Creating Infectious Action Posted on 6 April 2006 by Diego Rodriguez The class I’m teaching at the Stanford d.school starts today: Creating Infectious Action
In the course of teaching this course, I hope you are planning to make the distinctions between coercing and infectious action.
v : to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :”She forced him to take a job in the city”; “He squeezed her for information” [syn: hale, squeeze, pressure, force]
Is it possible to avoid coersion as we chart our course in innovative thinking and designing?
I hope your answer is…of course!
There is far too much coersion in the workplace today and it is clearly the ingredient found in many poor product designs.
Talk about infectious action.
I recently joined the San Francisco Formula 1 club. A group of passionate enthusiasts that get together to watch the races.
The latest race was held at a sports bar in San Francisco for the Melbourne Grand Prix last week. Halfway through the race the network announcer made a reference to the group that had gathered in SF to watch the race together.
Needless to say when the bar full of Formula One fans heard this, the place exploded with cheers!
SInce then Scott Speed the US’s only F1 driver in 13 years made an appearance at Infineon Raceway this week to well wish and sign autographs as well as give a kart demo.
The membership on the SSF1 website is growing by leaps and bounds now…
good luck to the class…
Where do you separate between postivethinking/enthusiam and infectious thinking. Is it really infectious action powered by enthusiam and experimental/playfulness (-the hip hop_)?
I Want to Take This Course!
Creating Infectious ActionThis small and intense project-based class will involve a series of team efforts to ldquo;spreadrdquo; positive behavior, which will be bolstered by exposure to and coaching from industry experts and academics. The p…