We've been quiet for all the wrong reasons, and now back here. It's time for a spring clear out, and a revamp, so until that manifests itself, we're taking a brief pause, known here as Spring Break.
So in this new year we have launched 2 new classes (tinkerLab and strategyLab) which have drawn all of our attention, almost.
So strategyLab aims to get students to take a more active entrepreneurial role in what they do, whether they are social or for profit entrepreneurs. Creating strategies for new and existing businesses. Is what we have been spending the past 8 weeks exploring, reviewing tried and tested tools that business and designers use, and making adaptations we need.
So halfway through there are some lovely new business ideas - an essential period service company, a NGO that aims to make gaming synchronous again, a music making game, a new form of architecture practise, and a company that co-develops well being products.
This is part of an ambition to develop our thinking around design-led entrepreneurialism which I have been banging on about for years, and now need to put my money where my mouth is. It's a pleasure to run this class, and a delight to see what evolves.