MORE is MORE 2: 4D Product Design for the Everyday

submitted by: 4ddynamics
This is 25 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE 8 HOURS event. (Good resolution please wait for download if no immediate streaming.) Designing Design Research 7: "MORE is MORE 2 - 4D Product Design for The Everyday" DANA CENTRE, Science Museum, Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7, UK. Tuesday 6th May 2008. "Is complexity science with arts&design about give us 'polite robotic traffic lights', an 'angry robot toaster', and delightfully choreographed buildings"? MORE is MORE 2 was an...

Trailer: Water Before Anything

submitted by: Doorbell Productions

A movie that documents the successful Task Force process in Oregon's Umatilla County. Umatilla County has one of the worst groundwater depletion problems in the world. Five years ago a Task Force was formed to address sustainability and water rights. In 2009 the Umatilla Planning Commission adopted the Task Force's plan for sustainability beyond the year 2050. This film chronicles the conversation around groundwater and proposes that water is unique in its ability to transform conflict.

Science & Social Media: Tamara Zemlo, BioInformatics, LLC

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
On Jan. 6, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Foundation, The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, and BioInformatics, LLC, hosted a Cafe Scientifique on Science and Social Media. In part 1 of this 4 part video, Dr. Tamara Zemlo from BioInformatics, LLC presents an overview of why scientists need to communicate with each other, the traditional media used, and how new media is changing how science is communicated among professionals. Please visit www.microbeworld.org...

Part V - Business Approaches to Implement CSR

submitted by: asantos
6 CORPORATE STRATEGIES TO IMPLEMENT CSR 6.1 Context A number of variables affect the strategy that a given company chooses to implement its CSR, including its structure, size, culture and business strategy. CSR strategies might also be affected by how close they are to the core business or the proximity that it demands from the community that has been affected. Defining the appropriate strategy for CSR is one of the roles that can be played by the designer since he/she can have the...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Part I - Definition of CSR

submitted by: asantos
1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Most design activities are an attempt to improve the world that we live and sustainability has expanded the alternatives for design contribution for a better world by challenging the very nature of design activity. From being part of the problem design now has been asked to be part of the solution. In this sense the present report explores how design can contribute to the social dimension of sustainability within a corporate setting. It also shows that social...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Part III - Drivers for CSR

submitted by: asantos
4 DRIVERS/BARRIERS FOR CSR In order to allow a designer to understand his/her role within a CSR initiative it is important he/she understand the various motivations that could drive a business (and a businessman) to invest company assets into social responsibilities. It is important to call attention to the fact that these CSR drivers could also be understood as barriers for CSR on those situations when they are absent. Hence, the focus of the designer on his/her creative process would...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi