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Business Model Myths in the Circular Economy

Today at 11 EST I’ll be giving an online talk for the virtual Circular Economy “Dif” Festival put on by the Ellen MacCarthur Foundation. What was planned to be a thorough analysis of common business model mis-conceptions has changed in light of recent events. We will discuss: Equitable outcomes. Ray Anderson. Circular economy. Business model myths. People-centered capitalism. Business model innovation as the strongest tool for survival and resilience   Business Read More

Designing for Climate Action

Join me and my students from SVA’s Products of Design Program at Design for Climate Action @svaPoD for an evening of open innovation. Inspire a group of students who have the skills we need to start pushing the right levers of change (systems thinking, design, programming, communications, everything that I should have learned in grad school). Wednesday, September 30th, in NYC.   Get Tickets Here ($10).  Event Description: Designing Climate Action Read More

LifeCycles and Flows at SVA PoD

Teaching Lifecycles and Flows with Rebecca Silver at SVA’s Products of Design – product backstories, systems thinking, life cycle assessment. Or, environmental accounting, taught to design students. With stunning results – Here is Emi Yasaka’s assessment of her REI backback  

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Products of Design: Lifecycle and Flows

Happy to be at the inaugural second year for Products of Design at SVA. Following through on a promise many years ago to Allan Chochinov, I’ll be teaching Lifecycle and Flows with Rebecca Silver, and adapting a systems thinking approach to product backstories. Lifecycle and Flows will expose students to the hidden forces behind how consumer objects are made. Systems Thinking, Life Cycle Analysis, and Stakeholder Management Theory will be used as Read More

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 9

The power to transcend paradigms: don’t forget to keep yourself unattached in the arena of paradigms. Preparation for concept development: Now that you  have identified a problem, how will you solve it? Who will your solution address? What levers do you need to pull?      

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NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 7

Bodies and Buildings: April 8 The mindset or paradigm out of which the system – its goals, power structure, rules, its culture-arises. Reading for next week: Pick any of these architectural “facsicles” – they are delicious. Assignment for next week to prepare for final concept presentation: Concept source and exploration: What part of the system of how we care for bodies, or how we make and maintain our buildings, interests Read More

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 4

To prepare for next week’s assignment, read: Protecting Patient Privacy: Strategies For Regulating Electronic Health Records Exchange NYCLU, read Part 2 and Conclusion   Bodies and buildings nyu itp 2 25 2013 from Jen van der Meer   Optional: Rekindling the Patient Privacy Debate. When Patients Tell Their Stories, Their Health May Improve. Wit. By Margaret Edson. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Mar 1, 1999. Prepare a written and spoken argument Read More

NYU ITP: Bodies and Buildings, Class 3

Class assignment for 2/25/2013 Read:  The quantified self, Counting every moment. The Economist, March 3, 2012. Additional videos from Todd Park Todd Park: Opening Data for Social Change Bodies and buildings nyu itp 2 11 2013 from Jen van der Meer Optional: Social fMRI: Investigating and shaping social mechanisms in the real world. Nadav Aharonya, Wei Pana, Cory Ipa, Inas Khayala,b, Alex Pentlanda. Persuasive and Mobile Computing. Vol 7, 2011, 643-659. Read More

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 2

Systems Thinking and The Obesity Epidemic Bodies and buildings nyu itp 2 4 13 from Jen van der Meer   Class assignment for 2/11/2013 Read: Networked Medicine: From Obesity to the “Diseasome”. Editorial by Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D. NEJM. July 26,2007. Optional: Deeper Reading: Original Study by Christakis and Fowler: The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years. NEJM. July 26, 2007. Critique of this study: Lyons. The Spread of Evidence-Poor Medicine via Flawed Social-Network Analysis. Read More

NYU ITP: If Products Could Speak Class 6: Human Health Impacts

Week of March 30 – evaluating human health impacts from environmental warming, resources depletion, and toxicity. Also – starting our reading of Cradle to Cradle.   If Products Could Speak Mar 30 2009 from Jen van der Meer

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