Blog

When Widows Dance: Story Strategies for Innovation (prologue)

When Widows Dance: Story Strategies for Innovation (prologue)

I met Dirk Beveridge in a bar in Rhode Island.  No surprise, as most of my best professional relationships have started in bars.  (Note that I use the word “relationship” intentionally – doing great things starts with the relationship first – details second.  And bars tend to bring out our authentic selves, which helps us build authentic […]

Want to improve your story skills?  Write less.

Want to improve your story skills? Write less.

When I was at BiF8, the kind folks at SYPartners gave us all a prototype deck of cards to test out, as a way to help us each identify our unique “superpower”.  (Superpowers are all the rage, BTW). According to the cards, mine is “distillation”.  I’m not sure I’d call that my super-power, though I do consider it a […]

[Road trip Pt 2] Rhode Island: Business Innovation Factory Story Summit 8

[Road trip Pt 2] Rhode Island: Business Innovation Factory Story Summit 8

I’ve been wanting to go to this event for years. As a story geek, I’m fatally attracted to the idea of spending two days immersed in real stories. And BiF8 didn’t disappoint.  The event featured 32 storytellers over two days, with lots of time in between sessions for “random collisions”.  I’d say that about half […]

[Road trip Pt 1] Cleveland and Weatherhead’s Manage by Designing program

[Road trip Pt 1] Cleveland and Weatherhead’s Manage by Designing program

In September, Moura and I took a road trip out east.  First stop was the Weatherhead School.  The folks there have a global reputation for doing cool things in the emerging discipline of strategic design through their Manage by Designing program.  And the great thing about being in academia is that other academics are willing to share. […]

Climate Smart ideas abound…

Climate Smart ideas abound…

Climate Smart. Met Fine Printers.  Van Houtte Coffee.  Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities.  What do these businesses have in common?  First of all, they are all alumni of the Climate Smart Business program.  But secondly, they give generously of their time and energy to partner with students in the d.studio and the class Design Strategies for […]

Re-design

Re-design

Like all good designers, we’re iterating!!  Our website will be under renovation for the next little while.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch.

Design Strategies for Business Innovation

Design Strategies for Business Innovation

We are back in the d.studio with 20 new and engaged undergraduate students.  This year I am co-teaching with Angele Beausoleil — a colleague and also a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies student at UBC who comes with a vast array of experience in design, technology and entrepreneurship.  The B.Comm course (open to 3rd and 4th […]

The learning journey continues…

The learning journey continues…

At the blink of an eye, I have come to the end of my internship here at Sauder d.studio. 3 months have passed, and it’s just amazing time flies. I just thought I would end my internship and my last blog post with a reflection of my journey. If there’s one thing I would miss […]

Elements of a design process

Elements of a design process

Another big project I’ve been involved in, in the Sauder d.studio, is to redesign our website. I am not dealing with the technical side of things, but together with the team, I’m involved in the strategy development and communications design part for the website. For example, this includes ideas such as who are we redesigning […]

Taken from 'The E Business Tutor.'

What’s work like as a Marketing Intern?

What’s work like as a Marketing Intern in Sauder d.studio? How are my employers like? What’s the working atmosphere like? How do we operate? What do I do? Check out this 1-min video I’ve created and ‘like’ it there! Enjoy watching!

Page 3 of 1912345...10...Last »