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In a lecture on Innovation in Belgium last week, Gijs van Wulfen put together a 66-point innovation checklist that summarised the benefits of his FORTH method which connects creativity and business reality in five steps: Full Steam Ahead, Observe and Learn, Raise Ideas, Test Ideas and Homecoming. His checklist can be found here.
Gijs book, Creating Innovative Products and Services: The FORTH Innovation Method is out now.
Author, Francesc Aragall will be speaking at a variety of events focusing on the HUMBLES method demonstrated in his book, Universal Design. HUMBLES is a seven phase model enabling you to assess your current business strategy and design practices, and make your product or service appealing to all your potential customers.
11/05/2012 – Moscow 4th International Conference – Equal rights, equal opportunities
22/05/2012 – Salamanca University Congress about Ageing
24/05/2012 – Helsinki Cities for All Conference www.ornamo.fi/citiesforallhelsinki
01/06/2012 – Saint Etienne Conference at Ville en Partage
08/06/2012 – Madrid Presentation of the book at CEAPAT Ministry for welfare
15/06/2012 – Paris 5émes assises nationales de l’accessibilité
18/06/2012 – Munich ICE 2012: International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation http://www.ice-conference.org/
If you are attending any of these events and would like to contact Francesc Aragall do say so in the comments, we will help you get in touch.
Christine Jorm’s piece in MJA Insight: Solving GP Education Dilemmas, addresses an issue that has an impact on us all; whether as managers of GP practices, healthcare policy makers or simply as patients. How do we design an effective program of work placements and on-the-job learning for General Practitioners and how do we ensure that the outcome is a positive experience for the GPs, their students and their patients? Christine Jorm is author of Reconstructing Medical Practice, published by Gower.
On 23rd March, Nicola Johnson will be presenting at the LNM Inaugural Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Nicola’s presentation will be on the subject of ‘The place of theory in learning and new media research’.
Although the conference is invitational there is a public lecture by Neil Selwyn on Thursday 22 March, 6-7pm on Schools and Schooling in the Digital Age – thoughts from a UK perspective. More details can be found here.
Nicola’s book, Publishing from Your PhD is now available from Gower.
It’s rare for a Gower title to feature on broadcast television so it is particularly rewarding to see Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport, training his senior managers in Sky TV’s programme: ‘Inside Gatwick’ using David Hutchin’s book Hoshin Kanri as the basis of his message. Stewart and the Gatwick team have adopted the Hoshin Kanri concept as a basis for helping ensure that everyone across the business is pointing in the same direction; interesting programme … and a wonderful platform for this Gower book.
One of the most rewarding things for a publisher is to see the connection between the ideas and guidance in our books and application of good management in practice. Uly Ma’s book, No Waste, has drawn heavily on his experiences working with the ‘No Waste’ programme on the 2012 Olympic construction projects. There is a very interesting write up for the programme as part of the ‘Learning Legacy’ for the games on the 2012 website
On Monday 4th July Gower author, Tim Cooper, will be speaking on the subject of ”Longer lasting products: responding to our throwaway culture” from 6pm at Nottingham Trent University.
Venue: Newton Lecture Theatre 5, Newton building, Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU.
6 pm Drinks and canapés
6.30pm Lecture followed by buffet supper
For more information and to book online please visit: www.ntu.ac.uk/cooper