design thinking

Design thinking refers to creative strategies designers utilize during the process of designing. Design thinking is also an approach that can be used to consider issues, with a means to help resolve these issues, more broadly than within professional design practice and has been applied in business as well as social issues.

 

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During the Graduation Awards 2019 of the KABK in The Hague, Waag presented the Technology & Society prize for the first time.

 

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In this project, we are developing a vision for the future of (open) digital learning materials on behalf of SURF.

 

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How can design solve social issues? Contribute to improving life in refugee camps during this design workshop.

 

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Do you want to let your creativity run free and contribute to a better world at the same time? Come to the game night on May 2nd.

 

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At the Milan Design Week, Waag will be present at the exhibition 'Design Collisions' at Cascina Cuccagna, curated by Laura Traldi.

 

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Meia Wippoo of Waag traveled to Uganda last summer to meet with the BigPicnic partner in the country. How are they implementing co-creation?

 

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Talks & exhibition on creative research, speculative design, sustainability and social innovation in the field of fashion, textiles and materials.

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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What is co-creation? How can the Co-creation Navigator facilitate this? Just two of the questions discussed during a first workshop at Waag.

 

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In the project AI AI Barbie we design new frameworks for responsible use of AI in toys with parents, children and experts from different disciplines.

 

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The 'Embassy of Health' is one of the projects in the 'Design Matters' programme about the Dutch Design Week at Pakhuis de Zwijger on November 16.

 

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The Embassy of Health at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven showed how we can shape care together.

 

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Zeven exhibits curated and supported by Waag at the exhibition 'Chronic Health' at the Dutch Design Week 2018.

 

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Waag is present at the Dutch Design Week 2018 with the Embassy of Health.

 

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On 27th of September, the day prior to the Design & Emotion conference, Waag & University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam organize this pre-conference workshop. A perfect way to get you warmed up for the conference! In the historical Theatrum Anatomicum in the city centre of Amsterdam, we will dissect existing solutions and methodologies and explore future scenarios of needs within the growing dementia landscape.

 

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The 10th International Conference on Design & Emotion will again bring together design practitioners, researchers and industry, and as always invite the D&E community to present their latest work and welcome cutting-edge keynote speakers. The 2016 edition will be co-hosted by Waag.

 

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The final CRISP event: CRISP Shakes it Off! will show the amazing joint results of designers, businesses, scientists, and governmental institutes that collaborated in the Creative Industry Scientific Programme.

 

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A team of developers and designers from Waag, existing of Douwe-Sjoerd Boschman and Laurens Schuurkamp, together with Janine Huizenga from The Creative Cooperative are leading a three-day workshop at the in Tbilisi, Georgia.

 

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On 28 November, a special Design & Emotion evening will be organized at the Waag in Amsterdam by Design & Emotion NL.

 

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During the AAL conference Sabine Wildevuur, head of our Creative Care Lab, will share her knowledge in a session about ‘Desinging with people’.

 

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The aim of 3Package Deal is to attract young, talented artists to the city of Amsterdam. Creative Care Lab teams up with Makerversity Amsterdam and Museum Vrolik (Academic Medical Center) in the coalition 'Social Design'.

 

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In the Dutch project FIT we are aiming to support people who suffer from dementia and their carers in finding the right solutions in and around the home.

 

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The rise of healthcare costs is an urgent national challenge. Possibilities to limit expenses are being explored by policy makers.

 

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Design Thinking Amsterdam invites you to an exclusive evening full of thought provoking conversations and activities based on Waag’s applications of Design Thinking. Hosting the conversation and leading the activities are the Waag’s creative director Dick van Dijk, concept developer Ista Boszhard and programme developer Karen van der Moolen.

 

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As part of the 3Package Deal 2016, experimental designer Frank Kolkman will start working at Waag, being one of the 15 artists selected for the programme.

 

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In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2,500 designers to more than 275,000 visitors from home and abroad. Waag is present this year with multiple projects!

 

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Frank Kresin (research director) will give a presentation in Sao Paulo, at the Red Bull Basement Festival on 20 August 2016.

 

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From 15 July until the end of August 2016, the special exhibition MuseumMakers can be visited at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. This was created during the three-day MuseumCamp Amsterdam (8-10 July), by museum professionals, makers, designers and coders.

 

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In the context of the Design & City Conference, which will explore citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city, we invite you for an exciting workshop about using open source hardware and software to solve local problems. This a great chance to get acquainted with our newest initiative in the emerging field of smarts citizens. After our first two exiting editions of the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab, we’re broadening our horizons to the international field.

 

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How to approach increasing challenges in our communities? On November 10th, design-researchers gathered together for the symposium and workshop at Designing for the Common Good in the recently opened landmark, the Dr Chau Chak Wing of the University of Technology in Sydney, by the architect Frank Gehry

 

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In 2015, we were part of the international Dutch Design Week again in Eindhoven. And for this occassion, we also replaced a part of our public activities to our Pet shop at the Klokgebouw, where it was all happening during the event.

 

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On 1 October 2015, the Boekman Salon will take place at Waag, a talkshow coinciding with the publication of the Boekman 104 (September 2015) magazine.

 

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In Sheffield (UK), the third European Design4Health-conference took place from 13-16 July 2015. The overall theme of this meeting was the synergy of the practice. Multidisciplinary collaboration in the field of design and healthcare was viewed from from different angles.

 

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An inspiring evening full of crypto-design! Organised and hosted by Museum of the Image.

 

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During the third Crypto Design Salon on the 16th of April, hackers and designers will exchange ideas and work together to find new methods for safeguarding text and images online. Team up for the Crypto Design Mini Challenge!

