Dave Dawkins is a design lead at the innovation firm IDEO’s non-profit arm IDEO.org. I invited him to share his experience applying design thinking to diverse social challenges. His animated and energized presentation of some of his work inspired the students to think about what we’re doing in the Design Thinking for Social Change course at the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in a bigger frame. It didn’t surprise me that Dave would inspire the students as much as he had inspired me on our first meeting.
What did surprised me though was Dave’s own history with theological thinking and the stimulus, insight and wisdom he brought to our ongoing conversation about design consciousness.