Day 2 W 28 Aug – COLLECTIVE INVENTION

DAY 2 W 28 AUG   V. 3.0                               AW V. 3.0, 081613

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COLLECTIVE INVENTION

“Innovation for the Common Good”            

– Collective Invention Mission Statement

 

DRIVING QUESTIONS:

  1. Why was Collective Invention (CI) created?
  2. How doers CI operate?
  3. How does CI compare to other innovation consultancies?
  4. What about CI is transferable to your design practice?

4:30-5:00pm EST Student dyads discuss your reactions, thoughts, questions about  Collective Invention.

DIVERSE INTELLIGENCES

DIVERSE INTELLIGENCES

Make a concept map of what Collective Invention is and does (refer to concrete examples of work).

1) Upload your concept maps to your personal page on the course wiki as an image.

2) bring a hard-copy of concept map to class.

Be able to discuss in class: What we like, don’t like, question, would change, agree with, disagree with, don’t understand, want to know more about. Compare, Contrast, Evaluate, Good/Not good about  CI vs other innovation consultancies you may know about.

Dyads present their revised concept maps. Post concept maps on the wall.  Please upload updated concept maps or revised concept maps to your personal pages on the course wiki.

5:00-6:00 EST Teleconference discussion with Erika Gregory, President of CI and Fiona Hovenden, VP for Research.

Dyads capture responses to their questions in concept maps. Post concept maps on wall.

6:00-6:15pm EST Break

6:15-7:00pm EST Continue teleconference discussion. Dyads present back to CI what they captured from prior discussion. Dyads & CI discuss how student teams might apply CI POV & methods to their semester project. Further capture additional feedback from CI in concept maps. Post maps on wall

7:00pm EST PS presents Assignment 2

7:20 EST Class ends

ASSIGNMENT 2

DRIVING QUESTION: How can we design for a world we want in a future shaped by forces we can’t predict or control?

Prepare to contrast & compare evaluate & discuss World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Vision 2050 and other future visioning organizations and their work. What are international organizations like these trying to accomplish? Some, like WBCSD, are sponsored by corporations. Many, like  the European Centre on Sustainable Production and Consumption (CSCP) are intergovernmental consortia.  Others, like the World Economic Forum (WEF) are cross-sector Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) (business, political, academic, etc.). Still others are sector-specific, like the New Media Consortium (NMC). And there are many futures think tanks like Global Business Network (GBN) and Institute For the Future (IFTF). What are the intentions and impacts of the work of these organizations? What is good/not good about future vision scenarios? How can designers use and contribute to long horizon vision scenarios? What do you question or want to know more about? How would you make the Vision 2050, the Pathways Map and other WBCSD tools and other futures projects more useful/usable to accelerate & scale diffusion, acceptance, adoption/execution?

WBCSD VISION 2050.034

2-A. All students view online, browse & download.

(1)  World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)  web site:  http://www.wbcsd.org/home.aspx.

Here is a link to membership list: http://www.wbcsd.org/about/members.aspx

Video WBCSD Montreux 2013 Meeting Highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpCrC214lgI.

Four Reasons Why WBCSD VISION 2050  Is Significant http://bit.ly/14SoCKQ

Vision2050 Road Map Implementation Guide

(2) WBCSD VISION 2050 web site http://www.wbcsd.org/vision2050.aspx

Pathway Mural  Vision 2050 Poster  How to use the Pathway Mural   Vision 2050 Poster

WBCSD VISION 2050 Roadmap

WBCSD VISION 2050 Roadmap

(3-a) WBCSD VISION 2050 Report   WBCSD Vision2050-FullReport

(3-b) WBCSD VISION 2050 Summary WBCSD Vision2050-Summary

(4) Collective Invention WBCSD LIFESTYLE 2050 CHARRETTE WORKBOOK

(5) A Roadmap for Vision 2050  http://www.wbcsd.org/Pages/EDocument/EDocumentDetails.aspx?ID=14922&NoSearchContextKey=true

(6) From Vision 2050 to Action 2020 http://www.wbcsd.org/action2020.aspx

(7) Changing Pace http://www.wbcsd.org/changingpace.aspx  

(8) UN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS  (MDG):  http://bit.ly/184p1fC      In particular view 2013 report on progress toward 2015 MDG Goals: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/report-2013/2013_progress_english.pdf

Prepare to discuss in class:

Team 1 prepare to explain/discuss readings 1,2, 3, 8
Team 2 prepare to explain/discuss readings 1,2, 3, 7
Team 3 prepare to explain/discuss readings 1,2, 3, 6
Team 4 prepare to explain/discuss readings 1,2, 3, 5
Team 5 prepare to explain/discuss readings 1,2, 3, 4

What is WBCSD’s purpose/trying to achieve? Why? What are the intentions and impacts of their work? What are your reactions, thoughts, questions about WBCSD and other future visioning organizations and their work?

