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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Yves Béhar Talks Greener Gadgets
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On February 19, 2010 @ 2:34 pm In green gadgets,Greener Gadgets,Innovation,Interactive Objects,Interviews | 2 Comments
We can’t wait for the Greener Gadgets Conference  next week, and the thing that we are most excited about is superstar industrial designer Yves Béhar ‘s opening keynote presentation on his latest tablet PC design for the One Laptop Per Child Project . Béhar is known around the world for his fun, innovative and humanistic designs for things like the Herman Miller LED Leaf Lamp , the Mission One Electric Motorcycle  and the XO $100 Laptop  for the One Laptop Per Child  project. We caught up with him to chat Greener Gadgets and find out a little more about what inspires him as a designer. More after the break…
YVES: Actually yes, I wanted to be an industrial designer since a child, and it was a good way to escape the gray-banking suits of my childhood in Switzerland. Seriously, I feel very lucky to have found at a young age something that is still part of my everyday curiosity and discovery.
YVES: I think the One Laptop Per Child  represents the biggest shift in both design and technology thinking: it is a product and services for the developing world’s children that is truly conceived and designed to specifically adapt to their lives, while making technology approachable, emotional, and low-cost.
YVES: Environmental and social sustainability are an essential tool I use to design products that are relevant in our lives…it is what makes design ideas smarter and more beautiful in the minds of people today.
YVES: The business of industrial design and brand design is becoming the corner-stone of business as a whole: no design = no business
The Greener Gadgets Conference  takes place next Thursday the 25th, and today is your last chance to buy tickets ! Register now  before it’s too late and use the code BLOG10 for a 10% discount!
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URLs in this post:
 Greener Gadgets Conference: http://www.greenergadgets.com/
 Yves Béhar: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/yves-behar/
 latest tablet PC design for the One Laptop Per Child Project: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/23/fuseprojects-new-tablet-device-for-children/
 Herman Miller LED Leaf Lamp: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/07/yves-behar-leaf-lamp/
 Mission One Electric Motorcycle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/05/mission-one-motorcycle-by-fuse-project/
 XO $100 Laptop: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/07/video-yves-behar-talks-about-the-xo-laptop/
 One Laptop Per Child: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/09/100-xo-laptop-launches-buy-one-donate-one-initiative/
 One Laptop Per Child: http://laptop.org/en/
 XO laptop: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/20/video-yves-behar-talks-about-the-100-laptop/
 last chance to buy tickets: http://registration2.experient-inc.com/showCEA101/Default.aspx
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