DAY 2 W 28 AUG V. 3.0 AW V. 3.0, 081613
“Innovation for the Common Good”
– Collective Invention Mission Statement
- Why was Collective Invention (CI) created?
- How doers CI operate?
- How does CI compare to other innovation consultancies?
- What about CI is transferable to your design practice?
4:30-5:00pm EST Student dyads discuss your reactions, thoughts, questions about Collective Invention.
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
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?
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
(2) WBCSD VISION 2050 web site http://www.wbcsd.org/vision2050.aspx
(3-a) WBCSD VISION 2050 Report WBCSD Vision2050-FullReport
(3-b) WBCSD VISION 2050 Summary WBCSD Vision2050-Summary
(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:
– International Futures Forum http://www.internationalfuturesforum.com/transformative-innovation
– World Economic Forum (WEF) http://www.weforum.org
– Forum for the Future (FFF) CLIMATE FUTURES SCENARIOS 2030
C. View, browse & prepare to evaluate & discuss other International Organizations for Sustainable Production & Consumption:
View & Browse Scenarios at http://spread2050.ning.com/page/scenarios
Browse videos at http://spread2050.ning.com/video
OTHER REFERENCES & SOURCES: Key Readings, Presentations, Videos, Links, Docs, Ref.,
View, browse & prepare to evaluate & discuss:
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 (European Environment Agency)
- Published: Jul 25, 2013
- Towards a green economy in Europe.pdf [4.9 MB].
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
Here is a paper I wrote about the field generally: “About Scenarios”: ABOUT SCENARIOS – Arnold Wasserman