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Bijker was, according to his own statement in the book, drawn to the science-technology-society (STS) movement already back in the 1970s. The book itself was published in 1995 by the MIT Press. While Bikers was drawn to the STS movement because of its goal to “enrich the curricula of both universities and secondary schools by offering new ways to explore issues such as the risks of nuclear energy, the proliferation of nuclear arms, and environmental degradations”, I was drawn to STS and actor-network approach in particular for my doctoral Environmental Protection interdisciplinary study and research....

Thinking, Fast and Slow is the book of the Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman. My rating of the book is 4 out of 5 stars. Short review presents the psychodrama with the two characters, Sistem 1 and Sistem 2. Book shows us, that it’s easier to recognize other people’s mistake than our own, among many other very useful cases and examples. For business, for study and our relationships. Did you know that the formula for marital stability is simply the frequency of lovemaking minus frequency of quarrels? Book contributes heavily to the decision making theory. Although not written primarily for decision makers, this book helps us think better about our decisions. ...

Golden circle is a pattern discovered by Simon Sinek why some leaders and organizations they lead consistently outperform others. It consists of three circles where the first is, Why you are doing what you are doing; the second is How you do what you do; and the third is What you do....

Design and innovation go hand in hand with the financial performance of organizations. Confirmed in the report from the UK's Design Council that design oriented firms in all kinds of industries have outperformed their more-traditional peers. A short example of this is presented with Nintendo's focus on design and creativity of Wii rather than classical research and development....

What is it that people in the third world really need? How to solve the transportation problem in the third world? Tata has set the right questions and solve the problem of transport with the successful development of the first true low-priced car in the world....

They say that at this event we are going to design, develop and present a brand new service in just 48 hours.My master plan or my big idea is: automatic production of designed business, academic and financial reports. So I'm quite curious what will be the ideas from other members of the GSJ11 in Rotterdam? And what will be the feedback on my idea/problem/plan?I'll report how is it going. Probably on Twitter [@marksavic]. Or even will try to make some kind of a presentation.So, please if interested, join me. I'm heading for Rotterdam from Berlin on Friday, March 11. The event is taking place at:Rotterdam University of Applied SciencesSchool of Communication, Media and Information TechnologyPieter de Hoochweg 1293024 BG RotterdamNetherlandsThe event lasts two full days, till Sunday afternoon, March 13.There are still places available, I...

"Studies have shown that design-oriented firms in all kinds of industries have outperformed their more-traditional peers—that design and innovation go hand-in-hand with financial success."—Design CouncilAt highly driven design companies they have a differentiation strategy where design is at their core. Those kinds of companies are market leaders’ through design innovation. This is reflected in the non-technological innovations that are first-to-market in opposition to so-called me-to innovations where design innovations are copied by followers.—adapted from Kootstra, 2009In these two quotes, you will find the answer. I would like to develop my own company, already a strategic design consultancy, Vizuarna into a design innovations company. That is non-technological innovations. And in that manner, I have an idea of how to help other companies/organizations/students in their reporting efforts. More to follow. Stay tuned. :)Sources:Duarte, Nancy. 2008. slide:0logy. The...