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Design for (Social) Good

Early February, some of our chapter leadership met with community members come together for our first community meeting of 2017 at Bravo Group in …

Design

Making the Workplace We Want: 4 Lessons from the Getty

Image © The J. Paul Getty Trust<p>Staff at J. Paul Getty Trust have been increasingly focusing on incorporating design thinking strategies and …

4 Ways to Manage People Smarter Than You

Here is how an expert manager leads a bunch of brainiacs.<p>Managing people smarter than you--or even people who just think they're smarter than you, for that matter--is a real challenge. Whether you are running a lean and mean startup or a Fortune 500 or Inc. 5000 business, it's your responsibility …

Autodesk

Over the past five years, Impact Design Hub (formerly publicinterestdesign.org) has served as the premier online resource for all things related to …

Reinventing Management at the Mashup: Architecture & Ideology

Large organizations of all types suffer from an assortment of congenital disabilities that no amount of incremental therapy can cure. First, they are</i> …

Bjarke Ingels Will Make You Believe in the Power of Architecture

• This talk is from WIRED by Design, a two-day live magazine event that celebrated all forms of creative problem solving.*<p>A few years ago, the city of …

A Standing Desk That Folds Up, So You Can Take It Anywhere And Even Work Outside

But which standing desk should you get? There are certainly plenty of options these days, from cheap portable desks that sit on conventional tables, …

Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment

<i>The following in an excerpt from Carter Wiseman's</i> Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment<i>. The</i> …

How A Balanced Workplace Culture Can Support Your Mission

Leila Janah runs three social enterprise companies simultaneously by applying the same “grit, grace, and optimism” to both work and life.<p>Leila Janah is founder and CEO of three San Francisco-based companies: Samasource, which connects people in developing countries with digital work; SamaUSA, which …

Challenging The Big Funders: Philanthropy Startup Targets Billionaires And Their Giving

At the top end, philanthropy is a disproportionate business. The largest funders, the big foundations, the massive fortunes and their grant officers enjoy a position of power over nonprofits and social entrepreneurs that’s similar – if not <i>more</i> dominant – to the venture capital and startup equation. …

10 Cheap Ways to Reduce Employee Stress

Do you want to see productivity go up and costs go down? Keep your employees healthy and focused with these 10 stress busters.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're accustomed to dealing with high stress levels, but what about your employees? Yes, they have stress, too. And when work stress builds up, your …

Bare Minimum Skills Required to Work For Yourself

You aren’t going to please everyone and not everyone is going to want your art. The good thing is that it’s <i>much</i> easier to please the right people than all of the people.<p>Share your work with them as often as possible. Connect with them, seek them out and offer help/insight when applicable. It’s …

Why Your Work Buddies Should Be Your Best Friends

To win in the marketplace you need to work--and play together.<p>“Awesome hanging tonight, see you at work in the morning!”<p>That's something I pretty much never said when it came to spending time with my employees. I used to keep my work life and personal life separate (e.g., work-life balance). I …

The Most Common Productivity Killers in the Workplace (Infographic)

Whether it's a long, frustrating commute or an unproductive meeting, these are the things that sap your productivity.<p>On average, professionals spend up to 37 percent of their workweek checking emails--many of them unnecessary ones. Unfortunately, much of the other two-thirds of their time is filled …

The Future of Office Design

What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to contract furniture. See more about Office Environment.<p>Back in the day, a model employee was an "organization man," loyal to a company. And the workplace was a model of …

3 Simple Ways to Nail a First Impression

Wowing customers doesn't have to be expensive. But it takes diligence and attention to detail.<p>At the end of a long day I remembered I was scheduled for a critical client meeting the next morning. I looked down at my scraggly, chipped nails. Oh no. This will not do.<p>Three to five seconds. That’s all …

Customers

Designers design for the 1% – it's time to start designing for the 99%

"Why would the CEO of the Danish Design Centre (literally) kick a design icon on stage during his TedX talk?" Many people have asked me this question over the last few months. Don't I like icons? Shouldn't I support Danish design and not kick iconic chairs around?<p>I promote design, especially Danish …

Design

James Stewart Polshek: “Very Few People Understand Architectural Practice In This Day And Age”

With the publication of his new book Build, Memory, 84-year-old architect James Stewart Polshek talks to Co.Design about how the public misunderstands architecture, the problem with architectural monographs, and more.<p>After a prestigious, nearly six-decade career in architecture, James Stewart …

Google Ventures On 12 Shortcuts Designers Should Never Take

Great designers don’t need the dark arts to succeed.<p>Designers can be tempted to cut corners to get the job done. Whether you’re a designer–or a CEO, a product manager, or an engineer who works with designers–you’ll want to watch out for these shortcuts. Great designers don’t need the dark arts to …

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30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. Or at least that’s what we perceive it to be. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas. But the simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one …

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

The Compelling Case for Giving Employees More Freedom

Allowing employees more room to roam makes them happier and more productive. Here's how it worked for one 10,000-person company.<p>There is mounting evidence that suggests employees who exercise autonomy regularly at work are happier and more productive. The right workers in the right role can …

Employee Engagement

And You Thought Your Company Had an Open Office

Should your office be more like a coffee shop?<p>For all the hubbub that has swept the business world in the last decade, what does an open office plan really translate to? Sure, the cubicles are knocked down and there's a little more opportunity for face time, but end of the day it's still the same …

How to Make Your Company an Inspiring Place to Work

A five-year study dissected 32 top-performing companies and zeroed in on what makes them tick. Here are three ideas to steal.<p>Ever feel like you're trying to lead a group of lackluster slackers? You're not the only one. And that's why Gallup embarked on a five-year Gallup study to figure out what …

10 Tips for a Successful Group Brainstorm (Infographic)

If you think group brainstorming is a huge time-suck, you're probably not doing it right.<p>Group brainstorming can be an effective means of generating new ideas--or it can be an unproductive time-suck. If you aren't getting results from your collective thinking sessions, these tips from Column Five …

30-Second Strategies for Better Performance and Productivity

You spend countless hours trying to improve your performance, but sometimes the biggest gains can be made in half a minute.<p>Half a minute is all it takes to make each day more productive.<p><b>1. Take 30 seconds to set the stage for awesome success.</b> Here's how: Before you start doing something, answer the …

3 Ingredients for Unforgettable Presentations

It doesn't take much to make an impression. Just vary your content, know your audience, and get them to care.<p>Most audiences sit back, listen, and are left to find meaning in what the speaker is saying. But fortunately, with careful crafting, you can include three concepts in your presentation to …

What a Marshmallow Reveals About Collaboration

A simple design exercise can teach you about incentives, B-school graduates, and the high value of an administrative assistant.<p>You won’t believe it till you watch it. But there’s this video on TED.com called "Build a tower, build a team," and it’s not nearly as gimmicky as it sounds.<p>The men behind …