I was interviewing Hilary Cottam today for U101 and she mentioned someone called Jonathan Harris whom she'd been very impressed with. His website is interesting, and coalesces around the idea of 'storytelling'. Perhaps something for Block 3?
"Peter Day hears from Tim Brown of Ideo, in California, and Roger Martin
in Canada, on how design is so much more than it used to be." Listen here
I think we could use this in the global block or generally as a resource... It first goes into problems of mass production, then Tim highlights the importance of broad education (contra specialization) - everyone can think designerly in any domain. He is explaining a bit about process, convergence and divergence, ... importance of storytelling for designer.
and Roger Martin talks about integrative thinking...
Tim Brown posted a link to a blog post containing a proposal for a business design curriculum. It is an interesting read regarding design thinking.
Interestingly, some practicum components of the modules sound like TV shows. For example: "Practicum:
You’ll present the practicum from one of your other classes to a panel
of world-renowned designers, artists and experts for a hair-raising,
heart-accelerating and eye-opening critique."
But these elements bring in excitement doing the course. Should we also bring in some more 'excitement' and public exposure of the students' work?