Illumine:: Design Enablement focuses on capacity creation
in the areas of “design thinking” and managing
design-centered business models that are based on human innovation
Illumine:: Design Enablement leverages the learnings of more
than eight years and 42 experimental test-beds of research
into architecture and behavior of design collectives carried
out across domains ranging from book-keeping, corporate finance,
AIDS awareness, health education, study skills, student productivity,
software development, small business trouble-shooting, etc.
Illumine:: Design Enablement conducts Design Forums, Practice
Journeys, and Innercity Round-tables.
||Design Forums enable organizations
and institutions to -
- Familiarize their team with a fresh set of perspectives
on how to view their own work differently.
- Design for themselves new response patterns to
challenges that are almost tiresomely repetitive and
||Design Forums are of three kinds -
- Possibility Encounters
- Design KnowHow Sharing
- Design-Forums to deal with specific internal challenges
enable “communities of practice” to leverage
knowledge-based “design models” that support
areas as diverse as content creation, experience architecture,
sales interactions, design-role management, etc.
Practice Journeys involve a combination of Practice
Guides, Assimilation and Application Seminars, and e-enablement.
Practice Journeys often lead to the setting up of formal
Practice Schools that support a community of practice.
are usually designed with the purpose of helping a wide
range of perspectives to be shared and synthesized around
a specific purpose of the organization / community.
Innercity Round-tables are a specific form of round-tables
devised by Illumine.
Innercity Round-tables aim to capture the “tacit
models” that underlie the apparent diversity of
opinions. These “tacit models” often help
define the “world views” that underlie a
range of behavior and often subtly tie the group together
at a knowledge level leading in short, to inner city
They may also be the very forces preventing acceptance
of new ways of living and doing.
Innercity Round-tables are either inter-organization,
inter-groups, and sometimes inter-teams.
Innercity Round-tables usually lead to design initiatives
being envisioned for creating new “break-through”
approaches to a situation.