Why Future Thinking needs Sensemaking

An OCAD  graduate student in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation program posted a compelling issue with innovation and design thinking in one of our online forums. The core of it read:

“I find many of us get so caught up in “future thinking” and attempts to be disruptively innovative that we forget the success of . . . → Read More: Why Future Thinking needs Sensemaking

Predicting the Future You’re Making

Henry Jenkins, whose smiling face fills my Tweetdeck screen from time to time, is an idea-maker whose work I follow in any form he shares with us. Most recently, Huffington Post, where he asks “In a social networking world, what is the future of TV?”  The lead that frames this piece?

Jay Leno, recently interviewed . . . → Read More: Predicting the Future You’re Making

Innovating as if your Future Depended on it.

So we’re in an everlasting downturn and nobody is really sure what’s next in store for any industry, newspapers, broadcast, publishing, financial, automotive, retail, construction, food production, energy, healthcare. If the rational, reasonable Western world is in such a fit of uncertainty, we clearly need to be innovating our way forward.

Designers have always been . . . → Read More: Innovating as if your Future Depended on it.

Innovating in the eternal downturn

You know we’re in a very unusual downdraft cycle when articles on keeping the faith with innovation during downturns remain popular. The perpetual (or is it eternal?) financial crisis has lasted long enough to sustain a cottage industry of books and workshops intended to help the waning innovator and entrepreneur. My colleague Walter Derzko in . . . → Read More: Innovating in the eternal downturn