Learn to communicate better through theatre

We get better at communication as we practice new skills. Join me for a workshop on that will help you show up and speak up with more confidence and clarity. Sunday, August 28, at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival.

By | 2017-06-28T18:44:04+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Past events, Workshops and Events|0 Comments

Rettig @ UXii: Deeper Organizational Listening

Marc Rettig will be conducting a full-day workshop and giving a plenary presentation at the upcoming UX Immersion: Interaction conference, April 18-20 in San Diego. Workshop: Adventurous User Research Techniques for Uncovering Deeper Insights You can read the full description here. In brief, this workshop brings some of the methods of "social design" to the commercial designers and researchers at this conference. How [...]

By | 2017-06-02T15:53:50+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Past events|0 Comments

Syllabus: Social Design Fundamentals

We have been immersed in design's shift from creating better products or services towards shifting social patterns. This semester we are teaching a short course at CMU called "Foundations of Practice for Social Innovation and Transition." Every time we teach, the story gets clearer and the important points deepen. We hope you enjoy browsing through our new syllabus! Let us know what you think. We are [...]

By | 2016-03-17T17:30:16+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

White Guilt Workshop

So here we are, white people waking up the irreparable damage we have done by participating in systems we once perceived as harmless. This necessary awakening hurts -- it burns inside our bellies in shameful hues. It clouds our interaction with people of color, it ignites bitter judgement towards our white tribe. Let’s work with it!

By | 2017-06-28T18:44:05+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Categories: Events, News, Past events|0 Comments

A few seats left for Advance Retreat

Join us in Palm Springs for a "Studio Retreat" -- a gathering of leaders who will pool their expertise and advance their own efforts to foster design culture in their organizations. (And by "leader," we don't mean people who have fancy job titles or decades of experience. We mean people who are working to shift day-to-day patterns toward something better.) [...]

By | 2017-06-28T18:44:05+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Oct 19 Lecture: CMU Design the Future series

Free presentation at Carnegie Mellon. Using stories from years of study, teaching, and consulting in the trenches of social complexity, Marc Rettig and Hannah du Plessis will illustrate approaches to work that engage the realities of systemic complexity and the deeply personal aspects of change.

By | 2017-06-28T18:44:05+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Categories: Events, News, Past events|0 Comments
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