Posts Tagged ‘Tech Transfer / Transferencia Tecnológica’

The Future of All Glass Structures. Fatemeh Pariafsai Young Researchers and Elite Club, Yadegar-e-Imam Khomeini (RAH) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Abstract When the visual presence of materials decreases, the maximal transparency creates astounding beauty. In order to enhance transparency, clearer and lighter structures should be used. Although glass is extremely noteworthy as a […]

Understanding Technological Hype Cycles BY ROY WOOD The term “hype cycle” has been around since 1995, and I’m sure that just about every GeekDad reader has heard it and even used it dozens of times over the years. It neatly captures the elements of both human psychology and technical evolution that accompany every innovation we’ve seen […]

Embrace BIM, it’s a great tool for sustainable design   BIM is well worth exploring says Elrond Burrell, who explains here how he and his colleagues at Architype have embraced BIM – as a key tool for innovation, collaboration and the rigorous attention to detail needed for sustainable design that really works. “BIM”, variously understood […]

The Synergy Tower: Merging Advanced: Workplace Strategy with High Rise Design Jonathan Ward Innovations in workplace design have made the news headlines recently, as businesses working to stay competitive abandon private offices and assigned workstations for open, flexible environments and flattened organizational hierarchies. A critical question for cities jockeying for position in an increasingly global […]

The Lytro camera is small, light, and stunning. A great conversation piece. Which it should be, because it’s not every day you can take pictures that make history. Focus after the fact. Since you’ll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can experience the first major light field capability – focusing […]

Home Printing, Literally by JOSHUA FOSS @ So this is pretty much the bees knees! Gone are the days of thinking printers are just for paper. We’re entering an era where printing has added a dimension… we’re talking 3D of course! Rapid product prototyping is becoming a vital tool in many industrial designer’s arsenals now. […]

It’s Time for Some Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education by Liz Dwyer @ GOOD Technological innovations are placing information right at our fingertips for free when it used to only be available if you went to college; it’s clear that we’re on the cusp of a higher education revolution. But how do we figure out what […]

The MacLeamy Curve. Posted by Daniel @ Digital Morphogenesis Designers have more capacity to make change on a flexible representation, while at the other end of the spectrum the designer has very little influence over a brittle representation. Being able to change the design empowers the designer to explore the solution space, to reconsider […]

The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ has released the first-ever consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM) for use in the United States. The National BIM Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Version 2 (V2) covers the full life cycle of buildings—from planning, design and construction to operations and sustainment. Part of an international effort, the NBIMS-US™ V2 will serve […]

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Mario Carpo February 2012 Excerpt from Log 23, Fall 2011From the early modern, humanistic invention of architecture as an art of design, architects have often fought to increase their control over the making of form, and it stands to reason that many architects today may not be willing to relinquish their hard-won authorial privileges. One […]