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Baseball chose players by score. Good home-runs + average running were chosen over great home-runs + terrible running. All of that changed..

Baseball chose players by score. Good home-runs + average running were chosen over great home-runs + terrible running. All of that changed..

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Education needs to go beyond the lecture hall. 'Roundtable' is small groups of students, alumni and faculty who learn beyond the lecture.

Education needs to go beyond the lecture hall. 'Roundtable' is small groups of students, alumni and faculty who learn beyond the lecture.

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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"?

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"?

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Several lessons learned in school were extremely memorable because of how they were told. The same lesson told in another way would be be forgotten. Below are some of the lessons that I never forgot.

Several lessons learned in school were extremely memorable because of how they were told. The same lesson told in another way would be be forgotten. Below are some of the lessons that I never forgot.

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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.

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.

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One of my favourite lectures, Randy Pausch gives an extremely personal insight listing off how he set goals to achieve in his life.

One of my favourite lectures, Randy Pausch gives an extremely personal insight listing off how he set goals to achieve in his life.

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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.

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.

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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!

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!

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"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."

"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."

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Who do you call when you are stuck. Some people know what they are doing and others know someone to call, but what about a call centre/chat guidance to help solve immediate issues founders are facing.

Who do you call when you are stuck. Some people know what they are doing and others know someone to call, but what about a call centre/chat guidance to help solve immediate issues founders are facing.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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..

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..

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The Motor City has 33,529 vacant houses. To most of the country, that's 33,529 reasons to wring its hands over What To Do About Detroit. To young architects, it's a GOLD MINE!!!

The Motor City has 33,529 vacant houses. To most of the country, that's 33,529 reasons to wring its hands over What To Do About Detroit. To young architects, it's a GOLD MINE!!!

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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.

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.

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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~?

Case-studies a

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~? Case-studies a

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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
luta.co.uk 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

luta.co.uk 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

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Srinivasan presents McDonald's model to create Aravind Eye care http://bit.ly/kp3oKz
Arjan is inspired by Coca Cola's distribution http://bit.ly/jqNQHj (TED Talk Melinda Gates http://bit.ly/9lXd6I)

Srinivasan presents McDonald's model to create Aravind Eye care http://bit.ly/kp3oKz Arjan is inspired by Coca Cola's distribution http://bit.ly/jqNQHj (TED Talk Melinda Gates http://bit.ly/9lXd6I)

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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

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

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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.

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.

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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"

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"

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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

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

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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

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

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"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

"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

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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

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

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Vertical farming is a 30 story tower in a city that would feed 50,000 people. The tower would house crops - hydroponics - as well as livestock such as chicken and goats.

Vertical farming is a 30 story tower in a city that would feed 50,000 people. The tower would house crops - hydroponics - as well as livestock such as chicken and goats.

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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

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

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James commented on No Coffee Lid Required (The Compleat)

Stating the obvious: This isn't my product.

The patent drawing was found on google image search while searching for 'Compleat Cup', https://bestinpackaging.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/111229-compleat-coffee-cup-540x382-100dpi.png

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James commented on No Coffee Lid Required (The Compleat)

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.

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James commented on No Coffee Lid Required (The Compleat)

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.

I would make the cup if you wanted to try it rather than trying to find it. Their patent drawing reveals their design cutout https://bestinpackaging.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/111229-compleat-coffee-cup-540x382-100dpi.png

On the cleaning/recycling question, would be good to go into a coffee shop when they aren't too busy with a camera and ask staff recording answers and upload video to youtube and to this challenge.