How Empathy Fuels the Creative Process: Seung Chan Lim (Slim) at TEDxWellesleyCollege





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Published on Apr 1, 2014

How Empathy Fuels the Creative Process: Rethinking the Meaning of Connection

When we hear the word "connection," we often envision a line being drawn between two separate circles. In this talk, Seung Chan Lim (Slim) shares stories and theories that arose from his recent research into the intersection between empathy and the creative process of "making." In doing so, the talk intends to challenge the aforementioned model of connection, arguing for an alternate model, where connection happens not when we draw a line between two circles, but when we remove an artificial line separating an already connected circle.

Sim is an award-winning designer and researcher/engineer. He is the author of the award-winning book "Realizing Empathy: An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Making." Integrating together his 15 years of cross-disciplinary experiences, he now consults, speaks, and runs workshops globally focusing on the development of empathy for the purpose of interdisciplinary collaboration/communication, organizational change/leadership, innovation, social entrepreneurship, as well as personal growth and empowerment.

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