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Collaboration Patterns: A Pattern Language for Creative Collaborations By Takashi Iba
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A Creative Collaboration creates new values that can change the world. In a Creative Collaboration, an emergent vigor is produced where team members motivate each other and grow together. This new... More > vigor cannot be attributed to any one team member but to the team as a whole. How can such a Creative Collaboration be achieved? The secrets are scribed in this book. Collaboration Patterns presents 34 distinct patterns that show tips, methods, and views for a successful collaboration. The Collaboration Patterns are written as a pattern language that summarizes the design knowledge that develops from a person’s experience into the form of a pattern. It pairs a problem that occurs in a certain context of a design with its solution and gives it a name. Along with discovering ways to practice effective teamwork, we hope you can also imagine the possibilities pattern languages offer.< Less
Presentation Patterns: A Pattern Language for Creative Presentations By Takashi Iba
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A Creative Presentation uses the knowledge and experience of the audience to inspire the realization of something new. Such a presentation can encourage the audience to realize and take action... More > towards the future. However, as a presentation has limited words, how is such innovation possible? The secrets are scribed in this book. Presentation Patterns presents 34 distinct patterns that show tips, methods, and views for a Creative Presentation. The Presentation Patterns are written as a pattern language that summarizes the design knowledge that develops from a person’s experience into the form of a pattern. It pairs a problem that occurs in a certain context of a design with its solution and gives it a name. Along with discovering methods to give an effective presentation, we hope you can also imagine the possibilities that pattern languages offer.< Less
Learning Patterns: A Pattern Language for Creative Learning By Takashi Iba
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In Creative Learning, learner creates opportunities for learning by himself/herself by launching and implementing his/her own project, and learn through actively creating with others. How can such a... More > Creative Learning be achieved? The secrets are scribed in this book. Learning Patterns presents 40 distinct patterns that show tips, methods, and views for a Creative Learning. The Learning Patterns are written as a pattern language that summarizes the design knowledge that develops from a person’s experience into the form of a pattern. It pairs a problem that occurs in a certain context of a design with its solution and gives it a name. Read through the pages and use any or all of the Learning Patterns to make your learning more creative!< Less
Learning Patterns: Eine Mustersprache für kreatives Lernen By Takashi Iba
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Im kreativen Lernen schaffen sich Lernende Möglichkeiten, selbstorganisiert zu lernen, indem sie ihre eigenen Projekte starten und umsetzen und durch aktives Schaffen mit anderen lernen. Doch... More > wie kann so ein kreativer Lernprozess erreicht werden? Das Geheimrezept dafür ist in diesem Buch zu finden. Das Buch Learning Patterns enthält 40 verschiedene Muster, die Tipps, Methoden und Meinungen zum kreativen Lernen aufzeigen. Die Lernmuster sind als Mustersprache geschrieben, die das Gestaltungswissen zusammenfasst, das sich aus der Erfahrung einer Person in Form eines Musters entwickelt. Jedes Muster verbindet ein Problem, das in einem bestimmten Kontext auftritt, mit dessen Lösung und gibt dem Problem dabei einen Namen. Blättern Sie durch die Seiten und nutzen Sie einige oder alle Lernmuster, um Ihr Lernen noch kreativer zu gestalten!< Less
Project Design Patterns: 32 Patterns of Practical Knowledge for Producers, Project Managers, and Those Involved in Launching New Businesses By Takashi Iba & Fumio Kajiwara
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Architect/designer Fumio Kajiwara and pattern language expert Takashi Iba bring to life 32 patterns crucial to creating and managing innovative projects. “Project Design Patterns” is a... More > unique guide for producers, project managers, entrepreneurs, and anyone involved in managing complex projects. This book is a compilation of project design knowledge based on Fumio Kajiwara (architect/designer/chairman of UDS Ltd.) and his years of experience leading various renowned spatial design projects in Asia. His know-hows are outlined by Takashi Iba (Professor at Keio University) using the “pattern language” method, a way of organizing/sharing practical knowledge. This book is the first case in which the pattern language method, originally invented by architect Christopher Alexander, is used in the context of project design. Through this collaboration, “Project Design Patterns” provides approachable but profound hints that help demystify the difficulty of carrying out innovative projects.< Less
Survival Language: A Pattern Language for Surviving Earthquakes By Takashi Iba & Tomoki Furukawazono
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Survival Language is a pattern language to provide individual survival techniques to use when a catastrophic earthquake occurs. The basis of this proposal comes from the problem that although... More > countries like Japan have experienced numerous catastrophic earthquakes, preventable tragedies continue to be repeated. Survival Language presents 20 distinct patterns that show tips, methods, and views for surviving earthquake. Survival Language seeks to improve a person’s immediate decisions when an earthquake strikes and to encourage them to recall earthquake safety measures even in ordinary moments of daily life. A person’s survival often depends on their own strength, knowledge, and skills the time at which the disaster strikes.< Less
Pattern Illustrating Patterns: A Pattern Language for Pattern Illustrating By Takashi Iba & Iba Laboratory
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Recently, the field of pattern language has been developing in various domains. Patterns are usually expressed in sentences, along with a visual expression. One of these expressions is called a... More > “pattern illustration” because it expresses the essence of the pattern, includes characters that express human movements and feelings, and symbolically represents a pattern that does not connect multiple scenes with arrows. Pattern illustration describes the pattern’s primary content, and this helps readers understand and memorize the pattern and also motivates them to use it. But our question here is “How can we draw these pattern illustrations?” In this book, Pattern Illustrating Patterns, we have collected 28 patterns on how and what to draw and what aspects must be considered when creating pattern illustrations. We hope this book will stimulate further understanding about including pattern illustration as an approach to visual aid by those considering or creating pattern languages.< Less
Change Making Patterns: A Pattern Language for Fostering Social Entrepreneurship By Takashi Iba et al.
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Social entrepreneurship has been a trend in the last decade, attracting many youth to voice their concerns about social issues. However, there is still a huge gap between those upfront social... More > entrepreneurs and the citizens, the latter of whom struggle to find a good starting point or feel overwhelmed by the complexity of the problems. Change Making Patterns captures the essentials that future actors can consult to create their ideal change. The 31 distinctive patterns show how social entrepreneurs identify social issues and create or implement solutions to overcome these issues. This set of tacit knowledge is disclosed for you to not only learn how social entrepreneurship is executed in difficult situations but also start your own changemaking project.< Less
A Tale of Pattern Illustrating By Takashi Iba et al.
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The theory and practice of Pattern Languages have widely spread, and pattern languages for creative activities are created in various domains. One day, a guide from the world of pattern illustrations... More > has appeared in front of a little boy who is writing a pattern. With the help of the guide, the little boy meets many villagers of the world of pattern illustrations and develops his understanding of the importance and excitement of drawing pattern illustrations. This tail invites you to understand what pattern illustrations are and how to draw them.< Less
Words for a Journey: The Art of Being with Dementia By Takashi Iba et al.
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There are many with dementia who are living well. They have not given up everything in their lives just because they have the disease. It is a fact that you will have to make some changes in your... More > lifestyle once you have been diagnosed with dementia; but try looking at it this way: if you are going to have to make changes, why not make good ones? Think of it as the start of a new journey: a journey to live well with dementia. This book provides positive, practical hints for living well with dementia. Each hint describes a “context” that people with dementia and the people around experience and a “problem” that is commonly associated with the situation. Following this, a “solution” on how to cope with the problem is described. These hints were determined through interviews, meaning that there are people are living well with dementia by using this knowledge. By sharing these wisdoms with a broad audience, our hope is to make everyone’s life with dementia better.< Less

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