Archive for the “Rant” category

Why I think Little Printer is important

by Dries De Roeck on April 26, 2013

At the end of last year, I received my Little Printer. (For those not familiar with the product, have a look here) When I talk with other people about the little printer, the usual comments I get are ‘it’s just (…)

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Bye 12, hi 13

by Dries De Roeck on January 14, 2013

Last year I posted a list of things that I saw probable to happen in 2012. Time to revisit and add/change for the coming year; 2012, the year in which I thought I would: Hope to make my first useful 3D print (…)

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Apps and community

by Dries De Roeck on May 22, 2012

What started out as a rant on how different apps generate revenue got me thinking a bit further. No doubt that similar statements as the ones I am going to make have probably been made elsewhere, but the past week (…)

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Question

by Dries De Roeck on March 29, 2012

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Coders & monks

by Dries De Roeck on January 26, 2012

Excerpt from a comment on a Gigaom post regarding codeacademy, which I believe is full of truth. In the old times when only a few men and even fewer women could read and/or write I’d bet they thought it’s okay (…)

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World creativity forum 2011

by Dries De Roeck on November 22, 2011

Thanks to creativeskills.be, I had the opportunity to attend the World Creativity Forum in Hasselt (Belgium) last week. The lineup of speakers was pretty interesting and highly relevant for both my research and my design research work. I did a (…)

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Geocities of things

by Dries De Roeck on October 25, 2011

Geocities was awesome, it’s gone now. The talk below by Russel Davies provided me with a very useful and relevant metaphor to think about the current status of the internet of things. Russel refers to the, once very popular, geocities. We’re (…)

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Spot on

by Dries De Roeck on September 27, 2011

A quote read in BERG‘s weeknote 328 which captures a major challenge designers and design practice face in the years to come. I feel very naive around process right now. I observe that we’re a design company, with a design (…)

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Google correlate, etsy & arduino

by Dries De Roeck on May 27, 2011

A couple of days ago, google labs released google correlate which allows people to enter a search term and it will try to find correlations with other (not necessarily related) search terms. While playing around with it, I was pleasantly surprised to (…)

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Believe in process

by Dries De Roeck on May 5, 2011

Yesterday I read an interesting article on the impact of prototyping on design results by Steven Dow in the interactions magazine. The thing that stuck with me most was the image on the front page of the article which is (…)

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