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Design Science A Framework for Change

During the last quarter century, Buckminster Fuller’s concept of Design Science has come to mean different things to different people, evolving in the process into a potent combination of method, metaphor and myth.

 

The purpose of this document is to refocus the concept, address it in the context of some reflections about design in general, and link Design Science to the sustainability challenge facing humanity today.

 

More about Michael Ben-Eli's work: http://www.sustainabilitylabs.org

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Design science is “the effective application of the principles of science to the conscious design of our total environment in order to help make the Earth’s finite resources meet the needs of all of humanity without disrupting the ecological processes of the planet.”

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The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists

The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists | Design Science | Scoop.it

The next edition of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge has already begun! Every year, the highly competitive international challenge searches for the most inventive -- and effective -- holistic solution strategies to the world's most pressing problems.

The Challenge Review Committee selected 20 semi-finalist initiatives out of 450 proposals worldwide. Each project went through three rounds of rigorous evaluations.

 

Challenge Finalists will be announced this fall and celebrated at a ceremony in New York City in mid-November. The winner will receive a US$100,000 cash prize. However, semi-finalists and finalists will also receive support from the Challenge's Catalyst Program.

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Fourth Biennial Design Science Symposium

Fourth Biennial Design Science Symposium | Design Science | Scoop.it

The theme of this year's Biennial Symposium on Design Science is "STEM to STEAM thru Synergy: Bridging Morphology, Biomimicry, Sustainability, and Synergetics." It will be hosted by Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island from January 31 to February 2, 2014.

 

Confirmed presenters include:
Rosanne Somerson, Interim President, Rhode Island School of Design
Deborah A. Gist, PhD, Commissioner of Education, Rhode Island Department of Education
Dayna Baumeister, PhD, Biomimic & Co-founder Biomimicry 3.8
Dennis Bartels, Executive Director, San Francisco Exploratorium
Kavita Ramanan, PhD, Mathematician & Professor, Brown University
Lefteris Pavlides, Architect & Professor, Roger Williams University
Chris Zelov, Filmmaker & Project Director, Knossus Project
Richard Bresnahan, Master Ceramicist & Artist in Residence, St. Johns University
Eric Goetz, Marine Transportation Designer & CTO, Goetz Composites
Thomas T. K. Zung, Architect & Design Historian, Buckminster Fuller, Sadao, & Zung

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Interface Honors Ray Anderson by Signing On as First Lead Corporate Sponsor for Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Interface Honors Ray Anderson by Signing On as First Lead Corporate Sponsor for Buckminster Fuller Challenge | Design Science | Scoop.it

For the first time, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge has a lead corporate sponsor: Interface, Inc, the company founded by legendary sustainability pioneer Ray Anderson. The world's largest carpet tile manufacturer and a leader in sustainability thinking, Interface is also committed to providing an immersion opportunity for a finalist or group of finalists whose solutions may contribute to the radical redesign of industrial manufacturing, celebrating the intersection of Ray Anderson and Buckminster Fuller's shared vision.

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A Man-Made, Net-Zero Energy Island Off the Coast of Istanbul

A Man-Made, Net-Zero Energy Island Off the Coast of Istanbul | Design Science | Scoop.it

A proposal imagines 300,000 housing units built into six hyper-energy efficient domes, inspired by Fuller's Synergetics and Design Science.

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2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner announced!

2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner announced! | Design Science | Scoop.it

The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced “The Living Building Challenge” as winner for the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Dubbed “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award” by Metropolis Magazine, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge annually awards a $100,000 prize to support the on-going development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s must pressing issues.

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Idea Index - 2012 | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Idea Index - 2012 | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge | Design Science | Scoop.it

The Idea Index serves as a tool to educate, network, and help solve problems. As an educational tool, the Index is full of hopeful, exciting ideas and solutions to pressing global problems. As a networking tool, the Index allows site visitors to contact the project leaders, leave a constructive and/or encouraging comment and connect with one another.

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Design Matters: Doing Better with Less

"Design Matters: Doing Better with Less" is a short but powerful animated story about using design to create sustainable wealth, and it provides essential insights into the future of business and innovation.

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Environmental Design Science Primer

In order to have a significant effect on vital environmental and social issues, people need to acquire the skills that will allow them to act as planners and participants, rather than as spectators in the defining and solving of problems. If environmental education is to be relevant and effective, it needs to balance its approach between activities which alert people to the dangers of a reckless attitude towards the environment, and activities which that inform people how to design and implement positive alternative solutions

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Solving for Pattern by Wendell Berry

A good solution is good because it is in harmony with those larger patterns – and this harmony will, I think, be found to have a nature of analogy. A bad solution acts within the larger pattern the way a disease or addiction acts within the body. A good solution acts within the larger pattern the way a healthy organ acts within the body.

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The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

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This was very well put together. Thank you.
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Buckminster Fuller: The Fuller World - Design Scientist (Episode 1)

The Fuller World. Design Scientist. (NET Series F-155, no. 1) Ann Arbor, Michigan: National Educational Television. December 1963 Original Format 1 videoreel...
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Miracle Of Fatima

Miracle Of Fatima | Design Science | Scoop.it

This is a new locally led project in Fatima Mansions that your readers might be interested in. The Grow Dome Project is Dublin’s first geodesic grow dome – an intensive all-year-round sustainable food growing tool, a community meeting and education area, an arts and music exhibition space and an iconic artwork in its own right – all at the same time.

