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Design ‘Shaping the Post-Crisis World’ in Davos, with IDEO’s Tim Brown
Design makes the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Writer and critic Alice Rawsthorn leads two debates about design. IDEO’s Tim Brown joins both panels: “What is Good Design?” and “Design for Good.”
For more on Davos, track the Design Week blog.
To read Tim’s thoughts on design thinking, click here.
Lessons from Innovation’s Front Lines
The McKinsey Quarterly
Tim Brown, CEO of the design firm IDEO, has been on the front lines of innovation for more than two decades.
In this interview, he distills lessons from a career spent helping scores of companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to become more innovative.
Transfiera el artículo en español aquí.
Join BugLabs & IDEO’s Open Project
This deep-dive exploration re-envisions an interface with an eye toward integrating new display and input technologies. For this two-week open collaboration, BugLabs and IDEO will conceptualize and create new interface paradigms, directions, and industrial design/housing-modification solutions.
Join the group brainstorm here.
iF Awards 2009
Fujitsu Siemens Computers won the 2009 iF product design award for the ESPRIMO Mobile series professional notebooks, as well as for the ESPRIMO MA, a tablet PC design specifically for the health care sector. IDEO supported the internal design team as an external partner. Fujitsu Siemens Computers is Europe’s first computer manufacturer to define a consistent design language for all its product lines, according to PC Magazine.
Read the article here.
Other winners include:
- Iope Skin Filler: Intuitive packaging for an advanced skincare program
- Samsung LCD Monitors: Defining a competitive design language for LCD monitors
- My Passport: Differentiating an offering through a consistent design language
Designing Systems at Scale
When attempting to solve wicked problems, creative thinkers must design systems that influence people’s behavior on a mass scale. Every ecosystem is comprised of both micro and macro elements, and when any element gets out of whack, the rest of the system suffers. In too many cases, products and services are conceived to impact massive change, yet the offerings lack an awareness of their overall systems.