The Death of Curiosity and Innovation

Recording: The Death of Curiosity and Innovation, Mar 9, 2019


Elliott Hedman


Your company is losing millions because they are failing to innovate curiously. I’ll share stories from my time at MIT and IDEO on how explorative science died. Organizations actively avoid failure, the unknown, and radical thinking: the foundation of explorative science. What will it take for companies, universities, and society to shift towards messy, playful learning, to become curious again? A lot. We might have to wait for the next generation or two.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Track: Design
Level: Beginner