Presenter: Medard Gabel
Length: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Availability: By Request
About the Program:
"The function of what I call design science is to solve problems by introducing into the environment new artifacts, the availability of which will induce their spontaneous employment by humans and thus, coincidentally, cause humans to abandon their previous problem-producing behaviors and devices. For example, when humans have a vital need to cross the roaring rapids of a river, as a design scientist I would design them a bridge, causing them, I am sure, to abandon spontaneously and forever the risking of their lives by trying to swim to the other shore."
- Buckminster Fuller, Cosmography
This program addresses the following questions: What is design? How can it change the world? What designs have changed the world already? What are example of good design? Bad design?
Medard Gabel has designed and delivered exciting, involving and interactive programs around the world for GM, IBM, Motorola and over thirty other Fortune 100 companies, as well as the UN, World Bank, U.S. Congress and other governments. He is the author of six highly praised books on global affairs, energy, food, and corporate enterprise. Mr. Gabel is CEO of BigPictureSmallWorld, a company that develops and delivers high impact educational programs on critical topics for event planners, corporations and organizations around the world. His other company, BigPicture Consulting, helps corporations meet real world needs in emerging markets in profitable ways.
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