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 While some of the points might be a little outdated, this post showcases a methodology of Design Research and Design Led Innovation that is practiced in companies
I was both surprised and curious to find out that legendary business guru Michael Porter's multi-million dollar Monitor Group had filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2012. It was an interesting read for me as it highlights some of the problems of the business of consulting.
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
Chet Huber, former President and CEO of GM's ONStar, shares that the technology for disruptive innovation is a dangerous thing as the "
Heidi Grant Halvorson shares on Behance's 99U that being in a position of power will allow you to be more creative.
Being in a position of power certainly changes you – not necessarily in an evil way, but research shows there is a definite shift in
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
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
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,
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 NussbaumOne of the things that I do
I chuckled at Tom Fishburne's Showrooming cartoon, partly because it was funny, and partly because it was so true. I do that all the time in bookstores; flip through the hardcopy and then buy the ebook. Unfortunately