Exciting Developments

Well the capstone is done, the thesis is in, the final exhibit has just wrapped (click here for pics), and the MFA is had. I even received the program's 2017 Capstone Award. Hooray! A tremendous "thank you" to every person who has been a part of the process: every survey taker, session participant, interviewee, resource, and every single expert and supporter. There's much in the development and implementation pipeline, and my prototype wouldn't be where it is without you. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU.

On that note, a couple of quick notes about cool happenings that are in the works. First off, I am grateful to have been included on the ground floor of The PEAK Fleet, a management consulting services firm established by two Intel veterans that includes a half-dozen thought leaders, inventors, engineers, analysts, and activators—yours truly among them. Upon request, I presented and facilitated a session in early December 2016 on the future of work in an intergenerational framework. Most recently, co-founder Jen Coyne and I discussed future opportunities that include speaking engagements and collaborating to scale The Elements of Work in a mutually beneficial arrangement. 

Second, earlier this year I was invited by Sam Aquillano at the Design Museum Foundation to join their national think tank on innovation in the workplace—a collective of more than 30 thought leaders that is part advisory committee, part work group. I have also been approached to share the work table prototype in their Design Museum Magazine, and potentially team up with the foundation and their regional outposts to facilitate data collection for The Elements of Work and consider other opportunities. Plans for the Think Tank's 2017 summits, along with all of the above, are in the works.

Finally, I'll be exhibiting my prototype in 2D form in Portland, Ore. in the next few weeks, alongside my fellow Collaborative Design 2017 graduates; we will discuss our work at a July 26th event. UPDATE 9/28: The Elements of Work™ poster is still on display at Hatch Innovation Lab.

Stay tuned, and thank you again for your interest.

Amanda Schurr