Design Inspiration Readings

Nancy Duarte on Failure, Bootstrapping, and the Power of Better Presentations

Most believe great presenters are born and not made. Nancy Duarte would argue against this. After all, she received a C- in Speech Communication class in college. Since then she’s gone on to become a world-renowned author and expert on the art and science of delivering compelling presentations […]


Paula Scher on Design

Paula Scher was the 2013 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner for Communication Design. Hear her speak about her first encounter with graphic design, her inspirations, and the unexpected longevity of her images […]

Design Innovation Readings

Watch Patrick Whitney’s “The Value of Abstracting Design Problems” talk

Patrick Whitney, Institute of Design Dean and Steelcase / Robert C. Pew Professor explains the value of design for business and innovation — in under four minutes!

Information Design Talks & Workshops

Information Design: Crossing Borders

This is the presentation I’ve recently done at the Creative Drive In event in Heerlem, The Netherlands. In this presentation we discuss: What is information Design? We also cover some Information Design “Bloopers”, and finally talk about Structure, Context and Presentation of Data and Information helps create clear communication.

Design Readings Software

[EVENT] IxDA Shanghai presents “Four Mobile Machines” with Aaron Marcus: SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2012, 7:30PM

Mr. Marcus reviews briskly four projects that are conceptual designs for new kinds of mobile applications (smartphone and tablet with associated Web portals) that combine the theories of information design and persuasion design to change people’s behavior […]

China Design

Design in China: “Chinese Graphic Design in the 20th Century” exhibition at China Central Academy of Fine Arts

Chinese Graphic Design in the 20th Century showcases design objects such as Chinese posters, magazines and newspapers from the 20th century, and other graphic design-related objects, individual profiles and relevant documents […]

China Design Innovation Trend Watching

Design in China: Red Dot Exhibition Inspires International Audience

Red Dot presented the worldwide best design achievements in an exclusive exhibition at one of the currently most dynamic business locations from 24 October to 1 November 2009 […]


9th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial comes to China

9th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial — The 9th issue of the biggest graphic design event in South America — features the best 283 design projects created in the last couple years by a wide range of Brazilian professionals, from big traditional agencies to recently graduated designers. The Biennial will come to Beijing and join the Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in the end of the November […]

China Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Advertising in China: Online Ad Spending Will Increase 36.7% in 2009

Online advertising growth in China will slow to 36.7% in 2009 from 105% a year earlier, according to a report by iResearch Consulting Group […]

Design Information Technology Innovation Software

“User Interface Design in an Agile Environment”: Jeff White and Jim Unger’s talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference

In their talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference, they describe their experience with the merger of user centered design into agile (team) development practice as manifest in a one day design studio […]