February 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Can a Cultural Model be The Business Model?

I had a short conversation on Twitter about ideas and thoughts concerning organizational culture. I thought it would be nice to share it and hopefully get another conversation going.



> Can we first design a cultural model and then the business model? Can a culture be the business model?



@apolaine

Yes, I think so. Pret a Manger, Virgin, IKEA, Pixar, all have cultures that define the business… Continue

Added by Arne van Oosterom on February 28, 2010 at 17:30 — 44 Comments

Design of a Teacher- Dispensable Algorithm or Indispensable Artist?

Is it possible that teaching could be designed so that software could do the same

job a teacher does? Can a teacher’s role be broken down into a piece of

software code? …



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Added by Rob Jacobs on February 25, 2010 at 5:54 — 1 Comment

Healthcare Innovation by Design Weekly Summary 2/21/10

Here is the link.

Sam

Added by Sam Basta on February 22, 2010 at 3:40 — No Comments

BE ADAPTABLE NOT INNOVATIVE

People are full of contradictions. Organizations are no different.



e.g. There is so much talk about innovation. But in my experience most organizations and people do not want to change. We fear change.



One of…

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Added by Arne van Oosterom on February 21, 2010 at 15:00 — 17 Comments

Healthcare Innovation by Design Weekly Summary 2/14/10

Here is the link.

Sam

Added by Sam Basta on February 15, 2010 at 4:44 — No Comments

A New Educational Institution

Hi,



I'm pleased to announce a new educational institution, focused on interaction design and social entrepreneurship. We are presently accepting applications for September, 2010.



Austin Center for Design exists to transform society through design and design education. This transformation occurs through the development of design knowledge directed towards all forms of social and humanitarian problems. The center explicitly tackles problems related to:



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Added by Jon Kolko on February 13, 2010 at 20:45 — 1 Comment

So, What Changes in a Complex World? // by James J. Kay

“…Fundamentally, our understanding of the world changes. Where once we saw

clockworks mechanisms, we now see self-organization and nested hierarchies

characterized by evolution and emergence, attractors, rapid change, and flips. In the

old way of seeing, cause and effect can be neatly separated; with complexity,

feedback loops dominate, and effects are also causes. A complicated system can still,

in principle, be predictable; a complex one is irreducibly uncertain. (…)… Continue

Added by Rui Dias on February 12, 2010 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Healthcare Innovation by Design Weekly Summary 2/7/10

Here is the link.

Sam

Added by Sam Basta on February 8, 2010 at 5:56 — No Comments

Expert Panel on Services Innovation

Dear All



Please see below a request from Thomas Heinemeier (of DG Enterprise) asking for nominations for an expert panel on services innovation. If you have any suggestions for this please let me know (by 12 February) and I will transfer.



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-----Original Message-----

From: Thomas HEINEMEIER

Sent: 02 February 2010 14:23

Subject: Call for experts…



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Added by Christian DE NEEF on February 2, 2010 at 19:44 — 3 Comments

Healthcare Innovation by Design Weekly Summary 1/31/10

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Best,
Sam

Added by Sam Basta on February 1, 2010 at 21:53 — No Comments

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