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IBM CIO's Great Refresh: No, Sales Guy, you can't JUST use DropBox

<b>CIO interview</b> She might be CIO of IBM, but Jeanette Horan is just like you: replacing Windows XP with Windows 7, ripping out Internet Explorer 6 and …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Rotman Dean Roger Martin on Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Gartner urges more 'design thinking' to break enterprise architecture out of its silo

Design thinking -- already popular in business circles -- comes to IT. It will also change the shape of enterprise architecture.<p>According to a new …

What Is Design Thinking?

For nerds, the weeks right before finals are a Cinderella moment. Suddenly they’re stars. Pocket protectors are fashionable; people find their jokes …

Ideo’s 3 Steps To A More Open, Innovative Mind

According to Ideo CEO Tim Brown, innovation springs from curiosity. So where does curiosity come from?<p>“Any organization that wants to innovate, wants to be prepared to innovate, I think, has to have a few things in place,” Ideo CEO Tim Brown tells the Yale School of Management. “Perhaps the most …

Inside Pixar’s Leadership

There were plenty of high profile people at the Economist event in March, but hands down the best session was a simple interview with Ed Catmull, the …

Don’t “design for mobile”, design for your customer relationship

Last night I saw Luke W give his excellent “Mobile to the Future” presentation. In it, he questions many of the interface paradigms and assumptions …

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …

How To Improve Any Service By Simplifying It

In their new book, Simple, Siegel + Gale’s Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn argue that simplicity is the new luxury.<p><i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity <i>by Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn.</i><p><i>“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the</i> …

Drilling Down Into Boiled Oceans: The Real Problem With Business Buzzwords

“Going forward! Over the wall! Reach out! Leverage! Opening the kimono!” Yeah, we know.<p>In his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell shows how loose language masks stupid thinking. To make his point, the author translates a passage from <i>Ecclesiastes</i> from good to modern …

Loopwheels

Shocks can only get you so far — if you're looking for ultimate comfort on your bike, you need to add suspension to the wheels themselves. That's …

Pizza Compass

Finally, our iPhones are ready to take on the most important task possible: finding the closest pizza place. Pizza Compass ($1) is a new Avenir …

The Importance of Quick and Dirty | Inc.com

At 37signals, we've been building software for nearly 10 years. We've created 20-some apps. Some, such as Basecamp, Highrise, and Campfire, are things we sell to the public. But the majority are internal tools we use to run our own business.<p>Do something over and over, and chances are, you'll get …

Business Strategy

Custom Pull Chain Tabs Ensure You Never Accidentally Turn On the Fan

These brilliant pull chain tabs finally solve the mildly inconvenient problem of identifying which chain does what on a ceiling fan. If you don't …

Brilliant Words Of Advice From 14 Great Graphic Designers

A new book anthologizes the wisdom of the most influential designers in the world.<p>It’s late in the day, you’ve been working on a project for weeks, and you’re stumped. The client meeting is in hours, and you’ve got tons of ideas, none of which seem to be quite right. Then, self-doubt creeps in: …

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Don’t Be Afraid of a Pencil.

“Oh, I can’t draw.”<p>This is invariably the thing I hear when I’m having a conversation with someone, probably in a work context, and probably with …

Sketching

Creating Competitive Advantage Through Design Thinking

Up, Then Down: Shelves Fold Neatly Away Until Needed

Regardless of their size or the number of people living in them, homes can tend to become cluttered and overrun with stuff. The solution seems to be …

The Economics Of Girl Talk

When Gregg Gillis performs, audiences go wild. So does he. Better known as Girl Talk, he runs around the stage, stripping off his clothes as he moves …

Beyond the GUI: It's Time for a Conversational User Interface

It wasn't just cost and Moore's law. The graphical user interface – now known as the GUI ("gooey") – is what really made computing widespread, …

Many focus on their immediate competitors and not on the products and services which customers actually see as alternatives.

One idea of why this happens, and how to avoid doing the same, is the ‘jobs-to-be-done’ theory. This school of thought was developed by Clay …

How Facebook Design Researchers Evaluate The First-Time User Experience

In a previous story, we talked to Foursquare’s head of data and search about how to collect data from users without friction. We sat down with …

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

A shorthand for designing UI flows