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Gentry Underwood and Doug Solomon at Web 2.0
San Francisco, CA
At Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco on April 3, Doug Solomon and Gentry Underwood will present “Collaboration at Scale: Why Technology Alone Doesn’t Work.”
Roshi Givechi Offers Six Ways to Conserve Energy
IDEO’s John Rehm Takes Part in Spark09, an Ideas Conference in Shanghai
On March 28 at the World Financial Center in Pudong, John Rehm will ask, “Is there truth in the saying that constraint is the mother of creativity and innovation?” His talk will illustrate through two case studies how constraints brought about business results and life-changing impact.
Metropolis Interviews IDEO’s Tim Brown About Designing Products for a New Age
Reporter Ken Shulman talks with Tim Brown about how industrial design can tackle some of the world’s most vexing problems. Specifically, Tim talks about how to pair design firms with nonprofit agencies. “It’s the aid piece of the equation that’s the problem,” Tim explains, “...somehow we need to generate an engagement that builds the economy and sustains wealth.”
Read the article here.
To learn more about Tim’s take on design thinking, read his blog.
The PSFK Conference New York in Battery Park Considers What’s Driving Design
New York, NY
Jocelyn Wyatt Presents at the Skoll World Forum
March 25, 2009
Join what The Observer called “the Davos of social entrepreneurship”—the Skoll World Forum, held in Oxford, England on March 25. At the event, nearly 800 delegates from more than 60 countries come together to consider some of the world’s most pressing social issues. IDEO’s Jocelyn Wyatt will discussing designing partnerships.
For more on the event, click here.
GOOD Magazine Taps IDEO for a Design Challenge with CEOs for Cities
San Diego, CA
CEOs for Cities and the University of California San Diego are hosting a strategy session titled “The Upside of Down.” As part of the event, GOOD magazine is leading a design challenge in which three top designers, including IDEO’s Valerie Casey, will present their solutions to three big civic challenges.
To read more about IDEO’s contribution, click here.
For more on the event, taking place March 18-20, click here.
Watch Toy Lab’s Experiments in Designing iPhone Apps That Enrich Family Interactions
As a part of IDEO, Toy Lab believes that design needs to stem from real people, real needs, and real desires. Because of this, the team constantly talks to kids and parents, keeping their eyes open for what’s new and important in the lives of families. Recently, Toy Lab couldn’t help but notice a new phenomenon in play: the iPhone. The crew found it compelling that adults weren’t the only ones loving this new toy. So, we’ve embarked on a series of experiments. Our latest is Balloonimals, an iPhone app designed to engage the whole family. Blow into the microphone on your iPhone, and watch balloon animals spring to life.
A Conversation About the San Francisco Chronicle, as a Window into the Future of News
San Francisco, CA
The Society of Professional Journalists tapped 15 distinguished panelists to meet with the public for “A Conversation About the Chronicle.” The March 17 forum included IDEO’s Owen Rogers and offers a window into other conversations happening across the country.
To watch a video of the event, click here.
‘We Have Been Objectified: Identity, Consumerism, and the Future of Designed Objects’
At SXSW on March 15, IDEO’s Tim Brown joins a panel discussion with design experts about our relationship with the objects that surround us. The panel follows the premiere of Objectified, a film by Gary Hustwit examining the role of industrial design in culture.
Valerie Casey Joins the Glass House Conversation About “Breaking the Rules”
March 12-13, IDEO’s Valerie Casey participates in the Glass House conversation “Breaking the Rules,” moderated by Jeff Gordinier, editor-at-large, Details magazine. The discussion examines what the phrase “breaking the rules” means in this day and age. The panel considers how radical innovation and enterprise might create a new pathway forward and how innovation and enterprise only occur when and where people are free to break the rules.
The World’s Most Innovative Companies
Each year, the Fast Company 50 looks for enterprises that will redefine the future and point the way to a better tomorrow. IDEO ranks number 10 in the list, which runs the gamut, from politics to technology, energy, and transportation, on through to retail, health care, and design. Additionally, IDEO topped the list for Most Innovative Companies in Design.