World Economic Forum 2006 about innovation/design
According to Bruce Nussbaum in Business Weekl, the World Economic Forum 2006 in Davos "may as well be called Design in Davos because for the first time there is an entire category of programs, meetings, dinners and late-nite talks called "Innovation, Creativity and Design Strategy". This year the conference may as well be called Design in Davos because for the first time there is an entire category of programs, meetings, dinners and late-nite talks called "Innovation, Creativity and Design Strategy." Is that cool or what? The program says that "Business, government and social innovators are taking on new creative capabilities and innovation strategies in response to a rapidly changing global landscape." OK. For those designers out there still seeking validation for what you do--this is it folks! And for those folks battling it out in the innovation vs. design arena, well, there's meat for discussion here for you as well.
Davos is just discovering innovation and design stuff so the panels are all over the place. There one on Doubt and Decision-Making that talks about CEOs and risk. OK. There's also one about Biomimicry--Nature's Innovation. "What has biomimicry taught us about design in nature?" Interesting? There's a panel on Innovating in Innovation that sounds like Larry Keeley (I don't see him listed as a participant). There's one called Video Game Zombies and New Innovation that I am going to attend for sure.
The panel entitled "Video Game Zombies and New Innovation" seems amazingly intriguing!