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The Must-Have Guide To Twitter Manners [Infographic]

The Must-Have Guide To Twitter Manners [Infographic] | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In an effort to keep your Twitter manners properly set up and to make sure you know which part of Twitter is useful for a particular type of question or conversation, check out this visual guide.

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

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A Desirable-Future Haiku — The Message — Medium

The coming hundred years, in one hundred words
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Wonderful piece by Kevin Kelly on imagining possible futures, without the bleakness of the techno-pessimists... Thanks to @petervan for the heads-up

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How political activism breeds design ingenuity around the world

How political activism breeds design ingenuity around the world | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Disobedient Objects, a new exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, attempts to challenge standard definitions of art and design by shining a rare spotlight on the often amateur-made, cobbled-together but purposeful objects designed by grass-roots political activists around the world.


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Landmark buildings that were never supposed to last this long

Landmark buildings that were never supposed to last this long | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Temporary architecture, buildings created to be torn down after a special event or brief use, gave us fascinating and revolutionary works in the 19th and 20th century. But some outlasted their death sentences to become permanent. Here are some of the most amazing examples.


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The Connected Company › The future is podular

The Connected Company › The future is podular | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A pod is a small, autonomous unit that is enabled and empowered to deliver the things that customers value.


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Richard Martin's curator insight, July 21, 2:45 PM

Dave Gray's exploration of a podular system, and his expansion of the idea together with Thomas Vander Wal in their book, The Connected Company, demands careful attention. In the context of the peloton, I can see a pod as either a trade team or, on any given day, the breakaway that forms early on, representing the diversity and multiple talents of the peloton as a whole.

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3D-printing may revolutionize medical education

3D-printing may revolutionize medical education | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts could revolutionize medical education and training, according to its developers at Monash University.

Professor Paul McMenamin, Director of the University’s Centre for Human Anatomy Education, said the simple and cost-effective anatomical kit would dramatically improve trainee doctors’ and other health professionals’ knowledge and could even contribute to the development of new surgical treatments.

 

“Many medical schools report either a shortage of cadavers, or find their handling and storage too expensive as a result of strict regulations governing where cadavers can be dissected,” he said.

 

“Without the ability to look inside the body and see the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, it’s incredibly hard for students to understand human anatomy. We believe our version, which looks just like the real thing, will make a huge difference.”

 

The 3D Printed Anatomy Series kit, to go on sale later this year, could have particular impact in developing countries where cadavers aren’t readily available, or are prohibited for cultural or religious reasons.

 

After scanning real anatomical specimens with either a CT or surface laser scanner, the body parts are 3D printed either in a plaster-like powder or in plastic, resulting in high resolution, accurate color reproductions.

 

Further details have been published online in the journal Anatomical Sciences Education.

References:Paul G. McMenamin, Michelle R. Quayle, Colin R. McHenry, Justin W. Adams, The production of anatomical teaching resources using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology, Anatomical Sciences Education, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ase.14753D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training
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La impresión 3D también va a mejorar la manera en que nos formamos los profesionales sanitarios

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[SIS] The Psychology of Space

lecture in a series from Strategic Design & Management Summer Intensive at Parsons the New School for Design http://parsons-sis2014.tumblr.com


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chouette cours qui entraîne la pensée design

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What spaces make you (un)comfortable ?

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BRICS nations set up New Development Bank to challenge US and euro focus

BRICS nations set up New Development Bank to challenge US and euro focus | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
THE leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit Tuesday that they gave final agreement to creating their own development bank worth $100 billion that will have its headquarters in China.
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Design Process & Tools

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Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking? (Design Thinking Infographic | Pinterest http://t.co/SrFc7UxJFx #innovation #technology)


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John Maeda: Fall in Love with Technology through Great Design

John Maeda: Fall in Love with Technology through Great Design | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Drawing on wisdom from Paul Rand, John Maeda shows us why both startups and end-ups need great design to succeed. But getting there requires a focus on designers, ambitious leadership, and lots of experimentation.
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Wideranging presentation from leading design thinker John Maeda on role of design in all types of organisations.

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10 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

10 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are an idiosyncratic group of people. Each one has found success in his or her own way. It’s difficult to duplicate the results. Success takes hard work, dedication and, most importan…
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Innovate on Purpose: Powerful innovation relies on weak signals and forces

Innovate on Purpose: Powerful innovation relies on weak signals and forces | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

When we innovate, everyone wants to know when we'll generate ideas, because that is a fun, but also tangible activity that leads to measurable outcomes.  What few people want to focus on is the connectivity and process, the "weak forces" that bind the innovation process together.  

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Another thoughtful piece from @ovoinnovation.

