Design Thinking for Advocacy by Christine Prefontaine
Design thinking involves developing empathy for visitors, discovering opportunities, generating user-centered solutions, and building and testing prototypes. From executive directors to front-line staff, I’ve worked with people at all organizational levels on applying this process to challenges ranging from the development of new digital products to the reimagining of visitor experiences.Following are the most common errors I have observed, with examples of how to overcome them. My hope is that by outlini
South Africa is home to one of the largest Indian communities outside India. It’s also home to the unique curry called bunny chow. It’s delicious. So much so, that when I travel to Cape Town, I make sure head down to the Eastern Food Bazaar to get my fix.
For centuries, people have relied on the same types of maps. Whether a map is interactive or hand-colored in a book, it offers latitude and longitude as the key indexes for getting from point A to point B.But designer and software engineer Peter Liu thinks he’s come up with an entirely new way to think about mapping. What if our maps were arranged by time, instead of space?
Dutch designer Ritsert Mans and scientist Peter Mooij created a wooden motorcycle that runs on algae to increase the visibility of the lesser known fuel source. “For every part of the bike, I looked to what nature could provide me with,” said Mans, who built the frame and springs with wood. He used cork for the dampeners and hemp for reinforcement.