The many designers present at the "Transform" conference were thrilled, and rightly, that the Mayo Clinic has established a Center for Innovation that has design thinking at its core. But there's a danger, amid the euphoria, that priorities will get skewed.
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Art Center's Design Matters program prototypes a system for transporting medicine on camel back to remote communities in Kenya.
UPCOMING CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 07, 2011
The Stir Symposium seeks to provide an opportunity to collaborate, think, and discover new ways to approach big global issues. Participants from many disciplines will bring their own expertise to the table, thereby allowing us all to start addressing problems and issues in ways we never would have thought of on our own. The Stir Symposium is about collaborating and thinking in new ways, no matter the discipline: business, architecture, engineering, design, agriculture, geography, and more.
Inspired by Design, the goal, and outcome, of the weekend will be an exploration of methodologies around this process of working together. In organizing this symposium, we have focused the weekend on topics that demand such a multi‑faceted approach.
Participants will work in new ways to address topics such as education (Learning), conservation and sustainability (Conserving), food production and agriculture (Eating), transportation (Moving), and community or city planning (Living).
Envisioned by graduate students in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University, this inspiring weekend will offer forward thinking academics and professionals a chance to stir it up and foster discussions with other disciplines in order to experience new ways of collaborating. The issues of today's world cannot be addressed without this substantial collaboration and a new way of thinking.
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