Clarity: The Next Design Thinking Evolution
For those who might have missed this earlier published interview with Humantific Co-Founder GK VanPatter you can find that document plus his 40+ other published papers in free downloadable form here:
Humantific CoFounder, GK VanPatter tackles another difficult subject posting to his Linkedin Blog.
“Happy summer Humantific readers! It is a super steamy week here in New York City! This weeks’ tricky topic: Our view on the evolution of “Experience Thinking”.
Recently we were inspired to write when it was brought to our attention that over on the now giant-sized 100,000+ member Design Thinking LinkedIn group a thread was bubbling up proclaiming the arrival of “Experience Thinking” right now in 2018! Yes, the proclamation was entitled “Design Thinking Grows Up: Welcome to Experience Thinking”…“Taking Design Thinking to the Next Level”!
Who Knew?!! 🙂
Since Experience Design is part of our own practice history we decided that it might be useful to our readers if we make this subject the focus for this weeks’ post.
Most communities of practice have a time-line and Experience Design is no different. Understanding community of practice timelines can certainly help us collectively and realistically understand, not only the past, but more importantly what is going on right now and what challenges remain.”
See the entire post here:
A Portrait of New York City 2018: Well-Being in the Five Boroughs and the Greater Metro Area is being published and launched this week!
Authored by the Kristen Lewis, Sarah Burd-Sharps and the Measure of America team, A Portrait of New York City 2018 will examine well-being and access to opportunity for different geographies and demographic groups in New York City and the greater New York–New Jersey–Connecticut metropolitan area using the human development framework and index.
“The report will also examine a range of issues that contribute to and/or are compounded by the well-being challenges faced by many New York City communities, such as health inequities, racism, residential segregation, and mass incarceration.
The American Human Development Index, a supplement to the gross domestic product and other money metrics, tells the story of how ordinary people are doing. The index is based on the Human Development Index developed by the United Nations, the gold standard for measuring the well-being of people in every nation.
A Portrait of New York City 2018 will present the ranked index for 170 neighborhood and town clusters in the New York metro area; for the five boroughs and for 188 neighborhood tabulation areas in New York City; for the four major racial and ethnic groups; for women and men; and for US- and foreign-born residents.
In addition to the written report, the project will include interactive maps and a photo essay.”
Learn more about Measure of America here.
For all those interested in the emerging future of work: Future Work Skills Academy has launched! We are delighted to collaborate on this important initiative with 4th Industrial Revolution.
Its been an interesting journey and for everyone involved a tremendous amount of work to create this virtual program designed around future skills articulated in the Institute for the Futures 2020 Report..
Huge thanks to our fearless project leader Donna Patricia Ann Eiby who was the driving guide behind this initiative.
We are thankful for being included and we learned a lot by jumping in to create a virtual version of our introductory SenseMaking Workshop starring Elizabeth Pastor!
Go here to sign up: See Humantific Cofounder, Elizabeth Pastor teaching SenseMaking in this virtual session!
Interested in Future Work Skill-Building?
We have an entire physical world skill-building program combining Advanced Problem Solving and Visual SenseMaking.
Feel free to write to us: kickitup (at) humantific (dot) com
Humantific: Case Studies
Humantific CoFounder GK VanPatter posts to his LinkedIn blog:
Hello again Humantific readers. Inspired by a reoccurring question seen in one of the LinkedIn Design Thinking discussion groups regarding “SCAMPER” we decided to make this the focus of this week’s post. Since many of our readers/clients are innovation initiative leaders we thought it might be useful to you if we share a somewhat lost story regarding this thinking related subject.
At Humantific we recognize SCAMPER as a basic idea prompting technique, (not a method) with a long history that seems to be not well understood in some communities of practice today.
SCAMPER originates in the Applied Creativity community (*1), not the design or design thinking communities. For those who might not know these are two very different communities of knowledge…with very different timelines, heroes, orientation to challenges and methodology histories. While many parallels exist, one is certainly not interchangeable with the other…….
It might come as a surprise to some unfamiliar with Osborn’s work or that of the various other United States based CPS/Applied Creavity pioneers but the early orientation of this community can be described as significantly influenced by the Edison Effect….as in Thomas Edison (1847-1931). Without getting into the later criticism leveled at Edison we can acknowledge for the purposes of this post that he was a prolific, highly influential legendary American Inventor…..
See the entire post here: Osborn’s Lost SCAMPER: ReAppreciating Applied Imagination
GK VanPatter, CoFounder of HUMANTIFIC and NextDesign Leadership Network in New York will give a public talk on ReThinking Design Thinking at the experimental university campus TEAMLABS in Madrid on Wednesday February 7.
The talk will include key findings from the soon to be published book ReThinking Design Thinking. The book is a synthesis of research, commentary and visualizations undertaken over the course of several years as part of the NextD community sensemaking initiative.
The book includes the NextDesign Geographies Framework articulating the arenas of Design 1,2,3,4 as well as an overview of the challenges facing the application of design thinking methods in practice.
“Today the search for and synchronization of tools, methods and skills to increasingly complex problem scale is a quest underway in many disciplines around the world.” GK VanPatter
For more information see the TeamLabs site here!
Long in the making and long overdue, Humantific will publish ReThinking Design Thinking / Understanding the Future That Has Already Arrived coming up in 2018.
Our readers will know that this community sensemaking initiative has spanned numerous years and resulted in many NextD documents, frameworks, blog posts, etc. some of which have been widely published. We decided to formally publish the synthesized key findings of this initiative in this book form that will be available on Amazon soon.
This publication combines observations on the state of design / design thinking methods and includes views into the already arriving, already operating emerging states of next generation design thinking at challenge scales beyond product, service and experience creation.
This book is meant to be a follow up on our previously published book: Innovation Methods Mapping: De-Mystifying 80+ Years of Innovation Process Design.
If you would like to be made aware when this book is published feel free to send us an email: kickitup (at) humantific (dot) com.