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Designing better lives: An economist’s appreciation of design
Design

Designing better lives: An economist’s appreciation of design

By Nicholas Gruen[1] This item was originally published on DESIS. Design is often described as making things not only useable but useful and desirab…
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4 January 2012Connor Friesen
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Design as a driver of user-centred innovation
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Design as a driver of user-centred innovation

Design is an important part of the innovation process. Research shows that design-driven companies are more innovative than others. It is increasing…
5 September 2011European Commission – Enterprise and Industry
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Server: Plan for a self- sufficient motorway
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Server: Plan for a self- sufficient motorway

Our generation faces a massive challenge - and opportunity - to fundamentally redesign our industrial-age system of mining food - towards a resilien…
31 August 2010Kine Nordstokka
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Beyond City Limits
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Beyond City Limits

This article argues that the 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city. In an age that appears increa…
23 August 2010Kine Nordstokka
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Charles Leadbeater: The internet can facilitate social change
Capacity Building

Charles Leadbeater: The internet can facilitate social change

Author and social entrepreneur Charles Leadbeater says that new technology can give ordinary people the means to tackle social problems in direct,…
9 August 2010Louise Pulford
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Generating Social Innovation: setting an agenda, shaping methods and growing the field
Scaling Innovation

Generating Social Innovation: setting an agenda, shaping methods and growing the field

This paper provides a first output from a major study on the methods being used to generate and grow social innovation around the world. These metho…
17 October 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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Social innovaiton and public policy - workshop notes
Policy

Social innovaiton and public policy - workshop notes

These are the presentation notes from contribution by Charles Leadbeater to a workshop, held at the Melbourne Business School under the auspices of…
17 September 2008Clare Goodman
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The Ten Habits of Mass Innovation
Capacity Building

The Ten Habits of Mass Innovation

Innovation by the masses, not just for them. This pamphlet argues that Britain will have to become a society of mass innovation in future, a place w…
25 February 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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City Vitals
Design

City Vitals

This paper provides a detailed set of statistical measures for urban leaders to understand their city’s performance in four key areas, talent, inn…
21 February 2008Julie Caulier Grice
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Organizational social capital: self-regenerational ability in organizations
Capacity Building

Organizational social capital: self-regenerational ability in organizations

This paper establishes a hypothetical theory which asserts that social capital is the source from which communities of practice may emerge. This is…
20 February 2008Willie
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