The 'hackable car,' tablet OLPC XO3 and other designs that challenge the status quo

Would you like to drive a "hackable car"? How about use an ultrathin, touchscreen, interactive plastic computer?

Would you like to drive a "hackable car"? How about use an ultrathin, touchscreen, interactive plastic computer?

Industrial designer Yves Behar revealed these and other design concepts at yesterday's Greener Gadgets conference in New York City.

His goal: to use design to make more efficient, more sustainable, more ethical, and ultimately better products.

Better still, he wants to focus on designing purpose-built products for people, such as the OLPC XO3, (pictured above) a $100 ultrathin touchscreen tablet made for the developing world.

Will Behar succeed? Check out SmartPlanet's Smart Takes blog to find out.

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