For Green Tech Businesses is Data-Visualization the Next Big Thing?
At Open Forum: For years scientists have been arguing that the rest of us do not see what they see when we look at data about climate change. While the documentary An Inconvenient Truth provided a compelling narrative, few feel that awareness of these issues has led to wide scale behavior change. It seems that it is natural human behavior to forget about rising CO2 levels and warming glaciers when we make the critical decisions that Read More
How to Tally Green Jobs: Do Bikes and Biodiesel Count?
At Open Forum for Inhabitat: The recent weak news on the unemployment front leaves some of us wondering: Where are all of the green jobs? The U.S. Department of Commerce made an attempt to answer this very question and set a benchmark to measure the size of the emerging green economy by the number of green jobs it has created. The answer in the report, “Measuring the Green Economy,” depends Read More
NYU ITP: If Products Could Tell Their Stories Class 5 2010
Stakeholder management is an alternative to shareholder-based management, but shareholders are still at the table. In this class we look at the impact of shareholders on how things are made. Review of sources of competitive advantage, limits to growth theories, and emerging alternatives to the current organizational structures available. Social entrepreneurship, Coops, Conscious Capitalism discussed and debated. If Products Could Mar 8 2010 from Jen van der MeerRead More
NYU ITP: If Products Could Tell Their Stories Class 4 2010
What role does government and regulation play in determining how stuff is made? Short answer – it depends on local, regional, state, federal, foreign governments, and international organizational administrations. In a stakeholder view of how things are made, regulation is one of the fastest changing, hardest-to-predict forces and as makers, we need to work in advance of legislation, to lead the market. If Products Tell Their Stories March 1 2010 Read More
NYU ITP: If Products Could Tell Their Stories, Class 3 2010
NYU ITP class on life cycle assessment, systems thinking, and stakeholder management. Week 3: In a stakeholder management model, what role to local community groups, activist organizations, workers’ advocacy groups, and other NGOs play in determine how stuff is made? If Products Could Tell Their Stories Feb 8 2010 from Jen van der MeerRead More
NYU ITP: If Products Could Tell Their Stories, Second Batch!
Year 2 for the class that investigates how things are made, and how things can use their newfound technological innards to tell us how they got here. If Products Could Jan 25 2010 from Jen van der Meer Provocation: As creators, know what’s in the stuff you make. As interaction designers, create tools and systems so that we can access product truth.Read More