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Eric Berlow: Simplifying complexity | Video on TED.com

Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution.
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The difference between "complex" and "complicated", and the power of systems, in just 3 minutes

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'We are tending to become isolated by our mobile devices,' says UBC neuropsychiatrist in new book

'We are tending to become isolated by our mobile devices,' says UBC neuropsychiatrist in new book | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Dysconnected: Isolated by our Mobile Devices by Anton Scamvougeras explores how mobile phone use may be keeping people from being more creative.
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Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
It’s time to pour our creative energies into imagining a new global economy. Infinite growth is a dangerous illusion
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It is well known, since quite a while that perennial economic growth is impossible, IF this growth is linked to consumption and disposal of raw materials, Earth is finite! So decoupling economic growth from material consumption is a must. Therefore, a new economic systems is also needed.
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Helsinki Wants To Eliminate The Need For Car Ownership By 2025

Helsinki Wants To Eliminate The Need For Car Ownership By 2025 | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Here's how they're going to do it.
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Some are moving towards the future smarter and faster than others, Helsinki is prime example
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Cactus inspired skin gives electric cars a spike | Electric Vehicles Research

Cactus inspired skin gives electric cars a spike | Electric Vehicles Research | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Cactus inspired skin gives electric cars a spike | Electric Vehicles Research
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Another interesting story about design inspired by nature - biomimicry!
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A Debate Is Raging In The Museum World—And Design Is At The Center

A Debate Is Raging In The Museum World—And Design Is At The Center | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
MoMA in flux gives us a glimpse of a vast shift in how museums think about art, design, and the public.
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Museums experimenting with systems thinking, finally they start to understand things are interconnected and interdependent
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Design story: The Decanter

"The Decanter," a promotional film produced by Walter Landor and Associates in the 1960s, shows the start-to-finish process of several of Landor's…
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The design process according to Walter Landor, beauty from the 60´s

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This is how far seas could rise thanks to climate change

This is how far seas could rise thanks to climate change | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
If climate change continues, we can expect a large rise in sea level this century, and it will only get worse in the centuries to come
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It is very simple: "To slow down the rise in sea level, we need to stop the rise in temperature"
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Google Could Beat Apple At Fashion--Just Like It Did Phones

Google Could Beat Apple At Fashion--Just Like It Did Phones | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Google's plan to let manufacturers make their own hardware is wooing the fashion industry today. And it may pay huge dividends tomorrow.
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Very interesting strategy from Google
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The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics

The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative externalities such as leakage into oceans, according to this new report.
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A must read! New plastics economy - rethinking the future of plastics

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Home - CapraCourse

Home - CapraCourse | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Join Fritjof Capra and explore the new systemic conception of life at the forefront of science and its application in economics, management, politics, design, medicine, and law. This course will give you the conceptual tools to understand the nature of our systemic problems and to recognize the systemic solutions that are being developed by individuals…
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This promise to be very, very interesting

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US plans $4bn for self-driving rules - BBC News

US plans $4bn for self-driving rules - BBC News | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A 10-year, $4bn (£2.8bn) proposal to bring self-driving cars to roads across the US is announced by the Department of Transport.
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Interesting moment, creating the rules of a system that does not exist yet and nobody can really predict how is going to work or behave.

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The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge

The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The data centers that support the Internet use a huge amount of energy.
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The environmental cost of our digital life...

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Four ways technology will change how we commute in the future

Four ways technology will change how we commute in the future | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
From self driving cars to streetlight sensors, we highlight some of the grand ideas for urban transportation from cities across the US
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Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data | Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions | US EPA

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data | Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions | US EPA | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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RSA ANIMATE: Economics is for Everyone!

‘Economics is for everyone’, argues legendary economist Ha-Joon Chang in our latest mind-blowing RSA Animate. This is the video economists don’t want you t
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Quid

Quid is a platform that searches, analyzes and visualizes the world’s collective intelligence to help answer strategic questions.
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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations - Sparkol

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations - Sparkol | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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Very interesting and useful tips about story telling
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The hidden psychology of failure

The hidden psychology of failure | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
latform.
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Great discovery of something that designers have been doing for ages...
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Saudi Arabia agrees plans to move away from oil profits - BBC News

Saudi Arabia agrees plans to move away from oil profits - BBC News | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The Saudi cabinet approves plans to try to move the country away from its dependency on oil profits, including creating a giant sovereign wealth fund.
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Big news! Big changes upon us...
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Y Combinator

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In case someone was a good idea that can be turn into a business...
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Paletton - The Color Scheme Designer

In love with colors, since 2002. A designer tool for creating color combinations that work together well. Formerly known as Color Scheme Designer. Use the color wheel to create great color palettes.
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Amazing tool to help you select a nice colour palette!

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Why is it so hard to squash a cockroach?

Why is it so hard to squash a cockroach? | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Bees, wasps, beetles, and cockroaches are built to survive collisions
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More biomimicry examples! even if a disgusting one...

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Smartgeometry

Smartgeometry | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
To the new generations of designers, engineers and architects, mathematics and algorithms are becoming as natural as pen and pencil. Smartgeometry promotes the emergence of this new paradigm in which digital designers and craftsmen are able to intelligently exploit the combination of digital and physical media to take projects from design right through to production.
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I just learned about this group, is pretty amazing stuff they do, take a look!

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Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse

Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain? That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways.
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