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,... Continue Reading →

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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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Out of the Tank

I found some interesting designs that challenge our thinking. It is easy to hold a distinct view on how certain things should look, what the purpose it, who the item should be designed for. . . It is useful to give the creative muscles a workout by exploring underlying concepts in designs. What common rule... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Innovation of Social Concepts

We are waiting for better ideas to improve society. But should we design them deliberately rather than wait? One thing is certain - governments need much better ideas. A little less-of-the same ideas and strategies is no longer an option. The stage where changes in choices and cuts can solve our problems, is already far... Continue Reading →

Designing a Book Cover

We would like to share with you a couple of  successive designs as an example how a design process develops in time.First,  we wanted to make an ebook without a fancy cover, but marketing experts told us that people buy book-covers, instead of books; even it is an e-Book. The cover should reflect the main... Continue Reading →

Design Thinking – Organic Forms

  What is this? It is the perfect car! Strange! No way! Impossible!   Well, many of us do not see a car at all. We see striking colours and bulging forms. Ross Lovegrove is famous for his organic inspired designs.  Here he has stripped the car down to its "Genesis Form." A futuristic concept... Continue Reading →

Streamlining Your Thinking

Perfection may be achieved when there is nothing left to take away. Michelangelo saw David through the block of marble and he simple chopped away the stone that was not David. The Japanese word shibumi is used to describe refined simplicity, beauty, elegance, and quiet perfection. Shibumi looks simple but it takes time and effort... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Negative Points

Any objections? Throw away that option immediately! As you probably have noticed  - at home, work or at a party – when a proposal is made, an idea presented or a solution for a problem suggested, it is often met by an objection. That is not bad as such since an idea is seldom perfect.... Continue Reading →

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