The smell of coffee brewing in the mornings–sweet, nutty, and more effective than my alarm clock to begin the day–has been dearly missed these past ten days. According to NYT, lack of smell (anosmia) and taste (dysgeusia) are possible symptoms of COVID-19. Living in an odorless, tasteless world begged the question: What is the role played by our senses in everyday routines, relationships, and behaviors?
When we use human-centric methodologies, these routines, relationships, and behaviors are vital to the way we design everyday objects, services, and experiences. While our senses play a large role in these aspects, we rarely apply the sensory lens when designing innovatively and inclusively. …
I recently relocated to San Francisco full-time and I wanted to understand the venture capital ecosystem better. Here is an overview sparked by conversations with industry friends and other interesting resources linked throughout and at the bottom for the restless and curious.
Business model basics
Co-written with Clare Satterthwaite for Women in Leadership’s Success Slam Series. Originally published on March 2019.
The Design Strategy Entrepreneurs Collective (DS.EC) brings the CCA graduate business and design communities together to move ideas into action through collaborative workshops focused on progressing student ideas using design strategy. We co-facilitate these sessions alongside industry experts. Most recently Reena Merchant, UX Leadership at Google and C6; Chris Krohn, OpenIDEO Program Lead and C7; and Justin Lokitz, Managing Director for Business Models Inc and C5.
Why We Started DS.EC
We realized there was an opportunity to use the DMBA’s curriculum to foster and guide design-led entrepreneurship. We leveraged the program’s tools and methodologies to create our own curriculum that intends to bridge student’s ideas and energy with professional expertise. …