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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

Strategy, Facilitation and Visual Thinking

In this post, I’ll talk about some of the visual thinking techniques that can be drawn from design thinking, data analytics, system thinking, game storming, and lean start-up.

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Design Information Technology Innovation Trend Watching

Watch “The Rise of Experience Design” with Scott Belsky

In his “Rise of Experience Design” talk, Scott Belsky talks about how designers can cope with content velocity, new mediums and artificial intelligence.

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Innovation Inspiration

Lateral thinking and Innovation

Learning to explore Lateral Thinking is, almost by definition, counterintuitive. Fortunately, de Bono developed some practical techniques for developing this overlooked capability […]

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Design

Watch “Democratization, Industrialization and Augmentation” talk with Andreas Markdalen

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19, Andreas Markdalen speaks about the future of craft and excellence in digital product design […]

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Inspiration

Watch Neil Gaiman’s “Creative Writing Lessons”

Neil Gaiman while answering questions about Creative Writing tackles the question all writers hate; where do you get your ideas from? He jokes about this first but then explains why this is, and why this is such a difficult question for writers

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Inspiration

Watch Neil Gaiman’s “Make Up Your Own Rules”

In this Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts, author and Artist Neil Gaiman talks about how the world is change, and the creative industries are changing with it, and encourage us to “make up your own rules”

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Inspiration

Watch Stan Lee’s “Creative Until You Die”

In this interview for the Hollywood Reporter, Stan Lee — who helped create Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man and other legendary Marvel comic franchises — talks about being active, about (not) retiring, and doing things you want to do […]

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Design Innovation Readings

Watch “How to detect baloney the Carl Sagan way” by Michael Shermer

This is a set of tools for critical thinking that has continued to develop since Sagan’s death, 22 years ago. Here, skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer explains key lessons from Sagan, and from his own college freshman course ‘Skepticism 101’, where teaches students ten basic questions that will help them debunk untruths, and call out baloney when they see it […]

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Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: Six Thinking Hats Workshop

In this presentation, you will learn how to use The Six Thinking Hats framework to help facilitate Feedback / Brainstorming Sessions

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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[…]