Data + Design Project

How to Generate Good Ideas

Thursday 08.16.2012 , Posted by

Good ideas aren’t the easiest thing to come by, and many times they seem to hit right out of the blue. While some may have a “Eureka!” moment while in the shower, an “ah ha” moment on the drive into work, or a “that’s funny…” moment (if you’re a scientist in the laboratory); they didn’t just come from nowhere. While these may be some of best places ideas hit us, there is still a looming question that needs to be answered: how are good ideas generated? We all know they simply aren’t lying around like seashells on a beach waiting for us to pick them up, nor are they so random. [Read more...]

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The Long Wait For Donated Organs

Monday 06.04.2012 , Posted by

Being born with weaker organs than others is a bummer, and the thought of losing your life because you weren’t able to get an organ transplant is even more disheartening. Organ donation rates have increased considerably over the years as awareness of donor programs has grown, yet nearly 20 Americans die each day while waiting for a transplant. There are more than 114,000 Americans who are eligible for organ transplants and waiting for a donation, with more than 80% of candidates waiting for a new kidney. [Read more...]

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Drill Baby! Is the US Turning Against Green Energy?

Friday 05.25.2012 , Posted by

Gas prices continue to rise. Everywhere around the world people are feeling that smoldering hole in their pocket continue to get hotter and hotter. Eventually it will burst into flames and leave a giant 3rd degree burn on your buttocks (and if your a lady, it’ll burn a hole through your purse like those precious stones did in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom). With other traditional sources of energy becoming depleted as well, opinions on where to find fuel have been shifting considerably. [Read more...]

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Why Americans Don’t Recycle

Thursday 04.12.2012 , Posted by

Recycling is done by just half of Americans daily, and 13 percent don’t recycle at all. Even though they understand the benefits to our environment and economy, their ineptitude of what can and can’t be recycled, doubled with their finding the process inconvenient and time-consuming, is becoming a major hinderance to recycling efforts all across the United States. [Read more...]

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The Overworked American

Friday 08.05.2011 , Posted by

In the past 20 years, the U.S. economy has grown a staggering 60 percent, yet workers salaries have not kept pace. The country that once claimed “the best standard of living in the world” now has a workforce that rarely sees anything more than a 7 day vacation each year… if those workers choose to take time off. This infographic done in collaboration with Column Five and GOOD, looks at the U.S. workforce and how it stacks up compared to other western countries. [Read more...]

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