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Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

Iceland crowdsources its next constitution | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

Public sphere meets collective intelligence. -- Howard

 

"It is not the way the scribes of yore would have done it but Iceland is tearing up the rulebook by drawing up its new constitution through crowdsourcing.

As the country recovers from the financial crisis that saw the collapse of its banks and government, it is using social media to get its citizens to share their ideas as to what the new document should contain.

"I believe this is the first time a constitution is being drafted basically on the internet," said Thorvaldur Gylfason, member of Iceland's constitutional council."


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Maisie Andrews, Founder and Chair, Goodies in Hoodies

Maisie Andrews, Founder and Chair, Goodies in Hoodies | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

 

Goodies in Hoodies is a youth action group that creates activities and opportunities for young people through a volunteering reward scheme, reducing relationship barriers and aiming to diminish anti-social behaviour.

At the age of 16, Maisey conceived and founded the youth project Goodies in Hoodies to dispel the negativity associated with teenagers in hoodies on a Fairwater estate. It is now a widely acclaimed project and recognised as an example of best practice across the UK.

 


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Buckminster Fuller and the Geodesic Dome

Buckminster Fuller and the Geodesic Dome | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Buckminster Fuller‘s practice can’t be catagorized into one field but instead worked to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. By the 1960s, Fuller had found a mass following because of his radical idealism and his visionary thinking which promoted sustainabilty and low ecological impact.


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Creativity Comes From Blending Dissonant Goals Into Radical Harmony

Creativity Comes From Blending Dissonant Goals Into Radical Harmony | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

At someplace such as Frog, a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and multicultural environment is simply a requirement, because of the complexity of the problems we face. In that context, every team member needs a strong individual point of view fueled and sustained by personal passions and deep vertical knowledge. The point is to create associations between the complex world that we’re trying to address, and those slower periods of processing, reflection, and interpretation. So by combining moments of intense, personal immersion with high-intensity collaborative workshops and workgroup, we can generate insights rather than prescribing mechanistic solutions. In that context, we can welcome end-users into the creative process while still expecting team leaders to be advocates of a holistic vision"


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Business, Design and Love | Ability Success Growth

Business, Design and Love | Ability Success Growth | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
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Popuphood: How To Revitalize A Struggling Neighborhood In Six Months

Popuphood: How To Revitalize A Struggling Neighborhood In Six Months | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
Many cities in America are facing the slow decline of their main streets and shopping areas. But a new program in Oakland might be the key to reviving vibrant, local commercial centers.
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AIGA | Design for Change: An Inside Job?

AIGA | Design for Change: An Inside Job? | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
In-house designers should not have to get out to do good. They have the
skills to make a difference right where they are.
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Regenerative Design & Edible Landscaping

Create an abundant edible oasis! Learn more at www.appleseedpermaculture.com/blog. Presented September 2010 in North Conway, NH and West Hartford, CT.
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Download Unveiling Wealth: On Money, Quality of Life and Sustainability book

Download Unveiling Wealth: On Money, Quality of Life and Sustainability book | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
Unveiling Wealth: On Money, Quality of Life and Sustainability book download Peter Bartelmus Download Unveiling Wealth: On Money, Quality of Life a (Download Unveiling Wealth: On Money, Quality of Life and Sustainability book: Unveiling Wealth: On...
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Eve Blossom

Eve Blossom | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
Eve Blossom is the Founder of Lulan™ Artisans, designers and producers of sustainable textiles that elegantly merge original contemporary designs with centuries-old weaving techniques.
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BetterMeans - Open and Democratic Project Management

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Brenda Brathwaite: Gaming for understanding | Expressing difficult subjects through interactive media

Brenda Brathwaite: Gaming for understanding | Expressing difficult subjects through interactive media | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

For decades, Brenda Brathwaite has been a major figure in the field of game design. Famous for her work on the role-playing series Wizardry, she’s also known for her work on Def Jam: Icon, Playboy: The Mansion, and Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes.

 

It's never easy to get across the magnitude of complex tragedies -- so when Brenda Brathwaite's daughter came home from school asking about slavery, she did what she does for a living -- she designed a game. 

