I coach a newly formed u11 girls class 3 competitive soccer team in the sf bay area. This team just came up with a name – Revolution – and I found myself compelled to create a team logo that we could print on shirts or bag or wherever. I would be interested in getting any comments on the 4 designs I came up with.
What a great idea! Soccer helping to solve problems in the world.
It turns out that over one quarter of the world’s population—live in areas with no access to electricity, according to a recent UN report. Capitalizing on a sport’s global appeal to address this problem, a group of Harvard University students developed sOccket, a soccer ball that turns energy from a kick into electricity.
The portable energy-harvesting device captures the impact energy normally dissipated when the ball is kicked, storing it to charge lights, cell phones and batteries. It works with inductive coil technology, similar to that found in flashlights that power up when shaken. For each 15 minutes of play, it can store enough energy to power a small LED light for three hours. That is not a lot but the sOccket could eventually help ease the reliance on toxic kerosene lamps in developing nations.
Interesting, albeit short, article on the difference between usability and user experience.