Grow your Inner Entrepreneur

I am teaching this course – its about encouraging young design students to find and grow their “Inner Entrepreneur”. Tutorial Blurb: Two industrial designers started AirBnB. Industrial design can be the engine room of new ventures. You too could take a shot at finding and growing your inner entrepreneur. This tutorial has been designed to…… Continue reading Grow your Inner Entrepreneur

Developing Capacity in Sustainability

Years ago (1999) I wrote this paper about my teaching practice in Sustainability. I was teaching ecodesign at that time – even as I was running a project on Recycling. In my interview of a few weeks ago I mentioned the practice of being assisted by a Teaching Assistant (TA). I then remembered the template…… Continue reading Developing Capacity in Sustainability

A Lecture to the “Global South” Class

Effective Altruism I am a big fan of Peter Singer and have looked for an answer to my predicament – how do I practice Effective Altruism? I am not volunteering at the local hospital as some of my peers do. I would like to – but have not found the space in my life and…… Continue reading A Lecture to the “Global South” Class

Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Over the past two decades Design has actively engaged with sustainability as both a topic for, and as an agenda for intervention in entrenched social and technical practices. The collective expertise of the authors is in the area of design for sustainability, which we articulate as the practice of Social and Sustainable Design. Our work…… Continue reading Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice
Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Scenario Thinking

Years ago the sheel scenario thinking approach spawned many specific ways of going into complex problem solving. And this migrated into the business theory area. First Back Casting by Philip V, and then the method_U by Generon/ Kahane. These methods have now got codified and have case studies explaining the way. The entry into this…… Continue reading Scenario Thinking