The Design Ecosystem: Designing for Emergence and Innovation II
Submitted on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 15:29 — Greg Van Alstyne
In this paper, Beal Institute Chief Scientist Robert K. Logan and Director of Research Greg Van Alstyne explore the roles of designer, client, user, and other parties essential to the design process, and the relationships between them. The authors interrogate the interactions between bottom-up processes of emergence and those characteristically top-down activities of the designer that together give rise to a design ecosystem, capable of supporting the emergence of innovative design. They describe that environment in which the designer operates and characterize the design ecosystem’s dynamic, interdependent processes. Finally, they seek to understand the design of successful innovations of the past so as to be prescriptive about the future of design.
Designing for Emergence and Innovation: Redesigning Design
Submitted on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 14:29 — Greg Van Alstyne
DX Designers in the Classroom program
Submitted on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 12:15 — Greg Van Alstyne
Launched in Fall 2003, Designers in the Classroom brings professional designers into elementary and secondary school classrooms to develop design projects with students that enrich curriculum and broaden the roles of designers in their communities.
CREATE 2008 conference on creating innovative interactions
Submitted on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 21:17 — Greg Van Alstyne
CREATE 2008 is a 2-day conference about creating innovative interactions, whether digital consumer products, interactive services or interaction paradigms. A conference where the
SHARCNET Research Day June 6th
Submitted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 19:19 — Greg Van Alstyne
The prime yearly event at which SHARCNET researchers (faculty members, postdocs and graduate students) can meet and get direct input on how to put the computational power of SHARCNET to work for them through invited and contributed talks showing individual paths to success, and through the chance of talking one-on-one with programmers, systems staff and experienced users to get personal advice on
Nigel Cross "Designerly Ways of Knowing: Understanding How Designers Think and Work"
Submitted on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 12:05 — Greg Van Alstyne
KMDI Distinguished Lecture: Nigel Cross ‘Designerly Ways of Knowing: Understanding how Designers Think and Work’
Date: Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
SummerCamp Dance Party at CiRCA
Submitted on Thu, 04/24/2008 - 08:47 — Greg Van Alstyne
CaseCamp along with its sponsors transform CiRCA into ground zero for Toronto’s creative communities: art, design, communications, technology, media, social change and entrepreneurship. DJs, interactive art, and the closest friends you haven’t met celebrating their passion for participatory culture, creative practice and society.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 9:00 PM to closing time
Interactivos?'08 · Vision Play: Open call for projects (co-lead by OCAD's Simone Jones)
Submitted on Mon, 03/17/2008 - 21:11 — Greg Van Alstyne
Medialab-Prado issues a call for the submission of projects to be
Project development advanced workshop
With the participation of the research group Light, space and
SHOW & TELL: Thursday, February 28th 2008 POSTPONED
Submitted on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 12:33 — Mathew Lincez
The scheduled evening Show & Tell for Thursday, February 28th has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict.
Re: Show and Tell contribution on Sustainability and Innovation
Submitted on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 14:35 — SadyDucros
Contribution to Jennifer Courts Work in progress:
SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION:
Show & Tell: February 21, 2008
Submitted on Wed, 02/20/2008 - 14:14 — Mathew Lincez
1) Beal researchers contribute their thoughts and ideas to a collective presentation on Innovation & Sustainability. Guest contributions are welcome. (Contact: )
37 varieties of SERIOUS GAMES | Precursor to a discussion with Rafael Fajardo
Submitted on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 19:26 — mark_outhwaite
37 varieties of SERIOUS GAMES |
Precursor to a discussion with Rafael Fajardo – 02-06-2008
1) What is serious about serious games?
2) From event to game? (explain your views on Serious Games as platforms supportive of – citizen journalism – mass media and message manipulation)
How will serious games affect the time-to-market of truth, distortion, crisis, warnings, advisories, significant socioeconomic shifts? Might serious games provide for a computer, Internet and games-literate population a form of early-warning radar?
If so, do you see such an adaptation of the traditional role of media as being potentially beneficial, were the use of serious games to progress towards becoming a dominant mode of information, communications and cultural dialog/discourse? What would be some of the elements of a user experience which combines the instantaneous feedback of the news blog
(* “having or susceptible to many applications interpretations or meanings”)
GVA speaking next Fri in Together Elsewhere: Toronto/Montreal/Lille
Submitted on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 16:34 — Greg Van Alstyne
On Friday Feb. 1st, I'll be speaking in this Ryerson University-organized international conference:
Show and Tell: Thursday, January 17, 2007
Submitted on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 11:47 — Mathew Lincez
Show & Tell will feature Robert Logan presenting "What is Information?, What is Life? and How are They Connected?: BioInformatics 2.0", an exploration of the nature of all living organisms.
family inchoate - visual essay | mrkultra | august 2007
Submitted on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 23:46 — mark_outhwaite
The attached visual essay was created and rendered in August 2007 using a personal computer.
more to follow, in the future.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories: An Excellent Source of Daily Vitamin DIY
Submitted on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 11:11 — Greg Van Alstyne
This funny and prolific group blog bills itself as a place for "DIY and open source hardware for art, education, and world domination." Tongue firmly lodged in cheek, their slogan is "Making the World a Better Place, One Evil Mad Scientist at a Time."
Daniel Pink at Poptech on the Coming Ascendency of Right-Brain Thinking
Submitted on Mon, 01/07/2008 - 14:11 — Greg Van Alstyne
In this entertaining video/audio podcast, business author Daniel Pink argues that new economic forces are devaluing late 20th century, linear, rules-based business thinking in favour of the "artistic,
Show & Tell: January 3rd Cancelled
Submitted on Wed, 01/02/2008 - 16:09 — Mathew Lincez
Show & Tell for Thursday, January 3rd is cancelled. Regular Show & Tell will resume Thursday, January 10th.
Show & Tell: December 20th and 27th Cancelled
Submitted on Tue, 12/18/2007 - 15:02 — Mathew Lincez
Show & Tell at the Beal will be cancelled on December 20th and 27th for the holiday break, and will return on Thursday January 4th. Best wishes to all for the holidays.
Submitted on Mon, 12/17/2007 - 10:54 — isabelle
Google takes on Wikipedia with Knol (from Knowledge).