Posts tagged "Sustainability"

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.

Key Topics

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

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What does neuroscience have to do with the climate crisis? /w Philip Jordanov, Neuropsychologist at Neurofied

December 16, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “What does neuroscience have to do with the climate crisis? /w Philip Jordanov, Neuropsychologist at Neurofied”

What does neuroscience have to do with the climate crisis? /w Philip Jordanov, Neuropsychologist at Neurofied
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Why do we separate our plastic but end up throwing it in the trash anyway? How can we work with cognitive bias to nudge people toward healthier choices? And how do urinal flies save thousands of Euros every year?

Joost & Brian speak with Philip Jordanov, Cognitive Neuropsychologist at Neurofied. He answers these questions and discusses with us how understanding of human behavior can help us fight climate change.

Key Topics

Behavior change, cognitive bias, sustainability, neuroanatomy, evolutionary psychology, dual-systems processing theory, mental models, Amsterdam Fashion Week, ethical persuasion, artificial intelligence, systems thinking

Philip’s E-mail Address

philip@neurofied.com

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A small change with a potentially big impact: the recycled Post-It.

October 8, 2018 Posted by Design, Impact, Sustainability 0 thoughts on “A small change with a potentially big impact: the recycled Post-It.”

Before I wrote this article, I felt a pressure to write something significant and meaningful about sustainability. That feeling of weight didn’t make it any easier to get anything written, but then, one sunny morning in Utrecht an idea dawned on me, and I wrote this article. This article isn’t about some significant, meaningful sustainability movement. But it could be. 

For the past 8 years of my designer life, I’ve used and seen one particular product quite a few times, but never really stopped to think about its value and impact.

I’m talking about the paper sticky note, better known as the Post-it. The designer’s best friend when it comes to generating ideas and organizing thoughts and tasks. For me, and I believe many others too, the sticky note has a significant value in the design process. It impacts our way of working, and therefore on what we design and bring into this world. Would it then be farfetched to say that the sticky notes we use have an impact on the planet? (more…)