Tag: Integrative Thinking Research

20
Aug

Humantific at Transforming Design UK

Humantific CoFounder, Elizabeth Pastor will be speaking on the subject of SenseMaking for ChangeMaking at the Transforming Design Conference in London on Sept 7. Around the world we continue to see significant interest in real world examples of how design thinking is being applied to complex fuzzy challenges in the context of organizations and societies.

This conference is being organized by the Design Management Institute, one of numerous professional associations working hard to signal to its membership how leading transformation practices are driving change in the design and design management communities.

Read more on the conference site: “The world is changing, business is changing, the role of design is changing, and so too design managers need to change…Design is now recognized as an enabler of business transformation, because design leads change, which is critically needed to save and solve our future. It is a solution that addresses problems, and problems behind problems. Design connects businesses to their customers, and customers to new products, services and experiences. Design is a process tool, an innovation tool, a tool to build experiences, and a transformation tool. Transformation is as much a way of thinking as it is a result.

04
Aug

Design Thinking Research Tops 12,000 Readers

This week Humantific’s Design Thinking Made Visible Project topped 12,000 readers. Published on ISSUU as part of Humantific’s virtual book series this project book provides a glimpse into our ongoing Integrative Thinking Research Initiative underway for ten years. The book provides a window into how design thinking has already been reinvented to better serve as enabler of organizational and societal transformation.

UPDATE January 2014: This virtual book has now topped 28,000 readers.

If your organization would like to learn more about participating in our Thinking Made Visible Research send an email to research (at) humantific (dot) com.

 

 

 

 

02
Aug

SenseMaking for ChangeMaking on ISSUU

Humantific CoFounder Elizabeth Pastor presented SenseMaking for ChangeMaking at Icograda’s Straight to Business Conference in Madrid, June 24-25, 2010. Inside the presentation Elizabeth explains how Humantific has been working in the realm of enabling Integrated Thinking for Innovation in large organizations for more than ten years. Connecting SenseMaking and ChangeMaking Humantific helps organizational leaders tackle complex fuzzy challenges and embedd the capability to do so into their organizations.

To inquire about how SenseMaking for ChangeMaking can super-charge transformation initiatives in your organization send an email to engage (at) humantific (dot) com

01
Jul

Elizabeth Pastor at Hub / Madrid

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Elizabeth Pastor visits with friends at The Hub Madrid for spontaneous social innovation. A great place that brings entrepreneurs and social innovators, right next to the great CaixaForum in Paseo del Prado. Thanks Felix for inviting us!

http://madrid.the-hub.net/

27
Jun

Markets for Giving Workshop

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Humantific has been working with LiquidNet for Good and Global Giving to codesign a three day Markets for Giving strategic cocreation workshop that was codelivered June 23-25 at Liquidnet corporate headquarters in New York.

Multinational workshop participants included thought leaders from numerous philanthropic organizations. In addition, Humantific provided the strategy cocreation methologies, the visual sensemaking and the hands-on process facilitation for this important event.

Working accross mutiple disciplines and organizations the participants were able to come together to cocreate a unified future philanthropic eco system visual model. Navigating through significant complexity the group was able to create unified challenge maps that became go-forward roadmaps for this important on-going initiative.

Helping diverse groups tackle complex social innovation challenges including infrastructure creation is exciting and meaningful work for the Humantific team. These are projects that we love to pitch in on and help out.

Participating organizations included:

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Hewlett Foundation

Network for Good

Conexion Columbia

Help Argentina

Give Well

New Philanthropy Capital

Keystone Accountability

Hope Consulting

Great Non Profits

GuideStar

Mission Fish

Betterplace

Acumen Fund

Donors Choose

Charity Navigator

Net4kids

Root Cause

Social Actions

Nexii

Jumo

Sea Change Capital Partners

15
Jun

GK VanPatter at Copenhagen B School

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In Denmark last week CoFounder GK VanPatter met with a group of faculty members at the Copenhagen Business School to discuss Design Thinking, Integrative Thinking, Design Futures, SenseMaking and ChangeMaking.

Humantific is in collaborative conversations with a forward thinking faculty group within Copenhagen Business School that is focused on leadership and innovation. Stay tuned for more information.

20
May

Humantific at Icograda Madrid

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Humantific CoFounder Elizabeth Pastor will be speaking on SenseMaking for ChangeMaking at Icograda’s Straight to Business Conference in Madrid, June 24-25.

“Straight to Business: Icograda Design Week in Madrid 2010 will bring together designers, business leaders, key regional and international stakeholders. This event will be a forum to discuss the business side of design and recognise communication design as a key strategic tool to drive economic growth.

Icograda regards the Icograda Design Week in Madrid 2010 as an opportunity to build on existing relationships and create new dialogue with Members, key stakeholders and decision makers driving the global agenda.

The conference takes place from 24-25 June and will include invited European and international speakers. The theme ‘Straight to Business’ has been organized around these four topics:

  1. New business models
  2. Keys to growth in business
  3. Design and new economy
  4. Design beyond business

Simultaneous English/Spanish translation will be available throughout the conference sessions.”

Register Here!

