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Slow Thought: a manifesto

The only thing for certain is that everything changes. The rate of change increases. If you want to hang on, you better speed up. That is the message of today. It could however be useful to remind everyone that our basic needs never change. The need to be seen and appreciated! It is the need to belong. The need for nearness and care, and for a little love! This is given only through slowness in human relations. In order to master changes, we have to recover slowness, reflection and togetherness. There we will find real renewal.

The Limits of Explainability

When we look at a stack of blocks or a stack of Oreos, we intuitively have a sense of how stable it is, whether it might fall over, and in what direction it may fall. That’s a fairly sophisticated calculation involving the mass, texture, size, shape, and orientation of the objects in the stack.

Demystifying design thinking: Bruce Nussbaum

Design thinking is just gaining prominence in India and there is a lot of buzz around the word. We were happy to interact with one of the thought leaders in design thinking, Bruce Nussbaum, Professor of Innovation and Design at Parsons New School of Design, a proponent of innovation, design thinking and creativity. He was in India as part of workshops for Spread. Spread is an Indian design and innovation firm training people to raise their creative capacities.

Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a keynote by Graham Brown-Martin. Learning to thrive in a transforming world.. Article published on medium.com website.

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Design Is One of the Most Powerful Forces in Our Lives

A new book from critic Alice Rawsthorn explains how graphic, product, and interactive design help and sometimes unintentionally hinder humans..

An article by Steven Heller published on The Atlantic Daily website

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More than a feeling: Ten design practices to deliver business value

As design thinking nears its 50th birthday, many companies still struggle to realize value from design. Those that succeed often follow ten best practices...

An article by John Edson, Garen Kouyoumjian, and Benedict Sheppard, Published on the McKinsey.com website