John Maeda's Vision "Leadership Makes Action"

The closing slide for John Maeda's presentation at GigaOm Roadmap was this slide.

"Big Data combine with Design can support Leaders to Lead their organizations better"


Stacey Higganbotham has a post on the talk here.

Nov 5, 2012 - 12:56PM PT

Good design can improve leadership by making big data accesible

As the computer revolution has morphed into today’s web, design has a more important seat at the table. Not only is the web visual, but the data generated and the loss of hierarchy enabled by the web has created leadership challenges that good design can solve.

After a lesson in typography and an explanation of his lifelong passion in bringing technology and design together, John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, laid out his view of the future challenge facing leaders now that social media and technology have overturned the traditional company hierarchy. Fortunately, the solution to that challenge appears to be a applying good design to a lot of data.