Posts Tagged ‘design thinking’

The Living Principles

Monday, October 25th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_3254" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Four Streams of Integrated Sustainability"][/caption] The Living Principles for Design aim to guide purposeful action, celebrating and popularizing the efforts of those who use design thinking to create positive cultural change. It's a framework. And a roadmap. With a good amount of resources, connections to other important efforts and the beginnings of an active online community, this site (a very nice-looking site) should become the place for everyone working and thinking in the world of sustainable design. [caption id="attachment_3255" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="creative action for collective good"][/caption]

The Third Teacher

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1971" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The Third Teacher Book"][/caption] The stack of books I need to read just keeps growing. I haven't made a dent in awhile. So starting now until the end of summer I'm really going to get after it. The Third Teacher is first up. A project from Bruce Mau Design, it looks at designing today's schools for tomorrow's world and includes 79 ways design can transform learning and teaching. It's a lovely book full of optimism and hope. From Let the sunshine in to Get eco-educated to Put the fun in fundamentals to Dream big and be brave, the efforts of committed individuals are indeed having positive impact. Now add to this list.  [caption id="attachment_1972" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Community Connections Section"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1973" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Idea 34. Imagine like a child"][/caption]

design mind | business. technology. design.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1720" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Work – Life: The boundaries between work and life are more blurred than they’ve ever been."][/caption] design mind is a media platform that includes a print magazine, a website, videos, and events. Written by frog designers, technologists, and strategists, design mind articles provide the design and innovation community with perspectives on industry trends, emerging technologies, and global consumer culture. design mind also features interviews with high-profile thought leaders, along with contributions from external writers, designers, and photographers. Some articles you can read there: Re-Imagining the Postal Service The Next Generation of Microfinance Teach Design: The Importance of Failure The New Social Currency Touchfrastructure Meets the HypePad

Design Revolution

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Think big and have no fear. “Product design that empowers.” A traveling exhibition of 40 humanitarian design solutions that have been showcased in the book Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People. Beautiful. A Project H Design initiative. And recently on the Colbert Report.