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Evaluation for innovation

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The accountability of developmental evaluation is that something gets developed, has value, is making a difference, generates learning.
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A big niche and getting bigger.

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june holley's curator insight, February 10, 2014 1:54 PM

This looks useful for evaluating networks too!

Liz Rykert's comment, February 10, 2014 7:16 PM
I think DE is perfect for network evaluation and for evaluating things like culture change in organizations, or community development in neighbourhoods since it helps people make sense of what is happening as things unfold without predetermining where things are going.
Howard Silverman's comment, February 10, 2014 11:07 PM
Thanks, Liz. Couldn't agree more.
Patterns of Change
Understanding change through representation & intervention: systems, cybernetics, complexity, ecology, economy, resilience, institutions, innovation, scenarios, design, purpose, learning.
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Design for organizational learning: the case of the US military

Design for organizational learning: the case of the US military | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it

Margaret Wheatley: “I believe the Army is more interested in learning from its experiences than any organization I had ever been in.”

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Educating the Next Generation of Social Impact Designers - YouTube

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Worth a listen for latest practices / experiences in universities that focus on social impact design.

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Evaluation for innovation

Evaluation for innovation | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it
The accountability of developmental evaluation is that something gets developed, has value, is making a difference, generates learning.
Howard Silverman's insight:

A big niche and getting bigger.

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june holley's curator insight, February 10, 2014 1:54 PM

This looks useful for evaluating networks too!

Liz Rykert's comment, February 10, 2014 7:16 PM
I think DE is perfect for network evaluation and for evaluating things like culture change in organizations, or community development in neighbourhoods since it helps people make sense of what is happening as things unfold without predetermining where things are going.
Howard Silverman's comment, February 10, 2014 11:07 PM
Thanks, Liz. Couldn't agree more.
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Design Brief for Nonhuman Clients

Design Brief for Nonhuman Clients | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it

"In week 1 students visited their client in urban and rural field visits, attempting to identify its needs, desires and wants, documenting patterns of behavior with audio recording, photography, field notes and other tools.

 

"They were also encouraged to speak to experts who know the client well such as gardeners, urban planners, municipal workers or meteorologists. They were also asked to document the way that humans interact with their client.

 

"During week 2 the students developed a proposal for a product, service or intervention that fulfills the needs of their client or calls attention to the ecosystem service(s) that the client provides."

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Dave Laubenthal: design thinking repertoires

Dave Laubenthal: design thinking repertoires | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it

What is design thinking? Dave Laubenthal, former student of mine in the Colloabrative Design MFA program at Pacific Northwest College of Art, diagrammed relationships amonng his skills and approaches.

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The NAP Guide to the 2014 State of the Union Address | Notes From NAP

The NAP Guide to the 2014 State of the Union Address | Notes From NAP | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it
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Nice! U.S. National Academy of Sciences offers an annotated state of the union.

 

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Ekuatorial -- Indonesia

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"Ekuatorial provides timely news and visualizations about the oceans, forests, and natural disasters of Indonesia. Contributed to by a network of publications and journalists associated with the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists, Ekuatorial is a GeoJournalism website that combines storytelling with data visualization to contextualize events with the broader patterns of environmental change."

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Amazing maps.

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The Human is More than Human: Interspecies Communities and the New “Facts of Life”

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Dorion Sagan: "These are the ~ facts of thermodynamics which I suggest sum to a 4th Copernican deconstruction."

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Ziba - Hidden Connections

Ziba - Hidden Connections | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it

Which designs have most dramatically reshaped the consumer landscape since the early '80s? AND

What statements do consumers perceive as true today that would’ve been unimaginable 29 years ago?

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"perceive" as true, not necessarily the same as "true" -- but v. interesting nonetheless...

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Beyond the Matrix: 2×2 Planning Falls Short - orlo

Beyond the Matrix: 2×2 Planning Falls Short - orlo | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it

"The 2×2 scenario matrix, like all tools, imposes its own logic.

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The problem with scenario-planning-as-usual is that it focuses attention on exogenous variables — how the world shapes us — without enough consideration for how we might shape the world.

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BNO interview: John Thackara

Rob Huisman managing director of the BNO (The Association of Dutch Designers) talks to design thinker- and writer John Thackara on his keynote lecture: ‘Driving safely in the dark: Opportunities for design as the crisis unfolds'.

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Green Economy at Community Scale

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Oct.2013 report by Tim Jackson and Peter A. Victor

"the discussion in this section has identified four elements essential to the emergence of a green economy: the role of enterprise, the quality of employment, the structure of investment, and the nature of the money economy."

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▶ David Harvey on mutual obligations - YouTube

David Harvey: "We all need some way of representing our mutual obligations to each other. ... The money calculus is only one of the ways that we might imagine our social relations."


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NRC: Projected 2030 flood risk is largely in Asia

NRC: Projected 2030 flood risk is largely in Asia | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it

FIGURE 2.9 The projected increase in the number of people (in thousands) exposed to floods in 2030 compared to those in 1970. Only catchments bigger than 1,000k m2 were included in analysis; therefore, only the largest islands in the Caribbean are covered. Source: IPCC, 2012; Solterra Solutions, 2012.

 

From the U.S. National Research Council (NRC) 2013 report "Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change:  Anticipating Surprises." (p.76)

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Ouch. Hadn't seen this one...

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The strong case for biodiversity? They are us.

The strong case for biodiversity? They are us. | Patterns of Change | Scoop.it

Three recent papers make the strong case for biodiversity: All life forms are composites. They are us. Other species are human kin.

 

Illustration by Lynn Margulis from Cultural Anthropology Online:

http://www.culanth.org/fieldsights/223-commemorating-lynn-margulis

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Thermodynamic Theory of the Origin of Life

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MIT's Jeremy England: Life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.

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