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Building an Intuitive Collaboration System
Management Innovation eXchange
Bloomberg on Rethinking Books and Cars
San Francisco Chronicle and Bloomberg.com
Out in the Open
Business Management Magazine
In this article about the role of open innovation, Tom Hulme discusses the need for evolution in companies of all sizes: “The reason entrepreneurs are effective is they’re forced to learn quickly and bootstrap their businesses; ironically larger companies are being forced to do that at the moment as well.” The inspiration and design principles behind OpenIDEO are discussed, along with the need for true transparency.
Internet Week: Celebrating Europe’s Digital Industry
Internet Week Europe
Artistic License Not Required
IDEO’s Tim Brown sits down with Today to discuss innovation in Singapore, design thinking, and what it takes to cultivate the methods associated with design. “You don’t have to be a designer or artist,” Tim said. “You just have to learn how different methods and things can make life more fulfilling. It takes effort. You start with the skill of looking – look beyond the surface and understand how things can be improved.”
Read the full article here.
The 2010 Prince Philip Designer’s Prize
Bill Moggridge, director of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and IDEO co-founder, has been named the winner of the 2010 Prince Philip Designer’s Prize. Formerly known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize for Elegant Design, the award is given out annually to recognize a lifetime contribution to design. According to the BBC, “The jury said Mr. Moggridge had been central to how design helped people understand and use technology.” Bill designed the Grid Compass computer – the first laptop – and pioneered interaction design as a discipline.
PATTERNS on Fast Company: Nine Examples of Branded Environments That Mimic the Web's Fluidity
Fast Company's Co. Design
Fast Company’s Co.Design published a new PATTERNS column. 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, and “Continuous Conversations” written by Jenny Comiskey, Aradhana Goel, and Simon King, “Stories as Cultural Currency,” from Suzanne Gibbs Howard, and Beau Trincia’s “Not-So-Real-Estate”.
To learn more about PATTERNS and read past issues, go to the PATTERNS website.
Public Transportation Spaces of the Near Future
Japanese design publication AXIS looks at the journey Air New Zealand and IDEO took to reimagine Air New Zealand’s economy class. The process – from observing passengers, to prototyping configurations, and planning the in-flight dining experience – is documented in the December 2010 print edition, on newsstands through the end of the month. A brief description of the feature is included on the AXIS website.