Doodling for the whole new engineer

Sunni Brown’s TED talk extolls the virtues of doodling to enhance complex thinking skills.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fx0QcHyrFk

For more information check out her website sunnibrown.com.

ThreeJoy at Politecnico Milano

In the following video, ThreeJoy Associates President, Dave Goldberg, presents The Creativity Imperative and the Technology Professional of the Future.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5b_AFu64YQ

The abstract of the presentation is as follows:

The world (1) is apparently flat, (2) is being given over to a rising creative class, and (3) requires a whole new mind, but a common conclusion drawn from authors such as Friedman, Florida, and Pink is that technology professionals in advanced economies must excel at creating new categories of product and service, as returns to routine engineering/technology labor are declining because of the ease with which these tasks may be outsourced. This talk starts by examining the setting after World War 2 that set the stage for engineering and technology education in modern times. It continues by discussing the techno-economic forces that have shaped the intervening period, and it considers recent work by Price and others to understand the essential characteristics and habits of tech visionaries (TVs), those who permit major companies to create value through the effective bootstrapping of entirely new product lines. These and other factors lead to the conclusion that our times demand a greater emphasis on the education and support of creative engineers and technologists, but existing higher educational programs seem unable to reform themselves for a variety of historical and systemic reasons. The talk concludes by discussing some of these difficulties and a number of the organizational, conceptual, and motivational changes that can enable smooth change to the education of more creative engineers and technologists.

The presentation was recorded at Politecnico Milano earlier in the year 12 April 2011 (announcement here).

Lessons from David working with Goliath

A key factor in the success of the iFoundry initiative has been working with Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in the Olin-Illinois Partnership (OIP).  In the video below, ThreeJoy President and OIP co-founder Dave Goldberg talks about the ways this experience was especially beneficial.

httpv://youtu.be/FGdAmlVH1T0

More is available about the OIP here and Olin College here.

7 missing basics of engineering

ThreeJoy President, Dave Goldberg, talks about “7 Missing Basics of Engineering” at TEDxUIUC 2011.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp9PfqUQ8a4

Other related powerpoints are available here.

Goldberg on the New Economy Engineer at Case Western

Some of the early thinking behind ThreeJoy℠ Associates, Inc. is summarized by Dave Goldberg in a 2009 interview at Case Western shown below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jyI-MI7no0

Related videos are available here and related powerpoints are available here.