From Design Observer: Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, this website will report on design projects undertaken to improve health, education, and housing throughout the world. Its editors will explore the complications embedded in every aspect of design and social change, as well as encourage but also question — and maybe even challenge — the myriad efforts to make the world cleaner, greener, healthier, more prosperous, and more energy-efficient.
Describes methods for changing “whole systems,” that is, change based on two powerful foundation assumptions: high involvement and a systemic approach to improvement.
Diagnosis X Visioning X First steps X Supporting mechanism > Resistance = Transformation
The blind spot is the place within or around us where our attention and intention originates. It’s the place from where we operate when we do something. It’s blind because it is an invisible dimension of our everyday experience in social interactions.
Dr. Scharmer is a senior lecturer at MIT and founding chair of ELIAS (Emerging Leaders for Innovation Across Sectors).
Leading from the future as it emerges
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