An overview of the d.school’s Environments Collaborative, their approach to workspace design, and the process of moving the d.school to its new home.

Inneract Project is a professionally supported program that provides free design classes for inner-city youth, in order to channel their creativity into viable career paths.

Inneract Project is a professionally supported program that provides free design classes for inner-city youth, in order to channel their creativity into viable career paths.

"When we escape from the place we spend most of our time, the mind is suddenly made aware of all those errant ideas we’d suppressed. We start thinking about obscure possibilities, that never would have occurred to us if we’d stayed back on the farm. Furthermore, this more relaxed sort of cognition comes with practical advantages, especially when we’re trying to solve difficult problems."

— Jonah Lehrer

Called Kindergarten Kekec, the building has rotating vertical shutters over the glazed facade, painted in bright colours on one side and plain wood on the other. See more here on Dezeen.

Called Kindergarten Kekec, the building has rotating vertical shutters over the glazed facade, painted in bright colours on one side and plain wood on the other. See more here on Dezeen.

"Fail more often in order to find out what you’re capable of learning."

— Milton Glaser, one of the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. From his Creative Mornings talk.

In 2010, eight students started a school-within-a-school that they ran themselves.

"Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about babies – and how the child’s ability to explore, experiment, and make mistakes is an essential part of the creative process."

— Jocelyn K. Glei, from an article on The 99 Percent

From Ayr Muir-Harmony, founder, Clover Food Lab said, ”I spent weeks thinking about and composing this. It’s very important to me, to the company, and I hope to all of you. This is a statement of the philosophy by which we are building Clover. We’re not coming to you with a product that is complete. Instead we’re hoping to engage you. We have big things we want to achieve and we’ll only be able to get there with your help. Third, like most things Clover this wall is going to change. The white paint comes out in 3 weeks.”

From Ayr Muir-Harmony, founder, Clover Food Lab said, ”I spent weeks thinking about and composing this. It’s very important to me, to the company, and I hope to all of you. This is a statement of the philosophy by which we are building Clover. We’re not coming to you with a product that is complete. Instead we’re hoping to engage you. We have big things we want to achieve and we’ll only be able to get there with your help. Third, like most things Clover this wall is going to change. The white paint comes out in 3 weeks.”

Dubberly Design says this about their model of play, “This model is built on the idea that play is a type of conversation. It involves two individuals, who might also be teams, or points of view with in a single person, or a virtual person and a real person. Through conversation, they create a shared world in their imaginations, which leads to fun.”

Dubberly Design says this about their model of play, “This model is built on the idea that play is a type of conversation. It involves two individuals, who might also be teams, or points of view with in a single person, or a virtual person and a real person. Through conversation, they create a shared world in their imaginations, which leads to fun.”

DMY Maker Lab, events are to get you started, to get you thinking about Open Design and collaboration, we have one space filled with skills, tools and processes for 5 days at an international festival. We now want you to come and participate and join in the fun. Do something different, bring along your lego, swap recipes, blow plastics, bring something you wish to work with, or something that you think someone else might like to work with.

“Fail. As Fast As You Can. And then re-imagine. Even faster.”

— Christian Long

A remarkable video that talks about design, education, play and more with Eike König of HORT