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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.

articles / Posted: August 19, 2016


Marc Tanner: 1957-2016


It is with great sadness that we share the news that Marc Tanner, who worked at Moggridge Associates and IDEO for 24 years, passed away on August 15, 2016, aged 58, after a battle with cancer. Marc joined Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC) as Design Director in 2004 and continued to share his deep experience, knowledge and approach to design. He leaves a lasting impression and an important legacy behind. Read more about Marc here.

articles / Posted: August 16, 2016


Hacks Can Ease the Trials of Aging

New York Times

IDEO Fellow Barbara Beskind is featured in the New York Times Well blog on design hacks to alleviate the challenges of aging. Barbara is quoted as proof that the senior community is “an untapped resource for designers.”

Read the article here.

articles / Posted: August 15, 2016


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 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.

articles / Posted: August 9, 2016


The New

The Boston Globe & Boston Magazine

The new, 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.

Read the Boston Globe story here, and the Boston Magazine story here. Visit the new here.

articles / Posted: July 19, 2016


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.

articles / Posted: July 1, 2016


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.

articles / Posted: July 1, 2016


Design and Business: A Conversation with IDEO China’s Charles Hayes

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, one of China’s top business schools, interviews IDEO’s Charles Hayes on the latest in design and business in China. Read the article here.

articles / Posted: May 23, 2016


A New Social Currency Emerges in Singapore

Asia One

IDEO’s Pete Overy reflects on how Singapore’s aspirations have changed from the traditional 5Cs – car, country club, cash, credit card, and condominium – to a new set of values, based on creativity, collaboration, contribution, compassion, and confidence. Read the full article here.

articles / Posted: September 22, 2015


Redesigning the Future of Voting with LA County

CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning follows IDEO’s work with Los Angeles County, home to the most voters in the U.S., in redesigning the voting system. Watch the broadcast here and read more about our work with LA County here.

articles / Posted: September 15, 2015


Finalists in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards 2015

Fast Company

Two IDEO projects have been selected as finalists in Fast Company’s 2015 Innovation By Design Awards: Concept Kitchen 2025 in the experience category, and the Future of Automobility in the experimental category.

articles / Posted: September 14, 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 here.

Or download the PDF here.

articles / Posted: September 1, 2015


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 here.

Or download the PDF here.

articles / Posted: August 27, 2015


Bloomberg Businessweek on L.A. County Voting

Bloomberg Businessweek

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.

articles / Posted: July 13, 2015


Citizen-Centered Design

Rotman Magazine

What happens when governments think of citizens as customers, and how can these efforts scale? Andrea Kershaw co-authors a feature article in Rotman Magazine, presenting a new toolkit for solving citizens’ challenges.

articles / Posted: April 20, 2015

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