Recent Case Studies

Muji Design Competition: Long Lasting Design for Living
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-10-13 15:11:12 UTC
After five years, MUJI will be holding the international competition for the MUJI AWARD 2013. Entry in October 2013. The theme for this year’s awards will be “Long Lasting Design for Living”. MUJI is looking for designs suited to a modern lifestyle …
Windmill crowd sourced in
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-10-10 08:48:10 UTC
Windcentrale crowd funded it’s third windmill to 1700 households in just 17 hours. It sourced an existing windmill for sale and cut the capacity and shares up in 6648 shares, each good for an energy output of 500Kwh. They seem to follow the right tide, …
Review symposium Crowdfunding for Designers - Pakhuis de Zwijger
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-09-23 18:24:56 UTC
Wednesday the 18th of September 2013 Paul van den Bergh attended the “Crowdfunding for Designers” at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, herewith his review. It was a symposium for those who have heard of the phenomenon and wanted to know more about it. …
Webseminar on sustainability and light on 26th of september
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-09-22 06:29:49 UTC
When considering sustainability in the field of lighting, the first aspect that generally springs to mind is low energy consumption, but there are other aspects that plays a major sustainable role like waste reduction, recyclability, the use of materials …
SUSTAINABILITY MAKER conference, October 15th in Cologne
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-09-10 12:04:04 UTC
The open innovation online platform will be ready for use in October 2013 and will connect people / organizations, that want to pose Sustainability related problems to the platform to be solved, with people / organizations, that like …
Dutch Design Starter; New platform for crowdfunding
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-08-31 10:25:54 UTC
There are many different crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and others. Dutch Design Starter is different as such that it combines the good designs from different crowdfunding sites together with its own crowdfunding. It is also different in the sense …
Conference on Design for Recycling of electronic equipment FREE
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-08-14 06:41:02 UTC
Electronic equipment is designed based on a number of requirements. Not only product safety, ease of use and energy efficiency but also resource efficiency and recycling play an important role. Nevertheless, the recovery of some raw materials from discarded …
Laptops more sustainable than desktops due to new technology and integration
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-08-01 20:44:07 UTC
Fraunhofer institute did a research on the global warming impact of different computer styles. Conclusion is that laptops are more environmental friendly compared to desktop computers because of integration of components which reduces not only material …
Software for lightweight constructions based on nature
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-07-23 20:46:25 UTC
Biomimicry & Lightweight Design With energy conservation being a current hot topic, a lot is talked about lightweight construction. Often, nature has already provided us with the solution. Huge material savings can be made by placing structures according …
Nike developed, and shares, ecodesign tool for apparel and fabrics
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-07-02 22:03:20 UTC
BEAVERTON, Ore. (November 30, 2010) – In an effort to further industry sustainability efforts, NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today released its Environmental Apparel Design Tool. Based on Nike’s Considered Design Index, the release of the tool aims to accelerate …


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