“You have to become an expert yourself to be able to explain this information to others” says Juan Valesco, an expert in Inforgraphics.
In this video by Gestalten, Valesco compares the work of designing an inforgraphic to the work of a writer for a newspaper, where precision, simplicity and clarity are key to its success.
It’s lovely to see how a complex problem can be solved while offering so much added value.
This is the story of how product design and system design intertwined to offer a holistic solution to homeless people.
A small pick into a comedian’s way of approaching the creative process :)
This beautiful video gives a refreshing approach to communicating values of sustainability:
This video is a beautiful demonstration of the design thinking process in product design. The IDEO team received a challenge to design ‘the shopping cart or the future’ (mind you, it was quite some time ago…).
Even though this video is from quite some time ago, core aspects of ‘designerly thinking’ are right there – focusing on the customer, getting to the heart of the problem by looking at it through different lenses, being optimistic about the possibility to solve the challenge, thinking creatively and practically together.
I recently had the chance to go to a Pecha Kucha event in Tel Aviv.
If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a unique presentation format that brings creative people together to share their work. I was lucky to get tickets as the 4 thousand tickets sold out within about 20 minutes!
It was a lovely event. One presentation in particular caught my eyes – an artist called Liron Kroll shared some of her work and I’d like to share some of it with you as well. She demonstrated a new technology she is working with, that transforms a normal-looking postcard into an animation when pointed at a camera. This video (although very rough…) explains it:
Another project I found interesting, was her way of depicting the reality that lays behind the “picture perfect” moments represented in family photos.
The animation is beautifully done. The first video shows a short clip, and the second shows how it was made:
You can see more of her work here.
A new Design Thinking resource is out. The Collective Action Toolkit from Frog Design is a resource that is designed to help people create change in their communities. It offers resources and activities to allow groups of people to design solutions together.
Your can download it for free from this website.