About This Live Project

Sheffield Homes is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) set up and owned by Sheffield City Council to manage council housing in Sheffield. As our client, Sheffield Homes offered us a list of potential project briefs for us to choose from, all of which deal with important issues and concerns regarding the current council housing stock in Sheffield. Our group decided to embark upon developing innovative solutions to address the important issue of waste disposal in flatted council estates. Our hope is that our efforts can offer strong design initiatives on the topic whilst creating awareness and incentive on the importance of recycling and proper disposal of household waste.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Open Source / Collective Intelligence

See-through recycling bins in Tokyo exploining collective intelligence of passersby (in this intance to increase security in underground station... but perhaps the same principle could be adapted/pushed to 'change the default' in waste production/disposal)

From "Open Source Garbage" - post from John Maeda's blog Law of Simplicity http://lawsofsimplicity.com/2006/11/11/open-source-garbage/

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