Award-winning Canadian author and University of Toronto professor David Gilmour came under social/media fire for comments made about his stance of only including male, middle-aged writers in his list of readings for his undergraduate English courses because that is the experience he resonates with most. Drawing on what you know is both wise and foolish when looking at it from the perspective of systems change and by looking within and beyond our own boundaries we can see how.Read more
Designing and thinking
Critics of design thinking suggest that it forgets making while advocates suggest that it extends itself beyond the traditional constraints of design’s focus on the brief. What separates the two is still the implications associated with making something and the question: can we be good designer thinkers without being design makers? This post looks at the relationship between design thinking and making.
It’s been suggested that anyone who shapes the world intentionally is a designer, however those who train and practice asRead more
How do you recognize what a design thinker is? One way is to not just look at what they think,Read more
Design thinking is a concept that has gained much purchase in the creative industries and beyond, but what does itRead more