Timothy Prestero: Design for people, not awards July 24, 2013 44 Comments Timothy Prestero thought he’d designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world — but his team learned a hard lesson when it failed to go … Related Posts John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders July 24, 2013 “Bang With Friends” Banned from App Store January 30, 2016 o2 Moto June 27, 2013 donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm Of course it’s much easier said than done. If it was easy, I’d do it, instead of leaving comments on a youtube video about people who are actually doing the work to fight the problem. :> If I had the answers to your excellent questions, I would send these people schematics of my idea. I can only hope that people with more intelligence than I have look into such things and consider the possible option of? a portable blanket that can help these babies. If it’s not feasible, then so be it. kerbain says: July 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm Am I? being trolled? I think I just saw… no.. no no… an intelligent comment on Youtube? Top comment?!? Thanks, now I have brain cancer… Oh wait. Your mum joke, something questioning your sexuality and a little bit of racism. There we go, normality restored 😀 donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm HA! We’re trying to break the internet… with? SCIENCE! Yoni Kaplan says: July 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm then what if the baby gets? too hot? GuilhermeCosta1992 says: July 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm “I’ve? got a great idearr” Clyde Donovan laughs, gives him a dollar bill. Will anyone understand this joke? okahontas12 says: July 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm dafuq….. ? eugenetswong says: July 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm Electric blankets are? already washable and comfortable. clevername333 says: July 24, 2013 at 7:49 pm brilliant. ? donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm Yup, this was addressed in an earlier comment. The blanket could be a part-time thing, or a supplement to the larger blue light if the blanket can’t be used all the time, but there are blankets out there that claim to cool you down, so who knows, maybe that innovation can be incorporated into it.? eugenetswong says: July 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm And the incubator and the light contraptions need to be lifted up, if the mother wants to hold the baby,? *or* the mother could just take the baby out and hold the baby without any of that. The incubator and contraptions have cables attached to them, also. If they make electric blankets with LEDs in them, then they’l have electric blankets with lights in them. dandined says: July 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm 0:15? Raimundas Bucius says: July 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm Yes, and hit baby on head every hour? so he would lie still. LunosLumen says: July 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm What you describe is also not good, but it would at least encourage people to start to think. We have to give trust in their thinking, else we would stamp them as immature. And we are not allowed to? do that. We must believe in the intelligence of a homo sapiens, else we would either deny ourselves as intelligent human beings OR and this is much worse: make ourselves more intelligent than others and THINK that the others cannot be as intelligent as we are. But they can, because they are humans! twistedbass15 says: July 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm GENIUS? !! xjustamem0ryx says: July 24, 2013 at 5:55 pm and the conflict of separating the ego from the id rages? on. donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm Why would it need to lie still? If the baby is covered by the blanket, it? can fidget all it wants. Raimundas Bucius says: July 24, 2013 at 5:14 pm Google images “baby sleep positions” – I have newborn at home – it is all true 🙂 As he said, need to? create items for reality that is not what you want it to be. Flippables says: July 24, 2013 at 5:12 pm On a very broad philosophical level, you are right. But, I am not sure how that would? translate into product design. What exactly are you suggesting? I was just trying to explain my understanding of the phrase ” there are no dumb users”, i.e. have in mind that the device might be used by people, who are not professionals in a particular field, consider many possible difficulties in the field use. It does not have anything to do with evaluating users’ intelligence relative to one’s own. donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm Or you could swaddle the baby and wrap it tighter than a sausage. :> Yup, my reaction was to the mothers covering the children with blankets,? denying the children the blue light therapy. A blanket generating blue light would solve that issue, but I took it to the next level with replacing the machine with the blanket. there would be issues, as many have brought them up, but it seems like it would be better than what we have now. Jeppe Sommer says: July 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm I was about to suggest the? exact same thing 😀 donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm @Jeppe Sommer great minds? 🙂 weesh ful says: July 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm Lights with specific spectrum requirements are expensive. My Seasonal Affective Disorder light cost over $200, and it has only a single fixture. I am doubtful that a blanket with many lights can be cost effective, AND cover as much skin as this design. Great idea though. Keep thinking outside? the box. donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm Thanks!? WubstepUK says: July 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm 6:41? weesh ful says: July 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm Learning from your failures? is important. They never would have built a successful second part without bombing part one. We need MORE stories of failures leading to success. Abdullah Hasan says: July 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm I think they? would have thought of that. donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm Doesn’t hurt? to mention it, though. broli123 says: July 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm 3d printers, problem solved…? I will take my award now. AirbrushTricks says: July 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm Why don’t you just make a UV? lighted blanket? kimrainman says: July 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm Steve Jobs considered all these. Apple? products are really great for usage. BeaDert4 says: July 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm Amazing +thumbs up, please? check out my funny Channel,thanks! hughs from Germany+++love you°!° michael castaneda says: July 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm Fe del Mundo she was the first who invented the incubator and she is a Filipino : )? fiercefunky says: July 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm Idearrrr ? akazombie says: July 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm Awesome talk,? but I couldn’t stop hearing “Idearrgh” after the first 5seconds. plaguedoct0r says: July 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm How typically ted. Instead of playing host to deeper? philosophical/theoretical thinking, go with the happy-go-lucky preachers. *facepalm* InfestedChris says: July 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm Design outcomes.? I will remember that. ayoama says: July 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm Sorry, but how useful would? be something the baby could take off just by wriggling a bit? Deano Dotson says: July 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm Business tries to make as much money of old design before the sale the new products.? Like cell phones. The old technology is given to you with a contract at a lower price. It’s like the evolution of insects. donkey rock says: July 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm Yes, this point was made before. However, since the babies are newborn, swaddling might be appropriate. ? LunosLumen says: July 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm Now I understand your point of view and? will agree. Izzi Marczak says: July 24, 2013 at 11:47 am What a wonderful man!? Leon Mak says: July 24, 2013 at 11:28 am 10:20? MrKnowledgeCenter says: July 24, 2013 at 11:09 am Why does he keep saying EYEDEER?!?!?! You’re not English stop? saying that lol Anoud mohamed says: July 24, 2013 at 11:05 am i think the design is important?