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OpenIDEO Launches Food Waste Challenge
OpenIDEO, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, ReFED, and The San Francisco Department of the Environment, has just launched the Food Waste Challenge, a global open innovation collaboration to transform our relationship with food and dramatically reduce waste. Check it out and share your ideas here.
The New Boston.gov
The Boston Globe & Boston Magazine
The new Boston.gov, redesigned by IDEO Cambridge, is now live! The launch is mentioned in The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine, praising the site for its human-centered design and technology upgrades.
Democracy By Design
Los Angeles County
Following Los Angeles County and IDEO’s work to redesign the county’s voting system, the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk releases Democracy By Design, a documentary video featuring interviews with designers, researchers and Los Angeles County staff.
The Future of Voting in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Times
The LA Times highlights IDEO’s work with LA County to redesign the voting experience in LA. The piece emphasizes the relationship between equipment and experience for LA’s diverse population.
Read the full article here.
Four Core77 Design Awards for IDEO
Four IDEO projects were honored in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. In the Design Education Initiatives category, The Teachers Guild was selected as the Winner, and Creative Tensions as Notable. Designs in collaboration with Brooks Bags and Team Rubicon were honored as runners-up in the Consumer Products and Service Design categories, respectively.
IDEO.org also walked away with a list of accolades: Divas was honored as the Winner in the Service Design category and Runner-Up in Design for Social Impact, and the d.light A1 solar light was selected as Runner-Up in the Consumer Products category.
Design and Business: A Conversation with IDEO China’s Charles Hayes
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Reimagining the End-of-Life Experience
IDEO Honored at the Webby Awards
The Webby Awards
IDEO Joins the kyu collective
IDEO has joined the kyu collective, a group of diverse creative companies committed to addressing the most significant challenges facing business and society. Read CEO and president of IDEO Tim Brown’s original Medium piece on the kyu collective here.
For more info, visit ideo.com/kyucollective.
A New Social Currency Emerges in Singapore
Redesigning the Future of Voting with LA County
CBS This Morning
Finalists in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards 2015
Design for Action in HBR
Harvard Business Review
In “Design for Action,” IDEO’s Tim Brown and Roger Martin, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, write about the shift in design—from discrete physical objects to strategies, user experiences and holistic systems—and how the introduction and integration of these “designed artifacts” is even more critical to success than the design of the artifacts themselves. View the article on HBR.org here.
Is Design Thinking Still a Competitive Advantage?
Harvard Business Review
In 2008, Tim Brown authored “Design Thinking” for Harvard Business Review, which explored how thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes—and even strategy.
Now that design thinking is everywhere, Tim asks “When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?” In this HBR piece, Tim suggests that in order to create sustained competitive advantage, businesses must be not just practitioners, but aim for mastery of design thinking. View the article on HBR.org here.
Four International Design Excellence Awards
IDEO and IDEO.org were awarded at total of 4 International Design Excellence Awards by the IDSA (three and one respectively). Winning designs ranged from designing a scalable network of K-11 schools in Peru to an exploration into the future of automobility. Read more about the winners here.
Innova — Gold | Design Strategy
Design Kit (IDEO.org) — Gold | Social Impact
Tempur-Pedic — Silver | Design Strategy
Future of Automobility — Bronze | Automotive + Transportation