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    Tuesday, April 28, 2009


    I gave an interview to Davison Creators.
    You can read it on their blog...

    Literature on Design Thinking

    Michaeldila started a search via Twitter for literature on design thinking and ended up with an impressive and still growing list.

    Check it out!!!!!!

    Friday, April 24, 2009


    A bit old but still valid:

    Saturday, April 11, 2009

    DesignThinkers on Sustainable Design

    Last week I gave a presentation in Finland for student (and teachers) of the Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Subject: Sustainable Design.

    I first and foremost wanted to inspire them and give them a lot to think about. And I played a few mind-games.

    But the most important point I tried to make is a fairly simple one:
    We, humans, are not that special. And we are not in control as much as we would like to make ourselves believe. 'Man made' and 'natural' are often used as if they are opposites. But every new scientific discovery on this subject shows us again and again that we are an almost indistinguishable part of everything around us. We are nature. Acknowledging this is an important step in the discovery of who we are, what we are, where we are, and how we can build a future without destroying our home.

    Take a look at the presentation below.

    There was an alternative reason for me to be in Finland. I am part (and co-founder) of the Social Design Taskforce and we are working on a project for Greenpeace. A group of students from the Savonia University is helping us with research and prototyping. I'll soon tell you more about this very exiting project and the Social Design Taskforce.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    Emily Pilloton & Project H

    "Project H Design is a charitable organization that supports, inspires, and delivers life-improving humanitarian product design solutions. It champions industrial design as a tool to address social issues, a vehicle for global life improvement, and a catalyst for individual and community empowerment and it encourages the reorientation of the design industry towards a more socially-impactful and humanitarian entity through a variety of Initiatives that include design thinking, production and distribution, funding, design academics, and local chapter projects. The "H" in Project H stands for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness."

    More info....

    Design Thinking in Business

    Continuum - Inside Design & Innovation