Make the World Better: Tools for Designing Bright Green Cities

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Slides for a talk I'm giving on Feb 4, 2011 in the Innovation Center at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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  • The RIT Environmental Summit begins at 1pm in the Center for Student Innovation on Friday 4 February 2011.
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Make the World Better: Tools for Designing Bright Green Cities

  1. 1. Make theWorld BetterTOOLS FOR DESIGNINGBRIGHT GREEN CITIESXanthe Matychak (@xanthm on twitter)Saunders College of Business, RIT
  2. 2. Why Cities?BECAUSE OVER HALF OFTHE WORLD’S POPULATIONLIVE IN CITIESsource: http://www.192021.org/
  3. 3. SpectrumOF APPROACHESo-------------------------------------------------ostatus quo transformationconsumption innovationthings peopleadapted from T.P. Seager
  4. 4. ToolsEMPATHY, DEFINITION,IDEATION, PROTOTYPING,TESTING, TELLING STORIESadapted from Stanford d.school bootleg
  5. 5. EmpathizeIMMERSION AND MAPPING volunteers school workers farmersngo residentsstaff faith-based distributors workers policy makers
  6. 6. DefinePROBLEM SPACEo------------------------------------------------owhere x is where x wants to be
  7. 7. IdeateMATRIX low tech o-------------------------oo------------------------------------------------osafe risky hi tech
  8. 8. Prototype& TestBUILD TO LEARNfail forward fastlather, rinse, repeat
  9. 9. Tell StoriesMAKE A VIDEODRAW A COMIC BOOKWRITE A PLAYCOMPILE A PHOTO ESSAYLeave others something to build on.
  10. 10. RememberTRANSFORMATION ISNO EASY TASK.Be patient, be brave, be in it for the long haul.
  11. 11. Make theWorld BetterTOOLS FOR DESIGNINGBRIGHT GREEN CITIESXanthe Matychak (@xanthm on twitter)Saunders College of Business, RIT

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