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Cut through questions to survive digital disruption - Australian Institute of Company Directors

Cut through questions to survive digital disruption - Australian Institute of Company Directors | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A new report singles out six industries, representing one third of the $1.4 trillion Australian economy, that will be subject to the next big wave of disruption. It also suggests some questions boards should ask to avoid management complacency.
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A good set of questions for any organisation.

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Boards Still Don't See the Value of Digital

Boards Still Don't See the Value of Digital | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Companies across the world are ramping up their digital initiatives, according to a new survey from McKinsey, with the C-suite increasingly leading the way. “Digitization has become a critical asset in many companies’ quest for growth,” write the report’s authors, noting the increased involvement by CEOs and other top executives.

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The Finger Pointing to the Moon

The Finger Pointing to the Moon | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In social innovation we are at risk of confusing our stories of success for real, genuine impact. Without theories, implementation science or evaluation we risk aspiring to travel to the moon, yet ...
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Great critique by Cameron Norman - @cdnorman - of the failure of many well-meaning social innovation efforts to achieve real impact.

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Clever street art on railroad tracks by Bordalo II

Clever street art on railroad tracks by Bordalo II | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo (also known as Bordalo II) has created a clever street art series using railroad tracks as his canvas. He has more art on his Global Street Art gallery and Facebook page.


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Why Big Data Isn’t Enough: Tomorrow’s Technology Will Be Built Around Workflows

Why Big Data Isn’t Enough: Tomorrow’s Technology Will Be Built Around Workflows | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Big data is all the rage. Everywhere you turn it seems companies are discussing new and different ways to analyze data. The problem? There is an initial euphoria, usually after a large initial investment, when some insights are found.

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Víctor Farré's curator insight, July 22, 2:54 AM

Cuando además de datos pones el flujo de información en la cocktelera. Industria del Healthcare

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Watch Tim Harford's full Wired 2012 talk on organisations and innovation (Wired UK)

Watch Tim Harford's full Wired 2012 talk on organisations and innovation (Wired UK) | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Organisations need to strike a balance between striving to make marginal improvements to their products and experimenting with radical, risky ideas, says Tim Harford

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Under the leadership of David Brailsford both the British Cycling teams and the professional road racing franchise Team Sky have demonstrated a tolerance of risk and an appetite for continuous improvement. Brailsford refers to this as 'the aggregation of marginal gains'. Economist Tim Harford explores the idea in a fascinating talk for Wired UK following the 2012 Olympic Games.

 

There is a lot of useful reading on the topic too, some of it reflected in my own blog post on marginal gains (http://indalogenesis.com/2013/10/17/marginal-gains/). Among them are Richard Moore's trilogy of books on British Cycling.

 

Richard Moore, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes.

 

Richard Moore, Sky's the Limit.

 

Richard Moore, Mastermind: How Dave Brailsford Reinvented the Wheel.

 

Rod Ellingworth, Project Rainbow.

 

Daniel Friebe, 'Cyclonomics', an article collected in The Cycling Anthology, Volume 1, edited by Lionel Birnie & Ellis Bacon.

 

See also academic David Denyer's interview covering the topic of leadership lessons from British Cycling: http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/p20690/Knowledge-Interchange/Management-Themes/Leadership/Cranfield-On-Leadership/Leadership-Lessons-from-British-Cycling.

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4 Things Leaders Get Wrong About Creativity

4 Things Leaders Get Wrong About Creativity | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Design theory and branding professor Natalie Nixon says the reason we don't see more creativity in business is that most leaders don't have any idea what it is.


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Love this: 'Creativity isn't learned. It's uncovered.'

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What is kintsugi? - WeDoJapan

What is kintsugi? - WeDoJapan | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
It's safe to say that kintsugi is one of the more obscure Japanese arts. I've had blank stares even when I mention it to Japanese friends or experts in Jap
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Chile teaches the world a lesson about innovation

Chile teaches the world a lesson about innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The success of Start-Up Chile offers a roadmap for spurring innovation.
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A terrific illustration of the opportunities and sustainable culture change created by visionary leaders enabling bottom-up innovation.

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Strategic Conversations: How Toyota Solves Big Problems

Strategic Conversations: How Toyota Solves Big Problems | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Facing a hairy problem or business challenge? Introducing the “strategic conversation” — a method for getting out of your normal headspace to spark new ideas, and most importantly, action.
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Designing strategic conversations requires a lot of preparation and intention - with heavy focus on the upfront design.

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Design your work space for parallel processing

Design your work space for parallel processing | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The most contemporary workplace concepts support three emerging workplace trends:
+ parallel tasks and processing;
+ synchronicity between physical and virtual environments; and
+ collaboration.


