The Flow of Innovation in Adaptive Design


Date: 1/6/22

Credit: .1 CEU

The Flow of Innovation in Adaptive Design

Speaker: Christian Bagg

Best Business Practice, All Levels



From concept, research, customer engagement, to development and repeat. The story of how to build an adaptive product a customer deserves, can be proud of, and a company they can grow with.

Christian Bagg is a Calgary born inventor and mechanical designer. Injured in 1996, while snowboarding, Christian broke his back and was paralyzed from the waist down. Using his background as a machinist, he invented his way around the challenges he faced. With a love for the outdoors and a passion for problem solving, he has spent the last 20 years designing and building adaptive equipment. What started as a way to solve his own problems grew into an outlet to help others experience the very outdoors that he loves so much. Sharing his story has helped Christian establish partnerships with government agencies, private corporations, and post-secondary education institutions, all with the belief that “everyone belongs outside.”

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to describe the information gathering process for innovative adaptive design.

Participants will be able to evaluate and integrate the design needs of a broad  range of users.

Participants will be able to describe how to incorporate the user experience to inspire the next innovation project.