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Ezio Manzini on sustainable design, or, dinosaurs had their day, too

Ezio Manzini is a leading Italian thinker in the domain of sustainable design with a focus on social innovation. I won’t bore you with all his credentials (you can read about them in his CV), suffice to say he has been around as a student, lecturer, and professor across the world for a long time!
Ezio [...]

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Will you help me App My State? – Victorian Government’s Gov 2.0 initiative

Last year I enjoyed participating in the Lonely Planet / GovHack Hack Day where the team I was in created an application to get people to convert to solar power – mySolarSaver. We were lucky enough to win the Gov 2.0 prize, and got to meet Nicholas Gruen, the head of the Australian Government’s Gov [...]

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Joinedupdesignforschools – public sector innovation in the UK

Whilst in London over the holidays, I accidentally (and happily!) ended up at the Sorrell Foundation’s Young Design Centre at Somerset House on the banks of the Thames. A fantastic display is presented in the What’s Next for Schools? exhibition, a product of the joinedupdesignforschools program.

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IDEO’s Bill Moggridge at Design Victoria

The stars aligned to enable me to attend Bill Moggridge’s breakfast talk at Design Victoria last week. I hadn’t really been aware of Design Victoria and their events calendar until I happened across it by mistake a couple of weeks ago.
Design Victoria is
a Victorian Government initiative delivered by RMIT University in collaboration with [...]

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Lonely Planet / GovHack Hack Day

Over the weekend I attended the Lonely Planet / Govhack Melbourne event (tweet tag: #melhack) at Lonely Planet headquarters in Footscray
I was lucky enough to be invited to join a team of Victorian Government people – Amanda, Conan, and Simon – who had a great idea using some Department of Sustainability and Environment Sustainability Victoria [...]

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