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Slideshow: Jewelry Harvests Energy in the Blink of an Eye

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mrdon
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Re: Provokes the thought-process, for sure.
mrdon   9/20/2014 9:17:44 PM
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Daniyal_Ali

 

I agree Daniyal. I encourage my students to begin the design process with a Brainstorming. They find this activity intriquing and allows them to see the "pros" and "cons" of how a product can be implemented creatively.

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Re: Provokes the thought-process, for sure.
mrdon   9/20/2014 9:17:44 PM
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Daniyal_Ali

 

I agree Daniyal. I encourage my students to begin the design process with a Brainstorming. They find this activity intriquing and allows them to see the "pros" and "cons" of how a product can be implemented creatively.

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Re: Provokes the thought-process, for sure.
Elizabeth M   9/2/2014 4:24:55 AM
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Good question, Pubudu, and the simple answer is that it was not really designed for people, it was designed more as a concept piece. But Naomi said if people are interested in any of these pieces, she would commercialize them.

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Re: Provokes the thought-process, for sure.
Pubudu   8/31/2014 2:04:35 PM
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Elizabeth simply is this practical? Will this go to the people?

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Re: Provokes the thought-process, for sure.
Elizabeth M   8/27/2014 7:50:54 AM
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Perhaps, ttemple, should take a look at your comment to JimT, mrdon. I think this is clearly the point of Naomi's work here. These designs aren't to be taken on face value (so to speak) per se but to be a creative launching pad for a different way to look at energy harvesting and how our bodies can be used to do it. Maybe everything Naomi has designed is not viable on an every-day or commercial basis, but it sure provides food for thought.

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Elizabeth M   8/27/2014 7:36:29 AM
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Hi, ttemple, I think I explained it in previous comments that this project is meant to provoke a discussion, which it obviously has!

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ttemple   8/26/2014 10:29:38 AM
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Elizabeth,

You said "Yes, NadineJ, you understand the principle here as well, too"

Obviously you and Nadine J get it.  I don't.  Can you explain it?

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Elizabeth M   8/26/2014 6:24:06 AM
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Yes, NadineJ, you understand the principle here as well, too. Of course people can still have their opinions and criticize the project if they like. But it's good to remember the point--that this is meant to provoke thought and discussion--while doing so.

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Elizabeth M   8/26/2014 6:14:07 AM
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Exactly what you said, JimT. We have to remember, these are conceptual and meant to get us all thinking about energy, how we use it, how we lose it and remember that it's a limited resource and we need to think about ways to preserve it and generate it. I agree it's a great project, some of the most inventive things I've seen in this area and since they are provoking such a spirited discussion, I would say her project is a success.

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Daniyal_Ali   8/24/2014 6:04:11 AM
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Agreed mrdon. I also love the implementation of these ideas that are completely out of the box. Not this device in particular, as i am not a fan of needles and unhygienic instruments myself, but i appreciate the idea and it can be introduced after doing some amendments in the original design, and that's how all good ideas are implemented, through brain-storming and then refining the idea.

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