Why Design Thinking Matters?

Paper by Anne-Laure Fayard Published: 27 November 2018 _____________ Design thinking has been an important management trend over the last decade. As innovation has become a strategic imperative for companies, taking a design thinking approach seems like a perfect model for developing new products and services that will increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. Yet these developments can be quite self-centered and local. They ignore the not-always-positive impact that innovation may have on other humans, other…

Design Lab’s Stories #2: We Are The New Farmers

We are delighted to share with you our second Design Lab’s stories of prototyping and innovation at NYU MakerSpace – featuring the We Are the New Farmers team. We Are the New Farmers started as a project at the MakerSpace, funded by the Prototyping Fund ((a collaboration of the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute) and has grown and greatly evolved since Fall 2016 when Jonas met with the first…

Intervention Series: Count Down!

     In Spring 2018, CAIRN, a tangible apparatus to visualize interactions in the MakerSpace was created as part of a research project led by Anne-Laure Fayard and Victoria Bill and the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace. We learned a ton from this first experiment and this fall decided to experiment further. In this spirit of experimentation and rapid prototyping, we decided to create Intervention Series, a set of three short interactive installations aiming at…

Design Lab’s Prototyping Stories: Learn about Fortify Rehab

                                  Read about Fortify Lab, one of the projects from the Spring 2018 Prototyping Fund’s (a collaboration between the Design Lab @NYU MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute): Andrew Adelsheimer and I are MD/MBA students at NYU graduating in 2019. Our mutual interest in medicine, physical fitness, and the challenge of larger-scale health issues led to the development of Fortify Rehab, which…

CAIRN: an interactive design research tool #MadeinNYUMakerSpace

You might have wondered as you came in to the MakerSpace “what is this wooden table with colorful piles next to the pillar?” Maybe you stopped by; Maybe you looked up at the poster; and some of you built a Cairn (aka one of the small piles of colorful shapes). (Thank you to those who built one or several!). Whether you stopped or not, you will find an answer to your questions in this video…

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