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David Aycan Among the Twenty-One People Who Will Change Business
As part of a special package on design schools, BusinessWeek named twenty-one people who will change business. Among them: David Aycan, one of about 18 business designers at IDEO.
Read the article here.
Tim Brown Urges Designers to Think Big at TEDGlobal
At TEDGlobal in London, Tim Brown talked about how design got small — and why it’s big again. Design is moving beyond the object displayed in lifestyle magazines or on pedestals in museums of modern art. It’s returning to its roots, when design thinkers like Isambard Brunel created innovative breakthroughs.
Watch the video of Tim’s talk here.
Living Climate Change on Fast Company
Tim Brown Redefines a Profession
The New York Times
Alice Rawsthorn, a design critic writing for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times, reviews Tim Brown’s book Change By Design, which tells how design thinking can transform organizations and inspire innovation. The article highlights Tim’s view that the best design thinkers today are applying their skills to problems that matter.
Change By Design In BusinessWeek
Need to Reinvigorate Your Business? Think Like a Designer
Why Businesses Should Think Like Designers
Doug Solomon Attends The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative
New York, NY
IDEO’s Doug Solomon will attend the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative hosted by former President Bill Clinton. The meeting, taking place September 22-25, will include attendees President Barack Obama, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, and other leading voices from the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. Doug will participate in the seminar “Becoming Embedded: Co-creating Business with the Community.”
Watch the live webcast here. (Forward to 20 minutes into the video to watch the panel)
Paul Bennett Speaks on ‘Designing Tomorrow’
Gentry Underwood Speaks at PICNIC
IDEO’s Gentry Underwood and Pixar’s Michael B. Johnson present “Social Networking Meet Social Engineering: Building software for the busy workplace” at PICNIC Amsterdam, September 23-24. The talk addresses Web 2.0 technologies in the workplace and the need for a human-centered approach.
New Schools Venture Fund Summit Report Released
New Schools Venture Fund
The New Schools Venture Fund has just released the report from its May 2009 event, which featured David Kelley as the keynote speaker and session support from Beth Viner and Sandy Speicher. The report discusses how education entrepreneurs can think about innovation and includes an in-depth overview of the keynote presentation.
To download “Innovating Toward Excellence: Education Entrepreneurs and the Transformation of Public Education: A Report on the Tenth Annual New Schools Summit,” click here.
IDEO Wins 2009 Open Architecture Challenge
Architecture for Humanity recently announced the winners of the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge. This year the competition was focused on classroom design. IDEO’s design for Rumi Schools of Excellence was selected to win the Urban Classroom Upgrade category. More than 1,000 design teams from 65 countries registered for the competition. The winning designs were selected from over 400 qualified entries, each rated on feasibility, sustainability, and innovation in the learning environment.
Three IDEO teams entered, from the Bay Area, Boston and Chicago. The Bay Area team took top honors, while the Chicago team was chosen as a semi-finalist.
Read about the winners here.
Check out all the entries here:
Chicago’s entry: an architecture studio at a local high school
Boston’s entry: a new concept for mobile classrooms
Bay Area’s entry: rethinking the use of a school building for a low-cost private school in Hyderabad, India
IDEO Helps Get Water to The World’s Poorest
Chicago 2016 Summit
On September 11, 2009, IDEO CTO Doug Solomon presented at the Chicago 2016 Summit on Sport and Sustainability where he shared the work behind a collaborate effort between IDEO and Digital Kitchen titled “Engaging New Audiences.”
The Olympic Movement has always continued to evolve its relevance in our diverse world, developing programs that promote the core Olympic values applied to culture, the environment and sport. IDEO and Digital Kitchen explored this opportunity with Chicago 2016 to create a future vision for the Olympic Games.
Watch the video here.
Tim Brown Speaks on Putting People First
IDEO’s Tim Brown and Acumen Fund’s Jacqueline Novogratz speak on “Putting the People First: Human Centered Poverty Alleviation.” The event will be held at Stanley Hall at the University of California in Berkeley on September 8 and is open to the public.