- A giant magic jellybean. . .
- A sea slug. . .
- You can sleep in it.
- It is quiet.
- Easy to park
- No need to change the tyres
A jellybean shaped car sound great, yet we do not expect to buy one. This is about thinking and exploring what we can be without when we are designing a car. Similar way of thinking and using organic forms can be used when we are exploring ideas and searching for solutions. By using a design thinking approach, you can reframe issues as a design problem where human needs and nature are at the core. Provocative way to explore ideas that may lead to more focused, effective solutions. Reframing a problem is a way to challenge us to look at a new direction.
A bridge is not supposed to wobble. Engineers spend hours making sure that we can trust the structure and safely cross. Yet freeing the thinking from this idea lead to two parallel pedestrian bridges over Seine in Paris. One a relatively typical bridge with a concrete mesh bottom. And by its side a series of narrow, wobbly paths. Which one would you choose?
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