Garrick Jones

Keynote Speaker: Can You See What I Know?

Tuesday 23 September 2008, 12.15 – 13.00

Visual thinking for individuals and for groups provides access to information, perspectives and differing mental landscapes. The active process of visual thinking is also a powerful tool for the constructive development of ideas. Garrick Jones will explore these ideas, and show how these approaches are being used by individual scientists as well as very large groups attempting to collaborate. He considers these practices from multiple perspectives including cognition, dynamic systems theory, decision-making, fuzzy logic and media theory. He will be accompanied by graphic facilitators.

About Garrick Jones
Garrick Jones is an academic, businessman and musician based in London. He crosses over a number of domains – he is Senior Research Fellow (Institute of Social Psychology) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a Senior Lecturer of Industrial Design & Engineering (IDE) at the Royal College of Art & Design (RCA) and a partner of the Ludic Group, a Strategic Business Design group. He is actively involved in negotiating the social spaces between the commercial and academic worlds. He has worked with the LSE on BOX, a specialised facility for knowledge exchange between academia and industry and is a consultant to the University of Cambridge on Decision Support environments. His career has included Director of the Innovation Lab, Innovate:UK and he was Director of Accelerated Solutions Environments (ASEs) for Ernst & Young. His clients include many of the world’s top organizations and governments. Garrick is particularly experienced in developing innovation strategies using collaborative learning and design methods. He has worked with teams to launch collaborative environments in Europe, Africa, Australia, the United States and Asia. Garrick has worked on cultural change in the South African context, is a member UNESCO’s IFIP Taskforce on decision-making, the UNCTAD and UNDP report on the Creative Economy and was recently the recipient of the first fellowship in the future of Design in Business awarded by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. As a composer his music has been performed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Kunsthaus, Zurich, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, Barbican, London and Camden Arts Centre, London. A core component of his research is the use of visualization techniques for decision-support, research and innovation purposes – in particular purposeful exchange between the Arts and the Sciences.


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