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Tom Kelley Interviewed in El Pais and El Correo
El País and El Correo
IDEO’s Tom Kelley recently spoke at Bilbao’s Global Business Conference in Spain and was interviewed by two major Spanish publications, El País and El Correo. El País is the most widely circulated newspaper in Spain.
Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt in the Stanford Social Innovation Review
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design tools to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world. Businesses were first to embrace this new approach—called design thinking—now nonprofits are beginning to adopt it too.
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IDEO’s John Rehm at the Design Thinking Symposium
IDEO Wins Sustainable Suite Design Competition
The USGBC, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The Network of the Hospitality Industry (NEWH) together announced the winner of the first ever Sustainable Suite Design Competition. The competition showcased the best hospitality design strategies that boast environmental responsibility while enhancing the guest experience. Out of 65 professional design entries, IDEO and WATG took the top prize for their suite, Haptik.
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IDEO’s Intranet, The Tube, Wins Intranet Innovation Award
IDEO’s intranet, The Tube, has been honored with an Intranet Innovation Award. The IIAs are global awards that celebrate new ideas and innovative approaches to the enhancement and delivery of intranets. The goal is to find these ideas (whether large or small), and to share them with the wider community. Gold Awards are given across four different categories, each focusing on a specific aspect of intranets. Platinum Award winners are then chosen to recognize the most extraordinary entries for the year.
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Bill Moggridge at User Friendly 2009
IDEO’s Bill Moggridge will present his book and his experience in interaction design at User Friendly 2009 in Shanghai, China on November 14.
IDEO Reinvents British Manners for WIRED UK
IDEO Presents ‘The Future Present’ at Tokyo Design Week
More than ever, the challenges we face are global in nature. The call is now for us to find creative ways to cooperate, collaborate, and problem-solve for a better future.But how do we personalize these abstract problems? And how do we participate in shaping their solutions? It’s an enormous task for a single citizen, but a manageable undertaking when the efforts of individuals come together.
At IDEO, we feel this is an opportunity for design. “The Future” Present exhibition displays: experimentation, collaboration, evolution, and actionability. It is
a participatory space that invites visitors into our design process, which makes the abstract concrete and the seemingly unimaginable possible. It turns “making dreams come true” into simple action steps and allows people to engage with an approach we call design thinking.
IDEO’s “The Future Present” exhibition is at Midtown in Tokyo October 30 – November 3. The effort is part of Tokyo Design Week.
Social Software: The Other ‘Design for Social Impact
In “Social Software: The Other ‘Design for Social Impact,’” Gentry Underwood discusses the use of social software tools, from wikis to Facebook, in the corporate environment.
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