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How can we create ecosystems of humans that use technology to augment our capacities for learning and innovation in a Digital Age?

 

We miss opportunities for learning, innovation, and organizational change because of narrow paradigms of thought that are a legacy of the Industrial Era. The IdeaSpaces concept is a holistic analytical framework to help us imagine and design ecosystems of evolution, innovation, and lifelong learning.


The West Houston Institute - An example of a physical SPACE

The West Houston Institute – An example of a physical SPACE

My Remote Teaching classroom in Zoom - An Example of a Virtual SPACE

My Remote Teaching classroom in Zoom – An Example of a Virtual SPACE

Space reflects the application of effective design into our physical and virtual spaces. •
• Effective Spaces are a precondition for innovative environments. However, they are not sufficient to realize human innovation. •
• “Innovative” Spaces fail to live up to their potential when they are seen as an end to an innovation process rather than as a means to ongoing innovation. •
• If you get this part wrong, the other parts of the innovation equation are hobbled. •

Results of hackathon integrating elements of synchronous and asynchronous TIME

Results of hackathon integrating elements of synchronous and asynchronous TIME

 

Time is critical for the iteration and formation of ideas and their formation in the first place. •
• Eureka moments only occur in fiction. People and organizations need Time to reflect on what is working and what isn’t. •
Intertwingled Conversations change us and we need to expand Time in order to have them. •
• Brainstorming efforts followed by a process of constant iteration are essential in creating what Nicholas Taleb refers to as antifragile humans and organizations. •

 

 


The STAC Model - An example of a STRUCTURE supporting an informal learning environment

The STAC Model – An example of a STRUCTURE supporting an informal learning environment

 

• Effective Structure requires creating human-centered networks that facilitate growth and innovation •
•  Innovation Structures nurture networks of Spaces and Time to allow humans to develop liquid networks  •
• Systemic antifragility requires constant attention and adaptability. •
• Organizational Structures must is flexible enough to allow for change and yet rigid enough to capture innovation. •

 

 


It is only with the mindful application of all three levels of this framework that Innovation can be sustained in any organization. Space absent Time and Structure will lead to under- or misused physical spaces and technologies, for instance. Structures without effective Spaces will be handicapped as its conversations are hobbled by a lack of gathering places for ideas.

It is my hope that through ongoing discussion and iteration, the concept of IdeaSpaces itself will help people take a holistic approach to creating the kind of change that will help us and our children survive and thrive in a world of endless possibilities and challenges.