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Duped by the Double Diamond?

It’s a masterpiece of over-simplicity and an idealised vision of the human centred design process, but now there’s proof this blueprint for …

New Zealand

Designing for the circular economy - Education - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

"We are leading a design revolution that begins with designers who are passionate about working toward a common goal of regenerative production and …

Wearable Tech

Going circular

Getting this right needs everyone in the chain to play a role, especially engineers and designers. What has caused that shift?<p>Environmental pressures …

Techniques for rapid, non-destructive disassembly

The work of Dr Joseph Chiodo, of Active Disassembly Research, has addressed a number of these challenges. Active Disassembly is the process of …

8 companies to watch in the circular economy

By now, most everyone roaming the realm of corporate sustainability has heard the term "circular economy" — maybe a few more times than they’d care …

Plasticity Forum to discuss the future of plastics sustainability with design community

×<p>An event that brings together high-level speakers to discuss the opportunities around plastic sustainability for the design community is coming to …

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is a priority interest for many organizations, and this is especially true at EPA. Sustainability isn’t <i>part</i> of our work – it’s a …

EPA

The Future of Design is Sustainable Design

Maybe our claim is a little bold, but we truly believe things should be designed for sustainability. Design defines how material objects look and …

A circular fashion economy is about more than clothes

When you shop for a new jumper, how much thought do you give to the fate of the one it will replace? Do you dump a jacket because it starts to look …

Developing products for a circular economy

Cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking can help companies reap more value from the energy and resources they use.<p><b>Over</b> …

Profit

The circular economy: The importance of remanufacturing for productivity -by Ron Giuntini and Kevin Gaudette

T<i>he Circular Economy is defined as an economy “where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as</i> …

Manufacturing

Creating electronics from recyclable materials

Kohimarama resident, Ketzal Sterling, managing director of the Module Project.<p>Ketzal Sterling knew he was on to something when his mobile wireless …

New Battery Breakthrough Could Double Your Smartphone’s Life

SolidEnergy<p>SolidEnergy Systems, a company founded by MIT alumnus Qichao Hu who also serves as the company’s CEO, has announced that will soon make a …

Clean Energy

NEXT: The Future of Consumption is Circular

August 7, 2016 6:15 am David Staley<p><i>On August 18, the Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be held at Launch Labs (2649 North High Street) at 6:30</i> …

Sustainability

AkzoNobel, Seymourpowell, Newlife Collaboration Creates Circular Economy for Paint

Image credit: Seymourpowell<p>Related:<p>Until now, recycling paint has been a laborious, costly process, leading to huge amount of unused paint going to …

5 Technologies For 2031

Look back to the year 2001 and it’s hard to imagine how different the world was. Global Internet penetration was just 5% then, compared to 50% today, and connection speeds were frustratingly slow. Mobile phones were fairly common, but were capable of little more than voice or text. Google was still …

Quantum Computing
Research

Who's Responsible For What Happens To Your Broken iPhone? Some Say Apple.

The tech giants that manufacture mobile phones should provide the means for consumers to recycle old devices, according to a survey released Monday of about 6,000 people in six countries.<p>The research, conducted by independent polling service Ipsos MORI on behalf of Greenpeace’s East Asia branch, …

Sustainability

A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser has raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter

But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor.<p>The project went nuts on Kickstarter but has now been kicked off the crowdfunding site over concerns that it didn't have a working prototype.<p>As we previously reported, in its …

Crowd Funding

You Won't Recognize the Shampoo Bottle of the Future

It's sleek, streamlined, and missing one key feature.<p>Picture this: It's years from today and you're starting up your morning routine. You climb in the shower, reach for the shampoo bottle and flip up the cap....actually, stop right there. The shampoo bottle of the future has no cap. At least that's …

Taller Estilo Arquitectura design the Desnuda house made up by raw materials - CAANdesign | Architecture and home design blog

Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura<br>Location: Merida, Mexico<br>Year: 2015<br>Area: 1.615 ft²/ 150 m²<br>Photo courtesy: David Cervera<br>Description:<p>“If we talk …

6 Key Ways Design Thinkers Approach Problems

How design thinkers think.<p>Design thinking is a popular strategy for solving thorny problems, both inside and outside the business world. Countless articles detail how to do it. This is not one of those posts. This is a look at how veterans of the process <i>think</i>: what goes on in their minds when they …

Design

Futurist Amy Webb’s Predictions on Where the Creative Industry is Headed

<b>Amy Webb, founder of the Future Today Institute, offers her insights on how technology will affect the creative workplace.</b><p>Each year, The Creative …

Solving A Problem That Has Not Been Named

The human mind needs clear concepts to make sense of the world. When a chronic problem has not been properly named, we are unable to think clearly …

Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead

Ever been in a meeting where one loudmouth’s mediocre idea dominates? Then you know brainstorming needs an overhaul.<p>Brainstorming, in its current form and by many metrics, doesn’t work as well as the frequency of “team brainstorming meetings” would suggests it does.<p>Early ideas tend to have …

Creativity

6 things we've learned from 2016's design festivals

We all love going to design festivals. It's a great way to encounter fresh inspiration, new trends and a burst of enthusiasm for your creative …

Fashion Photography