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Design Innovation Inspiration

Watch David Kelley’s “How to build your creative confidence” talk at TED

Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create… […]

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Design

Must See: Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco

Located downtown in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena cultural district, the museum is home to over 6,000 pieces of original and cartoon and animation art, a comprehensive research library, and five galleries of exhibition space […]

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Design Innovation Software

Watch Aaron Koblin’s “Crowds and Clouds: Data, Sheep, and Collaboration” talk at MIT’s Office of the Arts

Where others see just data points and fodder for bar graphs, Aaron Koblin visualizes dynamic systems where information assumes forms both abstract and familiar. In this talk, Koblin shares recent projects that meld statistical science and art to convey a really big picture, while often inviting the viewer to partake in a more personal experience […]

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China Design Trend Watching

“Ancient Chinese Art” from The New York Times’ Video Library

Maxwell Hearn, the new head of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, demonstrates the ancient art of understanding and appreciating Chinese scroll paintings […]

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Design

Watch Natalie Jeremijenko’s “The art of the eco-mindshift” talk at TED

Natalie Jeremijenko’s unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting “fish,” planting fire-hydrant gardens and more […]

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Design Trend Watching

Watch Frank Gehry’s “young rebel” talk at TED

Before he was a legend, architect Frank Gehry takes a whistlestop tour of his early work, from his house in Venice Beach to the American Center in Paris, which was under construction (and much on his mind) when he gave this talk […]

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China Design Economics Trend Watching

Shanghai World Expo: BRAZIL PAVILION

The Brazil Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo shows off the cultural diversity and dynamism of Brazilian cities with the theme “Pulsing Cities: Feel the Life of Brazilian Cities” […]

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Design Innovation Trend Watching

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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Design Innovation Readings

Watch Daniel Charney’s “The designer as accelerator” talk at Victoria and Albert Museum’s The Future Designer Series

Daniel Charney argues that designers conceptualize, tap into client needs and desires by challenging paradigms and shifting typologies […]

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Design Innovation Readings

Watch Jeremy Myerson’s “The designer as collaborator” talk at Victoria and Albert Museum’s The Future Designer Series

Jeremy Myerson talks about the designer as collaborator in a co-design process […]