CITO research seminar "Design of a Visual Thinking Environment for Creating Knowledge of Situated Organizational Experience"
You are cordially invited to a research seminar hosted by CITO and the MIS Department on Wednesday November 8 at 4pm in the Quinn Building room Q233. Professor Richard J. Boland Jr. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University will discuss a theme he has been developing under the working title "Design of a Visual Thinking Environment for Creating Knowledge of Situated Organizational Experience". Dick explains; "As part of a larger effort to promote design thinking in management, I explore the design of a visual thinking environment for reflecting upon the personal experience of acting responsibly in an organizational setting. In developing this visual thinking environment, I will synthesize ideas from several key authors: the philosopher John Dewey, the art theorist Rudolph Arnheim, the novelist Walker Percy and the language theorists George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. Using Dewey, I characterize the organizational actor as actively engaging organizational life and seeking its betterment. Using Rudolph Arnheim, I depict the organizational actor as being centered in a multidimensional situation, which is experienced as force fields. Using Walker Percy, I emphasize the existential experience of the organizational actor, and the queer way in which language involves a dynamic of reversals, rotations and transcendence. Using Lakoff and Johnson, I emphasize that the predicaments experienced by the organizational actor are based on the experience of being embodied and confronting the problem of self and other. I then propose the design of a visual thinking environment in which the individual can visualize the changing field of forces in their situation, and can explore possibilities for seeking organizational betterment."
ALL WELCOME (please circulate)
Nov 08, 2006
Q233, Quinn School, Belfield
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