The Latest News
Tim Brown to Speak at Cumulus in Shanghai
Balloonimals on Wired.com’s GeekDad
GeekDad wants to know: What’s your favorite balloon animal? The IDEO Toy Lab creations can now be found on the Balloonimals app for both the iPhone and the iPad.
Read more here.
Tim Brown Interviewed on Radio Tianjin
Tianjin People's Broadcasting Station (Radio Tianjin)
IDEO’s Tim Brown was interviewed by Tianjin Binhai Radio’s East & West programme in the lead-up to the Summer World Economic Forum. The station entertains 100,000,000 people in the western, the northwestern and the most part of northern China.
Listen to a broadcast of the interview here. (in Chinese and English)
PATTERNS on Fast Company
A new PATTERNS column in Fast Company’s Co.Design kicked off today: Read the preface by IDEO’s Suzanne Gibbs Howard here. She writes, “by sharing PATTERNS, we hope to help people design for greater impact within their organizations and communities. We believe more can happen when we work together.”
PATTERNS posted so far include Colin Raney’s “Business in Beta,” “Shanzhai” from Makiko Taniguchi and Eddie Wu, “Millennials” by Ashlea Powell and Davide Agnelli, “Continuous Conversations” written by Jenny Comiskey, Aradhana Goel, and Simon King, “Guilty Secrets” from Betsy Fields, Rebecca Sinclair, and Annie Valdes, Beau Trincia’s “Not-So-Real-Estate”, Patrice Martin’s “The ‘I’ in Community and Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Meija Jacobs, Rachel Switzky, and Jody Turner’s “Social Media Bolsters Big Brands”.
To learn more about PATTERNS and read past issues, go to the PATTERNS website.
Tom Hulme Writes for Director Magazine
Tom Hulme’s article “Watch the Disruptors, Not the Incumbents” was published in Director Magazine. In the article, Tom explores the importance of businesses being both exploitative and explorative and walks us through two case studies to illustrate.
Read the article here.
Bedsider and HCD Toolkit Featured at The Design Biennial in Pasadena
Worldchanging On OpenIDEO
In “OpenIDEO: A New Collaboration Platform for Designers,” NextBillion’s Francisco Noguera covers IDEO’s new open innovation platform.
Read the article here.
Design for Social Impact
Ergonomics in Design
IDEO’s Aaron Sklar and Sally Madsen discuss working with foundations, nongovernmental organizations and social entrepreneurs in “Design for Social Impact,” published in the spring issue of Ergonomics in Design. The article explains “empathy, a community focus, and team preparation are among the human/humanity-centered principles for design and innovation in the developing world.”
IDEO Launches OpenIDEO: An Open Innovation Network
IDEO has just launched an online community where people can create solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges. OpenIDEO’s first challenge, hosted by TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver, asks the question, “How can we raise kids’ awareness of the benefits of fresh food so they can make better choices?” Visit OpenIDEO.com to contribute ideas and inspiration.