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Autodesk Gallery @ One Market, San Francisco

Last year I visited the Autodesk Headquarters in San Rafael, so I paid a visit our office in San Francisco at Market One with my colleague Jon Innes […]


Watch Philip Zimbardo prescribe a healthy take on time at TED

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives […]

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Watch Kevin McCullagh’s “The designer as synthesizer” talk at Victoria and Albert Museum’s The Future Designer Series

Kevin McCullagh argues that the future designer will have to take on the role of synthesizer […]

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Watch Jon Kolko’s “My Heart is in The Work” keynote at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

In 1900, Andrew Carnegie quietly declared that his “heart is in the work” – that he had found an endeavor worth pursuing, and that he would passionately follow-through on that endeavor until it was complete. This talk examines our ability to affect change at the intersection of experience, behavior, meaning, and culture, and will emphasize our responsibility to approach our work with philanthropic enthusiasm that would make Carnegie proud […]

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Watch William McDonough’s “Cradle to Cradle Design” talk at TED

Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account “all children, all species, for all time” […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: auto sales up 17% in first half of 2008

China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on recently that between January and June 2008, the country sold 3.61 million passenger motor vehicles, a growth of 17.07 percent over the same period a year previous. The growth rate, however, was 5.19 percentage points lower than the 22.26 percent level recorded in the same period last year […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Passenger-car Sales in the Rise

China’s passenger-car sales rose 20.41 percent for the first quarter from a year earlier, led by two ventures of Volkswagen AG, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said recently. Domestic car makers sold a combined 1.85 million passenger cars, including sedans, multi-purpose vehicles, sport utility vehicles and crossovers during January to March, compared with 1.53 million units for the same period of last year, the official auto association said…