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Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking Welcome to the’s Virtual Crash Course resource page! We know not everyone can make a trip to the to experience how we teach design thinking. So, we created this online version of one of our most frequently sought after learning tools. Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips below, we will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge. If you choose to participate, in 90 minutes you will be taken through a full design cycle by participating in The Gift-Giving Project.

Dunne & Raby Dunne & Raby use design as a medium to stimulate discussion and debate amongst designers, industry and the public about the social, cultural and ethical implications of existing and emerging technologies. Anthony is professor and head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in London. He studied Industrial Design at the RCA before working at Sony Design in Tokyo.

How Volvo Changed the Way We Travel? ← GoFoolish A decade ago, buses were built on truck chassis and were more or less a by-product of trucks. Body builders bought chassis primarily from Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland . The difference between city and inter-city buses, normal or deluxe, was just a stylish paint job . But the game changed when Volvo , a Swedish company bid for a tender by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) in 1998 showcasing its B10LE low-entry city bus which drew a lot of attention. And thats marks the start of totally new era for luxury buses.

Top 10 Designers to Follow on Pinterest « My Life Scoop My Life Scoop Ask anyone what’s the hottest social network around and they’ll, no doubt, say Pinterest. The incredibly popular website recently launched a native iPad app and debuted on Android, thereby extending its reach even further. Around the same time, it opened itself up to all users so that anyone could join Pinterest, even those without a formal invite. Today, we take a look at 10 designers who’ve been using Pinterest to, not only save their favorite images, but to also share their exciting finds with the world. May their images inspire you to take on that home improvement project or just simplify your life. 1. 21st Century Pedagogy Even if you have a 21st Century classroom(flexible and adaptable); even if you are a 21st Century teacher ; (an adaptor, a communicator, a leader and a learner, a visionary and a model, a collaborator and risk taker) even if your curriculum reflects the new paradigm and you have the facilities and resources that could enable 21st century learning – you will only be a 21st century teacher if how you teach changes as well. Your pedagogy must also change. Definition: pedagogy - noun the profession, science, or theory of teaching. Source:

From Google Ventures: 4 Steps For Combining The Hacker Way With Design Thinking Jake Knapp is like the middle-school teacher everyone should have had. Tall, with clear blue plastic glasses, he holds a classroom-clock-sized timer like a football while explaining the first activity of the day: an exercise called "Crazy 8s" that involves drawing eight different solutions, with 40 seconds for each, to address one design challenge. On a whiteboard nearby, he’s sketched out a five-step game plan for redesigning the Blue Bottle Coffee website. The Beach - Welcome @ the beach Sociaal ontwerp met Jogi Panghaal Sustainist Design workshop Januari dit jaar deden master studenten van de Reinwardt Academie en de Academie voor Bouwkunst mee aan een workshop sustainist design in de Garage Notweg. De workshop werd begeleid door Jogi Panghaal, een ontwerper en onderzoeker uit India, door cultuursocioloog Michiel Schwarz en social designer Diana Krabbendam.

Service Design Amsterdam Customer Journey Lab Design Thinking How to improve the Customer Experience of your Brand? The Customer Journey LAB provides an environment where TRUE customer centric service innovation takes place involving relevant stakeholders using a 'design driven' approach. We offer our creative LAB sessions for identifying improvements and new opportunities. The Next Intense Sporting Event: ‘Siesta World Cup’ Looking for a new sporting event to watch now that the Olympics is over? Over in São Paulo, there is an intense competition so taxing that only Latinos have ever won—the Siesta World Cup. For the launch of Comedy Central in Latin America earlier this year, Wieden+Kennedy São Paulo created the little-known ‘sporting’ championship for its tongue-in-cheek ad.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media

Use design thinking for the fuzzy front end of organizational change [Design thinking] is the ability to create new options and build new products, services and experiences that gives design so much power. It is the ability to understand deeply cultures from digital social media networks to small villages in southern India that gives design its power. – Bruce Nussbaum I first came across the term design thinking a several years ago, through the writing of Tim Brown and Bruce Nussbaum, two early champions of the approach.

Metahaven Lectures / Exhibitions January 31, 2014 The Black Stack Metahaven with Benjamin H. part of Evernote's Creative Series - Evernote Blog Today we’re kicking off Evernote’s Creative Series, a collection of posts about creative uses for Evernote and the creative people behind them. Recently, we learned that lots of people use Evernote to create mood boards, which got us thinking…what the heck’s a mood board? Luckily, Julie Gomoll was kind enough to explain and show off her process. Place Yourself In The Presence Of Greatness “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world—that is the myth of the atomic age—as in being able to remake ourselves.”—Gandhi Just being in the same room as greatness inspires you to new levels of the possible. On my trip to Paris I (of course) visited the Louvre and found myself for the first time in the same room with the Mona Lisa.

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