Category Archives: design thinking

This Human Book – – How to Be the Person Designing for Other People

This Human Book

This Human was published by BIS to critical acclaim in April. The author is Dr. Melis Senova, a pioneer in human-centered design. She was a featured speaker at SXSW this year where she discussed her book and the motivations behind its creation. Her presentation set record attendance and her books sold out. This Human focuses on people who are determined to have impact with their work and what it means to be human in this time of rapid change and shift.

She is the founder of her own global strategic design consultancy, Huddle, and a highly-regarded and enterprising thought leader. Her vast business experience, underpinned by a Ph.D. in Human Factors (human-centered design), sees her focused on reshaping the super systems of the future. This reshaping is essential to ensure we address the complex challenges facing humanity and the planet.

Dr. Senova believes we can change our realities by changing our minds. Based in Australia, Dr. Senova is also the founder of Huddle Labs, a research capability innovating the definition of value in a post-capitalist society; Huddle Academy, a school focused on building creative problem solving capabilities for individuals and organizations; and Huddle Foundation, a platform that curates the connection between designers, philanthropists and social enterprises. Huddle has worked with global institutions including ING Bank, Suncorp, and Bupa as well as the New South Wales and Victorian governments to implement value-based systems for people and build the next generation of organizations and government.

World Design Summit – Call for Proposals

What are the innovative design ideas and actions that could bring

about better futures?

How can design in all its facets respond to issues as a

transformational agent that supports cultural, political, economic,

environmental and everyday societal needs?

SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN PROPOSAL – DEADLINE JUNE 4

Design Investigations

Structuring Analysis for Innovation

Inclusive children´s book for Hispanic Markets – Support us!

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Adelia Cook, one of three books of the Adelia Collection – Help little Adelia reach all the kids around the world!

I am launching a project in  Catarse ( brazilian crowdfunding site) about an inclusive children’s book developed with an innovative Braille print created by author and graphic designer Wanda Gomes from Brazil. This Braille print developed by her is unique in the world and brings a whole new experience for children with visual impairment or not; it allows textures, reliefs and even scents to be printed!
 The collection is called Adélia and is already in Portuguese with 9 thousand copies distributed.
The funding is to print 500 copies in Spanish for dissemination in Book Fairs in México, Argentina  and Colombia with the Spanish publishers who have already requested the collection and also the american hispanic market.
 A very important project for the education and inclusion of children with visual impairment.
The project also seeks investors to cover or exceed the total value for a larger print run and distribution.
(Google Translator at the bottom of the site)
Spanish article at:
ADELIA

Blind girl feeling the textures of the book with her face.

Thanks in advance for your support, sharing and network! Help little Adelia to reach all the kids of the world!

BIRD New Experimental Research in Design

Call for Papers: BIRD Conference New Experimental Research in Design /NERD, 15-16 June 2017, Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), Germany.

Further information (English PDF)

Additional information about the event + series of Design research books

http://transformazine.de/nerd (German)