Carrie Gates | January 20, 2020
Tomorrow is always going to be faster than today — from the way people interact to the speed at which businesses and global expectations evolve and new technologies emerge.
And Tim Morton sees diversity and collaboration as the keys to keeping up — and thriving — in these rapidly changing times.
“At some point, the best practices, the established methods companies lean on will be obsolete,” Morton said, “because you can’t keep doing things in the same way with the same people and adapt to what’s going to come.
“That’s why diversity is critical. If someone doesn’t come from the same background as you, they’re going to have a different way of thinking. Diversity is really where innovation happens.”
With nearly 30 years of experience in design leadership, Morton joined the College of Arts and Letters faculty last spring as director of the collaborative innovation minor and associate professor of the practice in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.
Morton, who most recently served as director of industrial design at Newell Brands — a global consumer products corporation that includes brands such as Rubbermaid, Calphalon, Graco, Yankee Candle, and Mr. Coffee — said he is excited about sharing his experience with Notre Dame students.
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