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My view on design thinking …

My view on design thinking …

It’s difficult to explain what design thinking is to someone, unless you really immerse yourself in doing it. Here’s a short clip I found on what design thinking is. It’s a trailer to a ‘Design Thinking’ documentary. Design thinking is … “applying the methodologies and approaches of design to a broad set of issues and […]

Putting on our "thinking caps"

Teambuilding in Sauder d.studio

Time really does fly. It has been a month since I have been working at the Sauder Studio. And I just thought I would write something about the learning experience here. So this Wednesday, we had a team-building day.  And better still, our new MBA graduate Business and Development colleague, Chris, and I got to […]

Design Thinking in a Rural Community

Design Thinking in a Rural Community

Looking back at my high school days, I really enjoyed the times I spent doing community and service projects in rural areas. The phrase ‘community and service’ might sound like a boring term for many, but it reminds me of an eye-opening trip I had when I was 17.  At that age, my classmates and […]

How design strategy is utilized in the corporate world?

How design strategy is utilized in the corporate world?

“Some companies already understand this and are working design thinking into their organizations. It’s not such a hard thing to do. The toughest part is taking that first step — breaking away from your habitual way of working and getting out into the world.”  “Breaking away from your habitual way of working and getting out […]

Little entrepreneurs overtook the Sauder d.studio

Little entrepreneurs overtook the Sauder d.studio

On May 26th 2012, Sauder d.studio had been “invaded” by little entrepreneurs. And what a session it was! Some kids walked confidently right in, some of the kids peaked through the door not sure what to expect and needed a little “push” from parents but in the end we had a full house for each […]

Design Thinking? What’s that?

Design Thinking? What’s that?

“Yes, so… what does the Sauder Studio actually do? Design thinking, what’s that really about?” Very good questions. Indeed, those were the few questions I threw at my supervisor on the first day of work. Well, maybe not exactly “threw”, but those were the questions that bombarded my inquisitive mind as I started work on […]

Conversation with Adam Kahane & Jeff Barnum [Reos]: managing labs, change and power.

Conversation with Adam Kahane & Jeff Barnum [Reos]: managing labs, change and power.

Adam Kahane and Jeff Barnum play lead roles in the global change lab movement, through their organization Reos. They’re in Vancouver this week to meet with leaders in social innovation and to help launch the Belonging Lab. Moura and I met them in a small group to chat about our own change lab work, both […]

Creative Business Thinking:  Week 3 + 4

Creative Business Thinking: Week 3 + 4

Our client Michael Holm Hansen, the Director of Front-end Innovation Global R & D at Coloplast http://www.coloplast.com/ skyped in from Copenhagen — a bit late in his day.  The students had many questions for him about Coloplast, its users, its business model and the type of innovation. Balder is taking the students through the double diamond […]

Dynamic new timeline tells story of Sauder Studio

Dynamic new timeline tells story of Sauder Studio

Visit our History page to view the Sauder Studio story.  We built the timeline using Tiki-Toki – a free online tool that you can use too!

Alumni Weekend at UBC – Little Entrepreneurs: Kids. Business. Ideas

Alumni Weekend at UBC – Little Entrepreneurs: Kids. Business. Ideas

Do you feel that you have a little Steve Jobs or Bill Gates at home? When we are young, we dream of being firefighters, doctors or lawyers. Very few of us dream of being business owners or entrepreneurs. The Sauder School’s d.studio creates new kinds of leaders who will shape the future of the business […]

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