As more companies examine the issue of environmentally friendly products, it is not surprising that the concept of green computing would grow in importance. IT professionals are examining the problems related to power consumption, the hazardous materials used in manufacturing computers, as well as the complexities related to recycling of older devices. Jeremy Faludi, a product designer currently working for Project Frog, discusses the subject with Phil and Scott.
Jeremy talks about how he was drawn to the problem and gives a number of examples of green performance of components. He reviews how companies must continue to focus on the environmental situation and how best to keep the issues in mind in both planning and with normal activities.
Jeremy Faludi is a product designer and researcher, currently working for Project Frog. specializing in eco-design. He has worked for Rocky Mountain Institute, The Biomimicry Institute, and the Applications Team at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, among others. A bicycle he helped design has appeared in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He also does conventional design and engineering for other clients, and is a lecturer in the product design program at Stanford University.
Jeremy has spoken on green design and biomimicry at conferences, schools, and businesses around the world, including Doors of Perception in Delhi, the Better World Business Forum in Paris, Technische Universiteit Delft in the Netherlands, ArquinFAD in Barcelona, the IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference, the National Library of Medicine, Antioch University, Simon Fraser University, San Jose State University, Arup, and Foo Camp.His articles have been printed in Samsung's DigitALL magazine, TAXI Design Network, and the Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Nations's newsletter Commonwealth Today.
He started the Cascadia branch of the o2 international sustainable design network.Originally trained as a physicist at Reed College, he spent some time in the semiconductor industry before getting his masters in product design at Stanford. Although too frenetic to be tied down to a short list of interests, his main dalliances outside of design are photography, dance, and several flavors of performance, some of which involve fire. (Those are usually the biggest hits at parties.)
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