Tag Archives: sustainable design

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

Call for Applications: Post-Doc / Visiting Researcher at Dartmouth

 
Call for Applications:
Dartmouth College, Post-Doctorate or Visiting Researcher,
focusing on sustainable design.
Build your career to build a better world.
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Recent PhDs, star Masters, and professionals wishing to build your expertise and delve into research in sustainable design engineering are invited to apply to for a post-doctorate (or visiting researcher position, for those without PhDs) in Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering.
Two funded positions are available, paying a moderate stipend.  The research projects will be:
– Improving sustainable product design methods by researching what designers and engineers value in them, and how they can act as innovation tools.  Including integrating life-cycle assessment into product design process.  (Strong design / needfinding skills, or LCA skills, wanted)
– Inventing new materials and/or technologies for sustainable 3D printing of compostable biomaterials that enable low-energy printing processes.  Special emphasis on achieving low cost and high mechanical strength while maintaining compostability.  (Hands-on experience 3D printing alternative materials wanted; ideally also material science or chemistry background.)
To apply, submit a résumé and letter of interest to Jeremy.Faludi@dartmouth.edu, the professor who will hire and advise the researcher.  Describe your particular interest and/or expertise in your letter.  Non-traditional students encouraged.
Deadline for applications is April 5.
Start date is September (negotiable).
Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering offers unique advantages for research:  Its systems-oriented department and resources for entrepreneurs encourage not just technical expertise, but industry leadership.  There are no discipline divisions, making exposure to different skills and ideas inevitable.  Its small size (~300 students) provides you greater access to faculty and individualized attention.  Its ivy-league resources, faculty, and networks help maximize the realization of your potential.

Research partner required – urban agriculture project

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

Metrics to measure the sustainability at garment and textile sector

The colleague and engineer Eduardo Blatt is developing the following research:

“I am developing an academic research to develop metrics to measure the sustainability at garment and textile sector.

I invite you, your team and friends reading my Posts at Linked In “Developing Sustainability Index for Garment and Textile Industries.”

Textile Eng. Prof. Eduardo Blatt at www.practicaltex.com

If you have interest or can support him in any way contact him at LinkedIn