Links & Resources

ECOdesyn Lab
supports systems architecture and program planning, and offers problem-mapping methods and tools to enhance collaboration across disciplines for decision support toward eco-sustainability, and strategic support for cross-disciplinary teams facing complex planning and design problems.
explores application of design method to spur innovation across disciplines and to raise the “collaborative IQ” of cross-disciplinary teams, using interactive frameworks for knowledge-sharing and decision support.
digital media leaning  

What IF?
(Innovating the Future)
is an evolving framework to engage citizen scientists for crowd-sourced collaborative intelligence in problem-solving for a media-driven revolution in global learning, using the latest learning methods and IT systems.

Microbes-Mind Network

  Microbes-Mind Forum
debates the impact of life-like systems on the future, assembling transdisciplinary groups of leading thinkers to debate themes across the origin, synthesis, and evolution of life, artificial life and artificial intelligence — how life-like systems inform life's futures.



Earth Science and
strobiology Collaboratory

ESAC's objective is to create a testbed for cross-disciplinary, collaborative problem-solving, initially in Earth Science and Astrobiology, and to develop an online hub for knowledge-sharing and collaboration.



NASA University (NASA U)
aimed to strengthen NASA's collaborations, starting from strengths of Silicon Valley industry, NASA Ames, and neighboring universities to build collaboration in bio-info-nano fusion and astrobiology. NASA U, not funded during the Bush administration, is archived here.



(Bio-Evolutionary Advanced Concepts) think tank cross-pollinates ideas to develop bio-inspired information science and technology; this think tank is a petri dish for design research and development of knowledge management tools.
(intranet site)



The Webtank
uses the patented TRACE Cognitive Model and Knowledge Processor to support multi-authoring, distributed project planning, and design and provides knowledge resources on the emerging new field of collaborative intelligence.

collaborative intelligence

CIQ metrics
uses an approach
developed by Zann Gill to support
rapid convergence to decisions in
cross-disciplinary teams, developed
through studying Nature's methods for
producing well-adapted innovation in
response to diverse ecosystems.

MetaVu Portal


MetaVu Webtank Portal
– This webtank (think tank on the web) portal integrates an evolving suite of open source tools to support "collaborative autonomy": distributed collaborators assembling their unique puzzle pieces into a big picture. (intranet site customized for different applications)


Knowledge-sharing and shared knowledge repositories can maximize collaborative intelligence. Associations and Communities of Practice enable collaborative problem-solving.

David Sibbet’s Blog – author of Visual Teams

Theory of Constraints (TOC)– 5 focusing steps to find global optimums
Scenario Planning to uncover and mitigate complex future risks
Tribal leadership– Dave Logan (USC)
Lean practices
Startup Lessons Learned– Eric Ries Dramatic gains are also achieved by applying lean startup thinking to larger organizations that have been divided into silos.
The Fifth Discipline– Peter Senge
Society of Organizational Learning
Bay Area Agile Leadership Network
Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network– Dennis Britton, Co-Founder

For other resources, see ECOdesyn Lab and ECOinfosphere.


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