Blog

Prof. Larry Leifer: Dancing with Ambiguity

Prof. Larry Leifer: Dancing with Ambiguity

Prof. Larry Leifer, Stanford University Dancing with Ambiguity: Embracing the Tension between Innovation and Decision-making in the Design Process Abstract: Over the past thirty years, a powerful methodology for innovation has emerged. It integrates human, business and technical factors in problem forming, solving and design: “Design-Thinking.” This human-centric philosophy integrates expertise from the design, social, […]

Christian Bason: The MindLab Approach

Christian Bason: The MindLab Approach

Christian Bason: The MindLab Approach How to Co-Create for Innovation Ever thought government could be run better and be more innovative? Then join us for a discussion on innovation in the public sector with Christian Bason. Christian is Director of MindLab, a cross-ministerial innovation unit in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also the author of three […]

the new sauder studio team

the new sauder studio team

As UBC settles into the new school year, a new team is beginning their work with the studio. This post will introduce you to the new team members. Andréanne Doyon is the studio’s fulltime Research Assistant. She has a MA in Urban Planning and a BA in Sociology and Asian Studies from UBC as well […]

Testing out thinking techniques…

Testing out thinking techniques…

Convergent.  Divergent.  Analytical. Integrative.  Critical Thinking.  Design Thinking.  It is one thing to talk about these Thinking Strategies in the abstract and even to outline a process in two-dimensional form.  It is another to get right down and try out both the processes and the techniques that can support them. One of my design challenges […]

Ideas resource to check out

Ideas resource to check out

Check out this interesting website: 99%. It provides insights on productivity, organization and leadership. “It is not about ideas. It is about making ideas happen.”  

How the “silly cow” exercise helped to solve business uniqueness in Kenya

How the “silly cow” exercise helped to solve business uniqueness in Kenya

I have just returned from Kenya where I was teaching business courses with the Sauder Africa Initiative. Upon reflecting on my two amazing months in Africa, I decided to share one of the most memorable moments in one of my classes. When you teach business courses in Kenyan’s slums, there are no fancy rooms, Power […]

Going 3-D

Going 3-D

What is it like to think visually?  To imagine a process or an idea is three-dimensions?  To, in a sense, experiment with a different way of communicating and generating ideas. Last Friday night was the traditional coming together of the Part-time MBAs and the Full-time MBAs at Sauder.  Friday night you may ask?  Yes — […]

Thinking strategies

Thinking strategies

Language is a funny thing.  Labels are even funnier.  In the sense that I get stuck trying to find  the right language to communicate to a specific or even general audience — and I get even more stuck when I can’t seem to land on the right label. There are two specific decisions that need […]

MindLab — an idea for BC?

MindLab — an idea for BC?

Back in BC.  Hurrah.  It is wonderful to live in another city and part of what it does is make you appreciate home.  I have a back-log of blog topics.  Think I’ll start with MindLab and Christian Bason.  Christian was my last meeting in Copenhagen and a good one. MindLab is amazing.  http://www.mind-lab.dk/en From their […]

Design Thinking on a Film

Design Thinking on a Film

In March this year, Yuhsiu Yang and Melissa Huang of the Taipei Design Center U.S. teamed up with film makers Mu-Ming Tsai and Iris Lai of Muris Media to make a film about one of the most elusive concepts designers have come up with in the last couple of decades – Design Thinking. Even though the term […]

Page 10 of 19« First...89101112...Last »