Path dependency is a concept in complexity science that refers to the way in which the past patterns influence current and future actions. Mindful attention to identifying these patterns and use of design thinking can help ensure that the past is not the present, unless we want it to be.Read more
Innovation has likely never been more important and that’s why its study and practice is no laughing matter. The systemicRead more
A bull is charging us and knowing which which — if any — horn we will take will determine whatRead more
What does it take to innovate? We look at the basics and what they mean for individuals and organizations lookingRead more
Design Thinking is not only a means to innovate, but as a means to heal and grow. After a year that by most people’s standards was ugly beyond any others in recent memory, our need for beauty, sustainable and responsible businesses, supportive communities, and viable, service-forward industries needs this.Read more
It’s possible to design a program or service that hits every note for some and becomes a monster for others.Read more
Value can be created by building on other products or services. Radio Garden is drawing on other systems to pull together radio stations and providing the same content that can be found elsewhere, but it’s organizing it.
Providing alternative perspectives is value in itself. JimJamPro’s 3-D photo maps technically don’t show anything that isn’t in Google Maps, yet they provide a wholesale different perspective on all of that content, adding considerable contextual value.
Visualizing relationships is systems innovation. Visualizing a system of relationships — a radio station within a country, an apartment block within a neighbourhood — provides insight into a system, not just a product.
Inspiration is a primary outcome for design thinking and leadership is the vehicle to deliver it. In a previous postRead more
Design thinking is best approached as a habit, not as an exercise. Just as ‘critical thinking’ isn’t meant to be applied sporadically to one’s life, neither is design thinking.Read more
The psychology and design of decisions are ones that we can influence whether we know it or not. Better design equals different decisions.Read more