Knowledge Translation or Just Better Marketing?

Can the dream of knowledge translation be achieved by better marketing, or is focusing on message delivery processes missing the larger point?

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Knowledge translation in public health: Progress or doing the wrong things righter?

Are we making progress in knowledge translation in the health sciences or are our methods and approaches just doing the wrong things righter? This post looks at the issue in relation to the recent NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation.

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When Change Potential is Embedded in Bigger Systems

Our ability to change can be tied to the degree of embeddedness we have within larger systems and how tight the fit between the layers or levels are. Barack Obama’s electoral success and governance frustrations are used to illustrate.

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Jaron Lanier and Dominant Design

Are we creating path dependencies with our creative technologies that actually limit creativity? Jaron Lanier thinks so and in this post I introduce the concept of dominant design and what it means in terms of technological and social innovation.

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Diversity and Structure Meets Systems and Design Thinking

Does putting sick people together in one place (like a hospital) seem all that smart? We don’t consider alternatives. Systems and design thinking can offer some ways around this problem and get us back to questing the structures we’ve created and encouraging greater diversity in our conversations about health and healthcare.

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