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Booth Gallery Opening in New York City

Paul Booth opens second New York City gallery, “Booth Gallery”.<p>With the inaugural exhibition, “Second Sight” on November 14, 2015, Paul Booth (owner …

Volkswagen and the End of Corporate Spin

The shockwaves emanating from Wolfsburg, Germany, continue. Thousands of individuals that work for VW, their families and their community are angry, dismayed and fearful. They are incredulous that an immensely successful company, in which many have invested their entire working lives, could have …

Management

How Ikea Designs Its (In)famous Instruction Manuals

Love ’em or hate ‘em, a lot of thought goes into that Ikea stuff you throw away after assembly.<p>Everyone has an Ikea horror story. My wife’s work desk, for instance, took her and my mother-in-law an entire day to assemble, moving forward only in fits and starts with frequent intermissions for …

IKEA

3-D Printed Artificial Teeth Could Stop Bacteria

Take a bite out of dental grime<p>Lost a tooth? A new 3D-printed replacement might protect against future cavities. Published earlier this month by researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, “3D-Printable Antimicrobial Composite Resins” details a tooth made from materials that kill …

Coffee

5 Things All Great Marketers Learn to Do | Inc.com

There's something a little absurd about a 567-pound guy riding a bike across the United States and blogging about his slow... slow... slow progress. Some people say that's the point.<p>Meet Eric Hites. Six months ago, he would have described himself as an overweight, unemployed, 40-something ex-pizza …

Google News
Marketing

6 Ways to Tell Stories with Data Throughout the Customer Lifecycle

Data-driven storytelling is poised to be the next big trend in content marketing. Indeed, companies are already harnessing its power at every stage in the customer relationship lifecycle—from building up-front brand awareness to reminding customers of their success. Here’s how to use data at each …

Infographics

Snapchat will let brands advertise on your face

Snapchat will soon launch a new advertising format that will let brands advertise on people's selfies. The feature, called "Sponsored lenses", is …

Advertising

Why Oracle just bought a marketing company called Maxymiser

Maxymiser was founded in 2006 and had raised about $15 million in venture funding through 2012 and then a round of undisclosed private equity investment in 2013, according to Crunchbase. Later that same year, two of the three founders left to launch other startups.<p>The third founder, Mark Simpson, …

Marketing

Architizer

The Idiot’s Guide to Running a Digital Strategy

Nick Annetts offers these tips for getting up to speed when developing a digital marketing strategy for your business.

Digital Marketing

The $5 Billion Battle For The American Dinner Plate

Investors in startups like Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and Plated are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on the idea that dinnertime is just too hard to manage. As meal-kit startups spring up like so many mushrooms, Fast Company investigates the boxed-meal phenomenon and how it will change the …

Chamber of Commerce

Is Canada losing tech patents game? It's not even playing

<i>On May 9, The Globe and Mail published</i> Canadians Can Innovate, But We're Not Equipped To Win <i>by former Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie. This is part of a series responding to and expanding on that essay.</i><p><i>Dan Breznitz holds the Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and is a co-director of the</i> …

Innovation

Designer Dad Teaches His 2-Year-Old Daughter About Typography With Edible ABCs

To teach his daughter about design, Tommy Perez turns the alphabet into deliciously edible treats.<p>Zoë Perez is a pretty typical two-year-old girl. Like many two-year-old girls, she loves fairies and princesses, but she’s just as likely to cross the pink aisle to fight a dragon or plunder some booty …

Kids

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

Productivity

Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture

If you find the Ikea catalog irresistible today, you should see what they were making 60 years ago: High-back Victorian seats, sleek papasan chairs, and, of course, plenty of the casually elegant midcentury modern stuff that we know so well from <i>Mad Men</i>.<p>Now, Ikea is reintroducing 26 different seats, …

Furniture

Dwell

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Home Tours

How Apple Uses Picasso To Teach Employees About Product Design

Apple uses Picasso’s The Bull to teach new hires to think like Steve Jobs.<p>Founded by Steve Jobs in 2008 as a way to train future employees to think more like him, Apple University is an internal program that not only indoctrinates new employees into Cupertino’s business culture, it also teaches new …

Product Design

5 Ways to Use Social Media as a Sales Tool | Inc.com

Marketing, advertising, hiring, logistics, and manufacturing matter, but all efforts are futile without sales. Thankfully, the internet has given small businesses an opportunity to expand their footprint and increase sales volume with thousands of different avenues and strategies.<p>There is perhaps …

Marketing

Agency behind the Oreo Super Bowl tweet is so over real-time marketing

The royal babies, the Grammys, Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction – it seems all news events are now tools for brands looking to jump into conversations on social media, and to appear relevant.<p>Tired of seeing corporate Twitter accounts make lame jokes about movies, your favourite TV show and …

Advertising

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

The Most Essential Ingredient In Interaction Design? The Words

Impressive graphics and gestures are nice, but clear copy serves a vital function. Here are four things your writing should achieve.<p>This is the first of a series of excerpts from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a …

UX Design

2015’s most influential art collective on how to get noticed

Artist collective K-HOLE break the mould. Working outside the gallery space and flirting with big business, they ride the line between commercial venture and creative collab. “Everyone has a little bit of anxiety that we might be pranking them,” they told us. Responsible for a series of trend …

How much would you pay Google to see fewer online ads?

When Michael Schurter checked the forecast on the Weather Underground website the other day, he saw that rain was on the way. And at the top of the page in the "leaderboard" spot where he would usually see an ad, he saw cats.<p>The Portland, Ore.-based programmer is one of more than 1,000 people who …

Marketing
Marketing