Synergetics: Buckminster Fuller Revival

Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently held the Synergetics conference, a symposium revival of Buckminster Fuller’s work, faculty, and former students at his last major home institution. Invited speakers included former Design students and faculty Bill Lunderman (Colgate) and Larry Busch.

Invited speakers included me, Jennifer Rice (Fruitful Strategy),  and Steelcase’s Melissa DeSota.  Keynote was Thomas . . . → Read More: Synergetics: Buckminster Fuller Revival

OCADU wins the Rotman Design Challenge

Congratulations to the OCADU team for winning the Rotman Design Challenge!

The team from our first year OCAD University graduate program MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation won the Rotman Design Challenge on Saturday, for a high-touch (not high-tech) proposal for Mayo Clinic for early disease prevention, Mayo Moms. Mayo Moms leveraged a known health . . . → Read More: OCADU wins the Rotman Design Challenge

iPad & Next-Gen Tablets: A Clinical Viewpoint

Simple shifts in user interface technology and interaction style can make a huge difference in long term for IT, web applications, and software design. The GUI has been in constant use in consumer software since the 1980’s Mac, with early 90’s Windows 3.0 mainstreaming the GUI. While numerous interaction designers have foretold the death of . . . → Read More: iPad & Next-Gen Tablets: A Clinical Viewpoint

The exquisite artfulness of new business design

I’m holding a physical copy of most the inspiring, wonderfully visual and tactile business book ever written and produced. Because this self-published book was designed, not so much edited, the end result is both visual spectacular and readily understandable.

Business Model Generation, by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, and designed by Toronto’s own Alan Smith . . . → Read More: The exquisite artfulness of new business design