Tag: Innovation


Good Design Is About Doing Good

“Don’t wait for permission; start working, start acting…That’s what the world needs today. It’s about big challenges, big designs, big proposals but it’s also about making it really small and showing the beauty of the world.”
– Daan Roosegaarde

Source: Good design is about clean air and water, not a Louis Vuitton bag, says Daan Roosegaarde | Good Design for a Bad World

How Design Thinkers Navigate Their Way from Struggle to Inspiration

Brainstorms at INDEX by Jacob Bøtter

Knowledge doesn’t exist in the world, and you don’t acquire it: Knowledge exists in our own minds, through our own active construction.

Source: IDEO’s Sandy Speicher on Constructivism: The Uncomfortable Secret to Creative Success is “Disequilibrium” — Quartz

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Be a Design Thinking Champion By Learning From These 5 Common Mistakes.

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

Source: Five mistakes of beginning design thinkers (and how to overcome them) – Design Thinking for Museums

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Time Maps The World

Photo: Peter Liu

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?

Source: There’s An Entirely New Way Of Mapping The World, And It’s Brilliant | Co.Design

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Wooden Motorcycle Powered by Algae

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.

Source: Dutch Designer Creates a Wooden Motorcycle Powered by Algae | Inhabitat