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Pooper Papers, Issue #4: If you know of the name Dan Chiras, then you've probably heard it in reference to the multitude of books he's written on alternative energy sources, alternative building methods, and more. But as important as his previous works have been, his latest book, on an alternative food source, is probably his most important yet.
The Cosmos, the Earth, and Your Stomach: The Story of Soil. “Give me a place to stand and a lever long enough, and I will move the world.”
With these words, the ancient Greek philosopher Archimedes taught us the power of leverage points. It’s a key concept in permaculture design, too. When we deeply understand the system we’re working with—be it a garden, a business, a community, or even a personal relationship—we can spot the places where a small, perfectly located nudge will beget a large response. Plenty of disciplines use leverage points. Office of Policy and Analysis. Skip navigation Home » OP&A » About Us Search Reports Written in Rock Smithsonian Training Consultation for Use of Program Design Logic Models.
Five Reasons that Pop-up Museums Fit Right in with ECAMP. Pop-ups are quickly becoming a popular M.O. for enthusiasts in all facets of life.
We often hear of people taking a parking spot and transforming it into a disco club for a lunch hour, or experimental restaurants using found food to create delicious meals in strange locations. Temporary by design, pop-ups allow creative people to try out an idea without large start up fees or capital costs. Pop-up museums are gaining popularity as museums strive to find new places to connect with more people. According to Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, a pop-up museum “is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. A pop up museum usually lasts for a few hours on one day and focuses on bringing people together in conversation through stories, art or objects.” Five Reasons that Pop-up Museums Fit Right in with ECAMP. Systems Thinking. One lesson that nature teaches is that everything in the world is connected to other things.
John Muir famously wrote, "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. " Yiwarra Kuju — lightwell. Untitled. Interactive exhibits must not only communicate their messages through physical means, they must also be easy for visitors to operate, and robust enough to withstand years of loving use.
At the Science Museum of Minnesota, we develop and design interactive exhibits through an iterative process of protoyping and audience testing. While the content and activity are being developed, we build a life-size working model of the exhibit component and test it with visitors to gauge its feasibility and effectiveness. Based on the feedback we receive, we revise the model and interpretation and test it again.
This prototyping process consistently produces safe, reliable, and effective exhibit components. Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other. Home - Waters Foundation. Living Systems. The Work That Reconnects, including its "spiral" pattern, is presented here in systems theoretical terms for a business readership.
Teaching Sustainability: Whole Systems Learning. Big Idea 3: Living Systems. Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! Straw Geodesic Models. Clouds In Each Paper, by Thich Nhat Hanh. --by Thich Nhat Hanh (Mar 25, 2002) If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper.
Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow: and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. 'Categorising visitors'? Blog home.
There is no "Away" Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development.
How Curiosity Enhances Learning. New Ways of Visualizing the Customer Journey Map. [Credit: Evan Litvak ] Evan chose to represent his journey as a circular graphic instead of the more common linear or chart structure.
As the field of service design evolves so do the tools. Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. This summer, experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen at the Exploratorium from May 27 to September 5, 2016. This special exhibition features enormous kinetic sculptures called strandbeests—“beach animals” in Dutch—that mesmerize with their eerily lifelike motion. Babble Dabble Do - An Innovative Museum That Lets You Play the Role of a Designer. The last time we saw the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, in June, its four floors of expansive galleries were immaculately polished, exceedingly lovely, and totally empty.
They’re empty no longer. On Friday, after three years of renovations, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum will reopen to the public. The rooms in the former Carnegie Mansion—painstakingly restored by conservationists—house 10 inaugural exhibits that will take visitors through the history of the design industry—and let them glimpse into its future. Along with the permanent collection, which includes everything from 18th century Chinese birdcages to Milton Glaser’s iconic, psychedelic Bob Dylan poster, the museum has created pit stops to give guests a closer look into how designers actually work. This is where the new Cooper Hewitt shines: It’s a museum meant for play. Click to Open Overlay Gallery. » CODESIGN WORKSHOP AT THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM. Design Thinking for Visitor Engagement: Tackling One Museum’s Big Challenge through Human-centered Design. Dana Mitroff Silvers, USA, Molly Wilson, USA, Maryanna Rogers, USA Abstract This paper, co-authored by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the teaching team of the course “Design Thinking Bootcamp” at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), documents a partnership between SFMOMA and the d.school in Fall 2012.
