Category Archives: Design

My NSF CAREER proposal

For those who are interested, here is my NSF CAREER proposal that I submitted on July 21, 2013 to the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) program in the Directorate for Computers & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). Briefly, my proposal is to advance our … Continue reading

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Envisioning My Future – Day 5

On this, day 5 of my envisioning exercise, I was still comforted from my arrangement and reflections from day 4. I also was excited, and somewhat reluctant, to start the last day of this process. Following VizBot’s advice, I read over … Continue reading

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Envisioning My Future – Day 4

It was exciting to continue from day 3 of my envisioning process. Once again, I took the same subset of images I had selected on the first day and rearrange them on the same background. I like using this blue … Continue reading

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Envisioning My Future – Day 3

Here is  day 3’s results after having slept on the VizBot feedback from day 2: Yesterday was unexpectedly completely filled with other activities, so I did not get to my visioning exercise, even though I thought about it many times … Continue reading

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Envisioning My Future – Day 2

After having slept on the questions from VizBot regarding the arrangements on day 1, I began the process for day 2. Here is my write up from day 2: Dear VizBot, Thank you for your responses. It is remarkable how … Continue reading

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Envisioning My Future – Day 1

I was intrigued when I read Skip Walter‘s blog entries on using VisualsSpeak’s Exploring New Options pack of images. He used the images to explore his question of “What is the future I want to create for myself for this … Continue reading

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Culture Hacking: Learning and Building Great Teams

(August 2012 update: this course was canceled, due to lack of enrollment. Perhaps the Early Fall quarter is close to invisible in the current UW course catalog system. Now we know.) In August, Sue Kraemer and I will teach a … Continue reading

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“Everybody” Improves Whole Systems

I am always looking out for simple models that illuminate more effective ways of acting, especially when they relate to teams and organizations since these are the units of work in today’s world. Thus, I was pleased when I came … Continue reading

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Beauty in Work

Every once in a while, I find something beautiful related to my interest in great teams. Here are 2 recent examples. Yesterday, I was revisiting the Liberating Structures website and took a pause to enjoy the beautiful and authentic images … Continue reading

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BootCamp Artwork

Want to create great products together? Want to be more innovative or creative? Do artwork. With your team. This past weekend I had the honor and privilege of hosting and being part of the UW Bothell Innovation and Creativity BootCamp, … Continue reading

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