Jen van der Meer

Business Model Myths in the Circular Economy

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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. […]

Designing for Climate Action

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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 […]

LifeCycles and Flows at SVA PoD

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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  

Products of Design: Lifecycle and Flows

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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 […]

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 9

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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?      

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 7

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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 […]

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 4

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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 […]

NYU ITP: Bodies and Buildings, Class 3

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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 […]

NYU ITP Bodies and Buildings Class 2

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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, […]

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

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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