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OpenIDEO Wins a Silver Lovie

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

OpenIDEO takes home a silver Lovie Award in the Social & Community category. The Lovie Awards recognize the unique and resonant nature of the European Internet community. For more on the awards competition and OpenIDEO’s big win, visit

awards / Posted: October 26, 2011


David Kelley Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The front page of Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle captures David’s life through the lens of unlocking creativity, classic cars, and making an impact.

articles / Posted: October 24, 2011


The Wall Street Journal on Creative Confidence

The Wall Street Journal

In “Innovation 101,” IDEO’s chairman and founder David Kelley talks about regaining creative confidence.

articles / Posted: October 17, 2011


Tim Brown Speaks at MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab

Tim Brown and Joi Ito lead a conversation at the MIT Media Lab around design’s relationship with current challenges and platforms.

events / Posted: October 11, 2011


IDEO and Rock Lobster Cycles win Oregon Manifest Bicycle Challenge

The Oregon Manifest Creative Collaborations Bicycle Challenge has come to a close with the announcement of the People’s Choice winner. Voters chose Faraday, the bike designed and built by IDEO and Rock Lobster Cycles. Read more about the Faraday here. A journal of the bike’s build over the past eight months can be found on Core77.

awards / Posted: October 6, 2011

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Patrice Martin explains that‘s approach to design starts with learning about the lives, needs, and aspirations of the people who will eventually use the products being designed, instead of making assumptions. The article highlights the new products and services for in-home sanitation IDEO developed with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and Unilever for city dwellers in Ghana.

articles / Posted: October 4, 2011


IDEO’s Synthetic Biology Work Featured on Fast Company

Fast Company

Fast Company highlights synthetic biology work by IDEO designers Will Carey and Adam Reineck. The article explains how they are working with scientists at UCSF on a concept that would use E. coli bacteria to form objects when exposed to light. To read more, visit

articles / Posted: October 3, 2011


James Moed in Hong Kong’s Banking Today magazine

James Moed’s “Retail Banks Turning to Design,” is included in the Sept.-Oct. issue of Banking Today, a publication of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. In this three-page spread, James writes about rethinking retail banking from the customers’ point of view and how international banks are recognizing good design as a critical element to their retail banking products and services.

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articles / Posted: October 1, 2011