Tag: Design Thinking

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Why should engineers join together theory and practice?

David Blockley, Ph.D., F.IStructE, F.ICE, author of Building Bridges: Between Theory and Practice, talks about the huge gaps between what engineers know, what they do, and why things go wrong.

Slideshow: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub, a transit-focused development on a high-speed rail link in Shenzhen, China.

Josh Giegel, CTO of Virgin Hyperloop, talks technology and transportation

Josh Giegel, the chief technology officer of Virgin Hyperloop, chatted with Civil Engineering magazine about the technology and future implications of hyperloop travel.

Video: Tower design enables touch-free movement for occupants

Automation and tech synergy are key in the design of the 36-story-tall building in Hong Kong, where occupants will be able to move from sidewalk to workstation without touching a thing.

Ideation in design thinking: a case study

The problem your client asks you to address may not be precisely what they initially state. How could design thinking help you?

Slideshow: Nature inspires ‘Mitosis,’ a modular building system

An Amsterdam-based design firm has reconceptualized its design thinking, creating a modular building system that emphasizes nature and puts human health first. Find out how.

4 essentials for sparking innovation

Civil engineering is built on skill and precision. But how can one spark innovation? Here are some tips.

Design thinking and resilience: things are not always what they seem

Thank you for rejoining me in our series on Design Thinking. In the first article, we explored with Seth Godin the overarching themes of design thinking and the foundation of the methodology – empathy. Today, we are joined by Carly Foster to explore the application of design thinking in the world of resilience. Foster’s expertise and work lend to the direct application of DT...

COVID-19 Community Calls 6: Design Thinking Our Way to New Solutions

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 6 finds us talking to Mel Butcher, the private sector group midwest lead at Carollo Engineers, specializing in industrial water treatment,...