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In the physical workplace, parallel processing is enabled by working environments designed for specific functions. Instead of an employee taking ownership of a single desk and a computer, employees are offered the mobility and freedom to select a workspace that is most appropriate for their current workload. Companies use parallel processing to simultaneously integrate the design of products with other tasks that would usually be performed successively. 

 

The most forward-looking education institutions will look to harness simultaneous task processing. Such institutions can also look toward NASA’s Integrated Design Centre or the Concurrent Design Facility at theEuropean Space Agency for guidance on how best to enable parallel processing that has been specifically implemented within an educational environment.

 

But within the past five years, collaboration has also become globally recognised as the most powerful mechanism to foster innovation and simulate creativity within the workplace. The current iteration of collaborative work processes is sharply focused on a cross-departmental approach, where teams are being formed from several siloed business units. This supports innovation, fosters creativity and is responsible for outside-the-square solutions.

  
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Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist" | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist.
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Size of the human genome reduced to 19,000 genes

Size of the human genome reduced to 19,000 genes | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A study led by Alfonso Valencia, Vice-Director of Basic Research at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and head of the Structural Computational Biology Group, and Michael Tress, researcher at the Group, updates the number of human genes -those that can generate proteins- to 19,000; 1,700 fewer than the genes in the most recent annotation, and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes. The work, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, concludes that almost all of these genes have ancestors prior to the appearance of primates 50 million years ago.

 

"The shrinking human genome," that's how Valencia describes the continuous corrections to the numbers of the protein-coding genes in the human genome over the years that has culminated in the approximately 19,000 human genes described in the present work. "The coding part of the genome [which produces proteins] is constantly moving," he adds: "No one could have imagined a few years ago that such a small number of genes could make something so complex."

 

The scientists began by analysing proteomics experiments; proteomics is the most powerful tool to detect protein molecules. In order to determine a map of human proteins the researchers integrated data from seven large-scale mass spectrometry studies, from more than 50 human tissues, "in order to verify which genes really do produce proteins " says Valencia.

 

The results brought to light just over 12,000 proteins and the researchers mapped these proteins to the corresponding regions of the genome. They analysed thousands of genes that were annotated in the human genome, but that did not appear in the proteomics analysis and concluded: "1,700 of the genes that are supposed to produce proteins almost certainly do not for various reasons, either because they do not exhibit any protein coding features, or because the conservation of their reading frames does not support protein coding ability, "says Tress.

 

One hypothesis derived from the study is that more than 90% of human genes produce proteins that originated in metazoans or multicellular organisms of the animal kingdom hundreds of millions of years ago; the figure is over 99% for those genes whose origin predates the emergence of primates 50 million years ago.

 

"Our figures indicate that the differences between humans and primates at the level of genes and proteins are very small," say the researchers. David Juan, author and researcher in the Valencia lab, says that "the number of new genes that separate humans from mice [those genes that have evolved since the split from primates] may even be fewer than ten." This contrasts with the more than 500 human genes with origins since primates that can be found in the current annotation. The researchers conclude: "The physiological and developmental differences between primates are likely to be caused by gene regulation rather than by differences in the basic functions of the proteins in question."

 

The sources of human complexity lie more in how genes are used rather than on the number of genes, in the thousands of chemical changes that occur in proteins or in the control of the production of these proteins by non-coding regions of the genome, which comprise 90% of the entire genome and which have been described in the latest findings of the international ENCODE project, a Project in which the Valencia team participates.

 

The work brings the number of human genes closer to other species such as the nematode worms Caenorhabditis elegans, worms that are just 1mm long, but apparently less complex than humans. But Valencia prefers not to make comparisons: "The human genome is the best annotated, but we still believe that 1,700 genes may have to be re-annotated. Our work suggests that we will have to redo the calculations for all genomes, not only the human genome."

 

The research results are part of GENCODE, a consortium which is integrated into the ENCODE Project and formed by research groups from around the world, including the Valencia team, whose task is to provide an annotation of all the gene-based elements in the human genome.

 

"Our data are being discussed by GENCODE for incorporation into the new annotations. When this happens it will redefine the entire mapping of the human genome, and how it is used in macro projects such as those for cancer genome analysis ," says Valencia.


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Laura E. Mirian, PhD's curator insight, July 8, 10:42 AM

"Our figures indicate that the differences between humans and primates at the level of genes and proteins are very small," say the researchers. 

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Julian Birkinshaw: Schumpeter: The holes in holacracy | The Economist

Julian Birkinshaw: Schumpeter: The holes in holacracy | The Economist | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
“Nine-tenths of the approximately 100 branded management ideas I’ve studied lost their popularity within a decade or so,” wrote Julian Birkinshaw of London Business School in the May issue of the Harvard Business Review. Among the latest cast-offs, it seems, is Google’s much-admired “20% ...
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