’t a compartment in the chopsticks for soy sauce, but lets face it, if you forgot that too then lunch was just never on the cards was it?

Designer: Brad Gressel

[Product]sustainable DIY-paper scale

paper scaleScale

Chung-Ang University,
Industrial DesignSeoul,
Korea, South

Oh. Mi-RanJung,
Yoo-Jin Seoul,
Korea, South
This scale is made of recycled paper. It can be folded and stowed easily. On normal scales you have to look down to check your weight - paper scale allows an upright view, where a display will show the weight. The scale is arranged like a clock face without any numbers. Just step on the footprints marked. The scaling will light up and show your correct weight. Paper scale comes in a box and is easy to carry. On the back is a fixed sticker so, paper scale can be attached on the wall and removed easily

From: iF concept award 2008

[Product]sustainable DIY-Pill Soap

Pill Soap
red dot red dot award: design concept 2008


Kim Hyun Joong
Jeong Kwang Seok

Soap is pervasive in our lives, but much of it is wasted and wasteful. Pill Soap offers conveniently carried single serves of soap that provide for cleanliness but reduce waste.

Soap is one of the cleaning necessities in our everyday lives, being used at home, in public wash rooms, and when we travel. The portable pill-shaped Pill Soap will come in handy whenever soap is required, conveniently providing just the quantity of soap required. A pill melts once it gets wet and makes sufficient suds to wash the hands. If one is not enough, another pill can be used.

Although soap is very important in our everyday lives, it has the disadvantage of polluting the environment. It must be used wisely and in moderation. Pill Soap reduces the quantity of the soap that is unnecessarily consumed and remains as waste. In addition, it saves on individual packing resources, as the Pill Soap containers can be filled up whenever necessary. Pill Soap can be used conveniently regardless of time and place. It makes travelling more convenient, and the plastic container is tolerant of wet conditions. Pill Soap can also be shared, avoiding the undesirable situation of using a cake of soap that has been touched by many other hands.


The things we have to consider with water preservation

I made some summary about water preservation.

Water is an increasingly scarce and precious resource. Rising demand, water pollution and climate change are a huge threat to fresh water supplies. The construction industry has acknowledged the urgent need to conserve and manage water and has taken measures to implement sustainable water design throughout the build process.
Water ConservationWater conservation in buildings is achieved partly through effective plumbing design. A gravity hot-water system delivering low pressure water uses less water than a mains pressure hot-water system. Installing point of use water heaters ensures that cold water is not wasted while waiting for hot water to come through the taps. Well-lagged and properly positioned pipes will also help keep water hot. Along with plumbing design, water conservation is achieved through the specification and installation of water-efficient appliances and fittings.

1. Toilets
Conventional flush toilets are responsible for up to 40% of domestic water use. Putting a displacement device in the cistern will save some of this water, but a more efficient solution is to fit a low-flush toilet, that uses less than 4 litres of water per flush, cutting use in half. There are many different models including: dual flush toilets, with a lower flush option for fluids and a standard flush level for solids; gravity toilets, that depend on gravity alone; and pressure assisted toilets that combine gravity with compressed air. Dry composting toilets are the most water-efficient toilets on the market, using no water at all.
Taps and FittingsWashbasins and sinks are responsible for around 8% of domestic water use. Conventional twist taps use around 4 litres per hand wash; water efficient fixtures can reduce this to 2 litres or less. There are a number of fixtures available for washbasins, sinks and bathtubs: including push taps and sensor taps (self-closing so taps aren't left running), spray taps (reduce flow volume), and other flow regulators and restrictors (restrict flow, regulate pressure and reduce the force needed to turn the flow off).

2. Showers
Showers account for around 20% of domestic water use. Showers are generally considered to be more water-efficient than baths, with the exception of modern power showers. Regular showerheads use around 20 litres per minute, and replacing this with a low-flow showerhead will reduce this to less than 10 litres per minute, by creating finer drops or using pressure powered aeration.
DishwashersInstalling a high efficiency dishwasher saves water and energy. Water efficient dishwashers use around 16 litres of water per load compared to 40 litres for hand washing dishes.

3. Washing Machines
These account for about 14% of domestic water use, High efficiency models use less than 50 litres per load, older models use over 100 litres. A full load is always more water efficient than a half-load. In the UK all new washing machines and dishwashers are graded with an energy label (A uses the most energy and water, and G the least).

4. Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Water can be collected from roofs and recycled for many purposes including flushing toilets, filling washing machines and watering gardens. There are a wide range of rainwater harvesting systems available, most of which collect water from the roof via a drainpipe, filter out leaves and other debris, and store water in a tank. Using a simple rainwater butt can save significant amounts of water for watering the garden. More advanced models can be used in conjunction with existing mains systems, and many will pay back their costs in as little as two years.
Waste Water RecyclingThere are two kinds of waste water in domestic buildings: greywater and blackwater. Blackwater comes from toilets, and contains harmful pathogens. It must be properly treated before being discharged into the environment. Both blackwater and greywater can be effectively recycled on-site using constructed wetlands or reed bed systems.
Greywater comes from baths, sinks and showers and can be recycled and reused for watering the garden or flushing toilets. Reusing greywater for flushing toilets can save up to 50% of domestic water use, but requires some form of treatment such as filtering and disinfectant to remove bacteria and other biological material. If used directly for watering the garden, greywater can be left untreated, but only biodegradable, non-toxic household cleaning and toiletry products should be used in the water system. Other fats and additives might need to be treated for garden use, and the soil should be tested regularly for nutrient and chemical composition. Greywater systems range from advanced commercial designs to DIY self-built models.

5. Strategy for a Sustainable Future
The sustainable building movement is working to reduce, reuse and recycle domestic water use, bringing huge savings in energy and water, and reducing the environmental impact of both water disposal and the need to pump water over long distances. This has a positive impact on carbon emissions helping to combat climate change, and mitigates the threat of impending water shortages. Sustainable water design is an essential strategy for safeguarding our future.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sustainable interaction

People's movement or sound can be transfered into electricity. This topic is very charming for idea generation!!

Reuse and recycle

This category is related to materials. We can think of natural and sustainable materials.

Electrcity preservation

Even though electricity is easy to generate, it requires a lot of energy like charcoal or some radioactivities. Also generating electricity is quite easy technology so we can have many ideas!!

Sustainable DIY

DIY is now growing issue. People want to make their own place with their own perspective.
Sustainable DIY menas that some decorative work with eco-friendly thought.
It can be small plants pot and can be very large sustainable environment.

water preservation

Almost countries in the world have quite serious problem with water. Some countries have problem with dirty water, some have problem with lack of water. Somehow water preservation is very carefully considerable issues.

Let's have ideas with water preservation!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


water preservation
sustainable DIY
electronice preservation
sustainable interaction

we can do some brainstorming
plz put some comment as brainstorming

Sunday, May 3, 2009

EcoDrain Shower Heat Exchange System

The EcoDrain works to ensure that hot water doesn’t go down the drain without any reuse. It makes sure that the energy needed to heat water for subsequent showers doesn’t cost that much. The system captures water before it goes down the drain and uses its energy to heat up your incoming shower water. This reuse saves energy and money on your hot water bill every month. The Canadian designers of this innovative system believe that it can potentially save millions of dollars each year, which we help to waste by sending piping hot water down the drains.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

[Share]USE MORE! Toothpaste Tube

Hong-ik University,
Product design
Jochiwon, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea, South

Hong-ik University,
Product design
Jae-Han SongSeoul, Korea, South

When toothpaste is almost empty, we either spend ages squeezing the remainder out of the tube or use a pair of scissors. This tube of toothpaste has a jagged end, making the end of the tube easy to tear open. This small change also contributes towards saving resources.
form: iF award

[Share]Guide to Sustainability

1.質疑設計的前提Question the premise of the design
2.減少產品複雜性Make it less complex
3.讓它有更多功能Make it more useful
4.減少材質種類Reduce material variaty
5.Avioid toxic or harmful materials and chemicals
6.Reduce size and weight
7.Optimize manufacturing process
8.Design packaging in parallel with products
9.Design for upgradeability
10.Create durable and high quality designs
11.死而復生的設計Design for life after death
12.讓產品模組化Make it modular
13.Use recycled, recyclabe, renewable, and biodergradable materials
14.減少扣件Minimize fasteners
15.Don't use paint

資料來源:DESIGN 146

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

[Share]Tithi Design

My mum asked me to lean the chairs against the wall in case it rains. Firstly, Why don’t we keep that water. Secondly, I’m lazy.I made a garden table that collects water in its central base which can be used for plants and flowers potentially saving 178-510 litres of water a year. (taken from average rainfall in the driest to wettest part of UK)Next to it, the bird feeder which collects water from its roof and channels it into the bird’s bath underneath.Effortless eco-friendly objects.*Finalist InnovationRCA’s Selected Works programme 2007


Sunday, April 19, 2009

STU page chang

Hi! my name is chang pei-chia.You can call me page.
My gender is female.
I’m a junior student of product design department at stu.
Actually,my english is very poor.

haha! thank you!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

NCKU Diane Li

Dear Howon, Son and Chang,Pei Chia:

Now I 'd like to introduce myself to you.
I'm a junior in NCKU, now studying in inductrial design.
I like to play the guitar and sing songs in my free time.
It's nice to cooperate with you.
Hope we will have a fantastic and wonderful design in few days.

We can just put some ideas in the blog.
I think it will be helpful to our thinkings.

Have a nice idea!

At First

Let's talk about Green Design!!

It's about time to have a workshop in May.