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WEEKLY EMAIL: DECEMBER 10, 2010


Cards of Change

FEATURED THIS WEEK : ERNEST BECK

Cards of Change

When architect Michael Nicolson lost his job at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill at the height of the recession, he faced the usual flood of emotions. The future looked bleak, of course, and questions swirled about what to do next.
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JULIE LASKY

Acumen Sexy Sanitation Challenge

Sixty participants responded with videos, posters, public campaigns, and literary essays thronged with frank words and images.
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ANDREA NAGY SMITH

Mayo Clinic: Design Thinking in Health Care – Case Study Synopsis & Teaching Objectives

This case study about the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation provides an opportunity to examine sustained work toward healthcare innovation — and in a context where designers and design thinking are critical components. This is the second in a new series of cases focusing on design and social innovation created by Yale School of Management in collaboration with Winterhouse Institute, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
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PHOTO BY THOMAS STRUTH

Vanishing Point

Bukseo Dong, Pyongyang, North Korea 2007.
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JULIE LASKY

Bigshot Camera Update

A year ago, a child’s digital camera packaged as a kit of parts, was a concept in pursuit of a manufacturer. The search is still on, says Bigshot’s inventor, Columbia University computer scientist Shree Nayar. But there are new developments.
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Cards of Change

Unemployed workers retrofit their former business cards to send hopeful messages.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: JANUARY 22, 2011

Compostmodern

This interdisciplinary conference brings together designers, manufacturers and business leaders to address questions from a design point of view about what makes a socially and ecologically responsible society.

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