What is the contribution of Design in a national economy?

OCAD’s president Sara Diamond advocates for a Canadian national design strategy in the Globe and Mail.

Design is essential to Canada’s science and technology strategy, which underlines the needs of markets in the developing and developed world for new inventions that make use of new and sustainable materials, medical technologies, ICT, digital media, and biotechnology. . . . → Read More: What is the contribution of Design in a national economy?

Who gets to define Citizen Participation?

A week ago 200 people in Toronto started a movement called ChangeCamp, a rapid-response unconference of tech, design, and policy/government people who engaged the question: How do we re-imagine government and citizenship in the age of participation?

I drove up from Dayton the day before ChangeCamp and showed up at 9:00 ready . . . → Read More: Who gets to define Citizen Participation?

What else might the eBook be?

Since our University of Toronto eBooks User Experience study has been completed, its time to share what we found. But first, I’d like to compare some current progress between different eBook and future book research initiatives. I’m tracking projects such as OCAD’s SmartBook, the Institute for the Future of the Book, Dave Gray’s “unbook” collaborative, . . . → Read More: What else might the eBook be?

The Collapse of American Capitalism, What’s Next?

One of my doctoral committee members, Alex Pattakos, blogs for HuffingtonPost and wrote Meaningful Capitalism: Change We Can Believe In. In response to the article and some of the comments, I said:

Organizations pursuing meaningful entrepreneurship are not in strong evidence by the media. We ourselves should become the new news media that changes the . . . → Read More: The Collapse of American Capitalism, What’s Next?