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.
I skulked around for an hour this afternoon (from 3:15 until about 4:15), resisting the feeling that I was monitoring compliance because, overall, things in that hour were not as they were "supposed to be."
The good news is that, until 4:00, almost all rooms were in use and, for the most part, they weren't study carrels. People were working together. AS best I could suss out, only two were being used for their reserved purpose -- a staff meeting in 202 reserved by Medina and an applied regression study group meeting, though only one member had shown up when I was there. All others were poa...
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...
We've created a blog like this one for the summer principal's academy. We can keep an eye on it and see how well it works for them. It's at principal.tc-library.org.
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...
"Be fair. Your ad didn't mention the duck."
Other ideas? All entries are due this Sunday night. I promise. We'll split the prize.
Here is an audio clip from the NPR show On the Media. It is LBJ, in 1967, predicting the evolution of the Internet. Of interest to me is the way he focuses on ideas that are driving the Social Schlolar initiative here at EdLab.
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...