Julie Clemens

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Design Thinking | Higher Ed Gamma

Design thinking is all the rage.<p>Design thinking offers a deliberate, structured process for solving problems and fostering innovation. It provides a …

The Association of American Colleges and Universities Embraces Design Thinking

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)) meeting this month (February 23-25) in Phoenix announced its upcoming General Education and Assessment Conference. The focus: "Design Thinking for Student Learning."<p>But what is design thinking and why now is it so important?<p>According to …

Build customer empathy by listening to their stories

Whenever I start a conversation with someone, I think about how I can best connect with that person. Sharing stories is an excellent way in.<p>Stories …

Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

"The 15-month lockout at the Minnesota Orchestra ended Tuesday after management and musicians announced an agreement," Minnesota Public Radio writes.<p>"Musicians will return to work on Feb. 1," the network adds. They had been locked out since October 2012.<p>Our friends on the Deceptive Cadence blog …

Why I Love Opera and You Should Too

Even if Renee Fleming's performance at the Super Bowl hadn't introduced opera to the national conversation, I would be making this announcement: I love opera. And I am fully aware that that statement will make many people roll their eyes. It might make a lot of opera aficionados roll their eyes, …

How video saved the opera star

Opera is waking up to the power of video. For his new production of Don Giovanni, the Royal Opera House's Kasper Holten collaborated with a designer who turned U2 tours and the 2012 Olympics into visual spectaculars. Stuart Jeffries goes behind the screens<p>"Don Giovanni is called the director's …

We need to move beyond the cliches about opera

Why is opera routinely styled as the antithesis of everyday life? Let's change the conversation and focus on the real thing, says Alexandra Wilson<p>Once upon a time, opera was popular culture. In late 19th century Britain, brass bands played the latest operatic hits. You could hear snippets of opera …