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The Nueva School - Mission and Philosophy The Nueva School is an internationally recognized independent school PK-9 expanding to PK-12 serving gifted and talented students since 1967. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program, appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, a co-founder of the Common Ground Speaker Series, sponsor of the Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his recent book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over”. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley in the Bay Area of Northern California. Vision The Nueva School uses a dynamic educational model to enable gifted students to learn how to make choices that will benefit the world. Mission

Flat Design, Material Design, Design thinking : qu'est ce que c'est ? - Café Numérique 4.86/5 ( 97% )based on 7 ratings Le Flat Design Popularisé par Apple dès 2012, il s’agit d’une véritable philosophie de conception graphique pour les interfaces numériques, basé sur l’épure et le refus du SKEUmorphisme qui prévalait jusqu’alors. Le SKUMorphisme, c’est l’imitation des objets de la vie réelle sur un écran (effets de carnet à spirale, de cuir,…) que l’on a vu pendant longtemps dans les interfaces Apple, et qui a totalement disparu à présent que Jony Ive est à la tête à la fois du Design Materiel et logiciel d’Apple Le Flat Design a également signé le grand retour de la typographie, qui avait été jusqu’alors absente des interfaces web, principalement à cause de limitations techniques. Les principales caractéristiques de ces interfaces sont : les effets de transparence, les filtres sur les photos, des couleurs douces et/ou très travaillées et surtout une absence totale de relief et d’effet de profondeur. Pourquoi un tel « raz de marée » autour du Flat Design ? Photo : Google

iDiploma: It’s about VERBS! | I wonder We launched our Innovation Diploma at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Upper School! Here’s the speech I shared, and the slides to accompany: One of the reasons we’re here today is to honor these students who have taken a risk, and chosen themselves to do something awesome. Which is definitely worth the early morning, schedule reshuffling many of us did in order to be here. Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, shared in a talk last year an incredible truth: “Every child is born an artist. Do you consider yourself creative? Ask this question of a group of Kindergarteners, and about 100 percent of them will answer “Yes.” He’s talking about the art of the possible here. That’s how I think of the Innovation Diploma. It’s about VERBS… Creating. Doing. Dreaming. Wondering. Failing. Questioning. Networking. Searching. Building. Trailblazing. Pioneering. It’s about a lot of things, too many to list, and many I haven’t yet even thought of yet. Like this: Like Loading...

IDEO | A Design and Innovation Consulting Firm How might we use e-tools to amplify the learning in Design Thinking? In teaching, if an e-tool will amplify the learning we are aiming for then it is worth using that tool. Today I started musing on the learning occurring when I use Design Thinking in my classes and where e-tools may have an amplification effect. Late last year I wrote about why I feel Design Thinking is a powerful pedagogical approach and recently I wrote about what this looks like for one of my modules. Within this module students used e-tools to: collaborate on Google Docs when generating and refining questionsa variety of tools for prototyping – Minecraft, house design sites, Google sitesa couple had website products they developed Now these are all good uses of e-tools but I don’t feel they are unlocking an extra level of learning that other tools wouldn’t. So, how might we use e-tools to amplify the already awesome learning that occurs during the Design Thinking process? This post was Day 9 of My Questioning Quest. Like this: Like Loading...

Hasso-Plattner Institute - Hasso-Plattner-Institut HPI Research School The Graduate school at Hasso Plattner Institute has devoted itself to the field of “Service-Oriented Systems … > more Ready, Set, Design! | Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum Ready, Set, Design is one of our favorite group activities, for adults and kids alike, at Cooper-Hewitt. It’s a highly adaptable design challenge that can jump-start collaborative and creative thinking in any group. We use it with kids’ groups at the Museum, for internal staff meetings, and even at industry conferences and summits we host. The activity is such a success with our participants that we’ve gotten a lot of requests for a how-to guide. Here it is!

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