General Thinker Profile
Innovation Researcher & Professor | Redesign Network & OCAD University
"Questioning the future we say we want."
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About me & my work:
I'm a Torontonian by choice, having left Ohio to move my consultancy in search of a fairer country in 2009. My life in Canada has embraced teaching and service/system innovation research. I'm teaching Systemic Design and Research Methods in a groundbreaking MDes Strategic Foresight & Innovation graduate design program at OCAD University. I'm a senior fellow with the Strategic Innovation Lab where we pursue foresight, dialogic design, sustainable business model design, experimental publishing and new media research.
I've been speaking and touring for my 2013 book Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience (designforcare.com Rosenfeld Media) and I'm collaborating with healthcare leaders to help service and information design in clinical practice become an accepted form of care practice. I'm active in the global systems community, Dr. Aleco Christakis was on my doctoral committee and we're advancing Dialogic Design methods for a social systems approach to democratic system design, citizen engagement and foresight. I'm working with an international team to bring the Toronto-based Strongly Sustainable Business Model practices and toolkit to the world this year. I'm always staying tuned @redesign and @designforcare
+ Design Dialogues | Blog and publications site
+ Design for Care | Book site for Design for Care, at Rosenfeld Media
+ Design with Dialogue | Design with Dialogue (DwD) is an open Toronto-based community of practice for dialogue as co-creation. DwD has the ultimate purpose of facilitating change and meaningful action in our organizations, communities, collaborative projects and as individuals. We learn and play together through participatory design, strategic dialogue, creative arts and emerging facilitation method