From NY Times: Finding new ways of making our lives more effi­cient or enjoy­able, ideally both, has been one of design’s roles throughout history. Often designers do so by trans­lating leaps in tech­nology into things we find useful or appealing. Some­times they achieve the same result simply by thinking of new — and better — ways of solving prob­lems. Here are four exam­ples of these everyday inno­va­tions. Three of them show how designers have inter­preted new tech­nolo­gies to help us to plan jour­neys more effi­ciently, to improve our health, and to save energy. The fourth is an inge­nious example of old-fash­ioned design thinking that has produced some­thing special. · Go to Inno­va­tions that make everyday life a little easier →