User centred innovation is one thing, people centred innovation is another…

…and this I realised early one Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago listening to my favourite radio programme.  A couple of hours ago, over the phone, I promised the far-off ITMP candidate with a strong interest in energy saving buildings that I’d post the link here.

Ruth Stégassy’s « Terre à Terre » was about vernacular architecture and particularly the way in which the Columbian architect Simon Velez has been using guadua bamboo for all sorts of buildings and structures.  Pierre Frey, Professor of natural design (my expression!) at the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology made everything crystal clear.

You could spend 52 minutes sitting in front of an installation such as this one at the Museum of Modern Art in Tel Aviv, watching the incredible slow-moving ballet of the two interconnected chairs…« No one bothers to watch this amazing choreography » said the Museum’s technical expert. « No one has the time to sit and watch the imperceptible movement of these chairs. People want action! Boum! They’d like them to collide and crash to the floor in 20 seconds »

tel aviv chairs

or, you could download Ruth’s programme , crack open a bottle of something nice, stick on your headphones and find out what it takes to go from user to people centred innovation.




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I run an advanced Masters programme on project management and innovation at ESIEE
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