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On the subtle interactions and design of trompe-l’Å“il visual motifs and public policy

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Steve Jobs was right about a lot of things. His aesthetic sense, his commitment to making computers and software less painful for users, and his marketing powress have obviously been successful–even if not altogether satisfying given the trade-offs they entail Read more ›

Connecting the Dots…Out of Order.

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The Institute for the Future’s (IFTF) 2010 Map of the Decade is part of their annual Ten-Year Forecast which uses foresight and scenario planning to help organizations navigate change. Entitled “The Future is a High-Resolution Game”, the research materials demonstrate Read more ›

Organizational Design I

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Design is a sticky practice.  It is looped with contradictions, uncertainties, and material constraints.  Bringing something new into the world, be it an artifact or service raises challenges that few individuals can surmount – if at all.  Despite the dominant Read more ›

Quantitative Variation in Aspirational Capacity (updated!)

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The image above was the first draft. This is the second. Thanks to Aliya for good, perceptive comments. Premises: Culture as the processes that allow the uptake of processes, procedures, information, beliefs, values and social norms. Cultural affiliations are attachments. Read more ›