I sniffed out a few great articles that echo the Tummel Manifesto – of bringing our human-selves with us in business, culture and tech [whether online or offline]:
- Linda Stone’s recent piece on “Conscious Computing: A new era of post-productivity computing?
- Dev Patnaik from Jump Associates piece on the link between empathy & innovation: Innovation starts with empathy
- Paul Adams’ great preso entitled the Real life Social Network demonstrates how designers are indeed recognizing the need to build a more integrated set of tools that reflect our real life behaviors.
There is definitely something in the air these days bringing forth the conversation on our more ‘human side’. An often overlooked impact of “Web2.0″ or “Social Media” – is the renewed focus on what it means to collaborate, share, participate and how can we create, design and develop systems and organizations that allow these natural behaviors to flourish. Exciting stuff – it’s about time. I hear the original promise of the Web hitting it’s mark and it sounds sweet.