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The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

March 8, 2011

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EVENT REVIEW: ‘The Rise of Collaborative Consumption’, Rachel Botsman at the RSA A while ago, a few of us attended a great talk by Rachel Botsman on collaborative consumption. You can watch the event here, or have a look at the Ted talk, which nicely sums up her thinking: She presented her very inspiring view […]

Designing Dublin

February 21, 2011

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I am just back from a weekend in Dublin, where I went to visit the lovely team of Designing Dublin. Set up by Design Twentyfirst Century, a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting the the role that design, creativity and innovation can play in the development of Ireland, the project is a collaboration with […]

“It’s time to redesign medical data” – Thomas Goetz

January 28, 2011

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This is a very nice and simple (almost obvious!) example of how user-centered communication design can foster behaviour change. Biography of Thomas Goetz here, and more information here.   * by Fan Sissoko

“The Happy Planet Index” – Nic Marks

January 27, 2011

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“Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity – instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth).” A great speech, that mentions most of what […]

“Design as a catalyser” – Ezio Manzini talks at the RCA

January 25, 2011

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January 25, 2011. LAST EVENT REVIEW “DESIGN AS A CATALYSER – Design in the age of networks and sustainability” Ezio Manzini talks at the RCA   Yesterday, on the 24th of January, we went to one of the RCA Sustain Talks, to hear Professor Ezio Manzini, professor of Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano, […]

Welcome!

January 20, 2011

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Hello, Hola, Olรก, ์•ˆ๋…•, Bonjour! We are a group of designers currently enrolled on the MA Design for Development at Kingston University. Our aim with this blog is to share our learning experiences, between us and with anyone engaging in the subject area. We also want to use it as an opportunity to showcase the […]