Design Thinking is Killing Creativity

You might have probably heard everyone's jaw drop after I mentioned this on Twitter over the weekend. A fellow designer and I were discussing this in detail and jointly came to this disappointing conclusion. It was quite a significant conclusion and likely to be

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Why are there so few truly remarkable products?

It's quite simple really. Our industrialized economy, founded on mass manufacturing and economies of scale spurred by consumerism, is the greatest enemy of remarkable products. Of course many products will come close, in fact many will be hailed as fantastic or even great, but the truly remarkable

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11 Design Strategies of the Next Decade

At the end of last year I was planning to write a post that was something like "The Best Products of 2009" or "The 2009 Product of the Year" or even "The Best Products of the Decade". After asking my twitter friends and designers

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5 Things I Wish for in 2010?

Dawn is too early Image by Rob Warde Wow what a year 2009 was? We got hit right in the face by the economic down turn and designers all over the world were falling like flies as companies cut R&D or design

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How to Present like a Pro!

This article was originally written for Yanko Design (YD). As there are some Design Sojourn readers don’t really frequent YD, I thought it would make sense to republished the article here. Looking forward to all your comments.
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Summary of Day 1 at The Icsid Design Congress 2009

As promised here are some of the highlights of Day 1 of the Icsid Design Congress 2009. I've summarized all the best points and significant comments. Unfortunately, I won’t cover all the content as it will just be too much. Also, I've

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Truths about Creativity

Creative Hands Image by: Dalydose I have been thinking about the relationship between creativity vs. design vs. where does it comes from. I have also wondered why some people, not just designers, are more creative than others? Here are some of

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