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See how IDEO presents their work on RoomWizard and note the teams that were involved in its development.
This case study of the use of RoomWizard at British Petroleum touches on some of the problems we have been discussing in regard to our own room booking process.
The demo for the Steelcase RoomWizard is worth a look because it steps through the room reservation process. It also shows how rooms can be released or reserved at the last minute.
Check out the press release on an integrated solution to room scheduling the combines web software with lcd panels at the entrance to each room to allow people to book and release rooms on the fly. This solution might allow our "squatters" to use the room booking system in a way that is more integrated with their patterns of behavior.
This article on dedicated team rooms has some implications for the collaboration support services that we are considering as part of the redesign of the room booking system. It also have implications for space for our own collaboration. Notice the links to other resources as well.
A random encounter with Pradeep Sharma's (Design Management Journal) The Importance of Mess in a New Zealand design magazine a few years ago. Mess, or now commonly referred as complexity across disciplines, stands as an alternative to the deterministic model of science where a universe unfolds like a perfect mating according to predetermine, laws, models, strategies , methodologies, etc. . This is the based of the majority of academic thinking. “In all the years that I have been involved in product design and development as a practitioner and as an academic, I am convinced that linea...
Odyssey, a program on Chicago Public Radio, may be an interesting source to bring into our conversation about the edLab Seminar. The host of the show (supported by her team of PhDs) interviews leading academics every week. Torey Malatia, the president and general manager of Chicago Public Radio describes the show in the following way: "Talk radio has a reputation for being either inflammatory or pretentious. Odyssey moves this format in a new direction by providing a forum for the best minds in fields as diverse as politics, science, culture, philosophy, law, and the arts to engage in insightf...
My copy of The Art of Innovation has finally arrived, and I have begun reading it. I will be blogging as I finish each chapter. I will add the notes on the latest chapter to this original posting and change the title to indicate how many chapters are included...
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Here are a few papers on innovation that seem particularly relevant to our ongoing discussion: What Innovation Is: How Companies Develop Operating Systems for Innovation - This is a solid overview of some contemporary approaches to institutionalizing innovation. It includes a discussion fo IDEO and a more formal method called TRIZ that is worth learning more about as we move forward. The Science of Invention - This is a popula...
Another way to begin to determine the kind of collaborative process we might develop for edLab projects is to list some examples and then consider what would be required to work our way through these projects. Here is an initial list: TCR Planning — individual and institutional Display Panels Room Booking/Support System Archiving and Publishing Support System Virtual R&D Center edLab website Library website Library store It seems that each of these projects will require some initial written document/proposal that outlines the project requirements. So, two questions: 1) A...