Archive for July, 2010

Design Role: Leading: Xianqiao Village

Design leadership (the very project initiative and its promotion is leaded by the design team…) The Chongming sustainable community project is a design driven project. It comes from the vision of sustainability, the insight of the present context and the understanding of the particularity of the area. It is a sustainable community project based on [...]

Design Role: Investigating: Xianqiao Village

Investigating (the exploration and mapping of existing local social initiatives oriented toward the inspiration of new solutions or systems of solutions…) Chong Ming project has activated a strong field immersion phase with the aim to: -    discover, analyze and visualize/communicate the territorial capital (natural, artificial, social) and its potentialities in terms of revitalization of the [...]

Design Role: Facilitating: Xianqiao Village

Facilitating (the tools from participative design are used to support interaction and convergence between the parties involved…) The mutual understanding of stakeholders is something that really oriented the direction of the project.  And it has been one of its main difficulties. In fact most of the village island residents are less educated elder and women, [...]

Design Role: Envisioning: Xianqiao Village

Envisioning (scenario, proposals, simulation and rapid prototyping are used to stimulate and orientate the design partners  and stakeholders in the design process). The aim of this area is to create a set of sustainable design solutions for the transition between rural Chong Ming communities and urban Shanghai communities this can be achieved by the design [...]

Design Role: Systemizing: Xianqiao Village

Systemizing (activities oriented towards organising synergies and multiplication effects between the different single projects of elements of the project…) This design action was about linking design solutions in a local system, creating mutual connection and relating them to the external environment. Here the design role has been to organize the project services network. This meant [...]

Design Role: Enabling: Xianqiao Village

Enabling (digital platforms, toolkits and other supporting tools are used to enable the local players to act by themselves) To make stakeholder independent in their activities design also conceived the digital platform of the project by the means of which to interact with different services dedicated both to the people from urban area who want [...]

Design Role: Communicating: Xianqiao Village

Communicating (illustrated presentations, clear mapping, appealing visuals are used to explain and disseminate the project…) Another activity that design performed in the project has been the elaboration of the communication strategy and channels to make the project visible. This first required the elaboration of the project identity and brand and the implementation of different tools [...]

Project Introduction Text: DOTT07

Dott 07 (Designs of the Time) by Bang Hee and Daniela Sangiorgi, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University Dott (Designs of the Time) is a 10-year programme of design promotion, manifesting every two years and spanning entire regions across the UK. Dott can be described as a series of creative and grassroots community design projects, intended to improve [...]

Project Presentation Slides: DOTT07, England

Design Role: Leading: DOTT07

Design of the Time is first of all a ‘Design-centred’ programme as its main vision and aim are to grow awareness of Design and to explore new ‘designerly’ approaches to innovation on a wide scale. Mostly designers and design led teams have been participating in its activities forming the core of the initiative, but at [...]

Design Role: Investigating: DOTT07

There were two kinds of investigations: one at the framework level to look for design opportunities and define themes and briefs among a wide array of stakeholders and the second one at the project level to explore each design contexts and co-design solutions fot the future. Framework level The setting up of the themes and [...]