Today I recieved this email from Ali and Mahdi who are upping the stakes in design related spam. They are not offering a $99 logo but a the design for a four door car body including antifog lights. Please contact Ali if you are interested...
Dear Sir' Greetings'
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In the last few weeks I've spoken at three great conferences in the US on the future of design:
Emergence06 at Carnegie Mellon on Service Design,
IIT's About, With & For on user-centred design,
And the Sarasota Design Summit.
I talked about three things: the need to design a new generation of public services, what RED is learning about how to design for behaviour change around issues like climate change and chronic disease, and transformation design as a way to bring policymakers, economists, designers and innovators together to create new solutions.
The excitement around design thinking and where it may lead businesses has been growing in the US for some time now, and these conferences highlighted the power design has to inspire and transform organisations and their offerings.
Most interestingly for me, I found a huge appetite out there for applying design to social issues - and judging by the number of relevant presentations and discussions it's a fast-growing area.
The low road to reform
Over the summer RED ran a short design project to reconnect politicians with voters. We did not concentrate on the high road to democratic reform: Lords Reform, Electoral reform, devolution, or constitutional reform. But, focused instead on the low road to democratic renewal. We looked at how voters experience their local constituency MP.
Click here for the publications and film relating to the project RED/democracy
Read on for a copy of a talk given by RED at Labour Party Conference 2006.
So how do you save the planet?
RED has been thinking hard about how best to reduce carbon emissions by influencing consumer behaviour. There seem to be two options available to the government.
The Party is over
RED has been busy during the Party Conference season this year.
Last year I went to see Michael Braungart, author of Cradle to Cradle, speak at Voices from the Edge. Not only is Braungart a delightful speaker, his ideas on our approach to production and consumption, I think, are inspiring and refreshing (see the post). In November Braungart is running a workshop - 'an opportunity to learn how to incorporate Cradle to Cradle into your business process and product design and to become part of the community that is creating the next industrial revolution.' The flyer with all details is here.
Help needed on youth project
Ray Brown is looking to radically update and improve Youth Clubs and Youth facilities, to make them more relevant and compelling for today's youth and the wider benefit of the community. Using latest thinking on youth engagement and current research into young people's transition into adulthood he will propose a range of activities for provision and then apply a design led approach to innovation within youth services.
Ray is working with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and wants to pull together a group of people, designers, policy researchers, child psychotherapist, users, an administrator and fund raiser to build the ideal youth facility. His research so far has shown empty centres and places full of equipment that the kids only want to break and realise we have yet to pin point what kids need.
RAY NEEDS SOME ASSISTANCE - at the moment he needs background research on -
Play Therapy and working up a template of activities that might be offered
Government’s aims and publications on youth work
Examples of centres of excellence both in the UK and abroad
Finding innovative youth work partners in the UK and specialist providers
Producing a presentation and / or PowerPoint, to include the history of youth work and youth provision
Conservation concepts that can be incorporated into the design philosophy
This research will go towrds preparing a presentation for potential partners and funders - email Ray if you are interested in being a part of this project.
The new business of designing for behaviour change
A couple of recent posts featuring RED
Alex Steffen for Worldchanging who met with Jennie at our open house day the week before last.
And Tamara of Livework New York writing for Treehuger about the Emergence conference and the new business of designing for behaviour change...