Following our First Annual FIT Gathering last November in Chicago, a number of us have been thinking a lot about what is next and how we might apply some of the amazing Fully Integrated Thinking [FIT] that surfaced at the event. One of the really interesting potentials that we witnessed was the ability to apply FIT to an organization. Imagine a FIT HOK!!!
To get there, we are taking a look at how our Planning Group is organized and how we can ‘optimize’ the connectivity of our network of 16 locations…and what organizational influences we should look at to ‘adapt and evolve’ to the next level of performance. There are many factors to consider, including the critical issues of financial performance and design excellence.
ANYWAY…as I stumbled my way thru a zillion interesting bodies of research in an effort to ‘diagram’ some possibilities…I came across Aaron Koblin’s recent work. I am sure you may already know of him. He has been working in digital media and has created some of the most informative art I have ever seen, like the one he shows of the flight patterns across the world.
We’ve been posting a lot lately on this blog about inspiring views towards systems thinking and better understanding the data all around us. Think about all the methods we use to communicate our design ideas…I can only imagine the future possibilities for HOK and our ‘mediums of the future.’ Aaron Koblin’s collaborative art project and shareware methodologies provide an incredible example for HOK to learn from. If Fully Integrated Thinking is rooted in the Biomimicry Guild’s Life’s Principles, and is ultimately the convergence of design and data, then Aaron just taught me amazing new lenses to view the data…and especially learn from it…in a fun medium called ART!