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"IDEO collaborated with Steelcase to find and design the right platform for improving the classroom experience. The team observed, among other things, that tablet-arm desks had remained unchanged for decades, even though class sizes and densities had grown dramatically. This presented an opportunity for Steelcase to enter the education market with a product that could immediately make an impact on seating arrangements.

The final product, dubbed the Node chair, has received praise for promoting student collaboration, allowing educators to reconfigure classrooms to fit different teaching styles, and enabling institutions to save money by making spaces more flexible and accommodating for varied uses.”

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In a remote rural village in Kenya or Malawi, you won’t find a toy store, but you’ll probably find a shop selling soda. That fact inspired an idea: What if old soda bottles and other packaging could be transformed into toys that children can use for learning?

A new series of designs that turn old packages into simple educational tools could give kids who don’t have access to preschool a better chance at learning how to count or read. They were created as a concept for the design firm IDEO.org’s Amplify challenges, which asked for ways to help children in low-income areas thrive in the first five years of life.

More here: This Clever Packaging Turns Waste Into Educational Toys | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

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Sitegeist - Ground Yourself with Data

Sitegeist is a mobile application that helps you to learn more about your surroundings in seconds. Drawing on publicly available information, the app presents solid data in a simple at-a-glance format to help you tap into the pulse of your location. From demographics about people and housing to the latest popular spots or weather, Sitegeist presents localized information visually so you can get back to enjoying the neighborhood. The application draws on free APIs such as the U.S. Census, Yelp! and others to showcase what’s possible with access to data.

yes...Yes...YEs...YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!

One Piece came back!!!!

I’m so freaking happy! These 3 painful long weeks without my beloved series made some part of me vanished…

but thank God! Everything is all right!! 

After an epic conclusion of the 4th season of GoT, we’ve got FINALLY ONE PIEECE!!!!! :D My tears won’t stop falling down. Literally I’m like Barty right now!

I FUCKING CAAAAAN’T!!!! THIS COLORSPREAD ROCKS! THERE ARE MY LOVERS!!!!! ZORO… LAW-CHAN… CABBAGE… LUFFY… BARTY… AND …IDEO<3<3<3!!!

I… regret nothing!!!! Oda, give me tears and pain showing Law’s flash…

…back…

huh??!! what the…

WHERE IS LAW’S FLASHBACK??? WHERE IS CORAZON??? WHAT THE FUCK ODA? GIVE US A LOGICAL REASON WHY THE FUCK YOU DIDN’T BEGIN THIS CHAPTER WITH LAW’S FLASHBACK???

Hope you’ll recover this chapter with something explosive…

hmm… this panel looks nice [hope to see epic duels between them, as it was with CP9..]

oh… this is the most adorable scheme I’ve ever seen… Oda is genius when it comes to create schemes like this one.

Is it me or Kyros looks like here like a teddy bear XD? 

Oh! Kyros! What a coincidence! You’re fine, I’m glad…

how cute~!!!

BAAAARTY!

HAHAHHAHAHAH! My God! Thank you Oda for creating Barty! He’s just so flawless!

and that Usopp’s ‘I-don’t-even-get-your-shit-bro’ pose is perfect!

Robin…. you’re great!

She found it! Shoe found it! This goddamn key to these goddamn Law’s handcuffs!

Aww… family reunion…

Yeah. Viola is right King Riku… You should trust my husband them, even if they’re pirates.

LOL! Usopp’s my hero a.ka. God right now! XD

hell yeah! Barty is officially a copy of mine! His personality is pretty accurate to mine! I’m like a total freak who loves One Piece. Talking a lot ‘bout it with a big enthusiasm

but back to the plot… It’s very good that Oda didn’t created Rebecca being useless… and she’ll have a bodyguard with her. good luck guys…

wait!

BartyxRebecca???

Hell Yeah! DO IT FRANKY DO IT!!!!

NOT YOU AGAIN!!

FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE! GET LOST YOUR FUCKING DIRTY ASS FROM HERE! FRANKY! DEFEAT THIS DISGUSTING GUY RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!

Elizabello is clmbing the wall using his BOXING GLOVES!!!! How no t to laugh at it? And I wonder how Cabbage’s horse will go up? Will it also climb like…

lul XD

so hardcore!

SABO IS A COMPLETE

[hope to see Law’s fucking flashback NEXT WEEK because I’m sick of waiting for it!!!, however, this chapter was awesome!]

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c60 music player by IDEO

What if we could touch our music again?

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So, I made a video

Shit Guyanese Parents Say.

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IDEO Spark

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