“Multi-award winning feature documentary GENERAL MAGIC is the untold tale of how a great vision and epic failure changed the world.”
From the editor: First lesson of all: Never, ever compromise your design vision!
In an urgent effort to mobilize the global design community to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Design Organization (WDO) is calling on all available designers to commit to an initiative that will propose design-led solutions to a number of pressing challenges that are affecting us all.
In collaboration with IBM’s Corporate Service Corps and Design for America, WDO set out last week to identify over 180 challenge statements from across the globe. In a 24-hour turnaround, these issues have been distilled into seven large themes with the greatest potential for impact if addressed now.
WDO is calling on all those designers who can commit some time to work remotely together over the course of the next 10-14 days. They are looking for participants and team leaders to build working groups around these themes immediately. If you would like to participate, submit your interest below.
This Coronavirus pandemic as we all know represents the greatest challenge we have faced collectively and as designers and design thinkers have a duty to use our considerable skills to do our part to help address some of its most significant challenges.
Given the urgency and the alarming rate of this pandemic, workgroups will start working as of Wednesday, 25 March 2020.
Companies want to innovate through “inclusive products and services”. The main question is “How to start” and “Where to start”.
It’s not about the market, it is about the people.
I will answer these questions in my new lecture, happening in SP, Brazil.
This very demanded lecture is available in Spanish and English.
Let me know if your University or business might be interested.
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
Creative thinking and problem-solving are essential parts of the design process to turn ideas into innovation and break the barriers against creativity. One of the successful methods used in creative thinking is the SCAMPER technique. While there are different creative thinking and problem-solving techniques such as reversed brainstorming, Hurson’s thinking model, the six hats of critical thinking and Lego Serious Play, SCAMPER is considered one of the easiest and most direct methods. The SCAMPER technique is based very simply on the idea that what is new is actually a modification of existing old things around us.