JOHN MAEDA: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders John Maeda, former President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work — and even a computer made of people. This talk was presented at a TED conference, June 2012.
'You've got to find what you love,' Steve Jobs says This is a prepared text of the Commencement address at Stanford University delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005 I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.
The first story is about connecting the dots . . . .
Education Trends - EDUTOPIA.ORG Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts That computer mouse that fits so nicely in your hand, the way your iPhone reacts to your creative way of spelling, the "so simple why didn't I think of that?" processes you encounter every day -- these are the result of design thinking, a sequential process embraced by innovative companies and entrepreneurs. Design thinking, or human-centered design, is an empowering way to solve problems and design products and solutions by starting with discovery, moving on to ideation and rapid prototyping, then testing, and finally execution.
How can this high-level, innovative style of problem solving work in a classroom . . . .
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Tim Hawkinson tinkers with everyday materials to build
surprising mechanical art works. “I guess it comes from early on in
childhood, a fascination with moving parts and sort of the magical,” he
suggests. In his studio, Hawkinson explains how he used gears, switches,
nozzles, buckets, and pie tins to build a drumming machine that
captures random drips of rain, amplifies them, and organizes them into
music. “It’s not even electronics. I don’t know what it is,” he admits.
One of Hawkinson’s largest projects, "Überorgan," is an inflatable
installation in a space the size of a football field. For a version of
the artwork the artists created a score for the organ using old church