Sustainable design

Veldhuis IT ontwikkelt webapplicaties en websites. Het liefst voor maatschappelijke, milieu of sociale verbeteringen. Voor zijn werkzaamheden als freelance developer was Jan Veldhuis op zoek naar een visuele identiteit. Jan kenmerkt zich door zijn doorzettingsvermogen, betrouwbaarheid en zijn authenticiteit. Bij de uitvoering van de

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A while ago I bought this very interesting book called: This is service design thinking. (Service) Design Thinking has been a hot topic for the past years. Luckily! So what is it? “Service Design helps to innovate (create new) or

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A must see! Probably one of the most eye opening animated documentary about the lifecycle of material goods. From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most

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Great resource for sustainable graphic design. I particularly like the ‘Miths’ section in which they unveil the ‘truth’ about some persistent stories on recycled paper, chemicals and forestry. “Lovely as a Tree, the website that tells you everything you need

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In 1999, when I started studying Industrial design, one of our first assignments was to design a toddler chair. Who would have thought that 13 years later I would actually use it for my daughter! And in the meantime my

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I loved the tasty coke and the identity and packaging design by Designbridge. Unfortunately the company died after a short life. Not because it was not successful or because people didn’t like it, but because of disagreement between shareholders and hinder

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What a great concept and beautiful report: This is the first annual report powered by the sun. It’s content remains invisible until the sunlight falls on it’s pages. The elegantly designed document, wrapped in light-proof foil, was printed in special ink. The report

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In Dutch companies employees print an average of 28 pages per day. What?? Really?? That is not very sustainable, is it? The best way to change this, would of course be to change people’s behaviour and to force printer manufacturers to sell eco

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What a great and fun way to tell about sustainability: Comics! Stuart McMillen is a cartoonist from Brisbane, Australia who draws comics on science, society and environmental sustainability. Here is an example: “Trees essentially build themselves from thin air — their

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The Swedish beer brand Mikeller, together with Bedow have found a way to make sure you empty your bottle! The label on the bottle apparently changes when you tug away your beer. A beautiful new heat sensitive label is designed

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