We could not help but notice that these questions can be seen often arising and rearising today in various online discussion groups. We also noticed that many of the thousands of folks now participating in the various “Design Thinking’ discussion groups on LinkedIn and elsewhere often have no experience of design school education settings and thus often have little or no understanding of design history, in all of its useful imperfections..:-)
Humantific CoFounder GK VanPatter has published another post in his popular ongoing “Making Sense Series.
“We were delighted last week to see Harvard Business School doing a heads-up in the direction of the already existing design thinking leadership movement! Ten + years after it began that is real and long awaited progress! Wooooo Hooooo!
Rather slow to recognize the business communities significant interest in next generation design thinking capacity building Harvard Business School announced that it has awakened to the opportunity and will be in 2016 formally jumping into the design thinking education business.
“Harvard Business School is emphasising design thinking as one of its big focus areas for leadership teaching in the days ahead.”
Being strategic design practitioners involved in the innovation leadership skill-building and innovation methodology communities for many years we were particularly interested to see what Harvard has in mind…:-)”Continue Reading..
DATA2GO.NYCis inviting visualizers, data lovers, changemakers and designers to create an informative and beautiful visualization(s) that helps illuminate strengths or challenges in NYC neighborhoods using unique data made available throughDATA2GO.NYC. A very incredible tool!
“Ana Barroso: Welcome back to Part 2 of this conversation GK. Here in Latin America we are seeing rising interest in the subject of sensemaking, maybe because we have a lot of complicated things going on here!
One of the layers of findings you apply to the NextD Geographiesframework has to do with the toolboxes that are increasingly more complex and cross disciplinary in Design 3 and 4. What skills does it take to conduct a visual sensemaking process? Do you believe a non-designer, without formal academic training, can make a good 3.0 or 4.0 design thinker or sensemaker? Can you describe the process of capacity building Humantific does in itsinnovation capacity programs?“
Humantific CoFounder Elizabeth Pastor will be giving a talk on SenseMaking for ChangeMaking on November 12th & 13th at e-xperience 2015conference in Manizales, Colombia.
“E-xperience 2015 is an international event held by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of the Republic of Colombia (ICT Ministry), which connects and recognizes the main actors and initiatives that inspire and set trends for innovation in Digital Government.”
The Humantific team is excited to be back in Austin, Texas this week to work with the forward thinking City of Austin’s Civic Innovation Team on building adaptable civic innovation leadership capacity.
Many cities are realizing that there is a role for city governments in inspiring, supporting and leading innovation in their local communities. One result is significant interest from city government leaders in acquiring next generation innovation leadership skills for the specific context of complex civic challenges.
There is a new way to measure what matters in New York City! Measure of Americaand Humantific are delighted to announce the DATA2GO.NYC | Visualization Challenge.
In this challenge we invite specialists in the exploding information design and data visualization fields to use the unique dataset made available through the just launched DATA2GO.NYC website. The goal is to create informative and beautiful visualizations that help to illuminate strengths or challenges in New York City neighborhoods and how they shape the lives, choices, and opportunities of the people who live there.
Humantific CoFounder Elizabeth Pastor will be back at Institute for European Design [IED] next week leading BRAINBOOMa customized innovation skill-building experience created for incoming graduate students by Humantific in collaboration with IED leaders.
Building on the theme of New Visions, New Leaders, we have redesigned orientation in the form of a cross-department skill-building experience. At IED incoming graduate students from multiple departments now experience orientation together as a foundational skill-building workshop!