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DESIGN FOR HUMANITY IS LOOKING FOR AN INTERN AND A GRADUATION STUDENT!

26-06-2017

As an intern you will mainly assist us with design research on democracy (specific sub-themes will be given by our future partners) and formulating designable challenges based on the design research and input from partners. The outcome of the design research also needs to be shared with our community before and during the Social Innovation Challenge. How? Videos, animations, mock-ups or infographics could be options, but we are open for your ideas!

The graduation student will develop a solution to prevent elderly (55+) from loneliness. The new service, product or combination is meant to raise awareness and/or give tools to deal with events that occur when becoming older. How to use your talents after retiring? How can you still make new friends? How to keep a social life when losing mobility? The exact scope will be defined together with the client: Het Nationaal Ouderenfonds.

More details here.

E-mail your motivation and CV before July 10 at info@designforhumanity.nl if you are interested.

MARY-ANN SCHREURS – SPEAKER @ DESIGNING DEMOCRACY

20-06-2017

We are happy to announce Mary Ann Scheurs will be speaking on the 10 of July. Mary Ann is the first Dutch Vice-Mayor of Design. Currently she is the Vice-Mayor of Innovation & Design, Sustainablity & Culture for the city of Eindhoven. Within this role she introduced and continues to implement design methodologies such as design thinking and co-creation to local politics. We can’t think of anyone else who has more expertise and experience in uniting the topics design & democracy then Mary Ann. It promises to be an informative and inspiring talk! Make sure you are there to hear it, July 10!

RUDY VAN BELKOM – SPEAKER @ DESIGNING DEMOCRACY

16-06-2017

Meet Rudy van Belkom! He wondered why you can only vote for one political party and designed a modulair system to vote per topic. During our kick-off he introduces his initiative Het Nieuwe Kiezen as an example for design having a role in democratic innovation.

DESIGNING DEMOCRACY

12-06-2017

Unexpected elections results, fake news, Trump, Brexit, populism, radicalism… Our democracy is in transition! What can design thinking do to make democracy relevant again to today’s society?

We think democracy could use the fresh perspective of young designers! Together with creatives, governments, NGO’s, companies and civil organizations, we will find innovative ideas to make every voter co-decision maker, co-creator and co-producer again and bring back the belief in one of the best ideas humanity ever had: democracy, as a manner to bring the power to the people.

On July 10, we kick off the new program in Pakhuis De Zwijger. Find more information here (in Dutch).

ZIE MIJ

23-05-2017

Marica finished her graduation project! Congratulations! The result: the concept ‘ZIE MIJ’ (dutch for ‘SEE ME’). ZIE MIJ is developed in response to the taboo that surrounds loneliness among the elderly, in commission of the Municipality of Eindhoven.

Find out more here.

DESIGN FOR ELDERLY COMPARTMENT

18-04-2017

These awesome product designers just finished their final presentation! They developed a concept for an elderly compartment in trains and designed a tool to make it easier for people with limited mobility to board trains and busses. We were impressed! Next step: get in touch with transport companies and bring it to life.

Find out more here.

WANTED: NEW THEME FOR 2017

01-03-2017

Help us choose a new theme: discuss with us in our Linkedin group! Drop your theme, discuss with others about their suggestions and share relevant background information and inspiration! All ideas are welcome, as long as it’s WickedHuman-Centered and Urgent. We already posted a first idea: join the Design for Humanity Linkedin Group to find out what.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DESIGNERS WORK ON MOBILITY SOLUTION

08-02-2017

Meet Sam, Roy and Andrea! These industrial product designers will develop a mobility solution to make it easier for elderly to use public transport. Follow us on Instagram to folllow their design proces!

FIRST TWO PROJECTS LAUNCHED

18-01-2017

It’s official! The first two projects from the Social Innovation Challenge 2016 – Connected Generations have been launched, in cooperation with the municipality of Eindhoven.

Marica (left) will be working on a project focused on breaking the taboos surrounding loneliness among the elderly. Jelske (right) will be developing a “silver service”, aimed at preparing and helping seniors handle loss, diminished mobility or retirement.

CONNECTED GENERATIONS: THE AFTER MOVIE

30-12-2016

2016 is almost over! To celebrate the year, we present you with the after movie of the Social Innovation Challenge 2016.

It was definitely one of the highlights of our year!

Have a joyful 2017!!

Filmed by Ronnie Den Heijer.
Edited by Lori Koster.

THE NEXT STEP: DESIGN YOUR OWN PROJECT

30-11-2016

After the social innovation challenge we’re left with a lot of great ideas. These ideas need to be translated into projects and actions. Only then they can have real impact.

When: 8 December
Time: 16h00 – 20h00
Where: Total Identity, Amsterdam

Want to join, give a shout: info@designforhumanity.nl

PICS OF THE SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE

8-11-2016

Check out more pics of the Social Innovation Challenge 2016 on Facebook!

Photographer: Anastasia Bougiaka

PHOTO BOOTH PICS ONLINE

7-11-2016

Find the photo booth pics of the Social Innovation Challenge 2016 on Facebook!

If you see familiar faces, make sure to tag them 🙂

Photographer: Steyn van Rongen

Assistent: Wessel Pingen

And a big thank you goes out to thrift store Karoesell (Eindhoven) for the amazing furniture!

YOU ARE AWESOME

31-10-2016

Last Friday, during the Social Innovation Challenge 2016: Connected Generations, so many amazing ideas were generated!

Thank you to all who helped and participated!

Watch here the report Hallo Nederland (Omroep Max) made of both the Social Innovation Challenge ánd the Expo, starting at 6.58.

Remember! If you want to realise one of the ideas, contact us! info@designforhumanity.nl

RESULTS REFUGEE HACKATHON EXPOSED @ DUTCH DESIGN WEEK

22-10-2016

Joining our social innovation challenge can lead to having your idea exposed at the Dutch Design Week! Check our designers Eva, Sander and Celeste at Stadhuis Eindhoven from today until October 30.