The DesignSingapore Council Magazine

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Record number of key programmes helmed by industry partners bring SDW 2018 to life

<b>Singapore, 13 February 2018 –</b> Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2018, organised by the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), is making great strides with …

The Secret World Of Coffee Cup Lid Design

These two architects have collected hundreds of coffee cup lids–and in a new book, they celebrate this fascinating “invisible” design.<p>We’ve all been there. You have a cup of hot coffee in a paper to-go cup with a lid, but when you go to take a sip the contraption betrays your trust and you spill …

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Design Thinking -- The Key To Successful Innovation?

In January 2012, former photography giant Kodak filed for bankruptcy. The company, which had become firmly ingrained in family life over more than 100 years by enabling millions of people to preserve their memories in photos, met its downfall not through a lack of expertise, but through poor …

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Designers rise to top jobs as companies rethink how to inspire the consumer

When Jim Hackett stepped into the position of CEO at Ford, he became the first designer to lead a car company. But Hackett is part of a wave of …

Design

Fortune's 2018 Business by Design List

<b>Technology and globalization are leading to more and faster disruption than ever. To stay ahead, smart companies are turning to design to better</b> …

More than a feeling: Ten design practices to deliver business value

As design thinking nears its 50th birthday, many companies still struggle to realize value from design. Those that succeed often follow ten best …

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Creating 'vertical villages' in Singapore

The movement of people to cities has led to a jump in high-rise apartments. In Singapore, rapid population growth has resulted in a sprawling concrete jungle that has residents feeling increasingly isolated.

We need designers, not scientists, to show us how to change the world, says Babette Porcelijn

Designers have the power to solve the world's problems, but it may mean creating more systems and less stuff, says Dutch designer and …

Sustainability

In Conversation with: Angelene Chan, CEO of DP Architects

Angelene Chan is the Chief Executive Officer of DP Architects, an influential firm shaping the urban landscape of Singapore with 1,300 employees and …

The Science Behind Great Product Design

<b>Companies that produce highly user-friendly and innovative products are those that know how to mix functionality with design.</b><p>Back in 2004, I was …

Brainstorm Design 2018 announced with big names and bigger surprises

<i>(from left: Editor-in-chief of Wallpaper*, Tony Chambers; Founder of Heatherwick Studio,</i> <i>Thomas Heatherwick; the DesignSingapore Council’s Executive</i> …

Designing A Strategy That Gets It Done

This expert in creative media strategy, talks processes, foresight, and how to design the future you want for your business.<p>We have talked, at length, about the acceleration of business and design. It's clear that design consists of more now, than ever before. Placing the word 'design' before …

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Designing the Future

A Conversation with Seth Snyder, Senior Designer at Frog Design<p>In this series I talk to leaders at the forefront of design and technology, getting an …

Design Thinking for The Social Sector

<b>In this SSIR Live! two-part (December 6 & 13) webinar-workshop we will explore:</b><p><b>Human-Centered Design:</b> Learn how the practice of human-centered design …

Start With This Technique to Build a Winning Strategy

Have you sprinted lately? Design sprints are catalysts for strategy.<p>A design sprint -or a mini-design challenge- is one way to simulate strategy development using basic principles of design thinking. Design sprints can be used to help organizations bridge silos, think differently about teaming and …

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