Why Being Curious Makes for Better Designs

Why Being Curious Makes for Better Designs

Several topics have been occupying my mind in 2021. The leader of a legal firm having to step down for sending a letter to staff that challenged the status quo. Victoria University writing a compelling RFT about the type of people they want to work with. A transgender person kicked out of female toilets in a […]

Why Designing for Potential Makes for Better Classrooms

Why Designing for Potential Makes for Better Classrooms

In this post, I identified the teacher as the essential ingredient in creating a great classroom. I think the next one is ‘potential’ – when designing a learning space, imagine entering it for the first time and thinking ‘am I inspired to learn here?’ Flexible use and class sizes of a typical classroom can compete […]

Why Architects Must Remember to Design Spaces for People to Use

Why Architects Must Remember to Design Spaces for People to Use

This article https://lnkd.in/gP58unk talks about the amazing things being done to combine Information technology and building materials to enhance the experience of entering a building. It reminded me of a passage in the 1943 book ‘The Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand; a book that is a bit of a rite of passage for architects to read. “The intrinsic […]

ds Commits to Innovating

ds Commits to Innovating

I think quite a few people grew up thinking of innovators as heroes – a lone person coming up with a brilliant idea that changes everything. Think Steve Jobs. Think Marie Curie. Or maybe even ‘Doc’ Brown in Back to the Future. Who wouldn’t want to be that person? A few weeks ago I read […]

Blended Learning Has Not Realized Its Potential

Blended Learning Has Not Realized Its Potential

There is much talk about applying lessons learnt during the Covid-19 shutdown to how we play, work and learn. So why did some schools tell parent they would stop providing remote learning and only provide on site learning when school resumed? Why, when some children may learn better remotely, is this no longer provided? Why, […]