Design Thinking

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha' Moment, According to Research

Breakthrough thinking isn't magic, it's a science.<p>At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic …

Creativity

Where to Find Industrial-er Design During Portland Design Week

The IDSA conference is over, now what?<p>Portland is unarguably a hotbed for design thinking, but in a lot of ways it's a graphic design town. No shade …

Design

How Four Fashion Design Schools are Teaching Sustainability

Parsons, Savannah College of Art and Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising all incorporate sustainability into their curriculums.<p>The issue of sustainability as it relates to fashion is nothing new. Wasteful production methods, harmful …

Sustainability

Design Sprint: The Link Between Lean Product Management and Design Thinking

Lean product management and design thinking are some of the most innovative approaches to launching a product in the startup world today. In the …

Product Management

This Side-table Can Drop Some Bass!

Imagine this. You’re at home with the TV on, watching an intense movie. You’ve got a tub of popcorn resting on the table beside you. That table also …

Home Decorating

This Major Change Is Coming to Computer Design, Says Head of Amazon Alexa

Every few years, a big shift in how we interact with computers arrives. In the 1970s we swapped out punch cards for terminals, and then moved on to …

Design

Your Organization Can't Afford to Ignore Good Design

Your customers will reward you for it.<p>Last week I wrote about, what makes a design-led or centered organization different from other organizations. Thank you for all the interest the article generated.<p>I had a selfish reason for the article. As a designer I want to make the value of design apparent …

Design

IDEO builds interactive font map using artificial intelligence

IDEO builds interactive font map using artificial intelligence<p><b>in an exercise to investigate the ways in which machine learning can be applied to</b> …

Machine Learning

Why Your HR Department Should Embrace Design Thinking

How can HR create great employee experiences that empower creativity, collaboration and innovation? Design Thinking is an approach that works.<p>Design has a tremendous power to influence human behavior and thus effect change. Richard Farson PhD, psychologist, educator and author of <i>The Power of …

Design

Design Resources at Stanford

There’s no one degree or course checklist that officially makes you a design thinker. Instead, a student’s relationship with design comes in many …

College & University

The NEA Just Lost One Of Its Biggest Design Champions

Jason Schupbach is leaving the National Endowment for the Arts for a position in academia.<p>Jason Schupbach, the National Endowment for the Arts’ longtime director of design and creative placemaking programs, will leave the NEA on June 9.<p>advertisement<p>[Photo: courtesy NEA]<p>During his seven-year tenure, …

Design

Architect Q&A: CannonDesign’s Michael Tunkey, AIA

CannonDesign has come a long way since its founding by William Cannon, Sr. 100 years ago in Niagara Falls. Today, the firm has hundreds of employees …

Design

Bridgestone's Airless Tires Will Soon Let Cyclists Abandon Their Bike Pumps

First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, …

Bicycling

Why you should embrace design thinking

“I don’t know if IDEO could have saved the American auto industry, but we would have started with foam core and a hot glue gun.”<p>It’s one Tim Brown’s …

Design

The Small Startup That’s Helping Hundreds Of Cities Visualize The Future

The Bay Area tech startup Remix is helping hundreds of cities and regions transform how they plan.<p>Public transportation is the lifeblood of cities. It enables all people–not just those who can afford their own car, taxi, or Lyft–to get where they need to go. However, transportation planning often …

Cities

Turn Your Expensive Smartphone Into a Tiny Antiquated Macintosh

After releasing a stand that turned the Apple Watch into a miniature Macintosh computer to sit on your bedside table while it charges, Elago has now …

iPhone

“Type alters what you smell” and other insights from Sarah Hyndman's latest type-based research

<i>Graphic designer, writer and Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman’s new book</i> How to Draw Type and Influence People <i>explores the way in which we use type</i> …

Psychology

Designing Your Organization for Change

<i>Post written by Eric Ellis, Principal at Kotter International.</i><p>In Step 2 of the Kotter change model, organizations build a network of leaders in …

Creativity

Christine Mau on the Value of Design in Marketing and Storytelling

<b>​April 11, 2017</b><p>Christine Mau, named one of Ad Age's "Women to Watch" and a former design director at Kimberly-Clark, says design must be brought into …

Design

High Design: The Growing Role of Design in the Cannabis Industry

A mellow look at America's fastest growing field<p><i>Happy 4/20! To celebrate the dankiest day of the year, we'll be taking a mini tour through the</i> …

Cannabis

Exclusionary Design: Asking a New Question

<i>The role of design in creating inclusivity is even more important today in a world that excludes so many. While we don’t have all the answers, on</i> …

Design

The work I like. — ethanmarcotte.com

At the turn of the year, my friend Frank unveiled a lovely responsive redesign of his already-lovely website. Frank’s an inspiring chap, not least …

UI Design

Watch: The True Impact Of Design, According To Facebook’s Head Of Design

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Composite image by DesignTAXI. Facebook logo via Wikimedia commons, video screenshot via High …

Design

Samsung Gear S3 Watch Dial Design Competition Winners

In February, we launched a design competition for people keen to develop animated digital dials for smartwatches - namely the Samsung Gear S3. Five …

Watches

You Don’t Need to Choose a Methodology to Innovate – Prototyping: From UX to Front End

Which method do you choose? Design Thinking? Agile? Lean Startup? Answer: All? None? Who cares?!<p>I am a big believer in process and method. Without a …

Design

Can A Graphic Novel Teach Teens To Care About Urban Design?

The new book No Small Plans is designed to close the civic education gap by encouraging young people to get involved in their communities.<p>In 1911, the businessman Charles H. Wacker published a children’s textbook based on the 1909 Plan of Chicago, which proposed a set of urban design projects to …

Urban Design

A Framework for Building a Design Thinking Culture

Everybody’s talking about innovation these days. While many organizations focus on innovation and Design Thinking as a way to innovate, the most …

Design

On Effectively Communicating Design — Part I: Using Analogies To Move Through The Product Phases

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2017 UXDC Conference, where I revisited a topic I’ve spoken about before: communicating the …

10 Fantastic Affordable Interior Designers & Decorators

Finding a great interior designer in can be a challenge. Even though the industry is full of design talent, knowing where to look and how to …

Interior Design

Will a Computer Steal Your Architecture Job?

If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest advancements in digitally-assisted design, now is a good time to start. As today’s fragmented technologies become increasingly coordinated, architectural practice is set to resemble an entirely different profession in the coming years. It will also …

Design