What organizations are you surprised to find in the WBCSD? What corporations are notably absent? Why do you think such corporations are participating or missing?

How might designers use/contribute to long horizon vision scenarios like WBCSD?

How would you make Vision 2050, the Pathways Map & other WBCSD tools more useful/usable to accelerate & scale diffusion, acceptance, adoption/execution?

2-B. View, browse & prepare to evaluate & discuss other approaches to future visioning:

IFF THREE HORIZONS GRAPH

IFF THREE HORIZONS GRAPH

– Future Worlds , Wikipedia http://bit.ly/1aliDn6  This is a useful general introduction, but incomplete

– International Futures Forum   http://www.internationalfuturesforum.com/transformative-innovation

– Global Business Network (GBN): View web site:   http://bit.ly/19NnJaP        See in particular this typical GBN report: CLEAN ECOLOGY by Hardin Tibbs: gbn_clean ecology

IFTF KEY DRIVING FORCES

IFTF KEY DRIVING FORCES

Institute for the Future (IFTF)   IFTF SUSTAINABILITY MAP2 gemi iftf sustainability map8-2-07final http://www.iftf.org/fileadmin/user_upload/images/More_Projects_Images/FoodRetailing.jpg 

– World Economic Forum (WEF)  http://www.weforum.org

– Forum for the Future (FFF) CLIMATE FUTURES SCENARIOS 2030

– New Media Consortium (NMC) : View video athttp://bit.ly/15jMPsM   View K-12 Horizon Report 2013:  NMC 2013-horizon-report-k12 PDF

C. View, browse & prepare to evaluate & discuss other International Organizations for Sustainable Production & Consumption:

– Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) http://www.oecd.org  See in particular Better Life Index:                                                http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org

– Global Footprint Network (GFN): http://bit.ly/19Nl5SF       http://bit.ly/13ZpG50

Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Production & Consumption (CSPC) EIONET             Browse page at http://scp.eionet.europa.eu/themes    View video  & read page at http://scp.eionet.europa.eu/themes/scp

SPREAD SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES 2050

SPREAD SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES 2050

SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050  http://www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu  and   http://www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu/about-the-project.html  

View & Browse Scenarios at http://spread2050.ning.com/page/scenarios 

View Idea Cards at http://bit.ly/14sWXnx    http://bit.ly/17crSTA

Browse videos at http://spread2050.ning.com/video

OTHER REFERENCES & SOURCES: Key Readings, Presentations, Videos, Links, Docs, Ref.,

View, browse & prepare to evaluate & discuss:

REFLECTION  A 

Here is an important example of how to track the trajectory of progress toward milestones along pathways toward long term (2050) environmental goals: Towards a green economy in Europe PDF

EEA Report No 8/2013
Cover ImageThe ‘green economy’ has emerged as a priority in policy debate in recent years. But what does the concept mean in practice and how can decision-makers measure progress towards this strategic goal? This report provides some answers, presenting a detailed overview of the key objectives and targets in EU environmental policy and legislation for the period 2010…2050. It focuses on selected environmental and resource policy areas, specifically: energy; greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ozone-depleting substances; air quality and air pollution; transport sector emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants; waste; water; sustainable consumption and production (SCP); chemicals; biodiversity and land use.

Published by

  • EEA (European Environment Agency)
  • Published: Jul 25, 2013

Content

 REFLECTION B

Most of the above examples involve “Normative” scenario; i.e.: narratives of the future we want. Another type of scenario is “Alternative Worlds.” Here is a description of this approach by futurist John Petersen, founder of the Arlington Institute and one of the acknowledged masters of the art: FUTURE SCENARIOS, JOHN PETERSEN pdf

REFLECTION C

Here is a paper I wrote about the field generally: “About Scenarios”:  ABOUT SCENARIOS – Arnold Wasserman

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