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What Working with Companies like Apple and Ikea has Taught IDEO About Innovation

IDEO Munich's Alex Unger sat down with Sifted to discuss what he has learned about innovation over the many years, including the importance of people and culture when it comes to corporate innovation.

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ArticlesLA Times

Sweeping Change is Coming for L.A. County Voters

In 2020, some 5.2 million residents—a figure that eclipses the number of registered voters in most US states—will change the way they cast ballots in Los Angeles County. Dean Logan, the county registrar, has spent the last 10 years developing a secure, accessible process that puts voter needs first.

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ArticlesThe Atlantic

Why Ford Hired a Furniture Maker as CEO

Ford CEO Jim Hackett is looking to the future—and he's betting on design. The Atlantic's Jerry Useem profiles Hackett, diving deep into the former Steelcase executive's passion for user experience-driven strategy. Hackett worked with IDEO in the early 1990s and starting again in 2016 as the new leader of the automotive giant. His human-centered approach—credited in part to the relationship Hackett built with IDEO's David Kelley—is a tenet of Ford's future-facing strategy.

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