Posts tagged "Design Thinking"

Are the Polar Icecaps Really Melting? /w Xenia Tombrou

January 13, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Are the Polar Icecaps Really Melting? /w Xenia Tombrou”

Are the Polar Icecaps Really Melting? /w Xenia Tombrou
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Design thinking gives people tools to address issues all over the world. Xenia Tombrou uses them in her struggle to clean up her home island of Corfu, Greece.

Tom, Joost, and Brian got to speak with Xenia, communication specialist, project manager, and climate activist. We discuss her work on reusing & reducing waste on the island, the most difficult challenges she faces, and how a little empathy can convert our most vocal critics into our most motivated allies.

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Sustainability, waste management, community building, recycling, climate change, ego, leadership, plastic, composting, environment, conservation, design thinking, empathy

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Design for Industry 4.0, what will designers do in the future?

May 27, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design for Industry 4.0, what will designers do in the future?”

Design for Industry 4.0, what will designers do in the future?
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What do autonomous vehicles, energy, and craftsmanship have in common? Industry 4.0! Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about what Industry 4.0 means for us designers. Before they converse about the implications though, they try to wrap their heads around what industry 4.0 actually is and where it might head in the future.

Here’s a short recap on the previous three industrial revolutions. The first industrial revolution happened with the invention of the Steam engine, and the mechanization that followed. Humanity then moved on towards mass production of items with production lines using electricity. The third revolution happened when computers were invented. Their invention and increasing use led to further automation and increased our production and research capabilities drastically. Now we’ve been steadily moving into Industry 4.0. What is the Designer’s role in this industry? We have some thoughts on that, but are certainly not done talking about it!

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Design Thinking, is it a system? a handbook? a toolbox?

October 23, 2018 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design Thinking, is it a system? a handbook? a toolbox?”

Design Thinking, is it a system? a handbook? a toolbox?
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Design Thinking.. What is it? We talk about our perspective on Design Thinking and how we apply it in our lives, both professionally and personally. Spoiler: we agree, but not entirely.

What do you think Design Thinking is? Let us know on Twitter @shots

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