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Slow Movement

Slow Movement
The Slow Movement advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. It began with Carlo Petrini's protest against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986 that sparked the creation of the Slow Food organization. Over time, this developed into a subculture in other areas, such as Cittaslow (Slow Cities), Slow living, Slow Travel, and Slow Design. Geir Berthelsen and his creation of The World Institute of Slowness[1] presented a vision in 1999 for an entire "Slow Planet" and a need to teach the world the way of Slow. Carl Honoré's 2004 book, In Praise of Slowness, first explored how the Slow philosophy might be applied in every field of human endeavour and coined the phrase "Slow Movement". "It is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is always better. Professor Guttorm Fløistad summarizes the philosophy, stating: "The only thing for certain is that everything changes. Cittaslow[edit] Slow ageing[edit] Main article: Slow ageing General: Related:  WisdomPrendre le temps

Participatory design Participatory design (originally Cooperative Design, also known in the USA as co-design) is an approach to design attempting to actively involve all stakeholders (e.g. employees, partners, customers, citizens, end users) in the design process to help ensure the result meets their needs and is usable. The term is used in a variety of fields e.g. software design, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, product design, sustainability, graphic design, planning, and even medicine as a way of creating environments that are more responsive and appropriate to their inhabitants' and users' cultural, emotional, spiritual and practical needs. It is one approach to placemaking. It has been used in many settings and at various scales. Participatory design is an approach which is focused on processes and procedures of design and is not a design style. Definition[edit] History[edit] History in Scandinavia[edit] Fields of participatory design[edit] Community planning and placemaking[edit]

The Slow Fashion Movement: 10 Brands That Are Doing it Right December is an important month for the fashion and retail industry–and not just because of the ka-ching of the cash register duing holiday sales. You may not know it, but December is also ‘Made in America’ month. Started in 1985 under Ronald Reagan, Made in America month aims to encourage consumers to purchase items produced locally in the United States. Outsourcing production overseas, where labor is by and large cheaper, not only contributes to our country’s unemployment rate and shrinking garment industry, but also helps keep overseas sweatshops and factories with unfair working conditions in business. The term ‘slow fashion,’ coined in 2008 by sustainable design consultant Kate Fletcher, describes an approach to clothing and fashion that is decidedly at odds with the fast (and even faster) fashion cycle. “Slow fashion also means buying less, caring for what you own so that it doesn’t end up in a landfill, and upcycling or swapping/trading used clothing,” Cline said.

Le mouvement « slow education  ou « éducation lente  | «Les Vendredis Intellos Le mouvement « slow education » ou « éducation lente » Posted by phypa on 21 juillet 2012 · 16 commentaires Le numéro de Sciences humaines de Juillet intitule son dossier « Peut-on ralentir le temps ? » Qui ne ressent pas cette course frénétique au toujours plus en toujours moins de temps ? Nous vivons un formidable paradoxe, alors que tous les nouveaux outils technologiques pourraient nous permettre de faire pareil en moins de temps, et donc d’avoir plus de temps pour un tas de choses, il est de bon ton au travail et en société de paraître éternellement débordé. Alors forcément, le titre m’a attirée. Et c’est comme ça que j’ai découvert qu’il existe un slow movement, et même une Société de Décélération du temps (version anglaise du site en allemand) qui compte 700 membres (universitaires, entrepreneurs, thérapeutes, artistes, juristes, politiques) provenant d’Europe, d’Amérique du Nord et du Sud, et se réunit chaque automne en Autriche dans la ville de Wagrain. Selon Maurice Holt, Mais ,

Postcards connecting the world The Zeitgeist Movement Official Blog User-centered design The chief difference from other product design philosophies is that user-centered design tries to optimize the product around how users can, want, or need to use the product, rather than forcing the users to change their behavior to accommodate the product. UCD models and approaches[edit] For example, the user-centered design process can help software designers to fulfill the goal of a product engineered for their users. User requirements are considered right from the beginning and included into the whole product cycle. Cooperative design: involving designers and users on an equal footing. All these approaches follow the ISO standard Human-centred design for interactive systems (ISO 9241-210, 2010). The ISO standard describes 6 key principles that will ensure a design is user centered: Purpose[edit] UCD answers questions about users and their tasks and goals, then uses the findings to make decisions about development and design. Who are the users of the document? Elements[edit] Language[edit]

Front page - SLOWFASHIONhouse.com Lenteur, Mode d’Emploi | Carl Honoré “Après Éloge de la lenteur, son dernier titre, Carl Honoré nous revient avec Lenteur mode d’emploi. Pionnier du slow movement, il nous explique comment mieux vivre dans un monde où tout va très vite. Très bien documenté, ce livre est surprenant et offre une perspective nouvelle sur notre façon de vivre. À lire pour comprendre et mieux penser.” Huffington Post, Québec “De tous ceux qui ont écrit sur le « slow movement », Carl Honoré est le plus verni : son « Eloge de la lenteur », paru en 2005, a été traduit en 30 langues. Patrice van Eersel, CLES “L’auteur démontre brillamment les effets positifs de la lenteur, elle amène détente et apaisement, permet de méditer et souvent d’améliorer sa vie….Prendre le temps de lire ce livre, c’est aussi une pause qui fait du bien, lecture et lenteur s’accordent bien parfois.” Sandrine et Igor Weislinger, toutelaculture.com Pourtant, rapidité ne rime pas forcément avec efficacité, et les solutions de court terme ressemble plutôt à des sursis.

The Zeitgeist Movement Global Site Slow design Slow Design is a branch of the Slow Movement, which began with the concept of Slow Food, a term coined in contrast to fast food. As with every branch of the Slow Movement, the overarching goal of Slow Design is to promote well being for individuals, society, and the natural environment. Slow Design seeks a holistic approach to designing that takes into consideration a wide range of material and social factors as well as the short and long term impacts of the design. Origin and meaning[edit] Slow Design refers to the goals and approach of the designer, rather than the object of the design. While Fuad-Luke focused on the design of physical products, the concept can be applied to the design of non-material things such as experiences, processes, services, and organizations. Beth Meredith and Eric Storm attempt to summarize the concept, stating: Current and future practice[edit] Common qualities of Slow Design include: See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

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