Using Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Community Building and Regeneration.

Michele Rusk, Gina Poncini, Pauric McGowan

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This article discusses how creativity, design thinking, and entrepreneurship enable the development of innovative practices that enhance the exchange of expertise. It presents two specific cases, one based in the north of Ireland and one in the north of Italy, to explore the notion of community.The article first focuses on Design Direction - a University of Ulster based International Design Management Community of Inquiry, Learning & Practice. Design Direction aims to facilitate flows of design management knowledge and the exchange of creative business expertise; to build a sustainable, regenerative ethos; and to harness the role of design as a metaskill. The article then presents the second case, based on the second author’s research investigating ways to enhance knowledge creationand communication in contexts involving members of different professional communities. The project led to a case study of an interuniversity master’s program in Italy and the development of researchcommunication courses at the University of Turin and the University of Milan. The article highlights the significance of university-community dialogue and discusses the formation of international, interdisciplinarycommunities as a way to help navigate complexity.
LanguageEnglish
Pages117-128
JournalDesign Principles and Practices: An International Journal
Volume5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Design Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Appreciation & Value
  • Creation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community
  • Building Trust

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Uptake of Discourse Research in Interprofessional Settings: Reporting from Medical Consultancy. Applied Linguistics 24(3): 338-359. Rusk, M.1993. Integration for Innovation: Design as a Strategic Tool. Proceedings of the 23rd European Small Business Seminar on International Markets - European Foundation for Management Development. 15-17 September 1993, 871-887. Rusk, M. 2003. Meeting the Challenges of a Changing World. Paper presented at the 5rd Association for Business Communication European Convention, Lugano, Switzerland, May 2003. Rusk, M. In Press. Designing a Design Research, Enterprise and Innovation Agenda. The Role of the Design Direction Initiative in Stimulating a Community of Inquiry, Learning and Practice. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal. Sarangi, S. 2000. Activity types, discourse types and interactional hybridity: the case of genetic counseling. In Sarangi, S. and Coulthard, M. (eds.) 2000. Discourse and Social Life. Essex: Pearson Educational, 1-27. Sarangi, S. and Candlin, C.N. 2003. Introduction. Trading between Reflexivity and Relevance: New Challenges for Applied Linguistics. Applied Linguistics 24(3): 271-285. Sarangi, S. and Roberts, C. 1999. Introduction: Discursive Hybridity in Medical Work. In Sarangi, S. and Roberts, C. (eds.) Talk, Work and Institutional Order: Discourse in Medical, Mediation and Management Settings. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyer, 61-74. Schwen T. and Hara, N. 2003. Community of Practice: A Metaphor for Online Design. Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Swales, J. M. 1990. Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Swales, J. M. 1998. Other Floors, Other Voices: A Textography of a Small University Building. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Timmons, J., and Spinelli, S. 2009. New Venture Creation: entrepreneurship for the 21 st Century, 8th ed. 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