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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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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 […]

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Inspiration

Watch Jason Santa Maria’s “Take a Breath” talk

At CreativeMornings/NewYork, designer Jason Santa Maria talks about taking a moment before responding negatively to work or people on the internet. He advises us to take a breath and a second to consider (maybe even re-consider) the words you’re using and what exactly it is that they’re saying […]

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Massimo Vignelli on Design and Beauty

Graphic design legend Massimo Vignelli speaks about design, beauty, and the education of a designer […]

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Design Readings

Listen to Jeff Gothelf’s “9 Ways to Design with a Distributed Team” talk at IA Summit 2013

In this talk, you’ll learn proven methods of maintaining team cohesion and conversation, building trust with colleagues in different time zones, and using the myriad tools available to improve long-distance collaboration, which has been a long interest of mine (I even wrote a thesis on it) […]

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Innovation Readings

Listen to Leigh Thompson’s “The Truth About Creative Teams” talk for Harvard Business Review

An interview with Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management and author of Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration: if you’ve been in the creative industry long enough (or if you’re coming from a Design Studio-structured educational background), you’re not going to hear anything new, but it’s refreshing to hear that Business people are finally embracing principles designers have long advocated […]

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Watch Avi Itzkovitch’s “Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

Watch Avi Itzkovitch to discover core concepts for utilizing smart device technologies and sensor data in order to understand context, and add “Adaptive Thinking” to the UX professional’s toolset when designing experiences. In his presentation, Avi demonstrates the importance of understanding context when designing adaptive experiences, gives ideas on how to design adaptive systems and most important, inspires designers to think how smart device technology and context aware applications can enhance the user experience with adaptivity […]

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Watch Brad Nunnally’s “Choice… Gateway To Engagement” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

Understanding the anatomy of a choice is crucial to surviving the new world of product design. If designers, developers and product owners can better understand how choices are made and, more importantly, why they get made, they will be better equipped to disrupt the market. This talk explores the complexity of making choices and how an environment built for choice leads to a better customer experience […]

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Watch Chris Clark’s “Everybody Knows When You’re Talking To Your Mother” talk on Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

A crash course in sociolinguistics, and a challenge to find the messages hidden in your own words […]