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Here is the latest buzz on “design thinking” and related topics from sources we trust. Enjoy!

To create a better society: The 2020 MP Ranjan memorial lecture

November 20, 2020, 10:32 pm – The great spiritual and humanistic power of design has been lost in its current emphasis upon business and industry. Design can be much more powerful than that: Design is a way of thinking that can be applied to almost any issue, but most importan... [ Read the full story ... ]

The creative ceiling

November 8, 2020, 11:33 am – There is a funny phenomenon that occurs in your creative career that no one really tells you or forewarns you about. It isn’t entirely explicit, although, perhaps I didn’t see what was always hanging above me until my focus gazed upwards from my n... [ Read the full story ... ]

Martin Thaler shares lessons in product design in new book

October 30, 2020, 8:44 pm – By Andrew Connor ID studio professor and product design expert Martin Thaler is the co-author of a new book, 101 Things I Learned in Product Design School. The book is a collaboration with Sung Jang, associate professor and chair of industrial de... [ Read the full story ... ]

Why does Nuance Matter when Translating and Transcribing Multilingual Content?

October 24, 2020, 9:05 pm – by , Multilingual Connections Languages are alive—vibrant and eloquent expressions of who we are. During my doctoral fieldwork I looked at how people used language to enact and express their identity, how connections and community were created th... [ Read the full story ... ]

Weslynne Ashton on teaching design and business in the current moment

October 22, 2020, 2:22 pm – Working across industrial ecology, business, and design, Dr. Weslynne Ashton is the newest faculty member at IIT Institute of Design. Her work focuses on shifting socio-ecological systems towards sustainability and equity. In this interview, Asht... [ Read the full story ... ]

Personal Reflections on Scale from the Business World

October 20, 2020, 5:36 pm – by , Gemic Hi everyone, my name is Adam Singer. I’m a Strategist at Gemic and I’m new to the world of ethnography. Gemic is a strategy consulting firm founded by anthropologists that embeds anthropological and social science theory and methods in... [ Read the full story ... ]

Sarah Buhayar, Director, Foundation Strategy Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

October 13, 2020, 8:50 pm – After working in education, both as an instructor in the Chicago Public Schools and in leading operations for research studies, Sarah Buhayar wanted to learn new ways to frame and solve problems. During her early years at Gates, Buhayar completed... [ Read the full story ... ]

Ethnography Taught Me to Fight Climate Change. But to Have Impact at Scale, Ethnography too Must Change   

October 12, 2020, 3:52 pm – by , Intel In the spring of 2019 I met Klara, a fashion blogger based in Malmö with a growing reputation in sustainable design. Klara was a classic millennial of the type I had been studying for years: ambitious, anxious, confident and concerned ... [ Read the full story ... ]


October 10, 2020, 1:44 pm – The shinto goddess of creation and death, and a fitting representation to what feels like the death and re-birth of this blog. After many months (years??) of deliberation I decided to reach into the ashes to nurture a fresh new set of writing wing... [ Read the full story ... ]

“Stability”: Dissecting Banking’s Next Big Bet

October 9, 2020, 6:30 pm – by , & , ReD Associates Samantha – One of Us, and All of Us On a rainy spring afternoon, Samantha was absentmindedly reading the news as a procrastination tool between her two zoom calls, and finding the headlines even bleaker than usual. Unemplo... [ Read the full story ... ]

Designing Clarity 03 – Did Apple just Disrupt Healthcare?

October 8, 2020, 7:28 am – Did Apple just disrupt Healthcare?  More specifically, Health Tech? I would say Healthcare is one of those industries ripe for... The post Designing Clarity 03 – Did Apple just Disrupt Healthcare? appeared first on Design Sojourn. Please click a... [ Read the full story ... ]

Chris Rudd selected as 2021 IMPACT Fellow

October 7, 2020, 6:26 pm – Christopher Rudd, ID instructor specializing in community-driven design at IIT Institute of Design (ID), has been chosen as one of 38 individuals to participate in Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program for 2021. The program... [ Read the full story ... ]




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