Thursday, February 12, 2009

Design Speaker Series at OCAD - Part 2

I was fortunate to attend another great Design speaker series at OCAD on February 11th, 2009 - Larry Keeley, co-founder of Doblin spoke at the series.

Some interesting points that surfaced from his talks were:

  1. Innovation is not simply about products; it is about platforms.
  2. Build platforms that manage complexity.
  3. Designers should be good at cataloging the unfamiliar.
  4. Designer imagine and pursue what could be, instead of what is.
  5. Empathize with people and situations.
Most importantly, platforms transcend enterprises, industries, and political borders.

I enjoyed Larry's talk, there was another piece of information that raised my curiosity - OCAD is offering a Masters in Design, starting September 2009!

No-no, I am done with school for now (at least for this year), but I think if an opportunity presents itself in a few years, it could be worthwhile to explore a degree in Design - I wonder how my life would have changed had I been at OCAD, instead of at Rotman!

Design creates emerging possibilities - I hope to be a part of these possibilities through my future career.

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