background preloader

Transition Design s1 2016

Facebook Twitter


Systems. Games. Readings. Photography. Projects. Shipping & Delivery - Online Laser Cutting. The Make Lab. Climate under pressure - An Epidemic Reprieve. CityLab Studio: Designing participatory, human-centred methods for citizen engagement. Thinking Guides. Thinking Guides can support independent and group research projects with frameworks for thinking, planning and enquiry.

Thinking Guides

Now available to purchase from Futurelab are a set of ready-made, interactive thinking guides. Print them, edit them or use them as inspiration to make your own. This pack provides a series of ready-made interactive 'thinking guides' or 'frameworks' which can support students' projects and research. Thinking guides support the thinking or working through of an issue, topic or question and help to shape, define and focus an idea and also support the planning required to investigate it further.

These thinking guides can be used as a basis for whole class discussion, or emailed to individuals or groups to complete. Futures Thinking Teachers pack. This free resource supports teachers and learners to develop approaches to exploring the future that are not about making predictions, but about considering possible, probable and preferable futures in order to support action and decision making in the present.

Futures Thinking Teachers pack

Education is about the future. Educators aim to prepare young people for the future and to support them to fully participate in all aspects of civic, cultural, social, intellectual and economic life. It is therefore important for young people to be given opportunities to think carefully about that future and their role in it. The Futures Thinking Teachers Pack supports teachers and learners to develop approaches to exploring the future that are not about making predictions, but about considering possible, probable and preferable futures in order to support action and decision making in the present. About the teacher pack 15 classroom activities Resources Watch the future worlds webcasts. Resources. Children’s Role in Home-School Relationships and the Role of Digital Technologies literature review This review provides an overview of key debates, current practice and research into home-school relationships. find out more Computer games and learning handbook A handbook exploring computer games and learning, aimed at teachers interested in exploring this area. find out more Connect: Why should you use social media?


Connect brings together the latest research with practical exercises that can be used in the classroom. Free Tools. Managing Complexity Collaboratively (Madrid) Fastcodesign. Alice Bows-Larkin: Climate change is happening. Here's how we adapt. Mapping Climate Communication – slideshow for #COCE2015 and #UE2015. Google Image Result for. EXPO 2015 Themes Visualization. In 2015 Milan will host the Universal Exposition for the second time in its history.

EXPO 2015 Themes Visualization

This happens more than one hundred years after its first time, in 1906. And while the 1906 Expo theme was transportation this time Milan will organize a universal exposition on the theme of Food with the title “Feeding the planet, energy for life”. But food is a very complex theme, being much more than mere feeding. In fact it has influenced history, environment, industrial economical and social development as much as tastes and art.

For this reason Expo 2015 S.p.A. asked DensityDesign to work on the Expo themes and generate a visualization able to communicate the complexity stemming from the relationship between food production and consumption; social and environmental concerns; technological and sustainability issues. Creating the network. Contropedia – Visualizing controversial topics on Wikipedia. Contropedia is a collaborative project funded by the Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) in the call “Disruptive ideas for an Internet Science”.

Contropedia – Visualizing controversial topics on Wikipedia

The project aims to build a platform for the real-time analysis and visualization of controversies in Wikipedia. Participants to the projects are Barcelona Media, Sciences-Po (Medialab), University Von Amsterdam (Digital Methods Initiative) and Politecnico di Milano (DensityDesign Lab.). Design Research Maps. DRM research shows how research in design can be an effective tool in producing innovation in many strategic fields in the national system, but in general also for contemporary economies, beyond the common stereotypes which accompany the view of this discipline.

Design Research Maps

This awareness must guide the actors of research and the institutions they must sustain in order to enter a more structured course of actions, most of all integrated at an international level. A DRM platform extended to Europe can certainly be a useful tool in increasing this awareness. DRM. System-map3. Q Systems Thinking Design Pack. Q Design Packs. Corporate Teambuilding - Action Centered Training. Seven-Activities_AC_GM_99. Gameification of Systems Thinking Training. How would you rate your understanding of systems thinking?

Gameification of Systems Thinking Training

I want to share a downloadable, fun and practical toolkit that will increase your success. We live in a world of systems. We live in a world of systems. The traffic you drove through this morning, financial markets, the company you work for, your family, the natural systems that feed you, the climate. They are all systems; big and small, complex or simple.

A Sustainability Core Competency Systems Thinking is a core competency for sustainability professionals. Understanding systems allows us to find key leverage points for effective change. You Learn Something New Every Day: New Systems Thinking Game: The Flash Mob Game. Suggested Reading Materials. Culture Mapping. Culture: the elephant in the room Are you struggling to break down organizational silos, increase creativity, engagement and collaboration?

Culture Mapping

Remember the Future. Goal: Understand Your Customers’ Definition of Success “What should our product do?”

Remember the Future

The Resilience Centre » Resources » Cards / Card Games. Terry Irwin, Gideon Kossoff and Cameron Tonkinwise. HTML 5 accessible player with share button.

Terry Irwin, Gideon Kossoff and Cameron Tonkinwise

This is the player we use on Transition Design: Re-conceptualizing Whole Lifestyles Filmed on October 12, 2013, at “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference” The Designer's Challenge: Four Problems You Must Solve. This talk was delivered as the commencement address to the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, on May 14, 2007. Dean Hack, distinguished faculty of the School of Design, honored guests, and most important, you the members of the class of 2007: It is a great privilege to stand before you on your graduation day.