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.
It’s been suggested that anyone who shapes the world intentionally is a designer, however those who train and practice as professional designers question whether such definition obscures the skill, craft, and ethics that come from formal disciplinary affiliation. Further complicating things is the notion that design thinking can be taught and that the practice of …
The Science of Team Science conference in Chicago is on bringing new knowledge and new questions about how researchers can work together to address some of the wicked problems faced by society today.
Are we treating all innovation as the same in the way we train people? Perhaps, and the consequences are that places like Canada could be falling behind.
The structure of research funding and lack of support for young scientists is killing off opportunities to attract the best and brightest into the field and promote innovation. The reasons innovation is in trouble and science is becoming a hazardous career choice is explored.