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A World of Solutions: Innovations for People with Disabilities May 21, 2009

Posted by Greg Van Alstyne in Community, Open Calls.
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Competition call for

A World of Solutions: Innovations for People with Disabilities

The new initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank seeks to support pilot projects aimed at using innovative solutions to improve the quality of life and the economic and social inclusion of people with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

10% of the population in Latin America has some kind of disability, which represents 50 million people

70% of the people with disabilities in the region are unemployed or excluded from the work force

70-80% of children with disabilities in Latin America do not attend school


The program has several components, including a call for project proposals, and a problem-solutions competition.  We want to hear your ideas, receive your proposals and let you vote on the most important needs of people with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The competition starts today!

Get involved: www.iadb.org/innovation

Comment and vote:  www.iadb.org/blogs/innovacion



Un mundo de soluciones: Innovaciones para personas con discapacidad

La nueva iniciativa del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo busca apoyar la implementación de programas piloto que mejoren la calidad de vida y la inclusión económica y social de personas con distintas discapacidades en América Latina y el Caribe a través de soluciones innovadoras.

10% de la población de latinoamericana son personas con alguna discapacidad, esto representa a 50 millones de personas

El 70%  de las personas con discapacidad de la región no tiene empleo

Entre el 70%  y el 80% de niños con discapacidad en la región no tiene acceso a la educación


El programa tiene varios componentes, entre ellos, fondos concursables para proyectos, y un concurso de problemas-soluciones. Queremos escuchar sus ideas, recibir sus propuestas y que sean ustedes quienes voten cuales son los problemas de mayor relevancia en América Latina. El concurso empieza hoy!

Participa: http://www.iadb.org/innovacion

Comenta y vota: http://www.iadb.org/blogs/innovacion

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OCAD MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation: Notes Toward a Bibliography April 9, 2009

Posted by Greg Van Alstyne in OCAD MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation.
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Strategic Innovation Lab under the direction of Lenore Richards has been assisting Lenore’s development of the forthcoming OCAD degree program, Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation. More information on the Foresight MDes program is available from OCAD’s web site.

Below are the beginnings of a bibliography which we’ve been assembling for support of the program’s faculty and students.

We welcome reactions or additions from readers of this blog, including faculty and students — please let us know what we are missing:

Notes for a Bibliography
MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation


  • Abrams, Janet; Hall, Peter. (editors) Else/where: Mapping New Cartographies of Networks and Territories. Minnesota: Univeristy of Minnesota Press,
  • Christensen, Clayton M. The Innovator’s Dilemma. New York: HarperCollins, 2003
  • Christensen, Clayton M. The Innovator’s Solution. Boston: Harvard Business School, 2003
  • Drucker, Peter F. Technology, Management & Society. New York: Harper & Row, 1958
  • Fahey, Liam; Randall, Robert M. (editors)  Learning from the Future. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998
  • Fry, Tony. Design Futuring:  Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice. Oxford, UK: Berg, 2009
  • Georghiou, Luke; Harper, Jennifer Cassingena; Keenan, Michael; Miles, Ian; Popper, Rafael. (editors) The Handbook of Technology Foresight. Northampton, Ma.: Edward Elgar, 2008
  • Heskett, John. A Short Introduction to Design, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2005
  • Hines, Andy; Bishop, Peter.  (editors) Thinking about the Future. Washington: Social Technologies, 2006
  • Jonas, Wolfgang. A Scenario for Design. MIT Press: Design Issues, Spring 2001, Vol. 17, NO. 2, Pages 64-80.
  • Moore, Geoffrey A. Crossing the Chasm. New York: HarperCollins, 2006
  • Norman, Donald A. The Design of Future Things. Philadelphia, PA: Basic Books, 2007
  • Roam, Dan. Back of the Napkin. New York: Penguin, 2008
  • Schwartz, Peter. The Art of the Long View. New York: Doubleday, 1991
  • Shamiyeh, Michael. Organizing for Change. Boston: Birkhauser, 2007
  • Stacey, Ralph. (editor) Experiencing Emergence in Organizations. New York: Routledge, 2005
  • Stacey, Ralph; Griffin, Douglas; Shaw, Patricia. (editors) complexity and Emergence in Organizations. New York: Routledge, 2000
  • Sterling, Bruce. Shaping Things. Cambridge, Mass,: MIT Press, 2005
  • Sterling, Bruce. Tomorrow Now. New York: Random House, 2002
  • Sterman, John D. Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World.
  • Streatfield, Philip. The Paradox of Control in Organizations. New York: Routledge, 2001

Journals (With thanks to Walter Derzko)

Peer Reviewed

  • Technology Forecasting and Social Change
  • Technovation
  • Futures Research
  • Long Range Planning
  • Foresight; the journal for future studies strategic thinking and policy
  • Technology analysis and strategic management
  • Technological Forecasting
  • Futures
  • Futures Research Quarterly


  • The Futurist (World Future Society)
  • Future Survey (World Future Society)  “I like this one” — Walter

These domain specific journals often carry futures related papers:

  • Business Horizons
  • Applied Energy
  • Energy Policy