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The design thinking process of building a drone for disaster-zones, MIT research

eLearningworld News Engineers at MIT have designed a drone that can work without interruption for more than five days. At the same time as it stays connected, and can continue gathering data as well as provide temporary telecommunication, even if it is in a disaster zone where communication-problems goes with the territory. However, these vehicles do already exist, but the engineers at MIT have with new design managed to lower the cost dramatically, while the … Continue reading

Design thinking in India in the 60s and today

eLearningworld News National Institute of Design (NID) in India was set up in 1961 and became a pioneer in the field with important influences from the German design schools of Ulm and Bauhaus. The pedagogy was from start set on bridging aesthetic of art and the practice of the industry. This included using different materials creatively and in surprising fields of use. Mihir Bholey, a senior faculty of National Institute of Design, writes in the … Continue reading

Human interaction: Offline- and online interactivity in learning

Learning design is tech-neutral, which means even though the term was born in our tech-savvy digital age, it works equally good for offline traditional education. Since what you want to accomplish with your learning design is the best possible mix of interaction that works for all students. Patricia Santos writes in Clomedia.com: “If you’re not seeing high levels of learner engagement, skills transfer or business impact the first step toward a solution may be to … Continue reading

New approaches to develop design skills and build motivation

What can a museum do to develop design skills? As a matter of fact, it could be a dynamic creative space to such skills development. In this spirit, Victoria and Albert Museum in London is launching a school project with the mission to “promote design education for the future” that is called DesignLab Nation. The museum focus on promoting crafts skills from the heritage of manufacturing and design in industrial cities, thereby the project is … Continue reading

“Design is the mother of innovation”

eLearningworld News “This is how design has become the mother of—not invention—but innovation and differentiation.” Erik Kiaer, managing director at Doblin, a design and innovation center at Deloitte Digital writes in Adweek. In this spirit, successful marketing is driven by design since today it is design that makes the products and the services stand out from the crowd on the market, not only visually but also user-friendly and functionally. At the same time as it … Continue reading

Designing for the senses beyond visual

Designing invisible interaction that plays with the senses are a key trend in design thinking, where the experience of the receiver somehow beyond the visual outlook should be hands-on-useful. This could mean sound, touch or something else that attract attention for the human senses. One example is Tobii’s eye-tracking technology that is being integrated into more and more devices. Hana Tanimura, senior designer, Google Creative Lab, said the following to the Drum about sound in … Continue reading

Transformation of Branding: From Mission to Radical Activism

eLearningworld News on Design Thinking Several leading designers predict on FastCoDesign.com the trends of branding during 2017. The most ground-breaking transformation is that the conventional wisdom that brands should not talk politics is making a u-turn to that it actually should include political activism. After Trump and Brexit and other disruptions of the direction that the world generally is turning, towards involvement, humanism and interdependence/connection, brands will take a political stand since this is actually … Continue reading

How smartphones can improve social science

eLearningworld News from US Ten years ago, a new dimension of design thinking was launched when Steve Jobs introduced its coming revolution on the mobile phone market. The iPhone did not only offer a new design and integration of new functionality, it also worked to redesign human behaviour. Tania Lombrozo is a psychology professor at the University of California, writes about the smartphone technology to revolutionize behavioral science: “That’s because, for the first time in … Continue reading

Most read eLearningworld News and reviews 2016

Top 5 eLearningworld Reviews “If history were taught in the form of stories…”  Getting Design Thinking into the Core of the Organisation and Learning  The importance of Multitasking skills in a Digitized World  How to Engage with Gamification for Serious Results  Setting the Organisation in a Design Thinking and Learning Mood  Top 10 eLearningworld News Latest News: Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017, according to Gartner  Latest News: Growth hacking trends in Scientific Publishing Latest … Continue reading

Latest News: Unique Pedagogy is being introduced in India’s first Design University

eLearningworld News from India MIT Pune Campus at Ujjain, Avantika University will introduce design thinking in a unique new learning pedagogy. Mentors will support students on different levels about how to approach problems differently and build innovative solutions. This is a learner-centered approach that will build an open environment for experimentation and creative thinking. Beginning 2017, the university will offer bachelor and master programs in Design, based on a project-based methodology and this will be … Continue reading