Scrum@Scale Workshop Run by Jeff Sutherland

After attending a Scrum Master workshop with Ken Schwaber in Paris in 2010, and working with Joe Justice for one week at Tait in Christchurch in 2012, I was thrilled to take the next logical step by attending Jeff Sutherland’s Scrum@Scale workshop in Boston on 17 and 18 March.

Teaching of Design Thinking Paper Completed

Marked 10 papers from graduate students of Architecture, Town Planning and Urban Design who study at the University of Auckland. We applied design thinking to challenges stemming from the rebuild of Vanuatu in post-cyclone Pam, as well as a storm water project regulated by Auckland Council.

EPIC Conference, São Paulo

Participating at the 2015 EPIC conference “Building Bridges” that reflects the diverse connections among people, places, industries, and disciplines at the heart of ethnographic praxis. This conference in São Paulo from 5 to 8 October examines the ways in which ethnography and design have affected and been affected by complicated dynamics of social, economic, political, and cultural flux.

AASA 8th Conference 2015, Christchurch

Presenting a paper at the 2015 Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia conference in Christchurch from 1st to 3rd October. I will first elaborate on models of experiential learning developed by Patrick Geddes (1854-1932). I will then show connections between these models and 21st century approaches to experiential learning and strategy building.

Queensland College of Arts, Brisbane

Presenting and facilitating together with Adrian Vaughan of Realyse a workshop on the importance of design thinking approaches in a world run by software. The event was hosted by Professor Derrick Cherrie, the Director of the Queensland College of Art
 at Griffith University in Brisbane, on 10th August.

NICAI Planning Day

Applying Agile and Design Thinking methodologies, I facilitated NICAI’s 2015/16 Strategic Planning Day at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland on 7 August. This bought together staff and students from the schools that make up the University of Auckland’ National Institute for Creative Arts and Industries. The goal was to set ambitious targets through to July 2016.

Cities in a Climate of Change Conference

Delivered a paper tonight on Expending the Perimeter: Design Thinking for Public Art Creation. This was at the Cities in a Climate of Change: Public Art, Environment and Social Ecologies Conference, 1-4 July at the University of Auckland.

I showed how the “Innovation Foray: Hunter-Gatherer” model allows practitioners to expand the perimeter of collaboration with regards to public art creation.