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Entries for month: May 2014

Mariana Amatullo: Growth in Knowledge: New Learning in the Doctor of Management Program

May 28, 2014 ·

How might we capture the unique value designers bring to the emergent field of social innovation?  

This is the central research question that has guided my inquiry through the Doctor of Management Program at Weatherhead.  Given the interconnected nature and fast-evolving pace of the complex social and economic challenges we face as a 21st century society, understanding better “the return on design” (ROD) in the public and private sectors is a critical problem of practice with consequential implications for organizations of all kinds.  

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David Widdifield: Stretched Beyond Imagination

May 27, 2014 ·

Well it’s March and as I head into my last semester of the DM program, I find myself having thoughts similar to those I encountered at the end of my basic training days in the US Army Infantry branch. As my platoon and I cleaned our barracks and gathered our belongings to spend the last 2 days of our training on the concrete drill pad outside the barracks, we asked each other would we do it all over again.

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