In 2008, she began work on her non-digital series, The Mechanic Is the Message, dedicated to expressing difficult subjects through interactive media. Train, a game derived from the events of the Holocaust, won the Vanguard Award at Indiecade in October 2009.


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Gretchen Wallace's Founder Global Grassroots- Conscious social change for women

Gretchen Wallace's Founder Global Grassroots- Conscious social change for women | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

"Global Grassroots' Academy for Conscious Change begins by identifying among the most underserved groups of women those emerging change agents who have a personal commitment to transforming their communities. Our participants include widows, genocide survivors, women living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of sexual violence or domestic abuse, and individuals living on less than $2 per day. Though we target vulnerable women, we also welcome into our program men who are eager to combat the underlying issues affecting women and girls. On average, approximately 10 percent of our participants are men.

We try to identify change agents working on women's issues, but at the earliest stage of their idea development, so that the design and implementation of their work will be driven by a compassionate understanding of society's ills. Working with these "inner-driven and outer-focused" groups, Global Grassroots invites representatives of each team into our 12-18 month Conscious Change Academy." Check www.globalgrassroots.org


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Valuing Social Enterprise Conference | Fresh Horizons

Valuing Social Enterprise Conference | Fresh Horizons | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
Valuing Social Enterprise Conference Fresh Horizons will have a stand at the Valuing Social Enterprise Conference being held at the University of Huddersfield on 2nd April 2012. The sold out event was initiated by Fresh ...
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Our Economy Is Mostly Services. But How Do You Design Great Service Experiences?

Our Economy Is Mostly Services. But How Do You Design Great Service Experiences? | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

"Every time you ship a package, withdraw cash from the ATM, or call your health insurance provider, you’re experiencing a service system. We’re a service-focused economy: In 2010, Americans spent more than $7 trillion on services--amounting to 67% of total consumer spending. Service design--choreographing the dynamic interactions between companies and people--cannot only transform a company’s image; it can improve people’s lives. But successful service design is complex and complicated, and many companies get it wrong. At Continuum, we have four rules for designing services with purpose."


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Lopa Brunjes - Biochar Pioneer and Sustainability Advocate

Lopa Brunjes - Biochar Pioneer and Sustainability Advocate | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

Have you heard of BIOCHAR? (It's essentially a porous charcoal, known to slow climate change by sequestering, or trapping, carbon that would otherwise have seeped into the atmosphere. It apparently also improves the fertility of the soil and the quality of ground water, leading to more productive agriculture. Lopa serves on the advisory board of the International Biochar Initiative and is on the board of Samavesha, a non-profit art collective. She is also a loud and proud member of Slow Money. Listen to her TED Talk here: http://youtu.be/ZroDAyIqW74


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AIGA | An ethnography primer

AIGA | An ethnography primer | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
AIGA and Cheskin have produced a primer introducing the crucial role that ethnography plays in designing.
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Pinterest: There's Something Here For Everyone - [video] Inspiring!

This is another compelling story about Pinterest - the video says it all. It's a deaf woman's story about how she's using visuals to communicate her story. There's something for everyone on this network and this is just the beginning.

 

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I'm discovering new ways to use social media to show I can integrate and make noise in the masses. I love how versatile Pinterest is. It serves many purposes..

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

See the full video here: [http://bit.ly/x2qRyD]


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TO UNDERSTAND IS TO PERCEIVE PATTERNS

The adjacent possible is ours.

Carpe Diem! 


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A New Triple Bottom Line

Major crssrds!RT @AmanSinghCSR: Switching from "license to operate" to "license to grow" - http://t.co/22D1Og9b #sustainability...
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Ground-breaking ideas & strategies in business, economics & sustainability for innovative leaders

Ground-breaking ideas & strategies in business, economics & sustainability for innovative leaders | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
Why design matters. Doing more with less.
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Design with Intent | The Design with Intent Toolkit v.0.9

Design with Intent | The Design with Intent Toolkit v.0.9 | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
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