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


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


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


Is Six Sigma an Enemy of Design?

A while ago I worked with a colleague that was a huge fan of Six Sigma. Six Sigma is a set of statistical and analytical tools use to measure and track the efficiency of a business or operations. My colleague was fanatical in


Redesigning The Rock-Paper-Scissors Game

I really enjoy reading blogs where the author shares his or her musings and anecdotal thoughts. I find that this gives a good insight into how that author thinks. Even better if these thoughts come from a designer. Check out Smart Design's


Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Probably the thing that irks me the most [in car design] is when I see this repetition of the known, because it shows people have comfort zones that are too tight to themselves and they’re really afraid to walk out of those. And then somebody


Are you Reading, Thinking or Doing?

We can’t get good at something solely by reading about it. And we’ll never make giant leaps in any endeavor by treating it like a snack food that we munch on whenever we’re getting bored. You get good at something by doing it repeatedly. And


Design Thinking or just Thinking?

Edit 1: Tim is from Frog! Sorry Tim! Edit 2: Completely forgot to highlight, original seed concept "Just Plain Old Thinking" is from csven of rebang. Edit 3: Lesson: Blog when awake! Duh! Tim Leberecht, Frog Design's VP of Marketing, has written about Design Thinking and how


Where do you Think?

Dear Designers, Where do you Think? What level should we be playing at? What sort of conversations should we be having? Think about it? Sincerely, DT