Design Thinking

Industrial Design: Tiller, a Minimal Device for tracking your time

We would like to share another project that is currently live on Kickstarter. For this case, it's a beautiful, minimal device for tracking your time. …

Design

Artificial intelligence still requires intelligence

In the world of business and design, we have started using terms like “algorithm” and “machine learning” as magic calculations for problems we would like to gloss over. These terms often become blockers for deeper problem solving and can stall even the most worthwhile projects.<p>“We’ll figure it out …

Machine Learning

Want to Be a Better Problem-Solver and Opportunity-Finder? Strategic Design Thinking Holds the Key

Design thinking awakens creativity and activates innovation.<p>Moura Quayle has had an amazing career as a landscape architect, urban-systems designer, a strategic-design scholar, senior leader in government, university dean, and co-founder of UBC Sauder School of Business d.studio. Quayle draws from …

Design

How Crowdfunding Site Patreon Is Helping Artists Build Media Empires

Creative types can already make tens of thousands of dollars a month on Patreon. Now the site is giving them even more power to build their businesses.<p>In the spring of 2013, musician Jack Conte was frustrated with the challenge of supporting himself as a creative person in the internet age. Conte, …

Design

Using design thinking to cope with chronic illness

Design thinking may be able to help us disentangle one of the most perplexing complications in the prevention, management, and treatment of chronic …

Design

school of visual arts offers most comprehensive product of design masters

at the intersection of design thinking and design making lies the prestigious MFA in products of design at the school of visual arts (SVA) in new …

Design

The Finnish Experiment - 99% Invisible

Around the world, there is a lot of buzz around the idea of universal basic income (also known as “unconditional basic income” or UBI). It can take …

Basic Income

Lyft's redesigned street concept could fix L.A. traffic

Want your city to fix its traffic issues? It should start by narrowing streets and planting treeswhere cars currently drive.<p>A new partnership with Lyft and transportation experts highlights the overlooked secrets of good urban design -- and the answers may sound counterintiutive. For example, …

Technology

Sanjay Rajagopalan , Infosys senior vice-president, resigns

Sanjay Rajagopalan headed Design Thinking, a creative, user-centred approach to problem solving and help Infosys implement it. Photo: Mint<p><b>Bengaluru:</b> …

An MIT Media Lab startup is creating beautiful wooden toys to teach children the basics of coding

Kimberly Smith was a master’s student in the MIT Media Lab’s social computing group when she first began dreaming up wooden toys to teach children how to code.<p>At the time, the lab was looking into small-scale solutions in education, agriculture, and transportation “that would make cities stronger …

Design

The Psychology Behind Good Book Cover Design

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we all do it. Covers are like that first handshake between strangers; there’s a right and a …

Design

Scaling Design Thinking to Fit Your Needs

<b>Summary:</b> Design-thinking methods are flexible and scalable. You can apply them to a variety of design challenges regardless of budget and team size.

Design

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

Design

How to Make Difficult Problems Easier to Solve with Systems Thinking

Everything and every time we think, we are projecting our own view on reality. 1 Revolutionary Systems Thinker and professor at Cornell University …

Design

Collaborative Projects Can Work in Any Subject

If we say we want students to become critical thinking life-long learners, we need to provide projects that encourage them to engage in creative …

Design

Design Experience That Matters: Cultivating Design Mind

Making the shift from "I like the color" to creating globally-appealing products<p>Summary<p>In designing Firefly newborn phototherapy, Design that Matters …

Design

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

Real Estate

5 must-read books for design students

Heading off to uni this year, and looking for recommendations for books to keep you inspired? Or just bored of the set texts on your reading list and …

Graphic Design

Free Courses on Design from the Famous California Design Firm IDEO Start This Week

A quick fyi: This week, the famous California design firm IDEO has launched two free courses--a 7-week Introduction to Human-Centered Design and a …

Culture

Why HR is embracing DESIGN THINKING

<b>A number of progressive companies like P&G, Adobe, Citrix, Accenture and IBM are using Design Thinking as a methodology for developing better and</b> …

Design

Inside Design: Microsoft

Several years ago, David Nelson got a message from a recruiter asking if he’d be interested in a design job at Microsoft. “I don’t think so,” was his …

Design

In Just 7 Words, Apple CEO Tim Cook Shows Why the Future of Apple Might Be Doomed

It's no longer about the customer experience.<p>At Apple's Special Event on Tuesday, the company unveiled its latest smartphone--known as the iPhone X--which will include facial-recognition software and a $999 price tag.<p>The X is an extremely beautiful device, with a stainless steel band and glass back …

Design

Tools for Systems Thinkers: Getting into Systems Dynamics… and Bathtubs

In the last chapter of this series, The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking, I explored some of the key concepts of systems thinking such as …

5 Rules for Successful Microlearning

It’s almost inevitable that within the next few decades, Clippy will arise from the dead as a miniature virtual assistant projected on your desk in …

Talent Management

Feature | Strategy is never enough

A key idea in the progressive design agenda is a renewed emphasis on ‘thinking’. Critics such as Steven Heller have said in the past that design is …

Design

Ford’s New CEO Hints at Ambitious Plans: ‘We Don’t Want to Cede the Future to Anybody Else’

Some companies take a cookie-cutter approach to selecting their CEOs. They might favor home-grown talent, for instance, or engineers steeped in the …

Business

Purdue industrial design medical design hackathon to take place Sept. 22-23

More than 2,000 college students from 30 universities around the world will collaborate on a medical design hackathon as part of the Sept. 22-23 …

Design

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …

Design

Why Design Thinking in Business Needs a Rethink

References<p><b>1.</b> Peter G. Rowe’s book “Design Thinking,” published in 1987, was the first publication to use the term. The book described a systematic …

Design

Design Sprint in a day

Jake Knapp used to work at Google Ventures. During that time Jake developed a process to help teams test their ideas and get market feedback early, …

UX Design