The DesignSingapore Council Magazine

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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 …

Disney World

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 …


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 …

Product Design

First time in Asia: Master in Design for Smart Cities

This year, SIM Global Education entered into a partnership with Strate School of Design (Paris, France) to bring to Singapore the first Asia Master …

Design Thinking

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> …

Design Thinking

Why You Need To Get A Design Strategy Now

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 …

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 …

UX Design

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 …

Design Thinking

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 …

Design Thinking