Celebrating Failure

Headshot of smiling woman with red hair in grey topBy Julia Smeed, Innovation Hub Project Lead

The University of Toronto is home to some of Canada’s most famous research, discoveries and inventions.  It’s important to remember, however, that these successes were often preceded by many failures. The Innovation Hub seeks to create a culture where failure is allowed, and even encouraged in the creative process.  Our failures spark curiosity and allow us to learn.  Failure propels us towards innovation!

There are so many great reasons to fail!  Just take the advice of businessman, engineer & inventor Elon Musk:

Elon Musk Quote: "Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough" #CNBC25 - Elon Musk in an interview with Fast Company.

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The Shopping Cart of The Future…

IDEO is a global design firm that takes a human-centered approach to designing products and services.  They even designed the first computer mouse for Apple in 1980!  While this video is dated, it’s a great way to see the IDEO design process in action.  Enjoy watching IDEO designers build the shopping cart of the future.  What can we learn that will help us design the U of T student experience of the future?