March 30, 2013

Tweet roundup: Design tips and targets edition

Penetrate design jargon, succeed as a hardware startup, solve the water crisis and understand the neuroscience of innovation. This is our roundup of everything useful and interesting in engineering for global development information according to the past two weeks on Twitter.

For up-to-the-minute updates from E4C on Twitter, please follow us at @Engineer4Change.

The particle physicist Brian Cox talked up the importance of engineering in the lead-up to the announcement of the winners of the £1m Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize. Announced March 18th, the winners are five pioneers of Internet technology, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who helped develop the World Wide Web, Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, who created data transmission protocols, Marc Andreessen, who invented Mosaic, the first main browser for the internet, and Louis Pouzin, who established how data should be labelled.

A (surprisingly) straight-forward and useful guide to the jargon used in design fields.

This was one of the highlights that we tweeted during the E4C Webinar, The art of being a hardware startup, presented by Uncharted Play.

This webinar was full of design advice for startups and people just starting out.

There are some targets for engineering solutions here.

The failure infographic. Another of the gems that @Iana_Aranda has curated in her Twitter.

If anything elicits a “Wow,” from E4C’s Twitter, it is alarming facts like this one. And water project fails in infographic form (see above).

An idea with potential to clean the air in polluted cities.

Here’s a glimpse of what goes on in your head when you’re having a good idea.

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