Making Sense of Sensemaking with Dr. Brenda Dervin

Sense-making in Collaborative Practice: Can Media Design Support Sensemaking in Professional Practice Collaboration and Decision Making? This conversational workshop is designed as a “dialogue” between a panel of 5 question-askers and Dr. Brenda Dervin.

The framing for the conversation has been developed by the panelists. Through a series of questions and answers, Dr. Dervin will . . . → Read More: Making Sense of Sensemaking with Dr. Brenda Dervin

Dialogue is collectively making sense of things.

Design with Dialogue, our Toronto community of practice, is moving into its 20th month of regular sessions at OCAD’s Strategic Innovation Lab. Our new website shows current and upcoming events, and we’ll update the archives from the old site soon enough.

We are making new connections between dialogic group communication, design problem solving, facilitated consultation, . . . → Read More: Dialogue is collectively making sense of things.

Artful & Disciplined Dialogue for Today’s Wicked Problems

So was the title was published for the C2D2 conference (Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation) just held in Toronto.  While the room was too small for the 15+ participants, and 90 minutes too short for the ideas and activities, we had an energetic and intellectually engaging session. This was the first public presentation of . . . → Read More: Artful & Disciplined Dialogue for Today’s Wicked Problems

The Right Question is the Best Answer

Recent Designing with Dialogue sessions (at OCAD’s Strategic Innovation Lab) have led to a series of inquiries into collective thinking with questions.

We initiate dialogue with a question. At its best, dialogue continues with and ends with more questions. The right question has more power than the right answer. The right question is the best . . . → Read More: The Right Question is the Best Answer