Overview ‘The Future Is Now’ is an exhibition that comprises of multiple artefacts and scenarios that speculated on what humanitarian operations could look like in 2030. The IFRC Solferino Academy and Open Lab at Newcastle University collaborated with an array of design agencies and curators to bring this exhibition to life. This exhibition is the result of extensive horizon […]Designing the First Humanitarian Futures Exhibition — Carlos Alvarez
What are the commonly stated wicked problems and what can we do about them? A common denominator for the so-called wicked problems is that they all have complex connections to multiple sectors of human societies and they cannot be solved easily, if at all. Wicked problem can also be a problem whose complexity means that […]Designers as political changemakers — Service Innovation & Design
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.
The sections here are:
1) Helsinki Design Lab — Archival Site — 1 item, a repository
2) Current Active Centers, Projects, and Organizations — 20 items, various
3) IDEO and IDEO spinoffs — 5 items, various, including several repositories
4) Systemic Design — 5 items, various, including several repositories
5) Open Access Books — 9 items, downloadable books
6) DesignMatters Library — some Open Access items — 1 item, a repository
7) Open Access Articles — 30 items, all downloadable open access articles
Shared by Ken Friedman (Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies | College of Design and Innovation | Tongji University | Shanghai, China
1) Helsinki Design Lab — Archival site
1.1 Helsinki Design Lab is now closed, but the site documents five years of outstanding work. The other sites represent active projects.
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.
Seeking submissions for an expanded edition of Rockport’s classic title:
THE DESIGN OF DISSENT by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, first published in 2005.
If you are a graphic designer, send your work until April 10th.
Curated by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic.
More info about the book: http://www.miltonglaser.com/news/993/the-design-of-dissent-socially-and-politically-driven-graphics
More information about submission: http://mirkoilic.com/DesignOfDissent-Forms.pdf
Please respond directly to: silvio.caputo@PORT.AC.UK Dear all, I am part of a consortium that is planning to submit a research proposal on urban agriculture. under SUGI - Urban Europe call (http://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/calls/sugi/). The call asks for consortia to include extra-European partners (only USA, Quatar, Argentina, Brazil-state of Sao Paolo, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Turkey). We had an American partner who just withdrew and we are urgently looking for a replacement. The (first stage) proposal must be submitted on March 15th. Can anyone help? Best regards Silvio
Great article about brazilian developments in the field of #3D Prosthetics hands in Brazil. Like other Bric countries, high technology prosthesis are not affordable by a large number of population and are not designed to their “reality”. Therefore, there is a great need of low cost prosthetics and a huge market demanding this sort of solutions.
Read the article at “Women in 3D Printing” – Specialist Maria Elizete Kunkel”
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