China

Has Chinese Design Arrived?

by: Design Translator

In my opinion, design in China has leapfrogged ahead faster than the West did. But have they arrived?

I recently stumbled over a interesting interview, “Taking the Pulse of Chinese Design” with Jia Wei the founder of LKK Design.

Here are some of the good bits.

Q: How do you view the current state of Chinese design?

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Is China, Korea or India Part Of Your Gobal Innovation Strategy? If Not, You Must Think Twice.

by: Idris Mootee

What a view of probably the most vibrant business place in the world. In Hong Kong seeing the hyper competitive markets and it is the gateway to the world biggest market of the future, funny enough that I wonder why the word 'innovation' is not commonly used or comes up in board room conversations here. But innovation is deeply embedded in every inch of this place and the people here. For them, it has always meant survival and opportunities.

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Why Does China Copy Designs?

by: Design Translator

This post started as an interesting discussion in another post, when a Design Sojourn reader wondered why China suffers from this syndrome of copying product designs from the West. I’m no expert on this but having work with Designers and Vendors from China, as well as frequent trips there, I like to give my take on this issue.

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Social Enterprises - May Be the Best Solutions to Many of Our Problems

by: Idris Mootee

I picked up an old copy of a Harvard Business School Reunion Magazine (1995) from my garage. Flipped through it and an article caught my attention. It was written by Gregory Dees and Kasturi Rangan (HBS professors) reporting about their research in Social Enterprise. The two of them started many years back the school’s initiate of Social Enterprise. They developed field studies and courses in Social Enterprise, which is a second year elective. 

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US Lags in Social Media Creation, per Survey

by: Scott Goodson

Brian Morrissey of Adweek quotes a new survey that says the US lags behind many other countires in Social Media.

Here is his article:

Consumers in the U.S. and Western Europe are more likely to be passive participants, while those in emerging markets often create content

April 18, 2008

-By Brian Morrissey

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Marc Laperrouza on Mobile Telephony in China (LIFT'08)

by: Alexander Osterwalder

This post might be a little outside of my usual scope. However, I think
the video shot at the LIFT conference with my friend Marc Laperrouza,
nicely puts the spotlight on Asia, the most important region of
tomorrow's world. Marc gives some particularly interesting insights
into Asia's telecom sector.

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China's Media Scene Blasts Off - Meet Get It Louder

by: Scott Goodson

Get it Louder is a project initiated by a group of young independent thinkers. Jiang Jian and Qian Qian came up with the idea of doing an exhibition to focus on the new generation of Chinese designers and artists.

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Yahoo, the 'Moral Pygmy' problem and reputation on the Internet

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China and Canada: Olympic Host Nations with Different Green National Brands

by: David Wigder

Like products, companies and celebrities, nations have brands, and these brands have attributes that describe them and value that is associated with them. Hosting the Olympic Games provides a unique opportunity for a country to both influence global perceptions about their national brand and enhance their nation's brand value by showcasing itself before the entire world.

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It is hard to think of anything more surreal than a chinese goldfarmer

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