Archinect - News 2015-10-13T07:59:32-04:00 Design Thinking Comes of Age led signal light 2015-08-22T22:07:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:25:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Transformative innovation is inherently risky. It involves inferences and leaps of faith; if something hasn&rsquo;t been done before, there&rsquo;s no way to guarantee its outcome. The philosopher Charles Peirce said that insights come to us &ldquo;like a flash&rdquo;&mdash;in an epiphany&mdash;making them difficult to rationalize or defend. Leaders need to create a culture that allows people to take chances and move forward without a complete, logical understanding of a problem.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Filed under Organizational Culture, Design Thinking Comes of Age goes further to consider, "there&rsquo;s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn&rsquo;t about aesthetics. It&rsquo;s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.&nbsp;This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of modern technology and modern business.</p><p><em>What Is a Design-Centric Culture?</em></p><p>...All in all, it is about products, designing them and getting them out there to have them consumed by you. Hence,&nbsp;Design-Centric Culture.. Think Design thinking.</p> Design's Invisible Century Places Journal 2012-04-23T14:17:00-04:00 >2012-04-23T14:21:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All human artifacts and activities &mdash; not just our objects and architecture, but also our organizations and operations, policies and procedures, systems and infrastructures &mdash; have been designed, and too many of the most critical have been badly done by professionals and politicians who didn&rsquo;t know the first thing about design. While we cannot blame them for what they didn&rsquo;t know or couldn&rsquo;t see, the stakes have gotten too high for us to continue in this way.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Thomas Fisher, dean of the Minnesota College of Design, argues that the 21st century is poised to become the "invisible century of design" (rivaling the last hundred years, the invisible century of science). Who will be the Einstein and the Freud of the new design century? We need a revolutionary thinkers to identify and solve critical structural problems.</p>