Hi there, after another long hiatus due to the crazy schedule I’ve had the last few months. My summer semester just finished up at the business school, and now I really get to sink my teeth into the Electronic Learning Record again. It’s getting exciting– we just found a guy to join our team who I think (hope) is going to work out great.
I have plenty of great blog posts that are in draft mode currently. I want to take some time to reflect on my learning from the bschool classes that I’ve had and cull any pertinent lessons that apply to the practice of design and “innovation”– speaking of innovation, Sri pointed me to this absurd blog post written on HBS’s blog. Though I hear that Scott’s book the Myths of Innovation isn’t bad, I think this article is written poorly and any point he’s trying to make is so obvious that it shouldn’t be called a point at all.
I especially loved (tongue in cheek) the intro to the article:
“When was the last time you, as a customer, called the support line for a product you own to complain about its lack of innovation? Or sent a meal back to the kitchen at a restaurant because it wasn’t innovative enough?”
Haha- what in the hell? I liked Judd’s retort though: “No. I have never done that. I have also never returned a cellphone because it wasn’t spicy enough.”
In any event, more blog posts coming soon — some about design, some about BOP stuff, and you’re going to start seeing more about education and learning theory, a recent interest of mine.