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Five Skills Designers Have That Global Development Needs

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Jane Fulton Suri: What nature can teach us about design.

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In this TedX presentation Jane Fulton-Suri (Managing Partner and Creative Director at IDEO) inspires to be open, curious and look carefully at the world around us. She shows how nature can teach us to design for human needs and desires in more innovative, useful and meaningful ways.

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design thinking for social innovation

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Who cares? ♥ SINN

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Click on the image to see the flyer (NL) or look here to see when to join in for the next Meet Up of Social Innovation Network NL! For more information also look at www.socialeinnovatienederland.nl

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See how we’re doing

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Yes and, no because: Deliberative discourse

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Naples 2.0

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AND WE WON! And got started! Check out our projectblog


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On Open Space and design thinking

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During an Open Space session initiated by The Learning Lab l was invited to participate as space holder/facilitator. Open Space Technology in short is a way of organizing self-managed meetings. It took place at a school in Roosendaal (NL) which is about to face a huge reorganization. Commitment to change/innovation was high.

All stakeholders of the school (teachers, students, parents, local government, companies) participated in the session which was meant to generate the ‘collective intelligence’ of the group, thereby offering a wide scope at possible innovative solutions for the school and all its stakeholders for a new future.
What made it extra challenging (more…)

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Innovatie Impuls Onderwijs

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(Innovation Impulse Education) In order to reassure a future flow of educational talent for primary and secondary schools, 44 schools came up with innovative ideas to boost talent and take a chance at winning the prize money to make their idea happen. 7 Winning ideas were rewarded during the awardshow organised at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. The setting for the event designed by Who cares? and based on the visual identity, was made to also be reused for other events of IIO.

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Social Innovation Safari

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During the Social Innovation Safari organized by Kennisland/ Knowledgeland (KL) multidisciplinary teams worked on a variety of cases by different private and public organisations in the Amsterdam area. One of those cases and the outcomes is highlighted below.

Ijburg, being one of Amsterdam’s recently developed areas experienced a bumpy expansion. The administration of the area is quite complex, different private and public bodies being stakeholders, and also the community is shaped by a bright collage of commuters, young families, elderly, teenagers, immigrants, tourists and business and social, private and public housing. Over the years this lead to several complexities, like:
– an increase in so called ‘mallification’ and decrease in small shops
– fragmented social cohesion
– a shortage of public provisions (because of a delay in the development of Ijburg due to economic circumstances)
– feelings of unsafety

The Safari team dealing with this case decided, after extensive fieldwork and interviews (more…)

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