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  1. The Bicycle Diaries - Episode 1

    In Paris, France a new bicycle transit system called the Velib has been installed.

    Twenty thousand bikes have been made available and can be used free of charge for up to half an hour per ride.

    They allow Parisians and tourists alike to get from A to B at their own pace, and to rediscover the beauty of the city at the same time.

    The montage of voices in the programme include the Velib's designer and Parisian residents.

    They talk about the bicycle's design features, how they use the system, the journeys they take, and how has the Velib has changed the city.

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  2. Suze Ingram – Would you like service design with that?

    Service design is a new discipline which focuses on understanding what customers want, then designing services which meet their needs. Sound familiar? Web designers have focused on user-centred design for years to create websites and applications that are user friendly.

    Service design is well established in Europe and North America and there’s already a handful of Australian businesses offering service design. What is it? Does experience in designing for screen interaction translate to designing services too? Will service design be the next big thing? Suze offers insight by drawing on her years of experience as a UX designer and researcher. She shows how service design might fit into your business in the future, who you might pitch it to, and what sort of skills you might need to deliver service design.

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  3. Icon-o-cast: What Makes a Great Service?

    Connections - Feb. 19, 2009: What makes a great service? How can designers influence the experience customers have with grocery stores, airlines and car rental agencies? Jennifer Bove of Huge and Ben Fullerton of IDEO talk with Lunar's Gretchen Anderson about service design.

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  4. RSA Design & Society - Playing the City

    Kevin Slavin, urban consultant and co-founder of New York computer games studio Area/Code presents a powerful argument for games as social systems with people at the centre; for the “software” of cities as what runs on the “hardware” of buildings and streets; for an “urban sport” that can educate behaviour by leaking from computers into the social world; and above all, for designers today to build the systems that will propagate and feed us, not the things we will consume.

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  5. Stewart Brand’s ‘Ecopragmatism’

    In the 1960s, Stewart Brand became one of the country’s first and most famous champions of a new ecological awareness. His Whole Earth Catalog spoke to a generation of hippies and back-to-nature commune dwellers.

    Now, at 70, Stewart Brand is calling on environmentalists to reframe their understanding of the problem — and solutions. It’s too late for back-to-nature, he says. Global warming is beyond that.

    To survive now, Brand says, we need nuclear power, genetic engineering, giant cities. We must manage nature or lose civilization.

    This hour, On Point: In the face of global warming, Stewart Brand redefines green.

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  6. Elements of a Networked Urbanism by Adam Greenfield

    Over the past several years, we’ve watched as a very wide variety of objects and surfaces familiar from everyday life have been reimagined as networked information-gathering, -processing, -storage and -display resources. Why should cities be any different?

    What happens to urban form and metropolitan experience under such circumstances? What are the implications for us, as designers, consumers and as citizens?

    Adam Greenfield lives in a city and thinks you probably do, too.

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  7. Our Urban Future: the death of distance and the rise of cities

    Improvements in transportation and communication technologies have led some to predict the death of distance, and with that, the death of the city. In this lecture Professor Ed Glaeser will argue that these improvements have actually been good for idea-producing cities at the same time as they have been devastating for goods-producing places. What, then, does the future hold for our cities?

    Speaker: Professor Edward Glaeser, Professor of Economics at Harvard, and Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston; Chair: Howard Davies

    (Nov 13, 2008 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))

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