Airbnb doesn't sell you a room to stay, that is what the host does. Airbnb sells you trust which is achieved through a platform of social commenting where no-one is anonymous. Everyone is known, named and identified. Anonymity verses privacy is a mas
I came across this video below shared on social media which is a man wearing yoga pants who chases down any guy who stares at his butt. The video seeks to embarrass most of the men in the video. I thought of this challenge immediately asking what wou
The Vice interview on the Manitoba colony in Bolivia shows pure evil. Hundreds of women woke with blood stained sheets and no memory of any act. At first, they thought it was an act of god that lasted four years. Later, several men were caught using
I have been a global nomad my whole life and have mulitples sets of friends in different places. I have never come across domestic violence amongst friends in conversation, but I have come across guys using prosititutes which I find equally bad and
Several well-made films show flipped genders to create a humourous viewpoint of men as women and women as men. The films make us re-think the very small things that possibly go unnoticed that each gender barey think twice about, but see the same beha
Imagine what learning could look like if more district administrators and education reformers adopted IDEO's "culture centered on design thinking and interdisciplinary projects instead of siloed subjects"?
TOMS + Warby Parker are applying a novel business model centred around social good. For every purchase you make, they give one away. They replace tv/media advertising budget with social good aiming to get the same traction.
Skillshare is a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone. We believe that everyone has something they want to learn and something they can teach to others. This means our communities are really the greatest universities.
Traditional classroom learning (1_to_many) is changed from locked in a classroom and placed on the internet. Homework which is normally done by oneself at home is made collaborative in the classroom. What else can be flipped!
"EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free."
Founders have many problems, finding press, finding financing, finding a team. One problem non-business trained founders have is understanding the scene, the jargon and the language. For that we have created Founders Dictionary.
Building a business is a connections game. We can all recount the story of the entrepreneur who, at the right time, happened to get a few great people on board (investors, mentors, a client) and never looked back.
Startups need advice and don't have much money to pay for it regualry doing things wrongly by avoiding the subject. Free legal advice is needed. I think videos on the internet would be more suitable than a London meetup, nevertheless, its a start..
I have copied and pasted an article below from Fastcompany that shows you the beginning of Airbnb dated September 26th 2007. The sharing of these stories makes a great read. can also see reddit, linkedin, box.......
I got a question for ya, what does this city known about luxury..huh? What does a town that has been to hell and back know about the finer things in life? Well i'll tell ya, more than most You see, it is the hottest fires that make the hardest steel.
Organising local events for OpenIDEO is something I am interested in. I talked about it with friends+college+OpenIDEATORS. Many questions arise, no roadmap, much confusion... nothing happened.
Photos of a TEDx event I did with a very good roadmap.
A book of DIY designs for everyone to make themselves everything from a hammer to a bicycle, from a refrigerator back to a spade. Cheap, easy-to make designs with clear instructions that use local easy to access resources. Bamboo~?
50% of profit pays for boxing programmes in Brazil. A business not originating with its aim to sell as many clothes as possible, but aiming to provide boxing for Brazilian youths. The clothes and revenue help make this dream possible
Two recent TEDx speakers Richard Seymour and Brian Forde gave accounts of their attempts to wow the world with social entrepreneurial endeavors, they impressed the media, their colleagues meeting every aspect of perfection. When deployed, FAIL.
Possibly skype with Grameen, the Mayor or anybody on the ground. It might be useful to get a tour of the city with a bicycle and webcam if possible where we can ask questions along the way and further learn about the context.
Empower self-builders with advanced construction, connecting online world to offline. Cities, and buildings are no longer designed by napkin-sketchers, but by a collaboratively mass, then tessellated in advanced brickwork and built in mud.
WARNING: THE END OF THE 'LORD OF WAR INTRO' VIDEO CAN BE TOUGH TO WATCH. PLEASE DO NOT VIEW IF THIS MAY DISTURB YOU.*
The beginning of "Lord of War," shows a beautiful short film intro named "The Life of a Bullet." Made in a factory before proceed
That thin slice of shelf that faces consumers with analogue pricing information can be brought into the 21st century as a read/write communication between man and food. A new potential to display data about food far beyond price.
Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase's investigation into the ways we interact with technology has led him from the villages of Uganda to the insides of our pockets. Along the way, he's made some unexpected discoveries: about the novel ways illiterate peop
Everybody has a mobile phone, developed and developing, we need to get devices to 'plugin' to the phone, humans can communicate easily, but medical devices need to talk to each other too.
Nokia - "Connecting (-people) Everything"
I decided to upload my own research project. Happy to share with OpenIDEO.
Natural high studies methods of employing recent advances in digital fabrication (3D Printing) with low-cost ubiquitous construction materials (mud). Investigation
Cities today are the opportunity to many of the worlds problems. In cities, people are connected, education is better, finding a doctor is easier, finding a job is easier, life is better for most. But is the concept of the city today still worth ret
"placebos cost very little to develop and work extraordinary well. Education does not work by teaching you things, it works by giving you the impression that you've had a very good education, which gives you an insane sense of unwarranted self confid
Using digital information, we can add up the amount calories you have been consuming. When calorie information is added up and recorded, it becomes very different in it's impact to a small box on the packaging that nobody wants to look at, besides th
The knowledge about how to eat healthy and making the choice to eat good food are two separate things, but both are influence by the social network we engage in. If all my friends know about how to eat healthy, but nobody actually does, it is likely
I get confused knowing which bin to put things in. The bins at Wholefoods are nice in that you get your food from them using their packaging and then the bins have photos of which items go into which bin. Better communication could increase circular economy as it would avoid people putting items in the general bin due to confusion. How many people are willing to admit they are confused?
On your small changes, writing on lid. "Don't take a lid unless you really need it." could reduce how many people use them by a great amount and would save costs for coffee shops. I have never been asked whether I really need the lid and get them more out of habit than a necessity on certain occasions.
Or maybe they should be different type of lids. The plastic lid is for drinking on the go. It is useful for people drinking their coffee while driving or walking. But if someone is buying coffee and bringing it back to the office, maybe a different more environmentally friendly lid could be used that doesn't need to allow people to sip it, no need for an opening and therefore can be cardboard or paper. Or if coffee shops sold jugs of coffee for an office worker to purchase a jug for four rather than four individual coffees, would that save on packaging and be useful for both coffee shop and consumer.
For me, nothing worse than picking up an extremely hot cup. The sleeve is essential for a good customer experience. This challenge is about maintaining or improving the experience while lowering the environmental impact, but must keep the experience. 'Future Systems' designed a ceramic cup that looked cool but was impossible to pick up when hot. I bought two of these for my parents one year and they never used them correctly pointing out designers who don't take user needs into account. http://image.rakuten.co.jp/cds-r/cabinet/alessi-10/292.jpg While I liked it at the time, this is now in my crappy design folder as a result of being unfit for use. Similar to the Coca-Cola case study for the ring pull, the sleeve could be changed while maintaining or improving the experience.