"How can we educate the hearts of children?" By raising this question, the Dalai Lama challenged us all to enable a generation’s capacities for compassion, empathy and resilience, thereby fueling a common will and determination to pursue and sustain peace among all people. Inspired by the words of His Holiness, UX for Good (uxforgood.com), in partnership with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education (dalailamacenter.org), explored how to embed the social and emotional learning of children and youth in the education system of British Columbia. UX for Good 2013 coincided with the Center’s Heart -Mind Conference in Vancouver, B.C, Canada. Produced by CHISEL Industries (chiselindustries.com).
You just delivered an ambitious design or handled a touchy subject with your staff. You feel great because no one gave you a hard time. Before you break out the champagne, though, consider this: Did you get real agreement, or just acquiescence? The athlete’s mantra of “no pain, no gain” is also true in design and leadership. Getting genuine commitment from a diverse group of stakeholders is never easy, but people don’t strive for goals they don’t believe in.