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IDEO’s Ten Tips For Creating a 21st–Century Classroom Experience
In recent years, IDEO has spent a lot of time and effort thinking about education. The firm’s work with Ormondale Elementary School, in Portola Valley, California, helped pioneer a special “investigative-learning” curriculum that inspires students to be seekers of knowledge. Metropolis spoke to Sandy Speicher, who heads the Design for Learning efforts at IDEO. Her insights provide powerful lessons for architects and designers creating the schools of tomorrow.
IDEO wins Gold and Silver from the German Design Council
IDEO wins Germany’s “Prize of Prizes” by capturing a gold and silver from the German Design Council.
Learn more about the DesignPreis here.
IDEO Makes U.S. News & World Report’s Timeline for ‘Innovative Ideas’
U.S. News & World Report
From the Great Depression to the dotcom implode and 9/11 attacks, U.S. News & World Report considers how some of the most innovative ideas have emerged during times of economic duress. Included in the timeline is the Apple computer mouse, designed by DKD (David Kelley Design, which led to IDEO).
Read the article here.
Tim Brown Writes About Two Views of the Future
IDEO’s Tim Brown blogs on two worldviews: that of TED and that of Davos. For more on Tim’s take and what inspired him at each event, visit his blog, Design Thinking.
Jocelyn Wyatt and Sandy Speicher Speak at the Design Next Summit
On February 11 and 12 at Design Next—Inspiring Transformation, Jocelyn Wyatt will speak during a session on the Growth of Design, and Sandy Speicher will talk at the next session about Design Innovation.
Valerie Casey Talks About Social Design
IDEO’s Ame Elliott Joins a Teach-in to Address Global Warming Policy
On February 6, IDEO’s Ame Elliott helps tackle the issue of global warming policy through the Savannah College of Art and Design’s teach-in. Events include workshops, demonstrations, and discussions on environmental issues and climate change.
For more information about the event, click here.
A Designer Takes On His Biggest Challenge Ever
Reporter Linda Tischler interviews David Kelley about his work, his passions, and how to make a difference in the world. Meet the man John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, called “a brainy Muppet,” someone who “you want to support what he stands for.”
Read the article here.
To view a slideshow of IDEO’s latest design projects, highlighted in the article, click here.
For a look into David’s thinking, check out his mind map on education or his lessons learned.
Valerie Casey Talks About Businesses and Their Quest to be Greener
San Francisco, CA
IDEO’s Valerie Casey, founder of the Designers Accord, is set to speak at the State of Green Business Forum, where GreenBiz reporters and industry execs will tackle the question, How are U.S. businesses doing in their effort to be greener and more environmentally responsible? Hear from leading companies and thought leaders on the key issues affecting corporate environmental strategy during this time of political transition and economic turmoil.
Five Questions for Tim Brown, from BusinessWeek’s Helen Walters
IDEO’s Tim Brown visits BusinessWeek to answer five reader questions, from how to implement design thinking to the growth of China. Tim talks about how business leaders can come up with new and better choices that result in tangible results.
To watch the full video on BusinessWeek.com, click here.