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Design Innovation Readings

What the creative collaboration on the music of Cowboy Bebop can teach us about Agile Practices

In this post I talk about what the collaboration between the producers of Cowboy Bebop and Japanese composer Yoko Kanno for creating the music of show can teach us about Agile Practices.

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Design Inspiration Readings

Remembering Bob Gill

One of the founders of the Designers and Art Directors Association (D&AD) and an avid author on design, Bob Gill strongly believed that designers are the original problem solvers.

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Design

Watch “The Five Dysfunctions of Democratising Research” with Leisa Reichelt

So, you want to scale research in your organisation? In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’20, Leisa discusses how the 5 dysfunctions of democratising research come into being, what risks they pose and what we can do to overcome them.

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Design

Watch “Architectures of Trust” with Adeola Enigbokan

Adeola Enigbokan discusses Architectures of Trust to helps us understand how trust can be established, and what happens when it cannot and trust breaks down

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Design

100 Years of Bauhaus: The Effect

100 Years of Bauhaus: the famous German school still exerts influence on art, design and architecture around the globe […]

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Design Readings

Watch Marc Rettig and Hannah DuPlessis “Design as Participation”

In their Talk “Design as Participation”, Marc and Hanna bring their point of view to the theme of “design in context,” expanding it to consider three contexts: the operational context (where we focus most of our attention), the “great context” of systemic and societal shifts, and the inner context on which the quality of our participation depends

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Watch Tomer Sharon’s “Perfectly Executing the Wrong Plan” Talk

In his talk at Google I/O 2014, Tomer Sharon inspires developers to implement valid and reliable ways to answer their most burning questions. It’ll help them validate or invalidate their assumptions on their own—cheaply, and quickly, by using simple user research techniques with a main goal in mind: developing apps people need, want, and enjoy […]

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Design Readings

The Sign Painter

A short film by Dresscode on Mike Langley, sign painter, for Vassilaros & Sons Coffee Co […]

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Inspiration

Remembering Massimo Vignelli

One of the world’s great designers, Massimo Vignelli, is very ill and will be spending his last days at home. His son Luca would like all those for whom Vignelli was either an influence or an inspiration to write him a letter […]

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Inspiration

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 […]