Asking Coke to use its distribution capacity to get medicines equals…

It’s always interesting to see how large corporations are starting to get involved with world problems.. it really is becoming a benefit for these companies to invest the time and interest in people who don’t really have any impact on them.. … Jump to the interview at Design21 to find out more–http://www.design21sdn.com/feature/5600 Advertisements

Patsy Mink is my new hero.

  “What you endure is who you are. And if you just accept and do nothing, then life goes on. But if you.. see it as a.. a way for change, life doesn’t have to be this unfair. It can be better… maybe not for me, I can’t change the past. But I can certainly … Continue reading

Alice Rawsthorn on design for the unwealthiest 90 percent

“It’s not that there’s anything wrong with designing things like that. But when you look at the bigger picture, doesn’t it seem strange that so much time, energy and resources should be consumed by creating luxuries for relatively few people, when so many essentials are needed urgently by so many more? Why are designers so focussed on designing for the wealthiest 10 percent?”

Focusing Design Solutions on Social Problems…

“You are not taught design thinking at university, and you are not taught social science in design school, so the designer and the social scientist need each other to come up with good results(…) “Designers have a more holistic world view, and context has a higher priority. But I guess the most important contribution they … Continue reading

Alice Waters + Edible Schoolyard

Edible Schoolyard (click)   So yeah, I know I haven’t written in a while .. but I have really been interested in the topic of food + design. How can food be redesigned so there is more of a connection to people who eat it? This program teaches kids how to be connected to the … Continue reading

12 year old Uses Trash to Shelter Homeless

.. 12 frickin years old? I dunno if he came up with using the bucky-ball himself .. or if that was continuum’s doing. but that is pretty freaking sweet. (Still think that temporary shelter for homeless is kind of silly.. seeing they actually need to not be homeless[aka gov.+community support, work ethic etc. etc]…) but … Continue reading