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Back in Action!!

We are back in action from a long , very long road trip to india. Soon i shall be sharing some insights on india , but first i need to share the worlds 50 most innovative companies of 2010, curated by the fastcompany blog,  featuring facebook as no1. up from no. 15 last year).Really??? Really now??? Faceboook!!! hmmm. It’s a long list and can be sorted out  industry wise with a separate category only on indian companies(witnessed the entrepreneurial rise in india this time).

check the complete list


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Co-Creation through generative design thinking

Elizabeth Sanders on “co-creation through generative design thinking”. Sanders is a pioneer in the use of participatory research methods for the design of products, systems, services and spaces. She divides her time between teaching and practice. Here is a brief Abstract.

“Generative design thinking provides a design language for all of us, designers as well as non-designers, to use in provoking the imagination, stimulating ideation, stirring the emotions, discovering unmet needs and facilitating embodiments of future possibilities. Examples of this generative design language in action, from projects ranging from consumer product and service development to the planning and architecture of new healthcare campuses, will be shared.

Building on the emerging co-creative landscapes will require that we hold new attitudes and mindsets about the people formerly known as ‘consumers’ or ‘users’. It will also require that designers and researchers take on new roles in addressing the rigor, relevance and sustainability needed for human-centered designing. ”

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Co-creating Value

This section is dedicated to open innovation, collaborative, Particpatory Design Projects and Competitions.
NYC BIG APPS A software application competition to make the New York City more transparent, accessible and accountable, and easier place to live, work and play
NOKIA PUSH N900 A unique project from Nokia is looking for help from the world’s most skilled designers, artists, hackers and modders.
ITSME O.S Join a group of designers and developers to design next generation personal computing based on "Stories and Venues" metaphor

Project 10^100 Last fall Google launched Project 10^100, a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. After over 150,000 submissions from more than 170 countries, 16 inspired finalists emerged and The Big G handed it over to us the people to cull the top 5 who will now move towards realization.
The3Six5 A new blog-project that invites a different, often famous, person to write an entry for each of the 365 days in 2010, essentially crowdsourcing a snapshot of the year.
The Fun Theory Award recognizes those thoughts, ideas and inventions that help prove the fun theory. That fun is the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better. See example below