Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Designing Change

With the screening of 'An Inconvenient Truth' still in mind here are some references to get started as a designer how to address the issues forwarded in the film.

Reference Library

Massive Change by Bruce Mau and The Institute Without Boundries


World Changing: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
by Alex Steffen (Author), Al Gore (Foreword), Bruce Sterling (Introduction)

WorldChanging Blog

Cradle to Cradle
by William McDonough & Michael Braungart

A film about Cradle to Cradle The Next Industrial Revolution
A documentary you can watch online about cradle to cradle in Dutch and English Tegenlicht, Afval=Voedsel, click on the video link top right of you sceen.

RED is a 'do tank' that develops new thinking and practice on social and economic problems through design-led innovation.
RED - Transformation Design

Exploding Practice [PDF] by Edwin Gardner
A short paper/lecture i wrote and presented on EASA '06 about design as an 'exploding practice'

for more references check Ministry of Design
Ministry of Design explores alternative models for design practice, searches for unexplored areas where design methods, strategies, thinking, tools, instruments and intelligence are being applied, or where there is a potential for application. Min/D deals with the emerging field of a new design practice that is pushing the boundries of the design discipline outward and is applying design thinking and action in field that untill the recent past where ‘terra icognita’ for the design discipline at large.

The blog hasn't been updated for a while put i'll start posting again in the near future. But there's lots of good stuff already there.

If you have any references in this respect, please place them in the comments or mail them

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