Natalie Nixon–Wonder And Rigor for a Flourishing Life

Back in October of 2020, Natalie Nixon, Creativity Consultant Extraordinaire and author of The Creativity Leap, Zoomed in to talk to NOVA Lab students about Wonder, Rigor, and living a life driven by creativity. It’s an enriching and amazing presentation that I will be sharing with classes for years to come. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P4_irkkFjpTyTjIWSzCuOkDh0z4-lEmt/preview

Empathy: The Museum

Museums come in all shapes and sizes.  This one, which I found through @tombarrett ‘s “dialogical learning” e-mails, offers a look at Empathy, and it does so in a rather ingenious way. We talk so much about empathy as the key to design thinking, but the concept is far deeper than the utilitarian implications spurredContinue reading “Empathy: The Museum”

A Day in the Life of a BPhl Innovation Festival Attendee

This was a long week, but I wish it were longer. And that is due to the B.Phl Innovation festival. Centered at the Independence Blue Cross (IBX) building (1901 Market), with Ground Zero being the IBX Innovation Center on the 13th and 14th floors. However, the festival spread out around the city, from the UniversityContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a BPhl Innovation Festival Attendee”

Philadelphia’s B.Phl Innovation Festival

A few weeks ago one of the students in NOVA Lab informed me of an innovation festival being hosted in Philadelphia.   After checking it out on the web, I was convinced this would be a place for our students to learn why innovation and design thinking were so important to the economy they’d soon beContinue reading “Philadelphia’s B.Phl Innovation Festival”