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Wendy Schultz

Futurist / Emergentista: Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Hawaii, Texas, England -- track change, explore possibilities, envision sustainable success.

ILO Report. Wendy L Schultz sur Twitter : "Inside #Facebook's plan to build a better #school #Summit #future #education. Inside Facebook's plan to build a better school. Not long after, Sego was touring Summit Denali, a public charter school in Sunnyvale, California.

Inside Facebook's plan to build a better school

With him was Priscilla Chan, wife of the Facebook founder and his partner in philanthropy. They had been drawn to Summit Public Schools because of their striking success in preparing students for college: 99 percent of its graduating students have been accepted into at least one four-year college. And 55 percent of graduates go on to complete college, compared to a national average of 28 percent. The results are particularly compelling given the diverse makeup of the student population: only 20 percent of students are white, 48 percent qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 13 percent are English language learners. 99 percent of students are admitted to a four-year college Summit says it outperforms most schools thanks to a program that lets students learn at their own pace, work on projects rather than listening to lectures, and receive regular one-on-one mentoring from their teachers.

A well-crafted, shapeshifting print project celebrating 100 years of design manifestos. Wendy L Schultz sur Twitter : "Why Kids Should Make the #VideoGames They Love to Play #design #learning. Why Kids Should Make the Video Games They Love to Play. When educator Lynn Koresh hears from kids that they want a career doing something with computers, she asks, “To do what with computers?”

Why Kids Should Make the Video Games They Love to Play

Adults often encourage kids to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, and computing classes are usually a first stop. But Koresh knows it’s the real-world applications of computational thinking and coding language skills that bring such knowledge to life. Thefuturespractice sur Twitter : "Future Artefacts fair seeks to show physical media far from dead... Syd Mead Tapped for Visual Effects Society Visionary Award. Pixar bets on better image quality.

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Why Samsung Design Stinks. Kevin Lee calls it "Steve Jobs Syndrome.

Why Samsung Design Stinks

" As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for the Korean company. Twitter. Striking, Minimalist Video Résumé Created With Simple Animated Graphics. Patents. Disgust and Revulsion. American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist. Designer Neri Oxman sits in her “Gemini” chaise, which uses cutting-edge technologies to simulate being in the womb.

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist

It was 3D-printed by Stratasys, CNC milled by SITU Fabrication and designed with Prof. W. Craig Carter of MIT. The chaise is part of the interactive learning environment at the author’s Le Laboratoire in Cambridge, Mass. Photo: Michael Figuet Are Americans getting dumber? Our math skills are falling. Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist. Stranded Assets. 4 Young Designers To Watch.

Designer Ilona Gaynor once planned a Hollywood-worthy heist at five Los Angeles banks, combining fact, fiction, and suspense to create art focused on exposing the judicial system's absurdities.

4 Young Designers To Watch

Nicholas-kristof-is-a-hard-life-inherited. YAMHILL, Ore. — ONE delusion common among America’s successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence.


In fact, their big break came when they were conceived in middle-class American families who loved them, read them stories, and nurtured them with Little League sports, library cards and music lessons. They were programmed for success by the time they were zygotes. An Idiot’s Guide to Inequality. We may now have a new “most unread best seller of all time.”

An Idiot’s Guide to Inequality

Data from Amazon Kindles suggests that that honor may go to Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” which reached No. 1 on the best-seller list this year. Jordan Ellenberg, a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, wrote in The Wall Street Journal that Piketty’s book seems to eclipse its rivals in losing readers: All five of the passages that readers on Kindle have highlighted most are in the first 26 pages of a tome that runs 685 pages. The rush to purchase Piketty’s book suggested that Americans must have wanted to understand inequality. Why Do Americans Stink at Math? Photo When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo.

Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

He had a vague sense of wanting to accomplish something but no clue what that something should be. But that spring he met a man who would become his mentor, and this relationship set the course of his entire career. Takeshi Matsuyama was an elementary-school teacher, but like a small number of instructors in Japan, he taught not just young children but also college students who wanted to become teachers. At the university-affiliated elementary school where Matsuyama taught, he turned his classroom into a kind of laboratory, concocting and trying out new teaching ideas. Takahashi quickly became a convert.

Takahashi was especially enthralled with an American group called the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, or N.C.T.M., which published manifestoes throughout the 1980s, prescribing radical changes in the teaching of math.

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Dezeen : 3D-printed hats launched for ... Gabriela Ligenza launches 3D printed hats for Ascot. Milliner Gabriela Ligenza, who originally trained as an architect and interior designer, has launched a collection of 3D printed hats to coincide with British horse racing event Royal Ascot.

Gabriela Ligenza launches 3D printed hats for Ascot

Ligenza, who has previously worked with artisans and bespoke textile makers, has now collaborated with leading 3D designers to create her 2014 Autumn / Winter collection. Association of Professional Futurists - Home. Found in Translation — 100 Days Project.


Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here's How To Set One Up. A New Car UI - Matthaeus Krenn. Several automotive companies have begun replacing traditional controls in their cars with touch screens.

A New Car UI - Matthaeus Krenn

Unfortunately, their eagerness to set new trends in hardware, is not matched by their ambition to create innovative software experiences for these new input mechanisms. Instead of embracing new constraints and opportunities, they merely replicate old button layouts and shapes on these new, flat, glowing surfaces. So even controls for air condition and infotainment - which are commonly used while driving - now lack any tactile feedback and require the driver’s dexterity and attention when operated.

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