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 Human-Centered Strategic Planning: Untangling Your Future Through Collaboration
Human-Centered Strategic Planning: Untangling Your Future Through Collaboration

Imagining a different future can be challenging. Many people feel stuck. Creating a strategic plan can be overwhelming. How can we step away from the pressing needs of today to think about five or ten years from now?

Speaking to Users, Sampling, Defining Boundaries, and Generalizability
Speaking to Users, Sampling, Defining Boundaries, and Generalizability

We think we’re designing for all users by sampling some users. After all, the whole point of sampling is inferring results from a subset of people to apply to the whole. But this approach to sampling leaves us vulnerable to bias.

EDITOR’S PICKS

What We Can Learn About the Circular Economy from Amateur COVID Bakers

A circular approach means going from a "take-make-waste" use of the world's resources to a "reduce-redesign-reuse". It means keeping as much of the materials we use in the same system. It's an approach that can help us reach net-zero and opens the door for innovation, job creation and economic development.

The Myth of Innovation — And Why We Should Aim to be Innovation(ish)

Innovation is not exclusive to a few elite visionaries. It is not a simple formula you can just follow. And it doesn’t happen for a lone genius overnight. The truth is, there’s a myth to innovation, and it’s important that all of us understand the mythical nature of this story.

Centralized Work Systems Left Us Vulnerable — Decentralized Work is Our Future

With the onset of Covid-19, we began to understand the fragility of our systems. From the production and distribution of food, to a general lack of preparedness within government and healthcare for this global event, we watched the foundations crack across systems that are critical to our way of life. Systems that we largely thought were the model example of an advanced western capitalist society. And through these observations, one thing has become clear — our society’s prioritization of…

Impact Cascades

Planning for the Future with Speculative Design and Impact Cascades

The Moonshot: Lessons Learned from Dreaming Big

A moonshot is an iconic, enormous goal — one that takes enormous perseverance to achieve. Humans imagined themselves on the moon, and scientists, engineers, and astronauts eventually made it happen. Creating a successful consulting agency, while not as grand in scale, was our moonshot idea a decade ago. 

Productive Automation: Robots and Humans as Colleagues

Automation is all about giving humans superhero capes. We think about it as a way for productive automated work technologies to amplify humanness and economic productivity

Speaking to Users, Sampling, Defining Boundaries, and Generalizability

We think we’re designing for all users by sampling some users. After all, the whole point of sampling is inferring results from a subset of people to apply to the whole. But this approach to sampling leaves us vulnerable to bias.

Human-Centered Strategic Planning: Untangling Your Future Through Collaboration

Imagining a different future can be challenging. Many people feel stuck. Creating a strategic plan can be overwhelming. How can we step away from the pressing needs of today to think about five or ten years from now?

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EDITOR’S PICKS

What We Can Learn About the Circular Economy from Amateur COVID Bakers

A circular approach means going from a "take-make-waste" use of the world's resources to a "reduce-redesign-reuse". It means keeping as much of the materials we use in the same system. It's an approach that can help us reach net-zero and opens the door for innovation, job creation and economic development.

The Myth of Innovation — And Why We Should Aim to be Innovation(ish)

Innovation is not exclusive to a few elite visionaries. It is not a simple formula you can just follow. And it doesn’t happen for a lone genius overnight. The truth is, there’s a myth to innovation, and it’s important that all of us understand the mythical nature of this story.

Centralized Work Systems Left Us Vulnerable — Decentralized Work is Our Future

With the onset of Covid-19, we began to understand the fragility of our systems. From the production and distribution of food, to a general lack of preparedness within government and healthcare for this global event, we watched the foundations crack across systems that are critical to our way of life. Systems that we largely thought were the model example of an advanced western capitalist society. And through these observations, one thing has become clear — our society’s prioritization of…

Impact Cascades

Planning for the Future with Speculative Design and Impact Cascades

The Moonshot: Lessons Learned from Dreaming Big

A moonshot is an iconic, enormous goal — one that takes enormous perseverance to achieve. Humans imagined themselves on the moon, and scientists, engineers, and astronauts eventually made it happen. Creating a successful consulting agency, while not as grand in scale, was our moonshot idea a decade ago. 

Productive Automation: Robots and Humans as Colleagues

Automation is all about giving humans superhero capes. We think about it as a way for productive automated work technologies to amplify humanness and economic productivity

Speaking to Users, Sampling, Defining Boundaries, and Generalizability

We think we’re designing for all users by sampling some users. After all, the whole point of sampling is inferring results from a subset of people to apply to the whole. But this approach to sampling leaves us vulnerable to bias.

Human-Centered Strategic Planning: Untangling Your Future Through Collaboration

Imagining a different future can be challenging. Many people feel stuck. Creating a strategic plan can be overwhelming. How can we step away from the pressing needs of today to think about five or ten years from now?