Category: Design

Students: Looking for another challenge?

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Can't get enough of innovation competitions? We love to share opportunities from like-minded organizations, so check out the latest opportunity from Ocean Exchange and Southern Georgia University, called the BIG Pitch Competition.

They're looking for innovations from undergraduate and graduate students that are focused on improving economies, health and the environment. In particular, they're interested in solutions that reduce waste and the use of natural resources, and improve productivity.

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Nature-inspired social innovation

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How can biomimicry inspire new ways of thinking about social innovation? John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation (sponsors of the Challenge's $100K Ray of Hope Prize), explains why looking to nature for solutions to major social problems (like fixing our food system) is so important:

"Biomimicry has phenomenal applications when it comes to technological innovations, but it has so much more to offer. Nature builds and tweaks systems to create efficiency, resilience, and biodiversity. I believe when it comes to addressing social...

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Boost Your Skills with this Free Design Course

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Human-Centered Design (HCD) is an approach to design and innovation rooted in understanding the people who will use whatever you create. HCD is a valuable skill that is compatible with biomimicry because even the best nature-inspired solution won't be feasible if it doesn't meet the needs of people and fit into the community it's meant to serve.

IDEO.org is offering a free seven-week online course (starting next week!) that will introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and how to apply them. Learn more about the course at:

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