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Breakthrough Thinking: A Q&A with Thomas Vogel

In the business world there has been a lot of buzz about “design thinking,” “innovation,” “creative thinking,” and more. The rumor is that it’s only the newest fad in business and soon, it too, will fade away in to obscurity …

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Paolo Soleri’s Visionary Book

Paolo Soleri, a visionary architect and designer of Arcosanti, the eccentric arts settlement in the Arizona desert that was a mecca for young creative-types during the hippie-era and a pioneer of the sustainable architecture movement, died at 93 this week. …

Tucking You In With 12 Pullman Fact Booklets 1929-30

Before branding and marketing had all the options afforded the advertiser today, there was a substantial period when companies spent their time and money on offering up little giveaway goodies to the public. Without the web, television or even radio, …

Still Alive! Highlights from Design Thinking: Dead or Alive?

The New York City Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America and innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212 collaborated last month on a very successful event entitled, Design Thinking: Dead or Alive? A stellar panel of voices, including Stephan Clambaneva, Debera …

The Question of Transformation

by Mark Payne, President, Head of Idea Development A perspective on the pursuit of breakthrough innovation. There’s a rarely-discussed but fundamental truth about the pursuit of growth-driving transformational innovation: the likelihood of an innovation project landing on transformational answers pivots almost entirely on …

Today's Obsession: Ignore Your Users

Interesting that this idea at Co.Design would suddenly pop up in public. The first time I heard this said, it was an anonymous Sony Vaio design team member in the nineties. Similarly, my partner tells a story about a seminar …