Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

Designing Spaces for Creativity

by • October 21st, 2012

Reblogged from Creativity & Innovation: I’ve just spent two stimulating days with a small group of architects, university professors, and creativity researchers, at a beautiful old lakeside estate called Marigold Lodge, in Western Michigan. Our goal: To collect everything we know about how to design spaces that maximize learning and foster creativity. With funding from the Sloan […]

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Innovation, Design Thinking and the Folly of Fads

by • May 24th, 2012

Is it time to move on or shall we try to invigorate the discussion of concepts like innovation and design thinking with dialogue, evidence and (self-referentially) some innovation and design thinking to advance not only the discourse on these topics, but also their adoption, study and adaptation to help us tackle the complex, wicked and pervasive problems that seem to be growing in our world each day.

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Design for Social Norms or Social Change?

by • August 6th, 2011

Just as we create path dependencies for one set of values, so too can we do the same for others and with other people. The focus on the outcomes of systems rather than their design is problematic if we want change. Starting with design and values at the outset, being conscious of who we invite in and how we engage them and by remaining contemplative about how these systems unfold and the emergent patterns that shape them, designers of all stripes may be better positioned to create social change rather than just for social norms.

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The Persistent Myth of the Lone Genius in Art and Science

by • June 7th, 2011

Of the many persistent myths about innovation, the lone genius is about the most sticky. Continued research shows how untrue this is.

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