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Design Inspiration

AIGA’s Artist Video Series: Milton Glaser

Reading about designers can be moving. Seeing their work can be inspiring and, at times, provoke us to action. Hillman Curtis, in his video series, allows us to experience leading designers through sound and motion, uncovering what it is about them that inspires him. Watch Milton Glaser’s video […]

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Design Innovation Inspiration

Tim Brown’s “The powerful link between creativity and play” talk at TED

At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn’t) […]

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Design Inspiration

AIGA’s Artist Video Series: David Carson

Reading about designers can be moving. Seeing their work can be inspiring and, at times, provoke us to action. Hillman Curtis, in his video series, allows us to experience leading designers through sound and motion, uncovering what it is about them that inspires him. Watch David Carson’s video […]

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Design Innovation

Paul Bennett’s “Design is in the details” talk at TED

Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn’t have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems […]

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Design

David Griffin’s “Photography connects us with the world” talk at TED

The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories […]

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Design Inspiration

David Carson’s “Design, discovery and humor” talk at TED

Great design is a never-ending journey of discovery — for which it helps to pack a healthy sense of humor. Sociologist and surfer-turned-designer David Carson walks through a gorgeous (and often quite funny) slide deck of his work and found images […]

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Design

“Design for Flow”: Dave Cronin’s talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference

In this talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference, Dave Cronin discusses design strategies for creating interactive products that promote this sense of flow, as well as examples of interactions that bring out the best in human creativity, thinking and collaboration […]

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China Economics

60% of world’s paintings come from one village in China

A single village in China is responsible for cranking out 60% of the world’s paintings. The overwhelming majority of the paintings are slavish reproductions of famous paintings. The artists doing the work are very talented, however, and an organization called Regional asked some of the artists to paint themselves. The results are incredible. Dafen is a village surrounded by the thriving metropolis of Shenzhen, and the origin of most of the world’s reproduction oil paintings

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Design Innovation Software

Apple’s Design Process

Interesting presentation at SXSW from Michael Lopp, senior engineering manager at Apple, who tried to assess how Apple can ‘get’ design when so many other companies try and fail. After describing Apple’s process of delivering consumers with a succession of presents (“really good ideas wrapped up in other really good ideas” — in other words, great software in fabulous hardware in beautiful packaging), he asked the question many have asked in their time […]

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Design Economics Innovation

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity […]