The Six-Word Memoir project and ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” team up to capture hundreds of moving stories of immigration, coming to America and family history. This video features Six-Word Memoirs by Academy-Award winners and politicians, small biz owners and military personnel, parents, students, and everyone in between. Read more unforgettable stories from Aziz Ansari, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Neil Gaiman, and many more people of all ages and descriptions in “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, & Coming to America.”
Recognize anyone? 😉
Last week I was with colleagues from The New School Open Campus at Cannes Lions in France. We recorded a live podcast there called “Asking Out Loud.” I appeared in episode 3 to talk about design thinking and the creative process.
In Cannes Lions’ newest podcast series, academics, industry experts and visionary creative spirits unpack questions that make creative minds tick.
Collaboration brings visions to life and teaches us how to work with others to reach a common goal. This powerful process pollinates the world with more creativity while teaching skills of focus, cooperation, innovation, and compromise.
A dynamic podcast panel explore and discuss common challenges to productive teamwork and cover best practices for helping you and your teams to accomplish what may otherwise seem impossible.
This podcast is hosted by The New School’s Open Campus, and produced in partnership with Somethin’ Else.
Foossa’s recent design collaboration with GreenHouse is now available on Amazon. Shout out to SVA Design for Social Innovation grads Martha Berry and Anna Luiza Braga for the additional design support.
How does NASA get its mojo back? What do big cities do with selfish billionaires? What’s wrong with art education? How are inner city youth the answer to urban renewal? What does the military have to do with the arts?
Innovation Dynamics is the first systematic approach to real social innovation and solving people-problems. Purchase includes a beautifully-designed, printed quick-start guide and 90-days of online access to The Short Course on Innovation Dynamics at The Academy for Social Change. The online course includes brief, animated instructional videos and an interactive workbook that can be printed for collaboration in teams. Buyers receive one unique access code to the online course with each printed guide.
The quick-start guide and multimedia introduction were developed by founders of GreenHouse, Insight Labs and UX for Good and innovators in residence at the University of Southern California. It emerged from years of work in the U.S., Europe and Africa with organizations like the U.S. State Department, NASA, Harvard Medical School, Starbucks, the Dalai Lama Center and the TED Conferences.
Users will learn how to:
- Break problems down into their most essential parts
- Reconcile various stories behind problems
- Uncover hidden relationships among problems
- See invisible rules that guide relationships and social systems
- Leverage expectations to solve problems
- Engineer deviance to disrupt the invisible rules
Innovation Dynamics was developed in consultation with social scientists and is a core element of the first-ever doctorate in social innovation.
What if we could design public services that uplift and inspire the people who use them every day?
Today is International Service Design Day, the second annual celebration of the craft and profession of service design. To commemorate this day, as designers, we need to issue ourselves a challenge: to take on impossible tasks and transform them with our trade.
Like many New Yorkers, I often find pass through the city’s two main train terminals: Grand Central and Penn Station. While both buildings service the same function, they couldn’t be more different.
Historian David Cannadine has called Grand Central “one of the 20th Century’s most elaborate and majestic buildings,” and remarked that “it never fails to lift my spirits when I’m lucky enough to set foot there.”