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#Design4Enterprises Diseño para las empresas, una herramienta para el desarrollo de las MIPYME #futurethroughdesign

La Comisión Europea presenta el proyecto Diseño para las Empresas (#Design4Enterprises). Este proyecto consiste en un conjunto de cursos para apoyar la innovación impulsada/liderada por el diseño en las MIPYME. Estos cursos, que son totalmente gratuitos, se orientan a: (i) MIPYME europeas, que quieran mejorar sus habilidades de gestión del diseño, y a (ii) negocios intermediarios, tales como Cámaras de Comercio, que se convertirán en futuros formadores para otras MIPYME. Este programa de formación se centran en el diseño como el elemento clave en las estrategias para el desarrollo de las MIPYME en el mercado global.

Tengo el gusto de ser el consultor experto para España en temas como “innovación guiada por diseño” y “diseño estratégico”. Adicionalmente soy el coordinador para toda la Comunidad Europea del módulo “diseño de conceptos futuros”, temas central de mi proyecto doctoral en TUDelft.

Saber más sobre el programa http://www.designforenterprises.eu/

Más información sobre el módulo ”diseño de conceptos futuros” acá:

5th CIM -Creativity and Innovation Management- Community Workshop #futurethroughdesign

I had the opportunity to present the paper “Design of Vision Concepts to explore the future: nature, context and design techniques” during the 5th CIM -Creativity and Innovation Management- Community Workshop, which was held in the campus of the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands on 1 September 2015.

Here the video of Teresa Amabile from Harvard Business School who welcomes the participants of the workshop.

I presented the paper: Mejia, J.R., Simonse L., and Hultink, E.J. (2015). Design of Vision Concepts to explore the future: nature, context and design techniques. 5th CIM –Creativity and Innovation Management– Community Workshop, Enschede, The Netherlands.

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More information about the event here: http://www.continuous-innovation.net/events/cimworkshops/2015.html
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Context & Conceptualisation – Conference 2014 – Call for Papers – Track 9 #futurethroughdesign

Editor: Ricardo Mejia / J.R.MejiaSarmiento@tudelft.nl
Availability: Feel free to email me, an extra workshop is going to be arranged. Our challenge below this lines.

Visioning the future of built environment and preliminary concept ideation as part of Climate-KIC Thematic Summer School 2014 #futurethroughdesign

Workshop: Visioning the future of built environment and preliminary concept ideation (#FutureThroughDesign) as part of Climate-KIC Thematic Summer School 2014 ‘Transforming the Future Built Environment’

INTRODUCTION / PRESENTATION: Complex topics like urbanization and energy management need special commitment in unifying a common view, specially due to the amount of parties co-designing and co-producing products and services for its development. This requires collaboration across departments and partnering companies, and is connected to problems of communication and concerted action between partners. Different parties need to develop a joint understanding, goals, and agenda.

In order to create a set of alternative futures -to unify the vision of stakeholders- that cover a number of possibilities the technique called “scenario thinking” as a way of dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty is generally used from a strategic perspective.

In a ten-hours-long workshop the attendees, guided by a group of facilitators, will explore diverse future scenarios of buildings and then will develop different kind of solutions regarding new low carbon technologies using a variety of creative techniques.