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Emerging Technology: World’s Smallest Film

May 5, 2013 Industry News Comments Off on Emerging Technology: World’s Smallest Film

Scientist are creative too. Check out this stop animation film created by scientists at IBM using individual atoms to form the picture.
Read more at R&D Magazine.

Graphic Facilitation Techniques

April 17, 2013 Industry News Comments Off on Graphic Facilitation Techniques

In Collaborative Design, we use a lot of facilitation techniques for running meetings and brainstorming sessions. It comes with the territory of being a collaborative group. We have learned a lot of visual thinking techniques from mentors at the local design consultancy, XPLANE, and this book, Gamestorming.

Interested in visual thinking? Learn how to get started with this great video on graphic facilitation:

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Knowledge vs. Ignorance

April 11, 2013 Industry News Comments Off on Knowledge vs. Ignorance

lightbulb headIn the Cognitive Bias & Design Thinking course, students have been examining cognitive biases and how they are involved in the design process.

One discussion raised the point of knowledge versus ignorance. What biases is someone susceptible to when designing in a subject arena they know nothing about? On the other hand, what biases arise when you are so immersed in a field that it’s hard to break out of the box? Is there a sweet spot in between?

The Big Think posted a related article called Is Too Much Familiarity Bad For Creativity?

Read it and judge for yourself. Although you may want to see what else is out there before your anchoring bias kicks in :)



Biomimicry DesignLens

April 9, 2013 Industry News Comments Off on Biomimicry DesignLens

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Biomimicry 3.8 just released a new set of tools for designers!

Check out the “Biomimicry DesignLens” at http://biomimicry.net/about/biomimicry/biomimicry-designlens/

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