Monthly Archives: March 2011

Design Public Wrap-Up

After a great deal of preparation, the Design Public Conclave came together this past Friday. We had some excellent panels, some thought-provoking conversations and some really productive breakout innovation sessions. A big thanks to everyone who attended the conference and … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Innovation Cycle

At the Design Public Conclave tomorrow, we’re going to be talking about the interaction between design and governance innovation. That means that we’ll be talking about design concepts with many people who have little exposure to the field of design. … Continue reading

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Design Public Book Available Online

We’ve just posted our Design Public book (pdf) online. Inside, you can find a detailed introduction to the design innovation ideas that we’ll be exploring at our Design Public Conclave, as well as the complete Design Public bibliography, our glossary of design … Continue reading

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Ideas for India’s Future

In his presentation at TED, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of the ideas that are shaping India’s future: It’s a surprisingly comprehensive overview of the ideas that have positioned India as one of the … Continue reading

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Challenging Old Ideas About Innovation

Here’s another good read from our Design Public Bibliography (pdf): In How Aha! Really Happens (pdf), William Duggan takes a critical look at the innovation strategies of modern companies and winds up dissecting our ideas about the source of creativity, … Continue reading

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What will the internet change next? Healthcare, Education and Energy

Chris Dixon’s blog has a pithy and insightful editorial that packs a lot into 5 paragraphs: The Internet has gone through fits and starts – in particular the dot com crash of 2000 disillusioned many – but every year we … Continue reading

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The Design of a Space for Dialogue

We went looking for a place to host our upcoming Design Public conclave some months ago, and had in mind a round or regular space, because we thought the architecture should reinforce the kind of event we want to have. … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Indian Government

India Social is creating a list of how different organizations in the Indian government are using social media platforms: Delhi Traffic Police joined Facebook as a page asking citizens to post pictures of errant drivers and to relay information on … Continue reading

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Charles Leadbeater: The User Generated State

An excellent piece on governance innovation by British author and thinker Charles Leadbeater: Caroline Tomlinson disabled teenage son Joe had a problem. He wanted to go to school with all the other teenagers in Wigan, on the bus. But when … Continue reading

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Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From

In our Design Public bibliography (pdf), we mentioned Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From as one of the books that could be useful to read in advance of the event. If you don’t have time to read the entire … Continue reading

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