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Design Readings

Watch Design Council’s “The Value of Design”

The Design Council’s research found that not only can design thinking increase the range of products a business develops, but it can also lead to more inspiring workplaces, happier staff, better service and, as a result, greater customer satisfaction […]

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Design Innovation Trend Watching

Watch Thom Mayne’s “Architecture as Connection” talk at TED

Architect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he’s created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form […]

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Design Information Technology Software

Autodesk Announces New Infrastructure Modeling Software for Utilities, Telecommunications and Governments

Autodesk announced new Infrastructure Modeling software products, which help users in utilities, telecommunications organizations and government agencies improve the design and management of their infrastructure. Autodesk’s portfolio of products — including AutoCAD Map 3D 2010, AutoCAD Raster Design 2010, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010, and Autodesk Topobase 2010 — provides users with an intelligent and comprehensive […]

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Design Information Technology Software

Autodesk helps government agencies better utilize Geospatial information

Autodesk leading technologists talk to Directions Magazine about how government agencies can better utilize geospatial information. Geoff Zeiss, director of technology, David Kingsbury, Sr. Industry Manager for State and Local Government, and Pete Southwood, Geospatial Technical Evangelist conduct a round table discussion of Autodesk’s Feature Data Object, or FDO, an open source solution that is embedded in many of the company’s industry solutions […]

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Consumer Behavior Design

“Help Me! A New Approach to Support Interactions”: Doug Bolin’s talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference

In his talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference, Doug Bolin briefly introduces a new conceptual framework for designing and delivering dynamic, personalized support interactions. Then a case study will concretely illustrate how the framework can be applied in an online setting […]

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China Economics Innovation

Intellectual Property: Introduction of China’s Intellectual Property Strategy

China has promulgated its own intellectual property strategy, which is aimed at promoting innovation and the use of new technologies by China’s industries. It’s hoped that via the implementation of the strategy, all innovations will be respected and more wealth will be created…