MATREC – Ecomaterials Library from Italy

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Why Crowdsourcing Design Doesn’t Work.

Spec Work

From NeedleHR:

Why Crowdsourcing Design Doesn’t Work..

And a poll about it.

Design e Sustentabilidade – Entrevista do Designer Marcio Dupont

DECE Portal de Design Sustentável

1. “Design é uma ferramenta para a educação e consciência da sociedade, permitindo assim melhores escolhas para um melhor futuro”

2. “Design deve romper paradigmas, contestar, deve ser corajoso. Um design conservador querendo manter o “status quo” atual não tem mais lugar no mundo.” Designer Marcio Dupont

Veja a minha entrevista onde eu falo de temas de Design – Design Sustentável – Consumo Sustentável no meu Portal de Design DECE (Portuguese only – Design interview)

Why startups need design and designers need startups

 We look at how business can benefit from having designers in their core team and why designers should seriously consider designing for startups

via Why startups need design and designers need startups.

Thomson Innovation Platform

ThemeScape from Thomson Reuters Innovation Platform.

Sharing the Thomson Innovation Platform from Thomson Reuters, the news company.They launched this platform a time ago, but it´s not widely know.

I just heard about it, two days ago in the First Thomson Innovation Conference in São Paulo, at the Pullman Hotel.

It´s divided in three sections:

Scientific journals (Research)

Patents (Research to real world)

Business news (Real world aplications)

Therefore, covering the three areas above, it goes from academics to
real world applications.

It´s the best patents database of the world and the dynamics are the following:

The platform is connected to all the patents offices of the
world, hundreds of patents from no-english speaking countries are
translated monthly into english, optimized in terms of titles, keywords, field, specific research, outputs and displayed at the platform.

It´s a massive effort of mining, translating that allow companies and individuals to be
updated about the latest patents, research and business news and these
three areas together allow innovation to happen in differente manners and levels.

It´s a pay service, however you can request a free trial.

They also translated all this big data into topografic maps called “Themescape” where you can visualize the use of patents, research, components as empty – full “territories” indicating the amount of research allocated to  specific areas.

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Design Ecologies from Nordes 2015

Design Ecologies from Nordes 2015

Design hinges a natural-artificial continuum through humans’ natural capacity to produce what we call ‘the artificial’. At a time when human activity is threatening biodiversity and causing severe climate change, it becomes obvious that natural and artificial systems can no longer be conceived in isolation but only in relation to each other – or indeed as one. The coupling of natural and artificial systems poses challenges due to its complexity and partly reveals the anthropocentrism that has traditionally characterised design. Several questions arise in this context.

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