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Connecting the Collaborative Economy

Connecting the Collaborative Economy

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Design Thinking 101 History of Design Thinking It is a common misconception that design thinking is new. Design has been practiced for ages: monuments, bridges, automobiles, subway systems are all end-products of design processes. Throughout history, good designers have applied a human-centric creative process to build meaningful and effective solutions. Omega Thermo Products What is a Pillow Plate? The Omega Pillow Plate consists of two stainless steel sheets that are laser welded together by welding a custom circle weld pattern. The outside perimeter of the Pillow Plate is fully laser welded to create a pressure boundary. – Supported by The Ecological Sequestration Trust is an open-source, cloud-based regional platform, which gathers satellite/earth observation, open government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data together in one place, in an understandable, palatable and visual format. Backed by an advanced systems model1, integrates human-ecological-economic systems2 and calculates the current resource flows from economic, human and ecological activity and the impact on human well-being. With this base, it can be used to visualise and predict the outcome of different scenarios which results in better planning and decision-making for a achieving transformation to a more resilient city-region.

Migrationlab – a co-design approach to problem solving – Design Driven Laura Pana is the founder of MigrationLab, a foundation that addresses migration related issues, such as belonging, identity and integration. The foundation creates a context in which migrants and locals can work together to co-design and co-create ways to solve community issues. Migrationlab was inspired by my own experiences as a Romanian woman migrant in Europe for seven years at the time, and my reflections about how we are perceived in the world based on certain labels and stereotypes that people apply to us and how that affects the way we relate to ourselves and each other. In the fall of 2014, freshly moved from Austria to The Netherlands, I created a blog called Migrationlab, whose main goal at the time was to function as an online laboratory for exploring and experimenting with migration issues such as identity, belonging, the notion of home, and documenting intercultural communication together with migrants, refugees and locals. There are many things.

Goodeed Goodeed makes donating to charity totally free. We transform advertising budgets into humanitarian budgets. We take action by giving vaccines and meals, by planting trees, writing articles, signing petitions and much more. What is Design Thinking? - Design Management Institute Design management has traditionally used a Design Thinking approach to develop compelling products and services that resonate with customers, consistently producing financial rewards, and building brand loyalty. But beyond customer-centric empathy, beyond creative iteration, beyond the bias to a maker mentality, design thinking has more to offer the modern organization as a means to cultivate creativity and innovation in an organization. Design Thinking is Non-Denominational Some of its concepts – teamwork, visualization and an emphasis on more creative research tools – are not the sole domain of the designer or design manager.

The New Sunspot Data … and Satellite Sea Levels Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE: Upon reading Dr. Shaviv’s reply to this post, I have withdrawn any mention of “deceptive” from this post. This term was over the top, as it ascribed motive to the authors. I have replaced the term with “misleading”. Publications Cities Alive looks at how we can build nature into our urban systems at all scales through high quality landscape design, via new development or retrofitting through a green infrastructure design approach. The publication analyses existing research and trends in landscape design, drawing out key elements which can help deal with rapidly rising urban populations, mitigate climate change and produce integrated solutions. It shows how the creation of a linked ‘city ecosystem’ encompassing parks and open spaces; urban trees, streets, squares; woodland and waterways can help create healthier, safer and more prosperous cities. To realise this vision, green infrastructure has to now take a more influential role in the planning and design of cities and urban environments. Cities Alive is a collaborative initiative by our Landscape Architecture practice and our Foresight + Innovation + Research team.

The Design Sprint — GV The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching. The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more—packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use. Working together in a sprint, you can shortcut the endless-debate cycle and compress months of time into a single week. Top 12 Debunked Climate Scares of 2018 Reposted from The GWPF January 2018: Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: Study PARIS (AFP) – Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday (Jan 17) which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature.

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