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IDEO London on How to be Creative
BBC Business Daily
BBC Business Daily visits IDEO London for a radio segment on how to be creative in business. The segment features interviews with IDEO designers as proof that a lively office environment and a focus on collaboration can create an atmosphere of creativity.
Listen to the segment here.
Hacks Can Ease the Trials of Aging
New York Times
Spotlight on the Shadow a Student Challenge
PBS News Hour
PBS NewsHour airs a segment on the Shadow a Student challenge, an initiative from School Retool in partnership with IDEO and the Stanford d.school to help school administrators build empathy for students. The segment features assistant principal Karen Ritter (East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois) who spent a day following one of her 9th grade students as part of the challenge.
Watch the segment here.
The New Boston.gov
The Boston Globe & Boston Magazine
The new Boston.gov, redesigned by IDEO Cambridge, is now live! The launch is mentioned in The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine, praising the site for its human-centered design and technology upgrades.
Democracy By Design
Los Angeles County
Following Los Angeles County and IDEO’s work to redesign the county’s voting system, the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk releases Democracy By Design, a documentary video featuring interviews with designers, researchers and Los Angeles County staff.
The Future of Voting in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Times
The LA Times highlights IDEO’s work with LA County to redesign the voting experience in LA. The piece emphasizes the relationship between equipment and experience for LA’s diverse population.
Read the full article here.
Design and Business: A Conversation with IDEO China’s Charles Hayes
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
A New Social Currency Emerges in Singapore
Redesigning the Future of Voting with LA County
CBS This Morning
Finalists in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards 2015
Design for Action in HBR
Harvard Business Review
In “Design for Action,” IDEO’s Tim Brown and Roger Martin, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, write about the shift in design—from discrete physical objects to strategies, user experiences and holistic systems—and how the introduction and integration of these “designed artifacts” is even more critical to success than the design of the artifacts themselves. View the article on HBR.org here.
Is Design Thinking Still a Competitive Advantage?
Harvard Business Review
In 2008, Tim Brown authored “Design Thinking” for Harvard Business Review, which explored how thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes—and even strategy.
Now that design thinking is everywhere, Tim asks “When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?” In this HBR piece, Tim suggests that in order to create sustained competitive advantage, businesses must be not just practitioners, but aim for mastery of design thinking. View the article on HBR.org here.
Bloomberg Businessweek on L.A. County Voting
Karen Weise covers IDEO’s partnership with Los Angeles County to redesign the voting system from the ground up. The article quotes IDEO Partner Blaise Bertrand and Project Lead Matt Adams, highlighting how IDEO’s human-centered process will revolutionize how we cast a vote. Read the full article on Bloomberg Businessweek.