Anthropology of Television

The following guest post is written by Maurice McGinley, a friend and former colleague at Philips Design. While some of the points might be a little outdated, this post showcases a methodology of Design Research and Design Led Innovation that is practiced in companies


Job Opportunity: Design Researcher

Nestled in sunny Singapore, the vibrant red-dot of Asia, Design Sojourn is one of the world's most exciting Strategic Design Consultancies. Just only 2.5 years old, this up and coming Design Consultancy has racked up a sizable portfolio of multi-disciplinary clients that span Government


Orthodoxies in the Hotel Industry

This is interesting. On the 5th of March, Marriott International launched their Moxy brand of hotels at the Berlin International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF). It is their first entry into the economy (read budget) 3 start hospitality segment that will span 150 Hotels in 10


Counter-Intuitive Rules of Design

Kontra over at counternotions writes:

There are many counterintuitive ‘rules’ in product design, these two are among the most intractable: • The more successful a product, the harder it’s to upgrade. • The more users say they want a product update, the more they complain when the change


Where do Ideas Come From?

1. Ideas don't come from watching television 2. Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture 3. Ideas often come while reading a book 4. Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them 5. Ideas hate conference rooms,


The Porsche 911 turns 50!

911front This has to be one of my favourite cars of all time, and part of the scant few products that I don't mind they iterate instead of innovate. Good design does take time. I wonder


Design Thinking, Creativity and Synthesis

Creativity is relational. Its practice is mostly about casting widely and connecting disparate dots of existing knowledge in new, meaningful ways. To be creative, you’ve got to mine your knowledge. You have to know your dots. - Bruce Nussbaum
One of the things that I do