Tag Archives: #DesignStudies

50 Problems in 50 Days

I believe that all design solves a problem. I used this site to discuss this idea with my Design Studies students. The concept is interesting; according to the author, “I’m on an adventure – to explore the limits of design’s ability to solve social problems, big and small. To do this I attempted to solve 50 problems in 50 days using design. I also spent time with 12 of Europe’s top design firms.” There are some interesting stories here!

The URL: http://50problems50days.com/

Light Penetration Tool

lightpenetrationMrs. Teacher List found this tool that will help the Design Studies crowd factor in the sun’s position when planning a home or rooms in a building. Enter the parameters like your location, date/time, room and window dimensions and the tool calculates where the sunbeams will be. It’s a simple tool but it’s a detail that could be very useful when doing the drawings. The tool is offered by sustainable design consultant, Christopher Gronbeck. Check out the other tools and projects on his website!

The URL: http://www.susdesign.com/light_penetration/index.php