David Conover

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Configuring the Instruction and Assessment Model

<i>This is the ninth article in the series Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders</i><i>.</i><p>There are several design …

Pedagogy

Google offers new collaboration tools for app designers

Google has released a slew of tools that designers and developers can use to build app interfaces. While they appear to be tied to the company’s Material Design language, which it launched in 2014, it looks like you’ll be able to use them regardless of what design principles you choose to …

Material Design

Planning a PBL unit - Innovation: Education

Resources to tackle project-based learning<p>Welcome to the PBL Highway, my new series aimed at helping you on the road to project-based learning! …

Pedagogy

6 Leadership Behaviors Drive Continuous Innovation

Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face. They know they need to act proactively, but still are often blindsided by a new competitor coming out of the blue with a future …

Bits, Bricks and Business Models; Lessons from MIT – BIF Speak – Medium

<b>Bits, Bricks and Business Models; Lessons from MIT</b><p>We live in the digital economy. Big data influences policy decisions. Innovation is law. Technology …

Reframe To Innovate: Recognizing You're An Innovation Leader

<i>“Reframe to Innovate” is a three-part series; please see here for the inaugural post and here for the second post.</i><p>I began this series with a quote from Arthur Schopenhauer, a proponent of pessimism in Western philosophy: <i>“</i>Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the …

The Extreme Future of Medicine: From Prevention to Longevity

Recently I was in NY City giving a presentation at the Tribeca Film Festival's Hatchery Innovation Day sponsored by Bloomberg Charities. The Innovation Day was a summit of leading innovators on virtual reality, AI, coding futures and of course the future of medicine.<p>Richard Branson the founder of …

Why the Pentagon, Gov Struggle to Acquire Tech from Startups

“Hurry up and wait.” It’s a common refrain among troops and their families frustrated with the bureaucracy that can seep into everyday life in the …

Silicon Valley

Artificial intelligence uses algorithms to make nutritious vegan meat

Chile-based NotCo replicates the taste and texture of animal food products using AI, biochemistry and plants.<p>29 Apr 2016<p>Situated at the intersection …

Denver school board approves innovation zone, granting schools new freedoms

Four Denver public schools will enjoy unprecedented autonomy next year after the school board Thursday unanimously approved a new "innovation zone.

School Administration

The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker

"Have you ever tried to see what your butt looks like to other people?" asked Susan Rinkunas at <i>New York</i> magazine. Well, it's about to get a lot …

Top 11 project management tools for 2016

A look back at the tools Opensource.com covered in 2014 and 2015, with updates on new releases, notable new and improved features, and more.

Project Management

This man suffered a serious heart attack, and his Apple Watch saved his life

The Apple Watch is useful for many things, hosting applications that only begin with checking your notifications and appointments, but did you know …

A Robotic Ceiling Sets the Precedent for AI Architecture

In ‘Aurora,’ architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi imagines a future of sensory spaces.<p>Architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi has created a number of mind-bendingly futuristic and inspiring installations, from breathing walls to morphing headpieces. Her latest, <i>Aurora</i>, an …

Get ready – 5G will create waves of innovation that disrupt every industry

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

Innovation

Fantasy, imagination and craft inform Oscar worthy costumes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Costume design is one of those arts that's often taken for granted during awards season. There's an old saying in the below-the-line crafts that if you're noticing their work, it's only because there's a problem.<p>But for the designers behind the scene and the directors and actors …

6 great concept game art tips

This concept art piece for Riot Games' League of Legends online battler is one of freelance artist, KD Stanton's favourites. It was designed to …

Tutorials

Designing a hospital like a village could solve one of Africa’s biggest health problems

Cape Town, South Africa<p>There’s a courtyard with a space for gardening, cooking in a shared kitchen, and laundry done under the shade of a roof that collects rainwater. The Maternity Waiting Village at the Kasungu district hospital in central Malawi emulates the communal spaces of traditional …

South Africa

Smart cities - a multi-billion-dollar industry

Within the next four years, a bunch of cities around the world will be transformed into smart cities, technology research firm IHS Technology …

‘Smart City’ Ludhiana: Of Sukhbir Badal’s Rs 2,841-crore grant, more than half from Centre

Over the next five years, Ludhiana will be getting Rs 1,000 crore under the Smart City plan, of which Rs 500 crore will be from the Centre and equal …

How Design Thinking Can Improve Your Marketing Plan: Lessons From IBM Design Studio

As marketers focus on developing engagement programs and brand experiences that are consumer-centered, there are many parallels with designing software products. I recently visited the IBM Design Studio in Austin Texas for a tour and a discussion with Melody Dunn, Chief Design Officer for IBM …

Design

How to Keep the Integrity of Art in STEAM

Turning STEM into STEAM isn’t as simple as it sounds. STEAM lessons don’t always blend art as an equal component to the other disciplines. There are …

Teaching

IBM Design Thinking in Action: How can advances in learning science and technology reduce inequality among young people?

• Gain a strond understanding of how to put IBM Design Thinking to Work<br>• Think about how to advance your current or future projects<br>• Bond with fellow …

Design Thinking

Using Design Thinking to Design Business Models

In this second article of the Enterprise Architecture for Business Model Innovation Series, a design think-based approach is presented for business …

How to Think Like a Stanford-Trained Design Thinker

Why a focus on process and skill isn't enough to develop design thinkers.<p>Design thinking hit the mainstream, thanks in part to this ABC Nightline segment about the award-winning design firm, IDEO.<p>It was followed by the rise of the d.school at Stanford University, a training ground for design …

Design Thinking and Project Based Learning to Scaffold Innovation

Consider the potential for Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking to provide scaffolding for teacher instruction and ultimately transform …

Pedagogy

7 stages of Design Thinking !!

Today in this <b>digital disruption</b>, marketplace is in a state of rapid change. Competition is coming from every direction. Design Thinking has gained …

10 Lessons Learned in a Design Thinking Workshop

Design Thinking can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. In this slideshare, I'll show the most important takeaways from an IDEO Design Thinking workshop.