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The Partnership for Public Service on Innovation in Government
The Washington Post
IDEO’s work with the Partnership for Public Service is included in “The Federal Coach” Washington Post column. Tom Fox, director of the Center for Government Leadership at the The Partnership for Public Service, describes how government agencies and offices can spur innovation and deliver better results. He links to the report the Partnership for Public Service co-authored with IDEO titled, “Innovation in Government.” Download the report here.
The Daily Beast Roundtable: Innovation in the Next Decade
The Daily Beast
IDEO’s Tim Brown spoke on The Daily Beast’s roundtable with Paul Saffo and John Kao about what might drive innovation in the coming 10 years. Tim talked about the impact synthetic biology and biotechnology will have on the way we think and network, and the shift that’s occurring from a physics-based way of thinking to a biology-based approach.
Read the full roundtable coverage here.
General Assembly Launches in New York City
The New York Times, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, San Francisco Chronicle
IDEO has partnered with General Assembly, a new community and education space built around tech and design, to offer courses for early-stage companies. Read more about General Assembly and IDEO’s involvement in the new concept on New York Times Bits Blog, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
OpenIDEO at Compostmodern
San Francisco, CA
Spanish Newspaper El País on IDEO’s Work Past and Present
The most widely read Spanish newspaper takes a look at IDEO’s methods and people. Read the full article, in Spanish, here.
Design Thinking in Singapore Public Service Magazine
Challenge Magazine, a publication written for Singapore’s public sector employees, profiles design thinking and talks about IDEO’s work. The feature is followed up by an interview with Tim Brown that covers designing for the less fortunate and the Singapore Ministry of Manpower’s move to embrace design thinking: Tim talks about the process: “I hope what Singapore does is to treat [design thinking] as an investment in the future and in innovation and have that similar commitment to adaptation and learning as the journey unfolds.”
OpenIDEO at the i20 Summit
After wrapping up a challenge that asked, “What global challenge do you think innovation leaders should work to solve right now?” on OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform, IDEO’s Nathan Waterhouse presented the findings to the i20, a group of global innovation leaders convened at the White House. The findings from the challenge helped to identify priorities and directions at the event that serves as a forum for discussion of innovation on a global scale.
WIRED UK on Useful Tools for Startups
Bill Moggridge Highlights Neil Stevenson’s Work and Ideas on Media Consumption
Cooper Hewitt blog
Social Security Administration Reconsiders the Online Experience
InformationWeek’s J. Nicholas Hoover talks with Social Security CIO Frank Baitman about the agency’s IT operations and his plans to push their infrastructure into the 21st century. Baitman says, “We asked IDEO to help think through what we needed to do to make the online experience something that people would choose for retirement.”
Read the full article here.