Posted: May 3, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Sir James Dyson: Design Is Everyday Problem Solving Sir James Dyson developed his first cyclonic bag-less vacuum cleaner 20 years ago. It took him five years and thousands of mistakes to develop this disruptive technology. But, he said Tuesday at The 2012 Wired Business Conference, “there’s nothing wrong with things taking time.” Of course, there wasn’t much support when the first Dyson vacuum was released. But, as with all good ideas, those who resisted Dyson’s technology soon began to copy it. The original Dyson vacuum came from a simple frustration (“anger is a good motivator,” Dyson said later), and the removal of the problem that caused this frustration. “Design is just problem solving,” he said.“I’m a designer and an engineer, I get angry about things that don’t work, like hand dryers, endless paper towels, what a huge waste.” But, he said, “what if you could scrape water off your hands with a blade of air?” (via Sir James Dyson: Design Is Everyday Problem Solving | Epicenter | Wired.com)

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