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How Paul Rand Pioneered The Era Of Design-Led Business

The graphic design legend convinced businesses to put design first. Here’s how.<p>We live in an era that acknowledges the business value of good design. Research proves it. But it wasn’t always so. <i>Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand</i>, a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, reveals …

Graphic Design

Photos: The Best Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards And Conference

Ice cream! Nail art! Drones! Here’s what you missed at Innovation By Design.<p>On Wednesday, <i>Fast Company’s</i> Innovation By Design Conference and Awards showcased a year full of life-changing designs, bringing together designers, entrepreneurs, and creatives to discuss and debate what it means to be at …

Bruce Lee

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

How To Design For Human Nature

David Lai of Hello Design has one mantra: Keep it simple, stupid.<p>Today, most of us would admit to being overwhelmed with the abundant options made available through technological advances. When it comes to determining which products to use for navigating our daily lives, we typically embrace the …

Fashion Week

Smart Content Trend Report 2013 by Kiosked

The Smart Content Trend Report 2013 by Kiosked is a trends analysis which addresses the changing digital marketing landscape and introduces the concept of Smart Content, a non-intrusive service for consumers that is interactive, targeted, personalised and measurable.

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2014 Mobile Trends

In this webinar replay, Julie reveals the myths and predictions for top mobile trends in 2014, how smart businesses will transform to adopt to these trends, and how to determine if you're positioned to succeed in this perpetually connected world.<p>Learn how Forrester can improve your mobile strategy: …

Marc Andreessen talks about the evolution of the news business and why he is optimistic

Everyone seems to have an opinion about what’s wrong with the news business — whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times for journalism, …

Andy Carvin, a pioneer in using Twitter for real-time journalism, joins Omidyar’s First Look Media

First Look Media — the new media entity that eBay (s ebay) founder Pierre Omidyar is building and has promised to fund to the tune of at least $250 …

Onnistunut Office 365 –käyttöönottoprojekti?

Onnistuminen viittaa sanana onneen eli tuuriin. Onko projekteissa onnistuminen arpapeliä? Mistä sitä voi tietää, onnistuiko projekti? Tarkastellaanpa …

The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win?

The Target data breach occurring over compromised point-of-sale terminals. The recent news that a botnet army which sent 750,000 spam emails included …

The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things

If we think about the homes that have a broadband connection today as the total addressable market for home automation, the home automation market …

15 Tech Trends That Will Define 2014, Selected By Frog

Drones, driverless cars, and the digital dragon of China are just some of the things that will change our economy, and our lives, this year.<p>Through a pessimistic lens, 2013 looked like the dystopian future we’ve been warned about. We learned the NSA can spy on our every word, right as Google shared …

Financial Services

CES 2014: Mobile roundup

While this year was predictably quiet for smartphones, we weren't expecting it to be <i>this</i> quiet. Only a small sliver of companies announced new handsets at the show, and the ones we saw -- with the exception of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact -- didn't impress. Even tablets, which have had pretty healthy …

Design’s Next Big Frontier? Shaping Behavior In Real Time

If CES proved anything, it’s that designers finally have the tools to truly influence behavioral patterns. Watch out, world.<p>Other than Michael Bay’s already legendary meltdown, the hottest topics of discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are largely wearable and connected. In part, …

Wearable Tech

The 'MEDIANOMICS' of Business Model Innovation and Mobile Value Services

It’s time to sum up our research findings on this last working day of the year. In fact EDGE research group has been working on three interrelated …

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

Sensing the future of retail

The promise of the internet of things (or IoT) is extensive. Sensors are creating previously unimaginable benefits by connecting the “things” around …

Technical Machine gets $1M to let web developers play with the internet of things

Technical Machine (see disclosure) has raised $1 million in seed round funding led by True Ventures (see disclosure) with Slow Ventures and angels …

VTT uskoo Suomen mahdollisuuksiin teollisessa internetissä

Erityisesti suuret yhdysvaltalaiset ja saksalaiset yhtiöt kehittävät ripeästi teollista internetiä. VTT:n tutkimusprofessorin Heikki Ailiston …

Smarter appliances mean more chip sales

You know those GE(s ge) connected ovens? Or the quiet cycle on your dishwasher? As appliance makers seek connectivity and improvements in noise and …

The internet of things: A consumer’s perspective (and manifesto) about standards and openness

In the last year I’ve gone from 12 connected devices in my home to about 50. As I’ve tried out different systems and ripped stuff on and off the …

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

A tale of two internets of things: Connectivity will invade your home and office in different ways

The hype over the internet of things has reached big data levels, as has the idealism. It’s not enough that major corporate conglomerates are …

Trains, planes and miners are all part of Cisco’s internet of things vision

Cisco(s csco) is laying out its internet of things strategy this week with the creation of a dedicated business unit and a discussion of its strategy …

The Network

Google Earth’s Incredible Ad About a Little Boy Lost Will Make You Cry, and Then Smile

Every now and then, a story is so remarkable that it leaves you speechless.<p>Saroo Brierley was lost at age 5, separated from his family in India with …

Google Earth

10 things to expect when everything’s connected

We expect the Internet to grow from having 2.4 billion people, each with one to three devices online, today to hosting 5 billion people and<br>50 billion …

Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @mattturck.</i><p>The emerging Internet of Things — essentially, the world of physical devices connected to the network/Internet, from your Fitbit or Nest to industrial machines — is experiencing a burst of …