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Common Reading 2016-17: In the Spirit of Innovation: Innovation Station

Innovation Station

The Innovation Station is a space designed to jumpstart creative inquiry by exploring why people create, how industry leaders such as IDEO and Google collaborate, prototyping in action, and the story of innovative giants who sought answers to their beautiful questions. You can use this section for discussion and activities on collaboration, design thinking, facilitation, solving complex problems, or as a workbench to create whatever inspires you.

Collaboration

What can we learn from how these real life innovation leaders collaborate? Do you notice any familiar strategies?

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ABC Nightline-IDEO Shopping Cart

posted by Alfonso Neri

Working at Google NYC

posted by Google

The Creative Self

 

THE ABILITY TO INNOVATE IS IN YOU.

WHAT WILL YOU CREATE?

Prototyping

Build A Tower, Build A Team

Tom Wujec

Wujec demonstrates the value of putting questions into action. The ideas from this video may be able to help demonstrate the process of raising questions and prototyping to solve problems. Watch how a group of kindergartners were able to use design thinking to outperform teams of graduate students and industry professionals.  How did they do it and how might you be able to use some of these strategies? 

What is a flame? Benjamin A. Ames answered the challenge to take the complex chemistry of flame and explain it in a way that children could easily understand. His video directed at children teaches us that complex issues can sometimes be re-envisioned in a more understandable and engaging way to those outside of our disciplines. What complex issues in our disciplines might we be able to reframe in this way?

Innovators that Inspire

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Netflix Full Story-distributed House of Cards

posted by Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg: Building the Facebook Empire

posted by Bloomberg