• This work reports on the findings of a field study examining the current use practices of large ambient information displays in public settings. – ethnogrphic study of large public displays
    (tags: [display](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/display) [ethnography](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/ethnography) [information](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/information) [publicspaces](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/publicspaces))
  • UPS uses GPS to “minimize the number of left turns… reduces idling which in turn lowers fuel consumption… multiply it across 88,0000 vehicles making nearly 15 million deliveries every day during the course of a year, it adds up.”
    (tags: [convergence](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/convergence) [gps](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/gps) [ubiquitouscomputing](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/ubiquitouscomputing))
  • Janine Benyus describes how biomimicry works, pointing to its origins in early human history. She explains how and why western industrial nations are only now rediscovering the profound implications that biomimicry has for the future of design.
    (tags: [biomimicry](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/biomimicry) [convergence](http://del.icio.us/djdunc/convergence))