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Dott Cornwall is a social enterprise promoting change through design and innovation. The Fulbright Scholars came to visit us and this is what we said...

Dott Cornwall is a social enterprise promoting change through design and innovation. The Fulbright Scholars came to visit us and this is what we said...

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  • Design can do ANYTHING
  • Florida election Nov 7 2000 Redesign of the butterfly ballot Max voting time was 5 mins ‘ Design alters the course of history’ 537 votes
  • But… Bad designers and bad clients exist he told CBS. "For example, if you switch just two numbers it gives all of the Bush votes to Gore and all Gore's votes to Bush." Other people lay the blame at the door of electoral supervisor, Theresa LePore, who designed the controversial "butterfly ballot". This was meant to make it easier for elderly voters but many said it led to them voting for the wrong candidate. The point of confusion is that Al Gore is the second name on the ballot but to vote for him one had to punch the third punch hole on the ballot. If one just punched the second hole, thinking that it was for Al Gore, he/she would have voted instead for Pat Buchanan. Someone with poor eyesight or who was in a hurry to vote could have made that mistake. Apparently many thousands, perhaps over 3,000, of the 450,000+ votes in Palm Beach county did make that mistake.
  • Systems can be complex
  • Designers don’t always take account of users needs
  • ‘ Design for’ Top down dependency cuture
  • Diffused, interdependency Why is this important? To scale massively our ability to create change
  • Capacity for big change. for every one designer if we can enable four citizens, policemen, nurses, teachers, pupils to be more creative we have a chance of making a difference.
  • We’ve got to get ‘organised’
  • We’ve got to get ‘organised’
  • We’ve got to get ‘organised’
  • A desk is fine but if you want to get real work done you need a dinning room table
  • complex
  • 282 shots uploaded 107 Project shots 75 ‘design’ shots, 2 winners 53 ‘lives’ shots, 1 winner Sept Prince Philip Design Prize at Buckingham Palace (Mor Design) Oct Phaidon Design Classics three part book (Paul Davies) NovAnglepoise 75 lamp Dec Flip Camera Jan Watson Energy Meter
  • We’ve got to get ‘organised’
  • Sustainability credentials tweeting wifi phone toilets
  • Sustainability credentials tweeting wifi phone toilets

Dott meets the Fulbright Scholars at Krowji Presentation Transcript

  • 1. 12 Jan 2011 Thinking outside the box New opportunities for design thinking in the modern world.
  • 2. #1 can design change the world?
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  • 7. #2 What is the role of design in the modern economy?
  • 8. consumption production
  • 9. creative industrial
  • 10. small ideas big ideas Flash mob/the Hoff Small ideas Big ideas
  • 11. $ 616 $38
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  • 13. Services Goods Cost 2011 1994
  • 14. £870.40
  • 15. £4,234.40
  • 16. #3 New problems for Design Thinking
  • 17. Photo by David Mansell - Demos
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  • 21. #4 How can we get everyone involved ?
  • 22. Design Design for
  • 23. local ingenuity Design + Design with
  • 24. = Big change
  • 25. Everyday people are not very good designers . Donald Norman, apple comuters
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  • 28. #5 How can we democratise design thinking whilst professionalising design practice ?
  • 29. Design Technologists Technologists Policy Businesses Lead ‘users’
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  • 32. A design-led innovation programme The Dott approach common to projects
  • 33. that aims to catalyse change Serious play project generates energy
  • 34. informed by, and feed into national policies
  • 35. where communities work with professional designers Designing community services in Pengegon
  • 36. stimulating debate Royal Cornwall Show talkeoke
  • 37. by asking questions... in new ways Mirrored Dinner at Rustlers boat yard
  • 38. developing innovative solutions Serious play project prototype
  • 39. tackling the burning issues that define our times New work team on the street
  • 40. and leaving a lasting legacy of skills, knowledge and capacity Eco-design challenge staff training
  • 41. Inspiring everyone to become the change makers Eco design challenge at Penryn
  • 42. “ We want to give citizens, communities and local government the power and information they need to come together, solve the problems they face and build the Britain they want.” Building the Big Society, May 2010
  • 43. To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public. NOAM CHOMSKY
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  • 45. www.dottcornwall.com