Lunch Time Lecture Monday, October 2 - How Design Thinking Can Help with Wicked Problems

Monday, October 2 - How Design Thinking Can Help with Wicked Problems, with David Dunne

Is a problem like crime the result of ineffective policing, poor education, immigration, broken windows, or a witch’s brew of all these? Such problems are called “wicked problems" and traditional approaches are ineffective with them. A different approach, “Design Thinking”, is being adopted in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Using vivid examples from around the world, Prof. Dunne will explain the approach and its value.

David Dunne is Professor and Director of MBA Programs at UVic. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Toronto. For the past decade, his research and teaching have focused on innovation and design. His book on Design Thinking will be published in 2018. He is a frequent traveler to Kathmandu, Nepal, where he works on the wicked problem of access to healthcare.

This lunch time lecture series explores city-making in the 21st century. What does Victoria look like in 30 to 40 years? How do we get there? Lunch Time Lectures at City Hall will provide doses of inspiration from near and far and will examine how, together, city hall, residents and businesses can seize the opportunities and challenges of being a leading-edge city in the 21st century.

All lectures run from noon to 1 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.