18
May

GK VanPatter at Åarhus School of Architecture

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Humantific Co-Founder GK VanPatter will give two talks in Denmark in June on SenseMaking for ChangeMaking. On June 9th he will present at the Danish Designers Annual Conference General Assembly at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Åarhus. On June 10th he will speak at the University of Aalborg in Aalborg.

Advancing rapidly beyond where many American, Canadian and Australian design schools remain focused we see considerable interest in the Beyond Service Design activity space in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

Translation from the Danish Designers website:

“Garry K. VanPatter working with transformational design. The first time he visited Denmark was in a lecture at the Copenhagen Business School. Now he has agreed to participate in a conference with Danish Designers. VanPatter is co-founder of design firm Humantific, New York, which is deep and the boundaries of design when the company is working with cultural and organizational change. Want to know what design is capable of and how far one can go, then Humantific is one of the best offers in the world. www.humantific.com . This conference takes place on 9 June at. 13:00 to 15:30 at Aarhus School of Architecture, North Gate 20, 8000 Aarhus C (the new building).

For more information regarding these events write directly to Steinar Valade-Amland at the Danish Designers Association in Denmark: sa (at) danishdesigners (dot) com

About Danish Designers

“Danish Designers is one of Europe’s few truly multi disciplinary designers’ associations, representing both practitioners and others, working professionally with design. Counting more than 1000 members, the organization makes up an effective and influential platform with a mandate to speak on behalf of a joint professional design community in Denmark.

Our activities encompass different events for members, collating and disseminating relevant knowledge, network building and facilitation, educational programmes and advisory services as well as external communications and lobbying to raise the awareness and appreciation of the role that design and the competences of Danish Designers play in terms of strengthening competitiveness and innovation and to enhance people’s quality of life.”


22
Apr

Design Thinking Made Visible Project

 

For those interested in the subjects of Integrative Thinking, Organizational Transformation, Reinvention of Design, Constructing Inclusion, Thinking Diversity, Design 3.0, 4.0, Visual SenseMaking, Strategic CoCreation, Design Thinking, Innovation Harmonics:

Humantific has published the Design Thinking Made Visible Project as part of our virtual book series. It provides a glimpse into Humantific’s ongoing Integrative Thinking Research Initiative underway for ten years and models how design thinking has already been reinvented to better serve as enabler of organizational and societal transformation.

This chapter of research provides a window into Humantific’s Design Thinking Made Visible research in progress in collaboration with numerous universities around the world.

This research project was designed as a collective sensemaking exercise that could be undertaken in undergraduate or graduate schools by professors and students without any special design thinking or innovation process mastery training provided.

Shown here are actual design process drawings, made by 5 groups of students in 5 schools, as well as their class innovation profiles.

Participating Schools Shown in this book:

Domus Academy, Italy

Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

National Institute for Design, India

University of Kassel, Germany

Regents Business School, UK

(Other schools are in progress)

Included in the book is a glimpse into how Humantific enables Integrative Thinking in organizations utilizing its Innovation Harmonics Framework.

Creating Innovation Harmonics in organizations begins with raising awareness that thinking differences exist. Making Thinking Visible represents one stream of Humantifc work.

Book Contents

Introduction

What is Integrative Thinking?

What is Integrative Thinking Enabling?

Design Thinking Made Visible Project

Research Results

What the Research Shows

Integrative Thinking: In History

Included in the book:

What The Research Shows: 10 Key Findings:

Finding 1

This research predates and debunks the 2009 academic theory that thinking attributes (“reliability”, “validity”, etc) can be rigidly pre-assigned to individuals or teams based on discipline labels such as design, designer or business, business manager.

Finding 2

Some students in design schools have the same thinking preferences as some students in business schools and vice-versa.

Finding 3

Professors and students are generally unaware of how radically different design process approaches are from one person to another.

Finding 4

Many students of design/innovation are not accustomed to externalizing their thinking process.

Finding 5

For numerous students in this study, design thinking jumps off from a framed problem defined by a brief. Often there was no process activity upstream from the brief.

Finding 6

Design thinking processes often appear very different visually while similar fundamental steps can often be found within. Some steps appear universal, others situational.

Finding 7

Most design thinking processes seen here have assumptions embedded that outcomes will be product or service creation.

Finding 8

Most design thinking process models seen in this study contain no reference to behaviors.

Finding 9

This research makes visible why the orchestration of design innovation work remains complex and a key challenge for teams and organizations.

Finding 10

This research suggests that real tools and visually shareable results are extremely useful in moving understanding and dialogue regarding integrative thinking beyond stereotypical notions of design thinking and business thinking.

The Design Thinking Made Visible Project is intended to inform and inspire dialogue regarding the realities of Design Thinking and Integrative Thinking by Design already underway in organizations today.

To inquire about participating in Humantific’s Thinking Made Visible Research send an email to thinkingresearch (at) humantific (dot) com.

30
Sep

Humantific on Radio Finland

Humantific CoFounder, Garry K. VanPatter was interviewed at the Creative Economy & Beyond Conference in Helsinki by Barbro Björkfelt, journalist, documentary film maker for YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company. At the conference VanPatter introduced the NextD SenseMaking Framework of Design 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 which became the talk of the two day session and helped propel the focus towards strategic design and away from old notions of design as product creation.

Here’s the link.