problem solving

Social Impact Design: From Idea to Implementation


A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the Social Impact Design Summit in New York with a group of renowned designers and architects who have dedicated their careers to solving our world’s toughest challenges. At the Summit, there were many important discussions about ideas, but what struck me most were the passionate conversations around implementation.
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Social Impact Design Summit


What? Design is a process that can solve problems, and socially responsible design is design that seeks to solve problems which vex the world’s poor and marginalized communities. Simply put, socially responsible design uses innovation and the tools of design to improve access to services such as healthcare and education and increase social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
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Design by the Rest


What does it mean to be a developing country? Among other things, it means that the country’s future is to become developed, or so it seems.
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Attention all NYC teachers!


We're proud to announce an innovative new program, Target® Design K-12: Design in the Classroom. This FREE design-based workshop comes to your classroom, and all K-12 teachers in New York City are eligible. The 45-minute session focuses on teamwork, brainstorming, and problem-solving.
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Design with the Other 90%: CITIES


The first exhibition in this series, Design for the Other 90%, sparked an international dialogue about how design could improve the lives of poor and marginalized communities around the world. Professional designers traditionally focused on 10% of the world’s population, but that has dramatically changed in this new millennium.
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Every Child Should Know About Design


I wish all children in the United States could know about design and have some experience of it before they reach high school age, and that design could be an option in the curriculum during the high school years, so that they could be aware of the value of design thinking in solving problems, or build a portfolio to apply for a design program at University level if they want.
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Fall in Toronto


Design for the Other 90% opens in Toronto, Canada at Ontario College of Art and Design’s Professional Gallery October 4, 2008 through January 25, 2009. 
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Summer in Minneapolis


Design for the Other 90% reopens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 24 and will be there right through the summer until September 7, 2008. The design solutions will be displayed within several second generation larger Global Village Shelters in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the United States.
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National Design Triennial


Cooper-Hewitt invites you to submit ideas for our fourth Triennial exhibition, opening in 2010. We are looking for designers, firms, and projects from around the world that answer the question “Why design now?”
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Doing more with less


The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced an annual award named in honor of the innovator has been described as a “philosopher of shelter”.
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