For this partnership, a class of multidisciplinary graduate students took on a design challenge for SFMOMA and prototyped innovative, divergent solutions following the design thinking process. In this paper, we will share the stories of the students’ process and insights, provide examples of the prototypes they developed, and discuss the impact the project had on the museum’s approach to collaborative problem-solving. Class Activity: Kaleidocycles – Duffy Stirling's Teaching Stuff.
In the evenings, while I devour Netflix, I’ll often have something engaging but brain numbing to help wind down. Generally it’s knitting or sewing, but recently it’s been ‘adult’ colouring in. Colouring in the latest relaxation-rage, dontcha know, and I’ve got the bug: I’ve spent far too many nights trawling through Pinterest for colouring pages (Islamic Geometry! Art Noveau! Play Fruit Templates. Deployable/Transformable Structures. Untitled. Strawblox. The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception.
Children's Creativity Museum. The Imagination Lab serves as an introduction to our educational approach of inspiring our visitors to IMAGINE, CREATE and SHARE. Here, kids of all ages are encouraged to IMAGINE an idea in our interactive hands-on environment, CREATE something original in the various studio spaces, and then SHARE what they’ve created with their friends and families or on display at the museum within our Cloud Gallery. Teacher Resources. Environmental Sustainability. Certified by Low Carbon Australia, Zoos Victoria is the world’s first zoo to achieve carbon neutral certification. We have joined Carbon Neutral Network through sound carbon reduction onsite and securing habitat to protect biodiversity through the purchase of carbon offsets. Zoos Victoria is committed to continual improvement of our environmental sustainability practices. In June 2014 we launched our 2014-19 Environmental Sustainability Investment Prospectus, the first of our five year plans to guide our journey to become a world-leader in sustainability.
The delivery of the projects outlined in this plan are open for support from funding partners. Teacher Resources. Behance. Waste Recovery Centre. Rethink: Waste & Litter Shows. Dycle grows with Systemic Design. A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC. All photos by Chuck Choi courtesy Studio KCA. UPMC orthopedic pathway redesign – Carrie Chan. FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science. TeamLab / チームラボ. Sketch Aquarium. Park. CAMPER FOODBALL BARCELONA - Concepts and Ideas for Commercial Purposes Design, Ex-Designer, food designer, infrastructuralist, platformist, food fetishist, Interiors, MARTI GUIXE" Indefinition as a spatial characteristic Camper FoodBALL is a health food store.
Fake Food Park. Especially for NGV Kids, Catalan food designer Martí Guixé has created a vibrant environment in which children are inspired to think creatively about common foods via drawing challenges and hands-on activities. Strategic Communication Designer, Researcher and Systems Thinker - Systems Thinking. Habits of a Systems Thinker - Waters Foundation. The Habits of a Systems Thinker describe ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time. They encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage questioning. Though “habit” is defined as a usual way of doing things, the Habits of a Systems Thinker do not suggest that systems thinkers are limited by routine ways of thinking. Rather, the Habits encourage flexible thinking and appreciation of new, emerging insights and multiple perspectives. Habits of a Systems Thinker. Systems Thinking Resources - The Donella Meadows Institute.
Systems Thinking Spring Book Sale! Books for Sale through the Insititute. Definitions - Waters Foundation. These are just a few of the ways that people define the term “systems thinking.” Solving Wicked Problems: Using Systems Thinking in Design. Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio. As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sculptures are illuminated from the inside at night creating a pretty spectacular light show. Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations. Organic Creatures Crafted from Plastic Cable Ties by Sui Park. Recycled PET Plastic Bottle Plant Sculptures by Veronika Richterová. 10 green viral videos you should watch now.
New Ways of Visualizing the Customer Journey Map. What we talk about when we talk about sketching. Carnegie Science Center: Exploration Station. Design Practice MethodsSYSTEMIC METHODS Archives - Design Practice Methods. Keeper Kids.