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DIY and IDEO Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators

The ultimate summer camp. The perfect snack for a picky eater? Why are we designing things for our kids when only they can truly know what they want? DIY and IDEO ask kids to tackle these challenges and more, to develop their inner innovator. Bonus: they get a Scout-style patch for their efforts. 

DIY is a place for kids to go online to learn new skills and meet others who share their interests. Kids take photos or videos of the stuff they make, assemble personal portfolios on the site, and ultimately build their creative confidence.

IDEO is proud to have collaborated with DIY to launch the “Innovator” skill: 12 challenges that help kids understand people, identify problems, and create novel solutions. We hope these challenges help inspire a new generation of design thinkers.

-- / Posted: March 21, 2014


BusinessWeek Talks to Sandy Speicher About Education in Peru

In their annual Design issue, BusinessWeek profiles Sandy Speicher and the work she led for Innova, a school system for Peru’s middle class.

articles / Posted: March 20, 2014


David Aycan and Paolo Lorenzoni write on the art of prototyping for HBR

Harvard Business Review

IDEO’s David Aycan and Paolo Lorenzoni match different forms of prototyping to contexts and scenarios and weigh the pros and cons of each. For the full article click here.

articles / Posted: March 17, 2014


New Work from The Royal Academy of Arts and IDEO

Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts talks about how they have worked with IDEO to change their website - as a first step. This is just part of ambitious plans to open up the Academy to provide new ways to engage with art and artists.

articles / Posted: March 13, 2014


IDEO and Creative Confidence in MP speech in Singapore Parliament

Channel News Asia

In a budgetary speech, MP Janice Koh calls for creativity as a national asset in the Singapore Parliament, mentions creative confidence and attributes this to Tom Kelley, David Kelley and IDEO. Watch the full speech here.

events / Posted: March 6, 2014


German Capital talks with Tom & David Kelley


As part of a 10-page feature on design thinking, business magazine Capital interviews Tom and David Kelley in our Munich studio. The reporter also spoke to IDEO client Swiss Life about the design of One100, a completely new venture for the organization. And Ravensburger, a leader in games, puzzles and children’s book, talks about tiptoi, the digital audio learning system that IDEO helped develop.

For the interview with Tom and David, go here

Read the full 10-page feature here

articles / Posted: March 5, 2014


Paul Bennett on Making Time for Creativity

The New York Times

IDEO’s chief creative officer Paul Bennett writes in the The New York Times about unscheduling himself to make time for serendipity. Read the full article. Also available in Japanese.

articles / Posted: February 15, 2014


Sungene Ryang talks with Nikkei Newspaper about IDEO and Japanese Design

Nikkei, Japan’s most influential national newspaper interviewed Sungene about how IDEO has reigned in the world of design for the past 20+ years. After detailing our human-centered approach, Sungene describes how Japan is a great source of inspiration for designers around the world and reveals how IDEO hopes to help Japanese companies to reconnect with their creative confidence. This is the first of a series of five articles on IDEO to be published in 2014. Read the English translated version here.

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articles / Posted: February 6, 2014


OpenIDEO Relaunched on OI Engine

OpenIDEO has relaunched using the new OI Engine software. It’s been rebuilt from the ground up for stability, performance, a great user experience, and social impact.

articles / Posted: January 15, 2014


Getting Hired at IDEO

Core 77

As part of a series on hiring, Core77 takes a deep dive into life at IDEO and spotlights our values, culture and recruitment processes. For the full Q&A with Partner Duane Bray click here.

articles / Posted: January 14, 2014


Empathy on the Edge

IDEO is expanding the power of design thinking by helping organizations to scale and sustain empathy. Find out how here.

articles / Posted: January 9, 2014


Harvard Business Review IDEO's Helping Culture

Harvard Business Review

IDEO’s culture of helping is highlighted in the latest issue of Harvard Business Review. Click here for the full story. Read the article in Chinese here.

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articles / Posted: January 8, 2014


Winners announced in OpenIDEO’s Creative Confidence Challenge


OpenIDEO, IDEO’s open innovation platform, announces the winners in the Creative Confidence challenge that explored the question, “How Might We Inspire Young People to Cultivate their Creative Confidence?” Nine winners stemming from over 1,000 inspirations and 600 ideas were chosen ranging from a toolkit for creative confidence enablers to an online platform that structures creative opportunities through games.

articles / Posted: December 18, 2013


Off the Record is Live

Off The Record, an eclectic compilation of original IDEOer tracks, is live for all to enjoy. Share with your friends and rock on!

articles / Posted: December 12, 2013


Creative Confidence in Süddeutsche Zeitung

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Sophie Crocoll from the German daily newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, talks about David and Tom Kelley‘s Creative Confidence. Creative Confidence will be available in Germany in early 2014. Read the full article here.

articles / Posted: December 4, 2013

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