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Inspiration

Neil Gaiman on Creative Process, Boredom and Changing Directions

The last issue of The Sandman came out a decade ago. A couple of years ago author Neil Gaiman returned to Sandman with a prequel series, called The Sandman: Overture. Gaiman talks about his creative process, collaborating with artists, and how boredom propelled Sandman from horror to other things.

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Design Inspiration Readings

Watch Dan Szuc’s “From Sleepwalking to Sparkle”

Dan Szuc talks to us about ‘sleepwalking’ in project work today. And how we can fix this by injecting ‘sparkle’ into everything we do […]

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Design Innovation

Watch Tom Wujec’s “Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast” talk

Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest, most complicated problems at work […]

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Design Innovation Inspiration Readings Software

Watch Jared Spool’s “Using the Kano Model to Build Delightful UX” talk

In this talk, Jared covers how to prune features to avoid experience rot, use pleasure, flow, and meaning to create delightful UX, and help
Innovate with baby steps to the aspirational experience[…]

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Watch Tomer Sharon’s “Perfectly Executing the Wrong Plan” Talk

In his talk at Google I/O 2014, Tomer Sharon inspires developers to implement valid and reliable ways to answer their most burning questions. It’ll help them validate or invalidate their assumptions on their own—cheaply, and quickly, by using simple user research techniques with a main goal in mind: developing apps people need, want, and enjoy […]

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Innovation Readings

Listen to Michael Watkins’ “Picking the Right Transition Strategy” Interview

In this talk, Michael D. Watkins takes a closer look at the fundamental principles of leadership transitions and the organizational and personal challenges executives face in applying them […]

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Innovation Readings

Listen to Scott Adams’ “Whether Management Really Matters” talk for Harvard Business Review

The Dilbert creator talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn. For more, read his book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life […]

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Inspiration

Ellen Lupton on the important role of design in everyday life

Ellen Lupton, author, educator, curator, and graphic designer speaks about the important role of design in everyday life […]

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Design Innovation Readings

Watch Mike Kuniavsky’s “How designers will reinvent manufacturing” talk

Consumption directly drives production, and data informs design. If we weren’t talking about physical products, this would sound a lot like Web/app interaction design, but the worlds of making atoms and bits are quickly colliding, and the implications are profound. By mapping what we have learned creating analytics-driven digital design to the physical world, we can change how everything is made, for the better […]

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Design Readings

Watch Stephen P Anderson’s “From Information to Understanding: Solving the Small Data Problems” talk

In this interesting (and personal) talk at TEDxUtrecht, designer Stephen P. Anderson shares a story about how the presentation of information can facilitate understanding and can improve our quality of life […]