SenseMaker Dialogs speaker series focuses on exploring the rapidly changing hybrid activity of SenseMaking in the 21st century.
No longer just focused on data and information visualization, the boundaries of what sensemaking is and what sensemakers do in the context of organizations and society is in a state of rapid transformation like never before.
Leading sensemakers today have become integral to many forms of changemaking occurring in organizations and in societies around the world.
In SenseMaker Dialogs, speakers from diverse backgrounds will explore these shifts.
Richard Saul Wurman
SenseMaking pioneer, author of 80+ books, Chairman of the Entertainment Gathering, and TEDMED, Richard Saul Wurman is a force of nature. For those who might not know, it was 1976, when Richard coined the term Information Architect to describe professional sensemakers involved in what he referred to as the understanding business. Never resting on his laurels Wurman keeps creating amazing new projects year after year, including his most recent: Understanding Change & the Change in Understanding and Super Cities 19.20.21. The mission of the multi-year, multi media 19.20.21 initiative is to collect, organize and better understand population’s effect regarding urban and business planning and its impact on consumers around the world. An inspiration to many and always unpredictable Richard will likely be talking about his life long love of understanding.
Garry K. VanPatter
GK VanPatter is CoFounder of Humantific a SenseMaking-based Transformation Consultancy in New York. Humantific helps organizational leaders navigate complexity, drive change and build sustainable cross-disciplinary innovation capabilities. Working in the trenches of practice for 20+ years VanPatter was an early advocate of applying design thinking to the realms of cross-disciplinary strategy co-creation and organizational transformation. Today Humantific advocates recognition that many challenges facing organizations, societies and ultimately planet earth cannot be solved by creating more products and services. VanPatter also co-founded NextDesign Leadership Institute with Elizabeth Pastor in 2002. NextD creates lenses to understand design in the 21st century. Pointing to recent Social SenseMaking projects like Measure of America, VanPatter believes that SenseMaking and ChangeMaking have become equally important partners in the quest to create a more human-centered world.