A Better World by Design

A Better World by Design

Communication, Environment, Poverty

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  • Hass Group Hearing Healthcare

    Communication, Communication Design

    Established in 1975, the H.A.S.S. Group is a total hearing healthcare solutions provider.

    H.A.S.S. is a family-owned and -run business, started by Nico van der Merwe Sr in 1975. Each family member is a director responsible for his/her own department in the company. We currently have over 200 staff members in the group with over 60 professionals. We also employ 12 deaf people.

    Our passion outside the company is the Eduplex, which Nico van der Merwe Sr started in 2002. The Eduplex is a mainstream school where 20% deaf children are included in the mainstream classes. Here each deaf child has the opportunity to learn in a normal environment and learn normal spoken language, assisted by modern technology such as cochlear implants, hearing aids and FM communication systems. The school currently consist of a pre-, primary and high school, with a total of 580 learners, of whom 98 are deaf. 58 of the deaf children are from economically disadvantaged homes and are bursary children.

  • Buying into Big Brother, Westhill Consulting

    Education, Communication Design

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    Buying into Big Brother, Westhill Consulting | Craiglist

    Whatever high crimes and misdemeanors the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden may or may not have perpetrated, he has at least in one regard done us all a favor. He has reminded us that we are all victims of unwarranted and inexcusable invasions of privacy by companies who collect our data as they do business with us.

    Some, like Google and Facebook, pose primarily as software companies when their main revenue source, and their main business, is to mine data and sell advertisers access to customers. We knew this already, of course, though it seems many of us would prefer to forget the true nature of the technology firms that have boomed in the last decade. Seduced by their dazzling baubles, we have bought in to Big Brother without truly understanding the true price we are paying and will continue to pay for access to their brave new world.

    We may take pity on the idiot schoolboy who uses expletives on Twitter or posts a picture of himself holding a joint at a party only to discover when he looks for a job that a trawl by an HR department has made him unemployable. But even smart people — like the New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, who sent lewd pictures to strangers — can remember too late that in this wired world we are all being recorded all the time. Yet there is little legal protection from abuse by the companies who collate our personal data and store it for eternity.

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  • We need design / Design é preciso

    Community, Communication Design

    Design é preciso

    A volunteer design Portuguese network that links who knows with who needs because only with knowledge,cooperating and a responsibility citizenship, can we achieve better society and quality of life.

    The idea is to have a network of volunteer designers that with their capabilities and skills help solidarity activities by developing design projects that improve quality of life in those organizations and of the people who use them.

    Our goal it is to bring design to these local projects. It is working with Portuguese organizations. It is working in the field, near the people and through the process design try to improve quality of life in those organizations and of the people who use them. And will be glad if each of them change the idea of design and recognize the design and designers as a useful thing, as a partner.

    Partner of Europeen Volunteer Year 2011.

  • múltiples expresiones

    Communication, Communication Design

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    un claro ejemplo que nos muestra que con poco se puede expresar mucho!

  • Sofá elastico creativo

    Well-being, Environmental Design

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    Diseñador J.Canudas presentó su nuevo diseño WALLFA : es una pieza de 2 caras para mobiliario que a su vez es un muro y un sofá combinado. Además tiene una membrana elástica, el material que permite a los usuarios la posibilidad de sentarse en cualquiera de las partes.

    Un imperdible para cualquier lugar de trabajo, y tomarse un buen descanso!

  • ¿Los Concursos sirven para algo?

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Los Concursos sirven!

    Sirven como herramienta eficaz para el desarrollo de una idea, sin otra presión que intentar hacer el mejor proyecto posible en cumplimiento de los requerimientos de un promotor.

    Sirven cuando la entidad Organizadora garantiza transparencia, cuando el Jurado es alguien calificado, cuando las bases y el programa responden claramente a las necesidades que llevan a concursar y cuando el número de participantes es el suficiente para garantizar diversidad y alternativas.

    ¿Por qué los concursos son buenos entonces?

    Muchos piensan que no son una buena forma de crear soluciones adecuadas. Se suele argumentar que si no conoces bien al cliente, si no conoces bien su estructura, objetivos reales, posibilidades, herramientas, no puedes proponer una solución perfecta. En un concurso el cliente lo que quiere ver es quien es el más competitivo. Quien sin saberlo todo es capaz de preveer la respuesta del mercado, de anticiparse a la necesidad inmediata y dar respuestas sólidas, frescas, adecuadas.

    Por otro lado, los concursos son buenos porque todos compiten en el mismo terreno y con las mismas armas.

    Además permiten que ideas frescas salgan a la luz! Muchas veces el proceso creativo se ve cortado por decisiones de puestos intermedios que por precaución no suelen arriesgar más de lo necesario.

    Y por último, los concursos permiten exponer a la directiva soluciones nuevas de la mano de sus creadores permitiendo que surjan nuevas ideas.

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  • Buen artículo!

    Communication, Communication Design

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  • Cuando la necesidad puede más!

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    El ingenio al servicio del diseño.

  • Cómo utilizar el agua!

    Well-being, Industrial Design

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    Me parece una propuesta muy práctica y funcional, cuando las instalaciones no están al alcance de la mano!

  • Diseño e ingenio

    Well-being, Fashion Design

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    Cuando realmente el diseño redondo! http://grafous.com/cajaperchacolgador/

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