#ISSST2014 4Space Workshop: Brainstorming! (Xanthe Matychak)

Sustainability requires working with stakeholders from an array of disciplines and backgrounds to explore and address complex problems. To do this successfully, we need tools to help us work across disciplines with empathy and agility. In this workshop, participants will learn about and practice tools for brainstorming and assessing ideas inspired by the program at…

Agile Sessions at #ISSST2014

from Alan Bush: You may have heard mention of an Unconference or Open Space facilitation format coming to ISSST, and we’re going to do something similar. It’s a little Archimedes meets Dr. Strangelove. Stay with me, here. We all have had this moment at ISSST: you go to a session, have a conversation over coffee…

Maker Workshop at ISSST – design products for the 21st century!

“The time for mass producing average products for average people is coming to an end.” – Seth Godin There are huge changes happening in the electronic products industry. The investment-capital required for designing, manufacturing, and distributing products has dropped to the floor. End-users are getting smarter and more tech savvy. Thus, industry is faced with…

Prelim Program for #ISSST2014

The ISSST2014 Preliminary Program is posted as a downloadable Excel file. If you see your name as a session Chair, it’s because we think you’d be terrific and we’d like to invite you to accept a leadership role.  But not all sessions have Chairs yet!  If you’d like to volunteer, let us know. Please inspect…

Announcing 4Space: A Place for ISSST Experimentation

Every year the Program Committee gets abstracts, workshop proposals, and new ideas from ISSST participants that don’t match the time-tested model of paper and poster presentations.  For example, we’ve done panel discussions, workshops, real-time online linkups with concurrent conferences, spontaneous presentation sessions, and impromptu work sessions.  We even have a proposal for an UNconference. One…

Capt. Wayne Porter, USN to open ISSST2014

ISSST2014 will open 19 May 2014 in Oakland CA with a keynote address from US Navy Captain Wayne Porter, a PhD candidate at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey CA.  Capt. Porter will be presenting his work with the Steinbeck Innovation Cluster that builds upon his paper, A National Strategic Narrative, co-authored with Col. Mark…

Extended – ISSST2014 Abstracts due 3 Jan

Several authors have requested more time to prepare and submit their abstracts to the ISSST2014 and as a result, the due date has been extended to 3 Jan. For those abstracts that have been uploaded already, reviews will begin immediately.  Nonetheless, those authors may choose to edit, or revise and resubmit abstracts already in the…

Connecting across the Disciplines — Emotionally Durable Design

In the digital age of email, Skype, Google Hangout and the cloud-based document sharing, people sometimes wonder why they really need to meet face-to-face.  When our agenda is narrowly focused on a list of chores we need other people to help us check off, taking the trouble to meet them in person can seem like a burdensome…

ISSST Logo Draft

Here is a draft of an ISSST logo.  The design is inspired by Alan Jenn’s design, doodled on some paper at the Dinner Cruise at ISSST 2013.  The original design looked something like this: And the version we’re considering looks like this: Comments?  Questions?  Opinions or suggestions?  We want to hear from the people who…

ISSST Proceedings

We are in  the final steps of the ISSST conference proceeding process! Great news – we have extended the final version paper deadline to June 28, 2013. If you haven’t already, please check out the Proceedings page to read articles from the conference and comment on them.