Making Sense of Sensemaking

Dr. Brenda Dervin presented a lecture and workshop at University of Toronto’s KMDI, kicking off the Making Sense Of series led by professor Peter Pennefather, KMDI outreach director. Peter and I hosted Brenda as befitting this first session in a series of workshops on “how we make sense” in several different domains. What’s new is . . . → Read More: Making Sense of Sensemaking

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

How do people REALLY make healthcare decisions?

Thomas Goetz in Wired Magazine highlights Alexandra Carmichael and her decision tree for health decisions, along with 2 other scenarios. Alexandra is the founder of the CureTogether open source health research community. CureTogether is an innovative service that facilitates finding effective ways to address health concerns by active participation by people living with certain conditions, . . . → Read More: How do people REALLY make healthcare decisions?

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