OCAD’s MDes in Strategic Foresight & Innovation

Toronto’s OCAD is seeking completing the intake for the first class of  students for the new graduate program, MDes in Strategic Foresight & Innovation. The inaugural class looks outstanding, as most are mid-career multidisciplinary professionals with experience in business and social innovation. They are as smart and experienced as many of the faculty, which helps . . . → Read More: OCAD’s MDes in Strategic Foresight & Innovation

Design Leadership for Problem Systems

The full article is currently on Social Design, so first let me send readers to Joana’s stunning new design site.  Here I’ll recap the central theme of Design Leadership for Problem Systems.

The design industry grew rapidly in the 20th century, by satisfying the massive and growing needs of consumer products, industrial systems, and a . . . → Read More: Design Leadership for Problem Systems

Innovation – Not Dead Yet!

By now, anyone reading Design Dialogues will have heard that Innovation (as a business concept) died in 2008. Bruce Nussbaum, who gets to decide these things, declares at the New Year: “Innovation” is Dead. Herald The Birth of “Transformation” as The Key Concept for 2009.  Scan among the 61 reader comments, and you’ll see today’s . . . → Read More: Innovation – Not Dead Yet!

Design Revolution or Social Revolution? Both.

The notion of design revolution has emerged frequently, just recently, as a meme that takes its force from the recognition of need for change by designers  themselves. A recent Core77 article follows the recent Design Biennial conference held at St. Etienne, France reveals some of the problematics underway if designers seriously consider their role as . . . → Read More: Design Revolution or Social Revolution? Both.