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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


Michael Hendrix on Design Thinking


Michael Hendrix is interviewed by HOW in advance of his May 8 keynote at HOW Design Live in Chicago.

articles / Posted: April 9, 2015


Redesigning Death

The California Sunday Magazine

California Sunday Magazine profiles Paul Bennett and IDEO’s work with BJ Miller and Zen Hospice on redesigning the end of life experience.

articles / Posted: March 19, 2015


Fast Company on Holiday Inn Express Europe

Fast Company

Fast Company speaks to Chris Grantham about IDEO, London’s redesign of the Holiday Inn Express Europe, and prototyping to develop a more human-centered travel experience.

articles / Posted: March 11, 2015


NBC’s TODAY Show features Barbara Beskind


NBC’s TODAY Show features IDEO’s Barbara Beskind, a 91-year-old designer who grew up with a passion for technology and engineering at a time when society often did not consider women for roles in these industries. Watch the full segment here.

articles / Posted: February 27, 2015


Happy Meals—IDEO in The Atlantic

The Atlantic

The Atlantic features IDEO’s work with San Francisco Unified School District to transform the lunchroom experience for public school children. Sandy Speicher, Managing Director of IDEO’s Education Studio, explains how the project centered on re-designing the cafeteria atmosphere instead of solely focusing on food. For the full article click here.

articles / Posted: February 25, 2015


Start-up Ecosystems x Large Organizations

The Business Times

IDEO Singapore’s Amy Bonsall shares ways larger companies can develop their own startup ecosystem that nurtures potentially disruptive ideas.

How to Drive Disruptive Change

articles / Posted: February 9, 2015


Barbara Beskind Speaks with NPR's All Things Considered

NPR: All Things Considered

IDEO’s Barbara Beskind on All Things Considered talking about her experience designing tech for older generations.

articles / Posted: January 19, 2015


Tim Brown's AXIS Magazine Cover Interview

Axis Magazine

Tim Brown graces the cover of the February 2015 issue of AXIS Magazine. Covering topics ranging from the change in design’s function and role to IDEO’s mission in Japan, this serves as the third time an IDEO employee has graced the cover of the influential Japanese and English design publication. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, or view the synopsis of the story here.

articles / Posted: January 15, 2015

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