"Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense"
As a researcher, I am interested in collaboration, socio-material practices, culture and space. I teach design thinking, organizational behavior and qualitative methods. I discovered OpenIDEO as I started working in fall 2010 on a research project on open innovation and since then have participated in multiple challenges, and keep coming back!
Mariah, thank you so much for sharing this inspiring video! I wish you shared it as a full post for the rest of the community to see as it hits so many important points. I can imagine how she feels in prison in her body! Great points about the water as a great environment. In fact, one of my students did an interview with an aquatic trainer who talked about the safety water provides to seniors when doing physical activities.
Thanks Mariah for sharing this difficult experience. I agree that the issue of identity is crucial as we move to ideation. How can we help people maintain their identity despite a reduced (or lack of) physical mobility. Interestingly yesterday I had a discussion with some students in my class Jimena LLopisTuba NaziruddinManjunathPeixuan WangAvery Deng about independence and dependence: how might we support a sense of independence despite decreased mobility? As Bettina Fliegel noted it might be horrible to feel in freedom: how can we support a sense of freedom despite physical dependence? It reminds us how embodied we are...