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Let's try and get some collaborations between design thinkers here in Canada :)

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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The rise of new design disciplines in British Columbia

Since moving to BC, I have found that while there is a great depth to the general design scene, other industries are only just waking up to the advantages of cross-disciplinary design thinking as a tool for business and social change.

Maybe this is just my first impression but it seems that while areas such as co-design and service design are being taught in schools (or at least, as far as I know, brief mentions/lectures at Emily Carr) there is not as big a voice backing the rise of these disciplines as there seems to be in western Europe.

This is something that I would like to help change! I am aiming to try and organize a short but intense workshop series (ideally built primarily within the ECUAD ID students curriculum although I doubt the ease of doing so...).

Any thoughts/arguments? :) Join the group!

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Service Design in Canada

Started by James Montgomery. Last reply by Jess McMullin Mar 17, 2011. 1 Reply

If you are unaware of this new discipline, service design (not to be confused with the North-American tag for simply branding and web design) focuses on making ideas tangible and exploring the…Continue

Tags: Canada, BC, Vancouver, Co-Design, Live|Work

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Comment by Bonnie on February 9, 2012 at 6:44

Hi,

Just looking to meet and think with like minded people. I am a k12 educator and hoping to design a course here in the valley.

Comment by Kara Pecknold on March 26, 2010 at 9:34
I would encourage anyone to join in on DesignWeek Vancouver! And an event I'm coordinating during the event is meant to consider cross-disciplinary collaboration while eating a meal!
Comment by James Montgomery on March 25, 2010 at 22:40
"Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver reflects depth of city’s design community":

http://thethunderbird.ca/2010/03/12/pecha-kucha-night-vancouver-ref...

Lookuing forward to the latest Pecha Kucha organised by Steven Cox and the guys at Cause+Affect on April 8th :) Who else is going?
 

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Service Design in Canada

Started by James Montgomery. Last reply by Jess McMullin Mar 17, 2011. 1 Reply

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