Category: Design

Recently, a client of ours asked us to recommend a structure to integrate design competency into their organization. We performed a quick audit of existing structures. From this audit, we developed this graphic that associates structural integration to role of design and impact to business. Continue reading

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Everything Is Ripe For Innovation

The titles of this post might seem a little simplistic, and to a certain degree it is because it isn’t that easy. But, let’s consider the following story: Continue reading

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ItsYourChoicelogo

Demand for configurability and personalization is growing in the marketplace and presents a threat to traditional mass production techniques. Jordan Reynolds kicks off a series here… Continue reading

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Carrots

When MFAs work with MBAs, it could be akin to what poet and artist William Blake called “sweet science,” writes entrepreneur and Southern Growth Studio leader, Michael Graber, who explains how creatives help balance out analytic types.
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Making Makers

The Maker movement is steadily gaining steam and some cities are looking to help it grow and thrive, seeing it as an opportunity to inspire artists and entrepreneurs. One such city is Edmonton, which lies in the Alberta province of Canada, and its program in their public library system to provide maker spaces staffed with library employees and equipped with 3D printers, computers with Apple’s Garage Band and Adobe’s Creative Suite, and more. Continue reading

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I like to use my marathon experiences to connect with innovation and find insights to improve my assistance to companies that want to innovate. I call it Innovathons. Continue reading

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Technology does not quell creativity, in fact, there’s a great deal of evidence that suggests that technology enhances creativity. Certainly, we are expected to be more creative in our working lives than a generation ago. The truth is that by expanding possibilities and automating part of the creative process, we can all be more creative and productive. Continue reading

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