 

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The Dutch television show called 'Het Klokhuis' brings an inspiring new series of five weekly episodes on design. This series is also connected to a unique design contest in which viewers are invited to design everyday household objects for a 'Klokhuis Design Diner' that will be exihibited during the Dutch Design Week 2015. Mickael Boulay of Waag is one of the designers that is a guest in the episode on 'Design Cutlery'.

 

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Care Model Design for Person Centered ICT-interventions in Home Healthcare.

 

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Within the Happiness Project we are developing tools to get more grip on our needs to transfer the Design for Happiness theory in a more tangible format.

 

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This is day one of our 'Make the Future' workshop in Cairo, Egypt and right from the start, everyone is hands-on busy warming up.

 

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A team of Waag travelled to Cairo, Egypt, to organize workshops in a series called 'Make the Future', commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 

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Marieke Hochstenbach of Waag will speak during an inspiration and network meeting of LRN21 on Thursday 17 April at the iXPERIUM Centre of Expertise, on the topic Design thinking in education.

 

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The Design Academy Eindhoven and Waag organized a workshop on 4 March, 2014 about Product Service Systems (PSS) design in the age of digital fabrication - Who's designing now? This workshop aimed to explore this area with examples from Japan and Europe/N-America, and discussions about how to understand these in a PSS context.

 

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Last month, a new project has started ‘design for community well-being’. In this project Waag, Delft Institute of Positive Design andt Stadsdorp Nieuwmarkt op zoek are going to explore the principles of happiness and well-being within a community.

 

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In the project ‘Design for community well-being’, Waag, the Delft Institute Of Positive Design and Stadsdorp Nieuwmarkt explored the principles of happiness and well-being within a community.

 

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To resolve complex societal issues, ‘social design’ comes to aid these days, in which artists and designers are asked to give their - often surprising - take on long-term problems that seem impossible to solve.

 

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Waag is a regular guest at the annual Dutch Design Week (DDW) in Eindhoven.

 

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How to position yourself in the field of design research? As a researching designer of as designing researcher? This theme was explored at the third design research hotpot, that took place on Wednesday 19 June. This edition of the evening was organized at design agency Muzus in The Hague. Sanne and Neele welcomed the participants in their atmospheric studio, to involve them in an inspiring discussion.

 

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Designer Mickael Boulay visited the symposium 'Design Through Exploration' for new inspiration on user-centered design'.

 

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Producing shoes with a 3D printer (Pauline van Dongen) or getting a sneak preview of the latest fashion items on your smartphone and simultaneously feel the fabric. The mystical combination of technology and fashion is making waves in the design world. Technology opens up endless possibilities. But what does this new techno-fashion combination mean for the role of designers and the future of couture?

 

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What if... you could capture your happiest moments for those moments your really need them most? On Thursday 14 March 2013, Waag was 'hacked' by happiness’.

 

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On 14 March 2013, Pi Day, the Waag building was the arena for a design day around the theme of happiness.

 

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Waag held a ‘Dynamic heritage and design thinking’ workshop at the kick-off meeting of the project meSch in Sheffield (UK). We applied a design thinking approach to share all the knowledge and ideas we already have and to create common ground for new ideas.

 

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Each month, the Design Academy Eindhoven organizes a Design Debate in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut and MU Gallerie Eindhoven. In the next edition, which takes place on 27 February 2013, the theme is Health & Gamificiation.

 

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Nowadays, we can buy devices and machines of any kind and for almost any purpose, function or deficiency. However, or maybe because of this, many makers have devoted themselves to developing their own inventions.

 

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At the second Design Research HotPot at Favela Fabric 18 industrial designers, design researchers, concept developers and other design professionals discussed the trends in their field and what role design research can play in it.

 

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After the successful first Design Research HotPot we organize a new meeting on Tuesday 22 January 2013. Target of the HotPot is to informally exchange experiences on design research with colleagues from various disciplines.

 

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Brainstorming, mind mapping and creative sessions; the Waag was for two days transformed in a “Risk free space to explore".

 

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Designbooks: Vogue and experts name their all time favourites. Bas van Abel, creative director of Waag, advises Next Nature.

 

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“Hack a Dutch Design!” is the invitation of Astrid van Roij-Lubsen to the Chinese students of Tongji University, department of Design & Innovation.

 

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Design And Emotion conference in London: inspiring keynote speakers dealt with the theme of "Out Of Control".

 

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On Friday 25 June, the concept team of Waag organized a Design Research Hot Pot. Designers and researchers in the field of User & Design Research waren were invited to share insights, but also discuss the most important issues.

 

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“Think big, start small and move fast.” With this credo Nicholas LaRusso, head of the innovation center of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, opened his keynote during the 19th International Student Congress of (bio)Medical Sciences at the Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen.

 

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New applications ask for smart combinations of expertise, inspiration and a lot of perseverance. All of these are plenty available at the faculty Industrial Design (ID) of the Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e). Here, within a number of themes one works at new concepts and prototypes.

 

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On Monday the 25th of June 2012, we host the Design Research Hot Pot. Designers and researchers are welcome to share their experiences in the field of user / design research.

 

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In the Fablab Low Cost Prosthesis programme we developed the technology to produce a 'lower knee' prosthesis in line with the open innovation principles.

 

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Hypermud

During the three days of the PICNIC Festival 2011, the NDSM Wharf saw an exceptional sculpture emerge.

 

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Snoezelen or controlled multisensory stimulation is used for people with mental disabilities, and involves exposing them to a soothing and stimulating environment.