What pedagogy can teach us about learning and design thinking

I have the good fortune to be co-teaching two courses at Northwestern University with the talented Teresa Torres, whose work with teams and leaders in the product world is changing how they connect the dots between user research and product design decisions. We co-lead the Designing for Organizational Effectiveness Certificate program that is part of … Continue reading What pedagogy can teach us about learning and design thinking

Blog posts I wish I had written

I continue to be a fan of the work being done by the collaborators at Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Teaching and Technology. Well written, clever and challenging. Am filing the Aug. 27 piece Udacity and Online Pedagogy: Players, Learners, Objects under Blog Posts I Wish I had Written.

Design process as a vision for knowledge management (that works)

This past week was Chicago Ideas Week - a think-fest combining speakers, topics and an enthusiastic city looking at the possible. During the week, I had the good fortune to be connected to two events looking at design and the design process: A visit to IDEO's Chicago office for a look at their Human Centered … Continue reading Design process as a vision for knowledge management (that works)

Innovation self-efficacy: Do you believe you can create change?

I came across an intriguing and unique perspective on this question through the video of a talk given by Liz Gerber, a professor in the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University. Liz's talk covers her thinking on how we can use design processes as a way to change people's belief in their ability to innovate … Continue reading Innovation self-efficacy: Do you believe you can create change?