Convergences | Vers un monde équitable et durable Research & Publications | Social Innovation Generation Report from Ola Tjornbo Early this fall, the community of researchers at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) met to design a research strategy to pursue in the near term. The core goal of the institute remains to generate new inter-disciplinary knowledge about social innovations and the social innovation process (the dynamics of learning, adaptation and resilience) in Canada and internationally. Currently, we are focusing on three related research areas in pursuing this goal: Indigenous... Frances Westley The Stanford Social Innovation Review, which is known for informing and inspiring leaders of social change, has published Frances Westley's article entitled "Social Innovation and Resilience: How One Enhances the Other" Read the full article here On the desks of our researchers Frances Westley, Sean Geobey, Kirsten Robinson Sean Geobey, Frances Westley, Olaf Weber Frances Westley, Nino Antadze, Darcy J. Michele-Lee Moore and Frances Westley Stephen Huddart ed.
The Smartphone Brain Scanner: A Portable Real-Time Neuroimaging System Corrections 25 Apr 2014: The PLOS ONE Staff(2014)Correction: The Smartphone Brain Scanner: A Portable Real-Time Neuroimaging System.PLoS ONE 9(4):e96652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096652 | View correction Combining low-cost wireless EEG sensors with smartphones offers novel opportunities for mobile brain imaging in an everyday context. Here we present the technical details and validation of a framework for building multi-platform, portable EEG applications with real-time 3D source reconstruction. Figures Citation: Stopczynski A, Stahlhut C, Larsen JE, Petersen MK, Hansen LK (2014) The Smartphone Brain Scanner: A Portable Real-Time Neuroimaging System. Editor: Daniele Marinazzo, Universiteit Gent, Belgium Received: June 28, 2013; Accepted: December 15, 2013; Published: February 5, 2014 Copyright: © 2014 Stopczynski et al. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Introduction However, such ‘low-fi’ mobile systems present a number of challenges.
whatworksblog Keeping tabs on Canada’s Parliament | openparliament.ca Force de proposition : 660 cerveaux appellent à changer d'Ere C’était toute l’intention du dernier Forum Changer d’Ere (deuxième édition) : co-construire une Force de Proposition pour changer d’Ere. Et bien, 10 jours après le Forum, la promesse est tenue ! Force de Proposition est en ligne, téléchargeable gratuitement sous licence creative commons, et diffusée à l’ensemble des grands dirigeants et leaders d’opinion ! Retour sur la co-création de Force de Proposition Après le Think Tank, le Do Tank : passer à l’action, ensemble, pour montrer que la société avance et que les solutions existent. Un Colab géant de 2h, conçu spécialement par NoveTerra, sous forme d’ateliers participatifs, autour de 4 grands questionnements (axes de travail commun) dont un transversal : Les règles du jeu ont changé (valeurs, cultures, pratiques, etc.) : vers une société collaborative, en mouvement ! NoveTerra s’est attaché à proposer aux participants 4 expériences uniques pour libérer au maximum la créativité et le plein potentiel des cerveaux en présence.
A (Very Informal) Who’s Who of Social Innovation in Canada Note: This article is the second of three blog posts originally published on Challenge Your World and cross-posted on SocialFinance.ca. In this blog series for Challenge Your World, Peter Deitz examines the current state of social innovation in Canada — what it is, who’s doing it, and how it might be measured. All comments welcome. Second only to tightrope walkers, social innovators are people who often have to block out the world around them in order to get from point A to point B. The process of creating a successful social enterprise requires nothing less than total concentration, often at the expense of getting to know one’s peers and following their progress. Please use the comments section below to highlight three or more people on this (very informal) Who’s Who of Social Innovation in Canada. To get the list started, I would like to draw attention to three Canadian social innovators whose paths I have crossed recently but whose work I have not yet had a chance to fully explore.
Using Neuroscience To Design a Better Blog - AdPushup Many of us have read about case studies where a simple alteration resulted in higher conversions, whether it be increase in opt-ins, decreased bounce rate, more traffic, or even sales. Take these for example: This brings forth the question as to why certain design, colors and words make people react a certain way? In this article, we are going to try to answer this question using neuroscience. Let’s start with the basics here. What is neuroscience and Why is it important for design? Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, which consists of brain and spinal cord. Our visitors’ brain is wired with ~86 billion neurons, each acting as a data processing unit, transmitting signals generated in brain to the target organ, muscle or cell , for as small of an action such as blink of an eye. When a visitor comes to your blog, these same neurons influence sensory perception, behavior and thought of the visitor, depending on the layout, shape, color and other factors. The Decision Making Process
Primer - Social Innovation Generation This primer is a living document. Collaboration is encouraged. To contribute please email Geraldine. For a deeper dive into social innovation and its related elements, visit our Knowledge Hub. Poverty, homelessness, violence are all examples of social problems that still need dedicated solution-seeking space. Social Innovation Generation: Canada Social innovation is an initiative, product or process or program that profoundly changes the basic routines, resource and authority flows or beliefs of any social system (e.g. individuals, organizations, neighbourhoods, communities, whole societies). For an extensive analysis of the process of social innovation, download Frances Westley’s, Making A Difference; Strategies for Scaling Social Innovation for Greater Impact. Social innovations that have been successfully scaled globally include: Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed.
Calgary Climate Action Network – Building the climate movement in Calgary Institut pour l'Innovation | Design and Social Enterprise: A New Model for Case Studies Case studies form an integral part of management school curriculum. Pioneered in the 1920s by Harvard Business School, case studies encourage students to focus on the problems facing an organization at a particular moment in time and to use various analytic tools to propose solutions. Until recently, most business case studies have followed the format pioneered by Harvard. Cases tend to be written narratives of 5,000 to 10,000 words describing the problem as experienced by a manager along with a number of exhibits of generally numerical data appended to the narrative. There are tens of thousands of published cases on a diverse set of topics and organizations, including a core group of “bestsellers” that have been found to be particularly good for instruction. In 2006 the Yale School of Management (SOM) began producing its own series of case studies, based on the idea that existing case studies were tailored to fit a particular discipline. Design & Social Enterprise Case Series