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Welcome | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Welcome | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge | Design Science | Scoop.it

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge, has announced the Call for Proposals for the 2013 prize cycle. Deadline is April 12th, 5pm EST. Named "Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award" by Metropolis Magazine, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge is an annual global competition recognizing bold, creative and visionary initiatives that take a comprehensive, anticipatory, design science approach to radically advance human well being and the health of our planet's ecosystems. As part of a rigorous review process, a distinguished jury selects a winner and awards a $100,000 prize to be conferred at an award ceremony in New York City in November. Now in it's sixth year, BFI will again award a grand prize of $100,000 to a winning entrant. New this year, BFI has created an infrastructure of support for a larger pool of entrants to gain support and grow a community in design science. Committed to accelerating the implementation of as many outstanding projects as possible, the Buckminster Fuller Institute is proud to be partnering with a number of organizations and companies to help further support a select number of entries with mentoring, incubation, educational resources, etc. Read more about their extended opportunities in the 2013 cycle, the full Call for Proposals, and apply - or nominate a project - today.

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We Are The 100%

David McConville, President of the Buckminster Fuller Institute (www.bfi.org), explores how the comprehensive strategies emerging from the Buckminster Fuller Challenge are addressing wicked problems around the world.

Featured talk for RE-VIEWING BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE 4: Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy
September 28, 2012
Asheville, NC
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Why User-Centered Design is Not Enough, by John Wood - Core77

Why User-Centered Design is Not Enough, by John Wood - Core77 | Design Science | Scoop.it

Utopia or Oblivion?
Buckminster Fuller framed this question in his 1993 book of the same name, warning that mankind's prospects would go decisively one way, or the other. Twenty years on, it is clear that nobody could have answered his question with any certainty. This is because we are all entangled in it. Fortunately, most of us have heard of the butterfly effect, so we are slowly realising that each one of us has some responsibility for what happens. What does this mean for 'UCD' (User-Centered Design)?

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Design Science Primer

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A free online resource for learning about the principles and process of comprehensive, anticipatory design science...

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Resilience Science

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A blog about resilience in social ecological systems by members of Resilience Alliance (RA), a research network of scientists and practitioners from many disciplines who collaborate to explore the dynamics of social-ecological systems. Key RA concepts include resilience, the adaptive cycle, and panarchy. The RA works to develop a practical theoretical foundation for a sustainable civilization.
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Architecting the Future 2011 - Keynote by John Thackara

Profound insights John Thackara on the need to be cognizant of unintended consequences and awakening from the dreamtime of the industrial economy...

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Idea Index 1.0 | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Idea Index 1.0 | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge | Design Science | Scoop.it

The Idea Index serves as a tool to educate, network, and help solve problems. As an educational tool, the Index is full of hopeful, exciting ideas and solutions to pressing global problems. As a networking tool, the Index allows site visitors to contact the project leaders, leave a constructive and/or encouraging comment and connect with one another. It presents a fully searchable database of socially-responsible initiatives, in all stages of development, in need of further funding and support. 

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Design Science A Framework for Change

During the last quarter century, Buckminster Fuller’s concept of Design Science has come to mean different things to different people, evolving in the process into a potent combination of method, metaphor and myth.

 

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More about Michael Ben-Eli's work: http://www.sustainabilitylabs.org

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ARCHITECTING THE FUTURE-Hardin Tibbs, Keynote

Hardin Tibbs reflects on his influence from Buckminster Fuller, saying that he gave people the license to think "Big" and how he started his own journey along such lines.
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How to make systems thinking sexy

How to make systems thinking sexy | Design Science | Scoop.it

We will not transition successfully to a restorative economy until systems thinking becomes as natural, for millions of people, as riding a bike. That's a big ask. How do we get from here, to there?

 

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is one of the more important projects to address this task - and serving on the jury was by far the hardest work I did last year.

Our task was easily enough stated: select "a bold, visionary, but tangible initiative that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems". To that headline - a challenge on its own - was appended a daunting set of criteria for the assessment of each entry: Did it apply a whole systems approach to all facets of the design and development process? Is the project ecologically responsible? Is it feasible - not just in an ideal world, but using current technology and existing resources.? Can the project's claims be verified by rigorous empirical testing? And, finally, is the project replicable? Can it scale and be adapted to a broad range of conditions?

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WE ARE THE 100%

WE ARE THE 100% | Design Science | Scoop.it

Integrity, to Buckminster Fuller, represented the degree to which any design or system actively enhances the regenerative processes that support life on Earth. Thirty years ago, he wrote the cautionary tale Grunch of Giants to warn of the immediate dangers posed by the lack of integrity within the “invisible, abstract, and completely ruthless” empire of corporations that control the world’s finances. Dubbing this corrupt system the Gross Universal Cash Heist (GRUNCH), he argued that, as a non-living entity, it was incapable of recognizing how its legal mandate to maximize monetary gains by socializing risks and privatizing profits were in direct opposition to the long-term requirements for human survival.

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