T29 – Day 19

Day 19 – Design Redesign a Sport. Take a common sport and redesign it so that it can be played by more people. Below are some examples: A dart club called “The Optimist” used a string to help guide blind players to the bullseye. Tennis clubs for visually impaired use smaller rackets, a smaller court, …

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T29 – Day 18

Day 18 – Design Design something that changes behaviour. Pick a habit or a behaviour and design something that controls that behaviour. For example, broad avenues where built Paris with the aim to better control riots and revolutionary uproars. This design should embrace a positive approach to controlling and changing the behaviour. Also select another …

T29 – Day 17

Day 17-20 – Design Design thinking can be defined as the “transformation of existing conditions into preferred ones” (Herbert Simon, Sciences of the Artificial”). So in a way design thinking deals with improving something to make sure that our future is improved. This approach to thinking helps use redefine what an object is. Blog Posts …

Design Principles – Throwback Thursday

For the Lazy Thursday post today we have chosen to bring together some posts we wrote about Design Principles. Design Thinking Design for Ambiguity Emphaty Designing Systems Design for Social Innovation Design for Controlled Behavior Pitfalls in Organisational Design Designing New Truths Designing for Organic Forms Designing Innovation We are sure that in the future …

Design for Ambiguity – Thinkibility Nibble

Design thinking has become part of contemporary design and engineering practice.  Whilst it used to be a professional niche where a designer was asked to create something attractive, a better looking widget, it is today a more collaborative, human-centred approach that is used to solve a broader range of challenges. Design thinking is used to …

Practise Thinking

 In our recent post  A Thinkibility Home Trainer we said that we found a home trainer for thinking. A site that strives towards:  Thinkers arrange facts and experience to see more clearly.  Thinkers surprise themselves with new insights.  Thinkers like discipline and focus rather than drift.  Thinkers like to change their minds.  Thinkers can be of any age.  Thinkers never think their thinking is …

Design and Social Innovation

Today, many public and social leaders are embracing ideas and methods previously only associated with design. Visualisation, experimentation and user involvement is becoming central factors in social innovation. Terms that signify collaborative and inclusive approaches such as design thinking, service design, co-design, human centred design and strategic design are increasingly becoming more prevalent. A designer …

Thinking about Value

  Thinking about Value The importance of value is the theme in the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  The narrator observes that grown-ups like numbers. Grown-ups think that they know a person after then have asked questions related to a new friend’s age and how much money his parent’s make. The little prince …