Category: Design

Here’s the audio file and transcript from Part 2 of Will Sherlin’s interview with Rowan Gibson, author of “The Four Lenses of Innovation,” on the popular podcast “The Innovation Engine:”

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Given the chaotic nature of the fuzzy front end, it is no surprise organizations struggle with identifying sources for promising ideas along with processes for jumpstarting innovation. But it doesn’t have to be such a struggle. I found several tools for making innovation a lot less fuzzy… Continue reading

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Is is possible that everything we design from refrigerators to cars to mobile phones are ultimately shaping the way we see the world? That we are not just building or creating useless things, but are instead being re-framed and learning from our own environments which we’ve constructed? Continue reading

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The late 70′s must have been a crazy time. Beyond just Jobs and Woz and Gates and Allen, there was Osborne and Bricklin and Peddle and Bushnell. They must have known they were at a tipping point but just couldn’t quite sense the enormity of change that was about to take place. What emerged of course was the era of personal computing. Continue reading

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Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen a radical shift toward design as a fundamental source of value. It used to be that design was a relatively narrow field, but today it’s become central to product performance and everybody needs to be design literate. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not - Swirling Faucet Design

I came across this faucet design on c|net and I thought to myself, now there is a smart design that brings a bit of the wonder of a dancing water show into the bathroom. It’s called the Swirl and was designed my Simin Qiu. He won the 2014 iF Haier special prize student award for the design. The faucet has… Continue reading

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Is it a phone? A camera? A GPS device? A movie player? A book reader? A gaming device? When thinking of smartphones the answer could be one of these, a combination thereof or all of them. It depends on the perspective of the user. Continue reading

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