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DMI's Pamela DeCesare meets online with innovation leaders from around the world to discuss important issues where design, business, and education meet. Join the conversation.

Upcoming Web Conversations:

September 16th 12:00ET

Tenny Pinheiro
author, Founder and CEO @ The School for Service Innovation

Design Thinking Gets Lean: A Short Introduction to Service Design Sprints


Recent Web Conversation Recordings:

Design Gives Technology a Heart
Guest: Gulay Ozkan, Founder, GEDS; Instructor Sabanci University

The 2014 Design Value Index Results
Guest: Jeneanne Rae, CEO Motive Strategies; Moderator: Pamela DeCesare, VC+D

Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea & Build a Following Around It
Guest: Dorie Clark, Harvard Business REview & Forbes Contibutor and Author "Reinventing You"; Moderator: Pamela DeCesare, VC+D

Humanize Your Business - With Romance!
Guest: Tim Leberecht, San Francisco based CMO of design firm NBBJ and author of the book 'The Business Romantic'.; Moderator: Pamela DeCesare, VC+D

DMI Past & Future
Guest: Carole Bilson, President, DMI; Moderator: Pamela DeCesare, VC+D

Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age
Guest: Marty Neumeier Director of Transformation, Liquid Agency; Author Moderator: Pamela DeCesare, VC+D

7 Steps to Success (and 3 to Failure): How To Build Innovation Into Your Organization
Guest: Angela Yeh, Founder, Yeh Ideology, SVA Moderator: Pamela DeCesare, VC+D

Design for Social Impact
Guest: Cheryl Heller, Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation Dept., SVA Moderator: Pamela DeCesare, VC+D

you are here - how environments shape culture
Guest: Mickey McManus, MAYA Design, Moderators: Sunand Bhattacharya, Autodesk; and Pamela DeCesare, VC+D

Download pdf of the presentation here.

The strategy behind GE's decision to launch FirstBuild, it's co-creation lab & microfactory.

Lou Lenzi, director, industrial design operations, GE FirstBuild

Design & Innovation Transformation at Newell Rubbermaid

Chuck Jones, Chief Design and Research Development Officer, Newell Rubbermaid

Challenges, Pop-Ups & What Works– 7 Wicked Insights into Integrating Design Learning Engagements
Doris Wells Papanek, Director, Design Learning Network

Innovation tools and the art of framing problems
Chris Pacione, CEO and Co-Founder LUMA Institute

Innovation has become a serious business. It’s a growing social and economic imperative that calls for more people to be more innovative, more often. But how do you get better at it? Chris and Pamela discussed the innovation imperative and the Looking, Understand and Making tools that comprise LUMA’s System of Innovation– a framework that The Harvard Business Review recently called a "Taxonomy of Innovation."

Mastering the Language of Business: From Babble to Clarity
Pam DeCesare joined Dieter Reuther and Donna Denio, from Team Dynamics to discuss the value of coaching emerging designers in the language and value systems of finance, marketing, IT, engineering and HR.

Redesigning Design Education
Jay Peters of PARK joined Michael Westcott and discussed dmi:futurEd research: a look at the future of business and design education, blended learning, technology, tools and curricula for training design leaders globally, and the Grow design management education program.

Changing Culture with Design
Lee Sankey, Design Director Barclays joined Michael Westcott to discuss this new era for design as companies switch their focus from operations to customers. Design's ethos and approaches are more relevant than ever: empathy, imagination, problem solving, managing complexity. Design provides a way of making sense of technology.

Design as Catalyst for Organizational Change
A discussion with Bill Sermon of Viadynamics

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