Take Part in the Dialogue of the Future

Join us at the CDO Summit in Toronto on October 25th The world is busier, quicker, and more competitive than ever – and remaining relevant in a world of rapid evolution is increasingly difficult as new technologies continue to emerge and our culture shifts accordingly. The only solution is to constantly innovate, never accept that…

Feeding the 5000

Design Exchange, Canada’s only design museum, has announced a Thanksgiving feast prepared to feed 5000 people, which will take place on the last day of its unprecedented biennial festival EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology. In collaboration with George Brown College,Chef School, and Second Harvest – Canada’s largest food rescue charity – and hosted…

Editing Real-World Problems

An interview with Carlo Ratti With the rise of the IoT and AI, we have begun viewing innovative technology as a standalone disruptor. The introduction of a single technological advancement now has the power to instantaneously change our everyday lives. However, this is much more systematic and evolutionary in nature. Change is created by building…

Design Thinking Isn’t Just for Designers

You probably already know the term “design thinking.” Odds are, you’ve read an article or two on how design thinking became a business buzzphrase. Maybe you’ve even read an article on how non-designers’ generic adaption of design thinking risks ruining the creative integrity and innovative nature inherent to the process. But have you ever thought…

Conference: Design Thinking for Banks & Financial Services

On Sept 27028, marcus evans will host the 3rd Edition: Design Thinking for Banks & Financial Services Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan in New York. Join your peers and master an array of innovation methodologies to drive the development of disruptive services while forging deeper user relationships. At this 3rd installment, you will…

On the Origin of Things

In 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species and described the means by which populations evolve—that environmental pressures naturally select the individuals best suited to their habitat to procreate. Culminating from this work was a phylogenetic tree of life, graphically illustrating and describing the relationships between the species of the world and how…

How IoT Can Help Feed 9 Billion People

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that by 2050, the world population will rise by 2.3 billion and, to effectively feed that population, our food production needs to increase by 70%. According to research conducted by the University of Minnesota, production for essential crops—such as maize and rice—is currently increasing by increments…

Ocean of Noise: The Sharing of Emotions Through Brain-to-Brain Communication

As we stand today, the ways in which humans communicate emotion are mediated by tools, such as pictures, body language, and spoken and written language morphologies constructed of recombinatory signs. Imaginative refinement of these base communications, combined with advancements in technology, have resulted in poems, songs, books, telegraph messaging, telephone calling, radio and television broadcasting,…

Power in Numbers: IoT and the Quantified Self

Self-knowledge through numbers has long been the unspoken slogan of the Quantified Self Movement (QSM). Since its inception, the movement’s goal has been to enable a better understanding of ourselves and our actions and motivators through a quantified lens. However, as wearables give us access to personalized data, they also allow the sharing of this…

Radical Innovation: A Conversation with Idris Mootee

A longer version of this Q&A originally appeared on the Intrapreneurship Conference website. What does the corporation of the future look like? IntraConf: Beyond the buzzwords and the hype, what is radical innovation, really? Is it even possible for big legacy organizations to be and do radical? Idris Mootee: That’s a really good question; lots of people…

A Human History of IoT

A basic procedure in thinking about the future is to look back into our shared history and understand how people did something in the past. This hindsight allows us to learn from the way humans have approached change and apply this knowledge to future situations. Not only does it allow us to avoid the problem…

Event Preview: The Outbound Pursuit Series

We need the tonic of wildness… At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature. - Henry David Thoreau According to…

An interview with Melora Zaner

Head of Mobile Design & UX, Digital; Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase This post originally appeared on the marcus evans website. Ahead of the 3rd Edition: Design Thinking for Banks & Financial Services Conference, marcus evans spoke with Melora Zaner, Head of Mobile Design & UX, Digital; Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase about the main challenges in integrating innovation into…

The Bias of Digital Transformation

Exploring the Link Between Digital Transformation and the Experience of Work Once there was an English word whose meaning had to do with fingers and toes. Over time, that word evolved to mean something quite different; abstracted away from the human body, “digital” was transformed into a way of talking about data in the form of…