Solving Issues by Design
From the moment we’re born throughout our academic, professional, and personal existences, design influences every aspect of our lives. When it’s done well, can solve issues before they become problematic., and when it’s done poorly, the ramifications can be extreme. We’ll look at how design principles shape our world and the ways problems can be part of solutions.Read more
We all weigh risks when making decisions each day. The optimal outcome is progressing with our lives while minimizing risk. Pragmatic approaches to minimizing risk are significant in all walks of life, but are perhaps most integral to the fields of science and medicine. We’ll focus on these specific disciplines, the challenges going forward and how to put risk management into action.
Defying conventional wisdom
If someone showed you evidence that a belief you held was wrong, would you trust it—or look for ways to confirm your views? When is conventional wisdom not wise? With unfortunate regularity. Confirmation bias is more common than we might think. We’ll discuss its prevalence in an ever-more polarized world and consider ways to combat it.Read more
Transparency & Collaboration
Collaboration takes us further forward, as individuals, teams and as a society. It can improve performance, but remains positive only when everyone is playing by the same rules and when it promotes checks and balances.