Design Futures Council News



Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation

by Amy Edmondson
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School.
June 8, 2021 | 4 min read


Teaming is difficult. But it is essential for success in the future operating environment.

Technology Shifts from Design Process to Design Product

by Aaron Lapsley
VP of Engineering Services with Switch Automation
June 2, 2021 | 4 min read

What does “technology” mean for design over the next decade?

Creating Competitive Advantage

by Scott Simpson
Senior Fellow, Design Futures Council
May 26, 2021 | 5 min read

Every design firm suffers from the illusion that it is unique. While each one certainly has distinguishing characteristics, there are far more similarities than differences.

Connecting: The Power of Others

by Michael LeFevre
Managing Editor, DesignIntelligence
May 19, 2021 | 14 min read

DI Managing Editor Michael LeFevre suggests new skills for connecting teams

The Transactive Network: Supporting New Building Paradigm

by Dr. Nora Wang
Senior Director for Research,  (ACEEE)
May 12, 2021 | 8 min read

In 2015, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facility, conducted a study...

The Heart of the Matter

by Karen L. Nelson & Bethany I. Lundell Garver
Deans and Faculty, Boston Architectural College School of Architecture
May 5, 2021 | 13 min read

The Boston Architectural College School of Architecture Dean Karen Nelson and Practice Dean Beth Lundell Garver share an integrated approach to professional interaction.

Leading Collaboration

by Francisco Rodríguez-Suárez
FAIA, Director, University of Illinois School of Architecture
April 26, 2021 | 7 min read

University of Illinois School of Architecture Director Francisco Rodríguez-Suárez discusses international perspectives, synergy, bias, translation and regaining a place at the table.

Can You Hear A Pin Drop?

by Scott Simpson
Senior Fellow, Design Futures Council
April 19, 2021 | 6 min read

Seeking Clarity Amidst Cacophony

Designing the Future: Priorities in Technology Investment

by Roberta Kowalishin
Chief Information and Technology Officer, DIALOG
April 14, 2021 | 7 min read

Our clients hire us for creativity and ideas that improve the way people work, live, and interact. 

Multidimensional Change

by Scott LaMont and Eric Propes
CEO and COO, EDSA
March 29, 2021 | 7 min read

Scott LaMont and Eric Propes discuss EDSA’s leadership transition, structure and next-generation aspirational strategies.