Meet Your Instructors
Dr. Linda Carson
“In grad school I learned to cause trouble, which has been more use to me than calculus, French grammar and linear perspective all combined.” Linda Carson has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and in studio art, master’s degrees in fine art and in kinesiology, and a PhD in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, conducting research in drawing cognition. She is passionate about interdisciplinarity, loves to teach creative thinking, and is seldom seen without her three essential creative tools: her sketchbook, her smartphone, and a cold bottle of Diet Coke. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan is the Manager of Innovation Programs at Overlap. He designs and delivers programming for organizations to increase their capacity for innovation, facilitating conversations between organizations and their key stakeholders to understand and design for diverse perspectives. Through his years of experience working in knowledge integration and strategic foresight and innovation, he continues to develop his expertise in design thinking, strategic design, and futures / long term planning. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Knowledge Integration (BKI) from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Design (MDes) from OCAD University. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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At Overlap, we love reading and learning new things. Here are a few of our favourite picks if you're interested in learning more about Ideation, Creativity, Design Thinking or Facilitation.
Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas)
by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt
This one isn't technically a book...but worth mentioning!
Create your own ideation toolkit
Here are some of our favourite supplies that we always have on hand when ideating. Put them all together and you can create your very own Ideation Toolkit.
We never leave home without sticky notes.
Linda loves the full-adhesive stickies for special occasions.
The perfect sticky note ideation companion.
Overlap tip: whiteboard markers are fantastic for writing on glass too!
A notebook to capture ideas anywhere, anytime.
Colour is a great way to communicate different ideas.
A handy case to carry your ideation kit around in.