Systemic Design – An Emerging Interdiscipline

So we might ask, is there a definable field and practice of systemic design? With Jeremy Bowes, we teach a course in system titled Systemic Design in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation program at OCADU.  We believe systems thinking to be one of the core “thinkings” for the SFI program (design, business, and futures thinking, . . . → Read More: Systemic Design – An Emerging Interdiscipline

To hate on the Internets, Click Here.

In the current Guardian, American novelist Jonathan Franzen writes “What’s wrong with the modern world?”  Franzen retrieves cranky German polemicist Karl Kraus from the 1930’s to buttress a literary critique of the cultural evaporation accelerated by Big Capital solutionist appropriation of the Internets. Perhaps because there are so few public techno-critics in literary culture in . . . → Read More: To hate on the Internets, Click Here.

Reframing innovation value – From products to service strategies

Shifting (Successfully) to a Knowledge-based Economy

The fundamental basis of the knowledge-based economy has shifted from manufacturing (product-based) economies to production based on services and service management. The advanced economies of the US, Europe and Japan have already shifted largely to service provision. As this period has overlapped with the offloading of mass manufacturing to . . . → Read More: Reframing innovation value – From products to service strategies

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