Congratulations to Design for America’s instructional designer, Daniel Lewis Rees, for receiving Northwestern’s Cognitive Science Fellowship for his research on case-based reasoning and innovation education. I am honored to be co-advising him with Dr. Matt Easterday. The Loft would not be possible without his creativity and hard work.
Chicago Filmmaker Scott Drucker spend the summer recording Design for America and creating an informative overview video of our work. Thanks Scott!
We are hosting the the seventh annual Design:Chicago seminar. The speakers will discuss “Leadership by Design”: how leaders structure their organizations to harness and use design of products, services, processes, and organizations as a competitive strength and opportunity for change in today’s corporate landscape. Leaders from Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Kitchen & Bath Americas at Kohler Co., Logitech International SA, Sonim Technologies, and Target Corporation will discuss Leadership by Design.
On Friday, April 12th from noon to 1pm, we are thrilled to be hosting Navi Radjou at the Segal Design Institute and Kellogg School of Management. He will discuss frugal innovation.
The lecture will take place on the Northwestern/Evanston campus in Jacobs G45. The lecture is open to all.
Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a World Economic Forum (WEF) faculty member. He is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and a regular columnist on HBR.org. Navi is co-author of the bestseller “Jugaad Innovation” which The Economist calls “the most comprehensive book yet to appear on the subject” of frugal innovation. Navi is also co-author of “From Smart To Wise,” a book that PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi calls “a practical guide for accelerating your own wise leadership development.” An Indian-born French national, Navi lives in Palo Alto, CA. http://NaviRadjou.com
PhD candidate, Remy Briam’s Work in Progress titled “Analysis of a Team Effort in Coordinating Resources Through a University-Sponsored Crowdfunding Platform” was accepted by the 2013 Team Science Conference.
Novice entrepreneurs are continually seeking ways to fund their projects. One increasingly popular funding mechanism is crowdfunding. Today many crowdfunding platforms exist, but few platforms are geared specifically toward a university community. This study considers the role of crowdfunding in the university and the coordination between stakeholders including students, alumni, alumni relations, mentors, faculty, administrators, and researchers.