Google’s ‘Solve for X’ – redefining problems into challenges

Google’s ‘Solve for X’ – redefining problems into challenges

Thought you all would like checking out this new site. It’s like TED, but from Google.

Solve for X is a place to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems. Radical in the sense that the solutions could help billions of people. Radical in the sense that the audaciousness of the proposals makes them sound like science fiction. And radical in the sense that there is some real technology breakthrough on the horizon to give us all hope that these ideas could really be brought to life. 

Google’s ‘Solve for X’ – redefining problems into challenges

Google’s ‘Solve for X’ – redefining problems into challenges

Thought you all would like checking out this new site. It’s like TED, but from Google.

Solve for X is a place to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems. Radical in the sense that the solutions could help billions of people. Radical in the sense that the audaciousness of the proposals makes them sound like science fiction. And radical in the sense that there is some real technology breakthrough on the horizon to give us all hope that these ideas could really be brought to life. 

Lecture Materials for Friday Jan 20

As stated in the schedule, please make sure that you view all of the following short videos BEFORE class on Friday. I will have a few discussion prompts for you to respond to during class.

View Tim Brown on Change by Design (2:30) video (below)

view How to Avoid Useless Innovation and Solve Human Problems (02:19) video (new window)

view Driving Effective Social Innovation –  Tapping the Cognitive Surplus (03:24) (new window)

Also, remember your abstracts this weekend (view guidelines):

Abstract 1:  Select one article from the list of additional readings at the end of chapters 11, 12, or 13 and publish the abstract as a new blog post (include tag stem110t) by 1.22.