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You Want Smarter, More Collaborative Students? First, Fix The Tables | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
"Everyone lauds the benefits of collaboration, and yet students usually sit apart from one another, stuck behind their individual desks. The Dutch designers Rianne Makkink & Jurgen Bey have updated the classic trestle table into a flexible system that stretches to accommodate group projects.

One or two trestle desks can be combined with a larger tabletop to form an elongated work surface. The longest table can also be used as a vertical or horizontal easel, with the metal ridge used for joining the tables together doubling as a utensil holder. The extension pieces, made from high-pressure laminate, can be folded and stacked into a colourful display when not in use.

Brilliant--and just the thing to help foster early collaboration--but sadly not yet a reality."
schools  tables  trestles  studioclassroom  schooldesign  classroom  design  furniture  2012  via:carlasilver  classrooms 
january 2012 by robertogreco
The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King :: Tips :: The 99 Percent
"If you’re a designer, entrepreneur, or creative – you probably haven’t been asked for your resume in a long time. Instead, people Google you – and quickly assess your talents based on your website, portfolio, and social media profiles. Do they resonate with what you’re sharing? Do they identify with your story? Are you even giving them a story to wrap their head around?"<br />
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"the resume is on the out, and the bio is on the rise. People work with people they can relate to and identify with. Trust comes from personal disclosure. And that kind of sharing is hard to convey in a resume. Your bio needs to tell the bigger story. Especially, when you’re in business for yourself, or in the business of relationships. It’s your bio that’s read first."
design  writing  business  work  resumes  cv  biography  bios  howto  tutorials  jobsearch  jobs  creativity  entrepreneurship  via:carlasilver 
june 2011 by robertogreco

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