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Why Design Thinking is not Design


Reposting a great article, my very personal view and how I feel about DT as designer.

Let me know what you think, visit the article at LINKEDIN 

and share your perspective. Surprisingly, reviews have been positive.

Let me know if you would like to publish the article at other site/blog.

The article is also in Español and Português at the bottom of the article at Linkedin.

If you speak español or português you must visit FOROALFA.

Inclusive Design in Brazil and TOM Israel

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English Information at the bottom (TOM Israel)

A tecnologia é ferramenta fundamental para possibilitar às pessoas com deficiência acesso a todos os bens, produtos e serviços disponibilizados na sociedade, bem como para permitir ou facilitar a execução das atividades do dia a dia. Soluções inovadoras e viáveis podem levar uma gama de pessoas com limitações motoras, visuais, auditivas ou intelectuais a terem uma melhor qualidade de vida e expressarem de maneira mais ampla suas habilidades.

Nesse contexto, a Secretaria de Estado dos Direitos da Pessoa com Deficiência de São Paulo, que tem como uma de suas principais frentes de atuação, desde sua criação, em 2008, o estímulo à inovação no setor de Tecnologia Assistiva, realizará, entre os dias 07 e 09 de novembro, o TOM São Paulo 2015, iniciativa inspirada no projeto TOM Israel (http://tomisrael.org), realizado nas cidades de Nazaré e Tel Aviv.

Este ano, o TOM SP 2015 está aberto para inscrições de estudantes, professores e pesquisadores de colégios, escolas técnicas, faculdades, universidades e centros de pesquisa de todo o Estado de São Paulo. Poderão ser inscritos projetos de tecnologia assistiva voltados a todos os tipos de deficiência (física, visual, auditiva, intelectual ou múltipla).

Inscrições até 18 de setembro de 2015! 




Read my article about: Inclusive Design 

Call For Papers Special Issue on Social Design and Innovation

International Journal of Design — Call For Papers

Special Issue on Social Design and Innovation

***Full Paper Due : September 10, 2015***

This special issue welcomes articles that focus on theoretical investigations
into social design (e.g., history, different paradigms and models), on the
methodological challenges of social design (e.g., various models, frameworks
and trans-disciplinary insights and cross-fertilization), and on
trans-disciplinary examples and implementations of social design innovations.
In order to enhance our understanding and development of social design across
different societies, either comparative studies or case studies on newly
founded social design societies are encouraged.

Full Paper Due: September 10, 2015
Notification of Review Results: November 10, 2015
Final Version of Paper Due: December 10, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2016
Special Issue Publication Date: March 31, 2016

Announcement and Submission Instructions


International Journal of Design (Free Journal – Also review past Table of Contents)

Instructables on choosing greener materials / components


Instructables on choosing greener materials / components (aimed at DIY projects or students, but
possibly also useful for industry designers).  I hope you or you find them useful:
Or, perhaps more useful for reference, there’s a “chooser chart” for each one:

From: Designer Jeremy Faludi 

The Growing Global Water Footprint Infographic

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“The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of the year. Explore ways you can reduce your water footprint in your home.

Dual flush toilets, turning off the tap while scrubbing dishes, and using a rain barrel to collect outdoor water are all great ways to reduce your water footprint. There are many simple changes you can make in your day to day life that can positively impact your water use and lessen the effects of water scarcity.”