Deflationary economies yield free-product ecologies

As someone who gets paid to do foresight research, I have a brief response to the Fast Company article How To Thrive In The Free-Product Economy. They state as a “law:”

If a product on the market can be monetized by any means other than directly selling it, a comparable version of that product will . . . → Read More: Deflationary economies yield free-product ecologies

Is Online Civil Participation Sufficient to the Institutional Crisis?

My last post left off with “We have experience and world-class methods that reliably achieve consensus in social systems to organize stakeholder commitment. The next missing step then is the courage and ambition to reach through the benign neglect, the cynical stalling, the aligned interests in current economies, and to help stakeholders move forward on . . . → Read More: Is Online Civil Participation Sufficient to the Institutional Crisis?

What’s Your Occupation?

We have been working with Occupy Toronto for a few weeks now, and have even ramped up the engagement since the camp came down mid-week.

Grad students and even president Sara Diamond from OCAD University have been involved , along with the Design Exchange, with two major community events located (ironically enough) in the deco-era . . . → Read More: What’s Your Occupation?

Social systems design for complex services : A workshop

What are the deep drivers of your problem system? Social systems design for complex services

I’m holding a workshop this week on dialogic design at Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Their unique program in Systems-Oriented Design has a  lot in common with OCADU Strategic Foresight and Innovation.

A workshop on dialogic design for complex . . . → Read More: Social systems design for complex services : A workshop