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Who’s the man behind design thinking? More on David Kelley.

“David is the kind of person you aspire to become. He’s like a brainy Muppet. You want to hug him, stick by him, and support what he stands for. He doesn’t wear a fur stole or sunglasses. He’s like the guy you run into at the 7-11 getting a Slurpee. I like the idea that he’s an anonymous superstar.” — John Maeda, formerly the associate research director of MIT’s Media Lab and […] Read more

Who’s the man behind design thinking? More on David Kelley.

“David is the kind of person you aspire to become. He’s like a brainy Muppet. You want to hug him, stick by him, and support what he stands for. He doesn’t wear a fur stole or sunglasses. He’s like the guy you run into at the 7-11 getting a Slurpee. I like the idea that he’s an anonymous superstar.” — John Maeda, formerly the associate research director of MIT’s Media Lab and […] Read more

Learning about Locke

At Summit, you’ll have a chance to hear from Green Dot Public Schools—innovators working on the ground in Los Angeles to turn around one of the worst performing comprehensive high schools in the district. Read the LA Times’ ongoing reporting on Locke’s first year here. Read more

Learning about Locke

At Summit, you’ll have a chance to hear from Green Dot Public Schools—innovators working on the ground in Los Angeles to turn around one of the worst performing comprehensive high schools in the district. Read the LA Times’ ongoing reporting on Locke’s first year here. Read more

NewSchools, on Facebook?

NewSchools is considering becoming a part of the Facebook community. We’d love to hear your ideas regarding how best to create our presence on Facebook that enhances our work and that of the greater education entrepreneurship community. Please leave us your feedback! Read more

A new way of doing something

Innovation may refer to incremental, radical, and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. A distinction is typically made between invention, an idea made manifest, and innovation, ideas applied successfully. (Wikipedia) It’s more than just departing from the status quo, and beyond mere experimentation. It’s easy to call to mind breakthrough innovations that have relegated past ideas and practices to obsolescence, as the telephone did to the telegraph and the car […] Read more

A new way of doing something

Innovation may refer to incremental, radical, and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. A distinction is typically made between invention, an idea made manifest, and innovation, ideas applied successfully. (Wikipedia)It’s more than just departing from the status quo, and beyond mere experimentation. It’s easy to call to mind breakthrough innovations that have relegated past ideas and practices to obsolescence, as the telephone did to the telegraph and the car did […] Read more