London Particulars You may have spotted a certain type of outfit among the smart sets of Soho and Shoreditch. Not quite commonplace, but certainly more visible than it used to be. I’m talking about this sort of thing: These are the Chaps, a relatively new movement that revels in being old-fashioned. Resolutely twentieth-century, it should not be confused with steampunk (though there is a certain amount of overlap). Halfbike II by Kolelinia We believe happiness has something to do with playing and having fun. And that includes going out and being active. So, we set out to create a new vehicle to awaken your natural instinct to move. A vehicle that trains your balance and reflexes in a completely new way. One that disconnects you for a moment from your daily routine and allows you to focus solely on your body and the ride itself. We want to enable you to explore new horizons and have fun, and we truly believe that a Halfbike can get you there!
we.learn.it we.learn.it is an initiative supported by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission has co-financed this project under Grant Agreement ICT-318530. We are drawing on a core consortium of we.learn.it project partners and a wider network of organizations and individuals. Please get in touch with us – if you are interested to support this initiative. Six Thinking Hats Online - Interactive Tutorial by Dr. Edward de Bono A Six Thinking Hats Online Introduction from Edward de Bono . . . Six Thinking Hats, created by Edward de Bono, is used by hundreds of thousands of professionals in business and government to bring structure and discipline to group dynamics, allowing individuals and teams to accomplish more in less time. The purpose of the Six Thinking Hats Online is simple. This 45-60 minute interactive tutorial introduces Team Members to Six Thinking Hats, allowing them to quickly become valuable participants when using the framework.
10 terrific font pairs to try in Canva In case you hadn’t noticed, we have a fondness for Canva around here, and who can blame us when we’ve been handed so many DIY design tools, plus great advice on how to use them? While images provide a great way to grab your audience’s attention, fonts and effective font pairings add a more subtle flair, so check out these ten suggestions from Canva’s Julya Buhain to add that professional-looking touch to your next design. 1. What is Nexthamburg? The Nexthamburg mission From Idea to Project The Crowdsourcing Model 7 Steps for Open Innovation by @Lindegaard: Grading Your Company’s Open Innovation Capabilities I am happy to give you access to the PowerPoint presentation deck for my new concept, which I might turn into an open source project (see more below). The premise for the 7 Steps for Open Innovation tool is that if a company is not already fully engaged with open innovation efforts, it is way behind. This is evident by looking at the number of companies around the globe that today embrace the use of external partners and input into their innovation efforts. But even though companies continuously launch new initiatives designed to help them leverage the power of outside knowledge and resources to drive innovation forward, there is a sense within these companies that they can do better and take this new innovation paradigm to an even higher level.
Borders to Cross Geoff Mulgan and Jim Diers delivered a key note speech during the Borders to Cross Conference 2013. Jim Diers Participatory democracy has been Jim Diers‘ preoccupation and his career for the past 30 years. In his work with grassroots community organizations, with the nation’s largest health care cooperative and with city government, Jim has found ways to get people more involved with their communities and with decisions that affect their lives. He was appointed the first director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods in 1988 where he served under three mayors over the next 14 years. MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning and Leadership Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life. It was the pilot of a new type of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that pushes the MOOC design envelope by blending a globally transformative platform with an eco-system of deep personal, locally grounded learning communities. Below is the story and some key insights from this experiment that prototypes the 21st century university by putting the learner into the driver’s seat of profound social change. The goal of the class, MITx U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self, is to empower change makers to co-sense and co-shape the future. This MOOC was offered through the edX platform. EdX was founded by MIT and Harvard and now includes 30-plus universities around the world.
9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there's a lot more to it than that, leading to widespread confusion (heck, I'll admit, I've even been known to misuse it myself, even after fellow Co.Design writer John Pavlus called me a dummy for it). But the principles of responsive design aren't that hard to understand, thanks to this amazing collection of animated GIFs put together by the guys Froont, a San Francisco-based company specializing in making tools for designers to create responsive websites. Spend just a few minutes with these GIFs, and you'll never be hoightily corrected by a design pedant about "responsive websites" versus "adaptive websites" ever again. In fact, you can be that hoighty pedant! The GIFs below show many of the basic principles of responsive designs, with explaining quotes by Froont co-founder Sandijs Ruluks.
Best Party The party's initial success is seen as a backlash against establishment parties in the wake of Iceland's 2008-2011 financial crisis. History The Best Party was founded in late 2009 by Jón Gnarr, an Icelandic actor, comedian and writer. Originally a joke party, it has from the beginning admitted that it will not honour any of its promises given before elections. It claims all other parties are secretly corrupt, so it promises to be openly corrupt.
Where Original Ideas Come From Revolutions are seldom solo efforts. Isaac Newton was the greatest scientist of his age and not one known for his false modesty, but even he had to admit, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Thomas Kuhn made a related point in his classic, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions