Does Innovation amount to Impatient Optimism?

site web de rencontre en ligne The Gates Foundation is slowly growing into a powerful global force driving innovation around the world. Its health and developmental agendas have gradually be revised and realigned into a framework that increasingly blends improving the world with doing new things in order to be able to improve the world. Their motto, impatient optimism, seems to capture that sense of purpose and vision rather well.

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dating eastern european ladies in usa I sat down yesterday to talk with Ashok Alexander, the Country Head of the Gates Foundation in India. He talked to me about the need for immersive engagement, intimacy, understanding, between those who are trying to do good and those one is trying to help. In the case of Avahan, for instance, the Gates-supported HIV-AIDS program, Ashok said that learning about sex-workers and their lives, livelihoods, challenges and threats was all critical for designing the intervention. That kind of approach, and the learnings that came from understanding how to prevent violence against women in urban environments, turned out to have surprising impacts on how the Foundation was able to think about maternal and child health in rural areas, including in the state of Bihar.

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On the Relationship between Trust and Innovation

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web As Design Public III inches ever closer, we’ve been trying to articulate, and more deeply understand for ourselves, what we mean by Trust, Participation and Innovation, and how they relate to each other. Over the next weeks, we will be sharing our thoughts and research on these questions, the first of which is concerned with trust and how it relates to creativity, and by extension, innovation.

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http://huntersneeds.net/rigaro/3244 This past year has been rife with protest, from the Ram Lila grounds to Tahrir Square and Zucotti Park, all of which appear to have sprung from a breakdown in trust: society, or the public at large, seems to have lost faith in their governments as well as private corporations, no longer trusting that these entities are working in their interest. This breakdown in society’s trust in its largest, most long-standing institutions is a crisis with very wide-ranging consequences in the social as well political sphere.

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At CKS, however, we are most concerned with how this crisis of trust impacts innovation, which as we see it, is twofold. [Read more…]

Design Public III: Why We Focus on Trust, Participation and Innovation

Design Public began as a conversation around the question of how design thinking and innovation can be used by organizations and actors outside the private sector, specifically government organizations and social sector agencies. As we enter this third edition of the Design Public Conclave, we see not only that our questions and deliberations have become so much more sophisticated, layered and granular, but also that there is a clear need to move beyond mere conversation, to the actual establishment of diverse consortia, partnerships and alliances that will bring this agenda to practical realization.

At our first conclave in Delhi, we focused on the question of Governance Innovation: Can or should government agencies use user-centered design solutions to develop and deploy better solutions? The easy answer is yes, but the question remains, where can we find the special expertise that allows them to do this? Out of this question was born the concept of what we call the Bihar Innovation Lab. [Read more…]

IBM Officially On Board as Sponsor for Design Public

We’re elated to report that yesterday, IBM officially confirmed their sponsorship of the third edition of the Design Public Conclave. Our CEO, Dr. Aditya Dev Sood, has been in conversation with the folks at IBM for the past month or so now, discussing areas of mutual interest and opportunities for collaboration. The focus of the conclave is on how governments as well as private corporations can increase trust in the public sphere, and in doing so help build a culture of innovation in India. IBM has been at the helm of innovation in several different arenas, and most recently have been focused on urban infrastructure and smart cities, highly relevant themes in the context of building more trust and participation through better design and innovation.

Smart Cities are cities that know how to “leverage information, anticipate problems and coordinate resources.” The smartest cities integrate and coordinate between all key functions and infrastructures. [Read more…]

Arun Maira Joins Board of Advisors for Design!publiC

February 1, 2012. New Delhi. Arun Maira, member of the National Planning Commission of the Government of India, has just agreed to join the Board of Advisors for Design Public. Speaking on the focus topic for this edition of the Design Public Conclave, “Trust, Participation, Innovation,” Mr. Maira said that these themes are key priorities for him and for the National Planning Commission.

Design!publiC Panel Discussion 5: Planning and Policy for Innovation

18:26 Reto: I feel that there is a need for an international consensus and forum for innovation so that we can learn from each other.

18:19 Dilini: Most countries talk about GDP, but in Bhutan the premise of government is promote happiness (Gross National Happiness). What about making societies happier? Can we design and innovate to make people happier?

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Design!publiC Panel Discussion 4: The Theory and Practice of Innovation

15:06 M.P. Ranjan talks about how good design or good innovation is not necessarily about money – it is a matter of thinking about solutions, with passion, empathy, responsibility and commitment. Gives an example of good design in the Daily Dump project by Srishti professor and designer.

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Design!publiC Panel Discussion 2: Is Innovation in Public and Social Sectors Possible?

12:03 Harsh: Theoretically, there is an independent advisory body to the government called the Planning Commission. But once we’ve heard everyone, and money is given, there is still the question of how that money is being spent.

12:01 Sneha: What is the process for this prioritization?

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Design!publiC Panel Discussion 1: Innovation and the Indian Corporation

11:02 Samar ends with a last word about the “hot new” mousetrap in Bangalore – simply a sticky pad. No bad Karma involved.

11:00 Harish Bijoor answers saying that Indian corporations are not innovative or risk-taking, but Indian society is.

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Design!publiC II Officially Begins!

The much anticipated second edition of the Design Public Conclave is finally underway! Aditya Dev Sood, founder and CEO of the Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS), opened with a word of welcome.

He welcome all participants to the event. He spoke about how Design Public was not a static conferencing platform, but something like a movement, attracting new participants and stakeholders over time, all invested in the question and challenge of innovation.

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