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THE FIRST SHOE MADE FROM CHEWING GUM

The soles of these shoes are made from recycled chewing gum
from the streets of Amsterdam.

In the Netherlands 1.5 million kilos of gum ends up on the street every year.
Making it the second most common litter after cigarettes.

By buying these shoes you contribute to the solution, by wearing them you show your support.

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The Non-Designer´s Guide to Design Thinking

 

 This book illustrates the key components of mastering design thinking based on the author’s experience at the Institute of Design of Illinois Institute of Technology, one of the most famous Design schools in the world.

The author highlights the difference between the business world and the design world based on his own experience.

His big transition from the logical world of business, as former P&G marketer, to the design world.

His experience helps non-designers learn design thinking by providing comparisons to business protocol.

 

The author categorized the key components of design thinking into 4 parts: 

1. Thinking: Hybrid Thinking 

2. Mindset: Creator Spirit 

3. Process: Human Centered Co-Creation 

4. Environment: Switching to Creative mode through Tools and Space

   In later chapters, the author proposes the framework of how to start a career in the business design world and finally how design thinking might influence your well-being. This book is a compass for you, and and any non-designer, to start mastering design thinking.

In this book you will:

 Understand how non-designers can learn design thinking

 Understand the four components of a design thinker

More information at: http://www.nondesignersguidetodesignthinking.com/

Matmach – The best materials source for designers

Discover, evaluate and source the best materials for your projects at: https://matmatch.com/

CfP – “Open & Distributed + Design & Production | Design strategies for enabling indie designers and makers”

*Call for papers – Special Issue*

*”Open & Distributed + Design & Production | Design strategies for
enabling indie designers and makers”*

*Guest editors*: Massimo Menichinelli, Massimo Bianchini, Stefano Maffei

http://revistas.unisinos.br/index.php/sdrj/pages/view/call#ODDP

*Information for contributors*

Designers’ practices have constantly evolved in the last two centuries,
and during the last decades new design and production paradigms have
emerged, transforming the discipline from processes developed
exclusively by professionals to processes where users have an
increasingly important and active role. The digitization of society, the
democratization of technology, the personalization of production and the
gradual opening of the design practice are emerging phenomena that
generate a new scenario in which the processes of creation, production
and distribution of goods and services is undergoing profound changes.

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