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  • The Future of Design Consulting: 4 Business Models to Consider

    The Future of Design Consulting: 4 Business Models to Consider 04 Nov '16, 2am

    The Design Currency Logo by Jeff Harrison . Over the recent Chinese New Year holidays, I met a very well traveled designer. We were discussing the pitfalls of running a design consultancy, and that conversation eventually led to consulting business models. He basically said, “The majo...

  • Is this the End of Windows? 24 Nov '16, 8pm

    Great article by Benedict Evans who shares a lot of good information on why Microsoft is going to die. The apps that people want on smartphones are not being written for desktop Windows anyway. Uber doesn’t have a desktop Windows app, and neither does Instacart, Pinterest or Instagram...

  • Fighting the Status Quo 11 Aug '16, 10am

    Many of us, stuck in the trenches of Design Thinking, have to challenge the status quo. We have to convince, cajole, or fight with people to effect change. Change goes against established Orthodoxies or cultural norms, thus you would have likely heard a lot of: “Son, this is how thing...

  • Come to our Creative Freelancer Bootcamp! It's Free! 21 Jun '16, 12pm

    FREEDOM! That is the first thing that freelancers talk about when asked why they became a freelancer. Why work in an office when you can work from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and an Internet connection? While the benefits are many, the challenge is managing clients, money...

  • How Can We Fix the Problems of Design Thinking? 28 Sep '16, 8pm

    Thanks for raising this issue that’s been troubling many traditional designers for a long time. It’s true that the term is imperfect because of its ambiguity. However, its mother, Design, isn’t a term that every designer agrees upon either. Just as design thinking can be defined, inte...

  • IDEO and Steelcase Unveils Schooldesk of the Future 15 Oct '16, 12pm

    LOL. wow. i really am lost for words. I am not sure if my thinking about the furniture design is negative or even positive or i am just getting more analytical due to the job i am currently doing. so i just have a ton of questions really. 1) is this for america and which grade level? ...

  • Do we need to get better at recognizing and supporting silent #design in organizations?

    Silent Design is Design without Designers 15 Aug '16, 7pm

    Apparently it was created by Peter Gorb and Angela Dumas for a London Business School paper: “A great deal of design activity goes on in organizations which is not called design. It is carried out by individuals who are not called designers and who would not consider themselves to be ...

  • How to Get your Designs into MoMa? 17 Jun '16, 2pm

    Antonelli: You know what makes good design is one of the biggest questions and one of the hardest questions to answer. Sometimes people ask us, “How do you decide to put an object in the collection of MOMA?” because you know it’s a small collection. It’s not huge. It’s about 4,000 obj...

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