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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 …