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Creative Toolbox Series: Design Science


What is Design Science and how does it Affect Your Business?

The Maine Center for Creativity to host annual Creative Toolbox Series with USM Professor Raphael DiLuzio and Joseph S. Giordano from Synecticsworld

The Maine Center for Creativity, in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine and sponsored by Fairchild Semiconductor, will host its annual Creative Toolbox Series Wednesday, May 9th from 6pm-8pm at the University of Southern Maine.

USM Professor Raphael DiLuzio and Joseph S. Giordano from Syneticsworld will be discussing design science in relationship to businesses, a cross-discipline method for individuals to dynamically engage in collaborative groups for creative problem stating and solving.

What: Maine Center for Creativity’s Creative Toolbox Series

Where: USM Portland Campus, Wishcamper Center, Room 102. Free campus parking

When: May 9th, 2012

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $35 registration fee: $15 for MCC members & USM Alumni; free for USM students. Registration: Register at

Highlights: Raphael DiLuzio, Professor of Art and New Media the University of Southern Maine will share his insight and partake in a question and answer session on Design Science and how it can affect your business.  Guest speaker: Joe Giordano, Synectics World, Cambridge, MA.

Design Science draws from the core synectics, visual and process thinking into a combined theoretical approach, tool set and coherent cognitive method. Elements of all these, especially design and visual thinking are innate aspects of how we perceive the world. Unfortunately, both design and visual thinking are neither developed nor nurtured as we grow from childhood to adulthood. Many aspects of our life require visual thought, and design is directly or indirectly a part of many disciplines or field of study.

Raphael Diluzio is a writer, dreamer, imagineer, inventor and artist whose practice is centered in visual image making, primarily in the relationship between traditional studio art and digital time-based media. He is a practicing artist and tenured Professor of Art and New Media the University of Maine.  Raphael actively writes and publishes his theories on time-based painting and working in a Time-Based Medium as well as critically examining how new and/or Time-Based Media affects our culture. Raphael continues to produce new works exhibited internationally, most recently in Belarus, Geneva, Barcelona, Slovenia and Rhode Island.  He currently resides in Maine.

Guest Speaker: Joe Giordano is a Principal with Synecticsworld, Inc. a Cambridge-based company specializing in innovation.  Currently, Joe is working with organizations who are seeking breakthroughs by helping individuals and teams collaborate, become more creative and inventive, and develop newness within their organization. Joe works with organizations on developing consumer and customer insights, new product development, branding, positioning and process improvement.  Joe’s specialties include learning and development program design and delivery, competency development and mapping and large meeting design and facilitation for behavioral change.

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