Design Thinking

How Design-Driven Innovation Will Surpass Technology in 2018

Looking ahead with digital design<p>When we think about innovation, most of us think about technology. The web is littered with articles about radical …

Design

Top Five Ways Creative thinking Has Helped Me As A Parent

I am an architect and designer by training. I am also a parent. Not necessarily in that order though. These worlds collide all the time, often …

Parenting

We need designers, not scientists, to show us how to change the world, says Babette Porcelijn

Designers have the power to solve the world's problems, but it may mean creating more systems and less stuff, says Dutch designer and …

Design

Buildup raises $7 million to make the construction industry more efficient

Buildup, a task management and collaboration platform aimed at the construction industry, has raised $7 million in a series A round of funding from Tel Aviv-based TLV Partners, UpWest Labs, 01Ventures, Abstract Ventures, and Check founders Guy Goldstein and Ahikam Kaufman.<p>Founded in 2013, Palo …

Business

One Of The Year’s Best Buildings Is Made Of Dirt–And It Could Save Lives

Over 80,000 houses were reduced to rubble and more than 120,000 were damaged when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck southwestern China, in 2014. Large-scale reconstruction initiatives are still underway and one of them–a small-scale experimental housing prototype–has received the prestigious …

Design

How Ferrari Built A Cult Following Through Design

Ferrari’s cars are iconic, but the reasons why are more mysterious.<p>You might never encounter a Ferrari in person in your entire life–let alone sit behind the wheel of one–yet you know exactly what the car symbolizes. Beauty, desire, luxury, excitement. What began in the 1940s as an eccentric man’s …

Classic Cars

Human-centred design in global health: A scoping review of applications and contexts

<b>Human-centred design in global health: A scoping review of applications and contexts</b><br>By Alessandra N. Bazzano (1), Jane Martin (2), Elaine Hicks (3), …

Design

Why 4 Weeks Of Design Thinking Offer Better Digital Transformation

<b>Digital transformation</b> can do a lot to help the mining industry, such as improving onsite operations and decision making. <b>Design thinking</b> can optimize those improvements — if properly utilized.<p>“The mining sector has embraced the introduction of new technologies, which have resulted in significant …

Design

The Desks Of Top Creatives Prove That Offline Workspaces Still Matter

These photos will inspire you to clear away your desktop clutter.<p>Just as our offices today look nothing like they did 50 years ago, our desktops have undergone transformations of their own. We’re crammed into less space, computers have taken the place of typewriters, and even the phrase “desktop” …

Design

Design Forward-Thinking Spaces as AvroKO Design's Interior Designer/Architect in San Francisco, CA

By - Nov 07<p>Gain experience, get paid, and we swear you'll never have to go on a single coffee run.<p>Are you passionate about design and writing …

Design

DESIGNERCIZE

Designer, challenge thyself<p>Stay up to date:<p>Just 15 Minutes a day gives you:<p>Better design thinking<br>• Faster design decisions<br>• More dates with attractive …

Web Design

Book tickets for Mail & Guardian Design Thinking Workshop

This workshop looks at different aspects of problem solving and radical thinking and can be seen as a new approach to finding solutions, innovation …

Design

To Get More Creative, Become Less Judgemental

The need to do more great work drives many creators. More quality and (or) quantity. Or both. Creativity is a central source of meaning in our …

Creativity

The best Christmas gifts for design students

That November pay day is getting closer, so we've rounded up the best Christmas gift ideas for design students and junior designers. We've got gifts …

Design

Designing For People, Not Problems, Will Help Us Tackle The Global Sanitation Crisis

Toilets have transformed the way we live today. From health, to safety, to convenience - being able to access a toilet from the comfort of our own …

Design

Inside Design: Etsy

Etsy’s been around for just 12 years, but in that short time it’s become a leading peer-to-peer ecommerce site used by millions across the world to …

Design

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

A Robot You Can Relate To<p><b>Jibo / $899</b><p>Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, …

Entertainment

The Female Supercomputer Designer Who Inspired Steve Jobs

The designer and artist Tamiko Thiel gets her due in a new show at MoMA.<p>It started with a T-shirt.<p>The product designer and mechanical engineer Tamiko Thiel was working for the Cambridge, Massachusetts, company Thinking Machines. She and her colleagues were building a supercomputer that proposed a …

Machine Learning

Design Thinking Is Your Secret Weapon for Building a Greater Good

Jeanne Liedtka is a strategy professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, where she works with MBA students and …

Design

Asia Miles CEO: "Tolerable Risk" Is Key To Design Thinking For Businesses

He may be one of Hong Kong’s leading names in the field of design thinking, but don’t call Asia Miles chief executive officer Stephen Wong a designer.<p>…

Design

Design, Meet Marketing

<i>Call for Entries: HOW Logo Design Awards closes Monday at midnight EST</i><b>“</b>Design is now more widespread in quantity and quality than ever, and the …

Marketing

Industrial Design: Taptop Computer Concept

We have shared a concept about MacOs with an edge to edge design and now we are featuring a totally different perspective with an industrial design …

Design

Meet Zero Mass Water, Whose Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air

It’s often said you can’t make something out of nothing. Cody Friesen may have come as close to succeeding as anyone.<p>To show me his technological sleight of hand, Friesen invites me to a hillside house in Berkeley, California on a sunny afternoon. There, in a shaded courtyard, we each sample a cup …

Clean Energy

How HR Professionals Can Get Creative With Design Thinking

In an illuminating TEDTalk “The way we think about work is broken”, Barry Schwartz encourages us to think about whether it’s human nature that …

Design

Social Impact by Design

Review By Nadia RoumaniThis book offers useful ideas for integrating design thinking into a work environment but could provide more specific …

Design

How To Capture An Audience With Your Service's Prototype

<i>How do you prototype a service? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Suzanne Howard, IDEO Partner, Founder and Dean of IDEO U, on Quora:</b><p>We recently hosted a live conversation on How to …

Determine

2017 WISE Research #01

<b>Thinking & Acting like a Designer: How design thinking supports innovation in K-12 education</b><p>The needs of the twenty-first century demand new …

Design

A cheap, portable skin cancer detector has won the Dyson Award

Meet sKan<p>Detecting skin cancer early isn’t easy. Currently, it’s done through visual inspections or biopsies, but some doctors may not pick up on the …

Design

The Simple Idea That Drives Creativity At Amazon, Airbnb, And Dell

Think small.<p>When I first joined Frog design, a global innovation firm, my role was as an individual creative contributor. I was responsible for making things that helped clients better understand the business problems they faced, and offering creative solutions to those problems. My second project …

Design

THE LOOP, a short documentary about design thinking at IBM

General Manager of Design at IBM Phil Gilbert and his team have achieved something remarkable over the past 4 years—they’ve created a design thinking …

Design