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Developmental Design and The Innovator’s Mindset

Blackberry, once the ‘must have’ device is no longer so and may no longer even exist. Looking back on how the mighty device maker stumbled the failure is attributed to what was done and not done, but I would argue it is more about what was unseen and not thought. Ignorance of the past, present […]

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Knowledge Translation Lip (Sync) Service

For many, but certainly not all, of the studies we do in public and population health, the audience for this is almost the same. Not all studies or research projects will yield the kind of data that are video-worthy or inspire photosharing, but some are. And if we want the public engaged in science, if we want to reach practitioners and inspire policy makers and researchers alike to pay attention to the evidence being generated, this video might offer some suggestions for a way forward.

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G20 and Social Media Anarchy

Social media has captured the violence associated with the G20 protests well, but in the process managed to take citizens’ responsibility out of the picture in the process of getting a picture.

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Amazing Stuff: The Inspirational Sound and Vision Edition

Inspiration sometimes finds itself wrapped in a delightful blend of sound and visuals. This Amazing Stuff edition is dedicated to five (plus one) music+videos that might provide a little lift in these dark January months in the North.

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Ushering In a New Phase of Social Networks

Social media and social networks were big in 2009, however they will not live up to their fullest potential until they enable us to share and convey emotion better. Video, may be an answer.

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Amazing Stuff: The Film and Video Edition

Social and video media are the topic of this week’s Amazing Stuff: from social policy to documentaries, I highlight video sharing and creating sites that inspired me over the past week.

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Amazing Stuff: Halloween Edition

This week’s Halloween edition of Amazing stuff highlights a short video on complexity science (and organizing a children’s party), an unexpected (and amusing) link between environmental health + pornography, a map of illness, marketing and PR for the masses, and figuring out what meaning really means in the world of design.

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